At the Orinda Juniors Women’s Club April meeting, members came together to help package 1,800  reusable cloth masks for students and staff of Oakland Unified School District. The masks were produced by Junior member, Kristiana Tom, owner of Mask the Bay, who received a donation of 15 bolts of fabric from Orimono Imports. The support of a retired Oakland elementary teacher, Mrs. Penny Wong and her neighbors also contributed to this amazing effort.


In early December we VIRTUALLY held our annual holiday meeting and mug exchange. While we only had a few of us there, we still enjoyed spending some time together, playing some trivia, and enjoying a bit of the holiday spirit.

The Orinda Juniors were the lucky recipients of a chocolate making class that was held by two wonderful ladies, Earlene and Erin. Earlene has been a chocolatier for 50 years! How lucky were we? So magical. We even got to take some home to hide from our families

Thank you to the Wilder crew for allowing our event to be held at the beautiful Quarry House. And thank you all for a great turnout!

Thanks to so many of who came to our meeting last night and helped to make our time with our guest speaker, Dr. Allyson Mayo, such a great conversation!  We had an amazing discussion and learned so much about the root causes of behaviors and what we can do to help address them in our families and lives.
Dr. Mayo plans to have a full schedule of events available no later than mid-February but encourages anyone interested in learning more to call/text right away with any questions or thoughts that were generated from our discussion. Please feel free to reach out via phone, text or email.
Allyson Mayo, DBH
‭+1 (925) 818-8062‬


Happy holidays from all of the Orinda Juniors! We hosted our annual holiday party tonight.

Thank you all so much for the gifts you donated to The Bay Area Crisis Nursery families. The Nursery depends on outside assistance and is mostly run by volunteers. Every gift is a blessing.

The Orinda Juniors had a great time gathering last night to make and assemble lovely jars of bath salts for our 2019 Holiday fundraiser!  As part of our service project in support of Warm Winter Nights, we also collected toiletries and other personal items for families in need.


One of our local philanthropies, Habitot, enlisted the Juniors to help make ‘sugar skulls’ for use at their annual Halloween party for underprivileged children. Members, both old and new, got busy and made a fun evening of it!

We had a great turn-out at our open house this fall and are pleased to welcome many new members to the Orinda Juniors.  Please welcome:

  • Charlene Stratton
  • Natalie Vansant
  • Susan Glynn
  • Roxanne Christophe
  • Kristiana Tom
  • Erin Mitchell
  • Camille Andrews
  • Preethy Kalra
  • Keri Nakamura Ouye
  • Ritu Goel
  • Kara Dille


Thank you to everyone who came out last night to meet us and learn more about the Orinda Juniors and what we do! We hope to see you at our next general meeting in October!