September 2015 News

Patricia Gill, President 2015, Toberman AuxiliaryHot Summer Greetings!

We had a very busy Summer with two successful FUNdraisers. Successful because we had lots of participation, we raised funds for Toberman, and all participants enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to next time. Add Joyce Prizler’s Kellog House Excursion to these events and we are having a very nice year.

Nancy Collinge’s Game Day was a wonderfully successful. Many, many thanks to Nancy for hosting another fun and productive Game Day. More info and photos from Game Day.

Patty Jo Ferrara organized the Fashion Show at Draper’s & Damon’s. Thank you Patty Jo for taking on and making the fashion show a success. Thanks to Joyce and Peggy for bringing in additional funds with the opportunity ticket sales, raised $809. Fashion Show photos.

Join me at Wings & Wheels on September 26th!

Patricia Gill
President | Toberman Auxiliary

vintage panes and carsSo now we go onward and upward to Wings & Wheels! This is our major FUNdraiser for 2015, and it will be a an entertaining and interesting afternoon at Zamperini Field, Torrance Airport. From 4-7 pm on Saturday, September 26th, we will have light appetizers, beverages, and music by guitarist Richard Leach. A delicious Mexican dinner will be served from 4 – 6:30 pm. The building has a round reception room with a view of the runways, the area has model airplanes suspended from the ceiling, items of historical interest including Zamperini memorabilia, as well as a direct view of runways and air traffic.

Silent Auction items will be on offer in the event room, and will include items of interest to aviators and would be aviators, as well as classic car enthusiasts. Check back here before the event for a list of silent auction items. New this year will be a “Buy it now” option on silent auction items. Bidders will be able to bypass the bidding and pay the stated price to take home the items they covet. Opportunity drawing tickets for cash and prizes will be sold at $5 each/10 for $45.

Guests will ride in van shuttles from the Administration Building to Craig and Hanne Ekberg’s double hangar to enjoy a portion of their collection of vintage airplanes and cars. Pilots and car afficionados will be on hand to welcome guests and provide information about their WWII airplanes, 1915 Stutz Bearcat, and other rare cars.

We have arranged with the Museum of Western Flight to allow our guests to visit the Museum before our event, from 3-4 pm (this is outside the normal opening hours), and there will be a docent available to lead and inform guests. Guests can check on the reservation form to indicate they will visit the Museum so they will be able to accommodate everyone. “The Air Museum offers an inside look at completed and in-progress aircraft restoration projects. The Western Museum of Flight’s collection includes numerous Warbirds, aircraft and target drones, piston and jet aircraft engines, aircraft components, aircraft ejection seats, World War II instruments, aircrew accessories, and an extensive model aircraft collection.”

This event provides needed support for community programs of Toberman Neighborhood Center, San Pedro.

Don’t miss out on this special event! Get Details, tickets & RSVP.

How can you help?

  • Donate items for silent auction! Please contact Evelyn Morgan or Patricia Gill to donate items, gift certificates for restaurants and services, etc. Evelyn requests items for silent auction gift baskets as soon as possible – no later than September 8th, please!
  • Sell Opportunity tickets at the Wings & Wheels event. Call Peggy Ekberg to volunteer.

Board and Ways & Means Meeting | Monday, September 14, 2015 10 am at TNC

On the Agenda:

  • Toberman Nancy’s Game Day 2015, and next year’s event
  • Fashion Show 2015
  • Wings & Wheels – upcoming FUNdraiser – final preparations

playing cardsToberman Party Bridge

We welcomed two new players: Joan Ericson and Virginia Whittier. They fit right in and are both most welcome to our group. Get the full scoop here.

calendar graphicMark your Calendar!

October 5 | 10 am | Board Meeting | Marie Callender’s Western Ave, RPV
FUNdraiser wrap up and discussion, and planning for Wine Tasting FUNdraiser . Please join us. All members are always welcome at Board Meetings.

October 24 | 4-9 pm | Toberman’s 1st Annual Reunion
Volunteers needed for guest check in. Contact Rosemary Zettler.
Do you want to attend the Casino Night and Dinner Buffet? Go to

December 6 | Wine Tasting | Wine Shoppe, 2733-D Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance
Invitations and information to come.

December | Installation of Officers and Holiday Luncheon
Date and details to follow.


You may wonder about the irregular publishing of the News, and the changing appearance. Time constraints make it difficult for me to publish a monthly newsletter. If you are interested in helping let me know. I am working on making it a more automated project using MailChimp to email the News using news posted to the website.
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