Emma Dillon—La Salle HS / Texas Christian University

Nataleé Guerra—Alverno Heights Academy / UC Berkeley

Connor Hopkins—Pasadena HS / UCLA

Colin Juett—Pasadena HS / UCLA

Cassandra Lianto—Alverno Heights Academy / UC Santa Cruz

Madison Ramirez—Alverno Heights Academy / Loyola Marymount

Colby Stenzel—La Salle HS / Westmont College

Ava Walters—Pasadena HS / San Diego State University


The 2020 SMWC Scholarship Award Recipients

​​SMWC members keep the place humming with a variety of activities throughout the Club’s regular season.  In addition to renting Essick House for weddings, receptions, business meetings and other special occasions throughout the year, the Club’s calendar is filled with a potpourri of Annual Community Events and Club Fundraising Activities.


Prayer Breakfast
November 20, 2019

Reservations are a must for this annual community gathering of individuals from all walks of life.  Leaders representing a range of faiths convene to pray and mingle with community leaders and residents, filling the Essick House to maximum capacity. 

Games Tea Social
February 29, 2020
Elma Flores and Connie Alexander, Contact Persons

Wistaria Festival
March 15, 2020
SMWC members staff a booth to conduct outreach during this one-of-a-kind festival that attracts thousands of visitors to see the world’s largest blossoming plant, a Wistaria.  Now more than 100 years old, the Wistaria is called “One of the Seven Horticultural Wonders of the World.”  Located in the backyard of a private residence that is accessible to the public during the festival, this sprawling plant displays shades of purple and lavender blossoms that emit a pleasant fragrance.  The Wistaria Festival is usually held during the second weekend

in March.

Mount Wilson Trail Race
May 23, 2020

Volunteers convene 7:30am at Kersting Court

(51 N. Baldwin Avenue & Sierra Madre Blvd)
Eva Poet, Chairwoman
SMWC members are busy slicing oranges the day before this annual race, ensuring that the 300+ runners each year are well-nourished and hydrated.  Providing all of the oranges has been an annual tradition as the Club’s way to participate in the second oldest trail race in the Golden State. 

The Mount Wilson Trail Race is held on the Saturday during Memorial Day Weekend.

July 4th Pre-Parade Open House
Friday, July 4, 2020  

8:00am – 10:00am
Located on Sierra Madre Boulevard to welcome everyone entering from the west edge of town, Essick House is transformed into a hospitality station for Sierra Madre’s Annual celebration of America’s independence.


Lattes & Literature”
Wednesday, October 9, 2019    

11:00am – 2:30pm

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
December 5, 6 & 7, 2019 

Essick House and Wistaria Shop

Spring Fling Shopping Extravaganza
March 19, 20 & 21, 2020
Essick House and Wistaria Shop

Spring Fashion Show
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Santa Anita Golf Course Banquet Room

Jazz in the Garden

June 20, 2020

Wisteria Thrift Shop's “Brown Bag Sale”

June 6, 2020
This annual sale is known by thrifters and bargain hunters

as the place to be.  This event is truly a win-win, as Wisteria liquidates inventory to raise funds

for scholarships and local charities; shoppers get great deals as they walk away with

as much as they can fit into a large brown grocery bag for a flat price.

Note:  All events are held at Essick House unless otherwise noted.

 Click here for more information on the Wistaria Thrift Shop “WISTARIA” PAGE