About Crescent Bay Doll Fanciers
Crescent Bay Doll Fanciers is a southern California Doll club dedicated to Creating, Collecting, and Sharing their passion for all things dolls.
Crescent Bay is a proud club who celebrated its 35th year in 2020! Founded in 1985, and named after Santa Monica's famous "Crescent Bay", the club has grown to include members from all over Southern California. Crescent Bay is part of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc., an International non-profit organization of doll collectors and a member of the Tri County Council of Dolls, a group of clubs who meet to plan and participate in educational, charitable, and social doll themed activities within the Southern California Doll Community.
Crescent Bay has a multicultural membership made up of doll artists and enthusiastic collectors. Their interests in dolls is eclectic and includes interest in antique and modern/contemporary dolls in all mediums including porcelain, wood, composition, soft sculpture and paper.
Crescent Bay will begin an exciting new doll year this September 2021 with a happy forward moving club! Check back later this summer to meet and hear from our in coming slate of officers.
We're Still Here & We're Celebrating!
With all that has gone on in the world these last two years, and with all that is still going on, sometimes it's difficult to see in the moment, "We Have Something To Celebrate"! Crescent Bay can honestly say, "We Have Something To Celebrate!" We are so incredibly thankful to have each other and to have made it through the hard part of quarantine still able to Doll Together.
Crescent Bay rose to the challenges of Zoom and held its regular meetings, delighting in connecting with each other and learning and growing in our knowledge of dolls. Crescent Bay Doll Fanciers continues to be
ACTIVE with all capital letters. It continues to be said of us that we are small but mighty and that really covers us to a tee.
During COVID we were please to once again grow our Jr. Collector program by providing a small POD of girls doll club once a week. This is the first time in many years that we have opened our Junior program to the littlest Juniors (5 - 6 year olds) and we look forward to seeing them grow into older collectors who will one day join us as adults.
We can also celebrate and are also thankful for our older Juniors who are heading towards their senior 12th Grade year in the fall of 2021. It has been a joy to have worked with them since they were in 4th Grade and to provide them with the foundation to one day return to us as adult club members. They are actually our second group of Juniors. Our first group whom we started with about 12 years ago are now adults, college graduates, wives and in some cases mothers of children of their own!
As we reflect on and end our 2020/2021 doll season, we can hold our heads up high and be proud of what we have accomplished this year. It was no easy feat to get club members excited to breach the world of the great "Unknown" and jump into the world Zoom with both feet. We shared each others frustrations, laughter and tears. We were in uncharted territory that had to be brave in so many ways. Together along with all of you, we survived, helped each other through it and we can honestly say that "We Have Something To Celebrate"
Last month's meeting brought a return to in person meetings for the majority of our members. We observed our distancing requirements, wore our masks, used copious amounts of hand sanitizer and good old soap and water. We were so glad to see each other in person for the first time as a club in over a year.
We'll celebrate our last meeting before our summer hiatus in person again and if need be as a hybrid meeting where we will be both in person and Zoom for our members still not quite ready for in person. We're transitioning... Next year we hope to officially say good bye to Zoom meetings and return to our normal, but we are grateful that we had this medium to help keep us connected through these times.
Please check back with us and share our doll journeys with us. Over the next few months we will be updating our website and sharing new information with you.
We have many plans to celebrate our love of dolls with you and some pretty exciting events to share with you as well.