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Pacific Beach Woman’s Club: Over a century of camaraderie and charity

Pacific Beach Woman’s Club: Over a century of camaraderie and charity

The development of Pacific Beach — from sand dunes, marshy bays, strawberry fields and lemon groves to today’s vibrant “PB” — cannot be separated from one of its oldest organizations, the Pacific Beach Woman’s Club. For more than a century, the club has been an integral and dynamic part of the community.

“I joined to become involved with the community and this is a great arena for doing it,” explained Pam Egan, current club president. Egan grew up in Pacific Beach and currently works for Coldwell Banker on Mission Boulevard.

First vice-president Mary Lou Benzel agrees. She and her husband moved here from Seattle in 1998 and ran a printing business in Kearny Mesa. Working 24/7,...

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