The year 2011 marks the 30th anniversary of a group of moms known as the Out to Lunch Bunch. The common denominator is that each member had a child in kindergarten at Woodland Elementary School, which became a K-2 school when nearby Kaiser Elementary School became a grades 3 through 6 school.
Initially it was three or four Woodland moms who would go out for lunch after a Parent Faculty Organization meeting. The group expanded to a dozen moms after the first Jog-a-thon at Kaiser Elementary School a year or two later that was chaired by Ann Alford and Margo Cleary. The dozen moms, who were counting the proceeds collected from the Kaiser School jog-a-thon, liked the time they shared together, and the Out to Lunch Bunch was formed. They went out for lunch once every month.
As some of the moms had to work during the day, they would go out for dinner so that all could be included. The group continues today, having a Christmas Gift exchange just before Christmas. Every year for 30 years they have shared together weddings of their children, funerals of their parents, and baby showers for their grandchildren.