"If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve the man, but deteriorate the cat"
Mark Twain

About The Cat Club

Current Officers

President Beverly Elwell
Vice President Nancy Dykema
Treasurer Sharon Updike
Secretary Suzanne Stowe
Membership Officer Bonnie Colling

Officer's Responsibility

Election of officers shall be completed at the November meeting each year. Officers shall be elected for a term of one year starting January 1 through December 31.

The officers shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership Officer.

The President shall preside at all meetings and shall have the general powers and duties that are usually vested in this office.

The Vice President shall take the place of the President and perform her / his duties whenever the President shall be absent or unable to act. The Vice President shall plan and coordinate the meetings of the Club with the advice and suggestions of the President and Executive Board.

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings, handle correspondence, and perform all duties incidental to the office of Secretary.

The Treasurer shall keep accurate and full account of all receipts and disbursements and shall deposit all monies into the bank to the credit of the Village Cat Club.

The Membership Officer edits and publishes the current directory and keeps membership updated.


  1. To promote the welfare of all cats, and those in Laguna Wood Village in particular.
  2. To provide sociabilty among owners and cat lovers of Laguna Woods Village.
  3. To assist fellow members with problems incidental to the care and ownership of Laguna Woods Village cats.


Any Laguna Woods Village resident interested in cats is eligible for membership.


Dues are $15.00 per year for individuals / $25.00 for houselhold.


The Village Cat Club will meet monthly. Meetings will not take place during the summer months or during the Christmas - New Year holiday period. Programs for meetings will appear in the Laguna Woods Globe.

Cat Care in Laguna Woods

There is no leash law pertaining to cats. Security handles nuisance situations, complaints and emergencies. Call the Laguna Beach Police at (949) 497-0701 and ask for the Animal Control Officer for dead animals. Contact the Cat Club here for lost cats, found cats, or in instances when a cat owner cannot care for their cat due to illness or death.

Cats must be kept indoors only. Coyotes and other wildlife are a real threat both day and night. Owners should place ID tags on cats providing names and telephone number, and / or microchip their cats.

Club Founder

Jacqueline C. Loome - (Deceased 1997)