Newcomers Club ends its year looking to the next

The La Jolla Newcomers Club gathered for an extended happy hour at Vigilucci’s on Prospect Street recently to renew memberships and to install officers for the coming year.

Beth Saks worked with Vigilucci’s to plan the event. One hundred club members sipped cocktails and enjoyed a buffet of pizzas and penne with shrimp in vodka sauce. Mary Bradbury, Nancy Thompson, Linda Levine and Ina Thompson welcomed attendees while Cindy Fedders and Julie Smith accepted membership renewals.

President Beth Saks handed the gavel to president-elect Melinda Underkofler who welcomed her new board. Interest Group chair Anne Caprioglio recognized several individuals for their participation. Among those honored were Paula Papas, chair of Critic’s Choice; and John Pollock, chair of Wine Tasting — both retired after eight years of planning club events.

For information on the La Jolla Newcomers Club, call (858) 496-8655.

— Julie Smith