Thursday, January 10, 2013

Remembering Jan Potter....

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that the Women's
Community Center of  San Luis Obispo County announces the 
passing of one of our very long term board  members and dear friend,  Jan Potter.
There are not many people in our county that do not know Jan, 
as her service to our community was deep and extensive.
She was a docent at the Mission, a volunteer at the elementary 
schools, (dressed as an 1800’s schoolmarm).
Jan was a valuable member of the board of directors of the 
Women’s Community Center for many, many years.
She also served on the board of the Commission on the Status of
Women where her contributions were also invaluable and will 
be sorely missed.

The family of Jan Potter has planned a service this 
Saturday, January 12th at 2pm at 
St. Barnabas Church in Arroyo Grande.
The address is: 301 Trinity Road, Arroyo Grande. 
Reception to follow.  

Women's Community Center of San Luis Obispo County and
Women's Press


Joshua Lynch and his grandpa Rodrigo Silva enjoying the balloons

                                     SLO NOW Chapter President Angie King,
             Women's Press Editor Sonia Paz Baronvine-Silva and her grandson  Joshua Lynch

                                     Sonia Paz Baronvine-Silva and Joshua Lynch by the bear fountain at
                                               Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo California

Women's Press Editor Sonia Paz Baronvine-Silva with the NOW logo

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


10 OCTOBER 2011
The Women’s Community Center is making a change to the Pro Per Clinic effective immediately. The clinic will open at 5 pm until 8 pm
The $40 donation will now be a $40 fee.
If someone is financially “strapped” and unable to pay this amount, the WCC will allow them to come to the WCC office prior to the date of the Pro Per Clinic to bring proof of income and fill out a form to allow us to consider a
sliding scale fee. This fee can be anywhere from $39 down to $20.

This new policy was a board decision based on the last Pro Per where very few of the 17 participants paid any money at all, and one person, claiming not to have any money at all, later bought a book we had for sale. The purpose of the Pro Per Clinic has always been two-fold. One, and most importantly, is to provide assistance to women and their families when they were in need of family law advice or information. The second purpose, was to help the Women’s Community Center generate income. We needed to address this second issue, and this was the solution that the board came up with.

If you have any questions or concerns about this, please email

or call us at: 544-9313.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Our September-October 2011 Women's Press Cover Art
"Old copper pot with pumpkins" has the colors of fall, and the mellowness of a quiet afternoon by the fireplace...
The artist is Barbara Bailey