By Mary Ann Comes

Our summer Quarterly Meeting is June 7, 6PM at the Ole Hanson room of the Community Center. The program will feature the Luna family. They were perhaps the earliest Latino family to purchase a house in San Clemente. The Luna family broke the racial barriers of the times to do so. It is but one of the historic and fascinating stories the Lunas will share with us. As usual the program is free to everyone, so invite your friends and family to attend. We hope to see you there!

We continue to have our booth on Del Mar at the Village Art Faire. It’s held the first Sunday of the month. We are always looking for volunteers to staff the booth. If you would like to give it a try, please call us at 4929684. Larry is our main person for the booth so ask for Larry. It’s a lot of fun, You may like it.

Our new shipment of the revised maps called “Walking and Driving Tour of San Clemente” is available at our Community Booth. The cost is $5. The map shows all of the historic homes in San Clemente.

We were contacted by the great niece of Emma & Bertha Wierk the original owners of 402 Pasadena Court also known as the Robinson House/Sea Cliff Villas. She had some interesting tidbits for us and is looking for more information on her great aunts. We will definitely try to accommodate her with what we have. That’s one of the things the Historical Society does. If any of you knew the Wierk sisters, please contact us.

This is the first year that the Historical Society will join the “shopping extravaganza” at the Outlets on October 7. We hope that this year you will purchase your tickets from us instead of other non profits that you bought from in the past. It is a fundraiser for us. The tickets cost $35 per person, $25 of that goes to the Historical Society. You don’t have to do anything but put our name down. We really appreciate your helping us out. It should be a fun day for all. Tickets also include a box lunch and two free raffle tickets. More to come later.

The Ole Hanson Beach Club Weathervane is still going through the process. Remember Rome was not built in a day. The San Clemente Women’s Club is waiting to donate their money towards the weathervane. We can’t wait until it can be installed in all its glory. We will keep you abreast of the project.

Our new website is coming along very well. It is up and running. We still have a lot of kinks to work out. Many of you know that for several years we battled our website. We couldn’t figure out what was going wrong. We now feel very confident that we are on the right track.

We hope you enjoy our little newsletter on “What’s Happening” in San Clemente.