Architecturally interested, I had always been fascinated by this beautiful building on Grand Avenue. At a Pasadena Museum of History event I saw a table that said “Shakespeare Club” and introduced myself. I was asked, “Would you like to come see the Villa?” You could not have said more magical words to me! From the moment I walked through those beautiful front doors, my life has been transformed. I work in a professional environment where they do everything they can to squelch my personality (ha). But HERE, they saw something in me that I didn’t even see in myself. HERE my creativity was admired and encouraged. HERE I saw long time, close friends who supported each other thru lifetimes as they also supported their community. HERE I have even been on stage and learned choreography. HERE there is always something happening. HERE there is comradery, fascinating people . . . and wine.
Janet Beggs, President