Special to the Express
The Fortnightly Club has served the Winters community for 100 years.
There will be a public reception the community is invited to on May 10 from 4–6 p.m. at Highway 128 Hall and Kitchen.
On April 12, the club started to celebrate its anniversary with a high tea at the Grand Prince Odeum.
The private function was hosted by building owner, Rhonda Pope Flores and her friend Rose Rodriguez. The tea was well-received by former and present members. Attending were Peggy Kelly (the recipient of the Winters Chamber of Commerce award at the Toast of Winters and chair of Fortnightly), Willa Mae Heintz, Joan Stevenson, Carol Silva, Joyce Neely, Gloria Warren, Nelda Biasi, Carolyn Souza, Connie House, Joan Gates, Patty Henry, Barbara Thomas, Marianne Boyer, Shirley and Tammy Jordan, Sharon Pearce and Valerie Whitworth.
Cucumber, chicken salad, egg salad, and ham and cheese sandwiches as well as meringues, chocolate truffle cake and caramel la leche cake were served. Various teas, herbal and black were offered. The Prince Odium dining room glowed with crimson-colored table clothes and beautiful crystal plates.
A short meeting was held and then the party began and extended well beyond the expected time. The atmosphere was so accommodating that people lingered to reminisce and get reacquainted. As a special treat, members were invited to tour the building and see the latest updates.