Kinsman Joins Club’s Impressive Roster

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Kinsman Joins Club’s Impressive Roster

An elegant, yet understated luncheon reflecting the personality of Cheryl Kinsman, the 2014 Woman of the Year, will be held Friday, Sept. 19 at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach.

Cheryl Kinsmen
Cheryl Kinsmen

The event, honoring the long-time Laguna Beach resident and community champion, is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per person, $30 for Woman’s Club members and tables are available for $240. RSVP by Sept. 12 to The event will be catered by Sapphire restaurant, beginning with appetizers on the patio at 11:30 followed by a lunch of salmon at noon.

Describing herself as a “fiscal conservative,” Kinsman served on the City Council for eight years, including one year as mayor and four years as mayor pro tem. Along with councilwoman Jan Egly, Kinsman was largely responsible for keeping what is now Mission Hospital, the former South Coast Medical Center, in Laguna Beach, which she regards as her most important civic accomplishment.

Kinsman, who holds a master’s in business administration and is a licensed CPA, has also served as an appointee to the city’s Planning Commission and Parking, Traffic and Circulation committee. She also served as president and board member of the North Laguna Community Association. She was a member of the El Toro Reuse Planning Commission and treasurer of the Laguna Beach Neighborhood Watch committee. She was also a volunteer auditor for the Laguna Beach High School PTA and served as vice president of the Woman’s Club.

Married with two sons, Kinsman currently serves as a commissioner for the Laguna Beach County Water District, treasurer of the Woman’s Club and the Laguna Plein Air Painters and is on the Mission Hospital Laguna Beach advisory committee.

Since 1995, the Woman’s Club has annually honored a local woman for her consistent, community volunteer service.  Members of the Woman’s Club nominate candidates and a final selection is made by the members’ secret ballot.  Kinsman now joins an impressive roster of amazing woman: Sande St. John, Sandy Thornton, Kathleen Blackburn, Cheryl Post, Lois Solomon, Anne Campbell, Doris Shields, Violett Lansdell, Pauline Walpin, Carolyn Wood, Marsha Bode, Ann Christoph, Elizabeth Pearson, Jean Raun, Bree Burgess Rosen, Cindy Prewitt, Carol Reynolds, Ann Quilter, Anne Wood and Peggie Thomas.

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