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.
Founded in 1985 in the city of Santa Monica California, Crescent Bay is proud to spend this year celebrating its silver anniversary! Named after Santa Monica's "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 San Gabriel Valley Council of Dolls a group of clubs who meet to plan and participate in educational and charitable 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 begins another doll year this September 2017 with increased membership and a new slate of officers. Lolly Walker takes on the helm as President, with Alonia Alexander joining her as Vice President. Catherine Cornelius joins the team as our new Secretary with JoAnn Collins becoming Treasurer.
We're Heading Towards Our 35th Year!
,This September will begin a very special doll year for Crescent Bay Doll Fanciers. As we inch closer to 2020, and celebrate monumental events such as the first lunar landing, and 100 year anniversary of women's right to vote, Crescent Bay also inches closer to its own monumental event, Its 35th Anniversary!
Often times we get emails asking us if we are still an active club and it makes me smile. I smile because not only are we active, but we are ACTIVE with all capital letters. It Is often said of us that we are small but mighty and that really covers us to a tee.
There is not a member in the club that is not active in at least 2 other organizations. Some of us even belong to as many as 4 other clubs. With all we do in our personal, business and social lives, we still find the time to attend monthly meetings, plan dolly excursions, provide displays for community libraries, work with beginning and junior collectors, attend and plan luncheons and workshops and study on our own about the dolls we collect. Our members are collectors, doll makers, vendors, educators, convention goers, seniors, juniors, doll supporters and doll lovers.
Active does not really describe who we are and as we push towards our 35th birthday we can happily say that we are still a working club, we are vibrant, we are still growing and learning and we are ready to face our 35th year, and the 35 years after with as much vim and vigor as the original ladies and gentleman who founded our club 35 years ago.
We have many plans to celebrate our birthday and we hope that you will join us for some of them. From a Tea focusing on the First Ladies and a wonderful collection of dolls we were gifted, to a Happy Birthday Dolly Cruise, this doll year will be a special celebration of who we are, who we have been and who we plan to be.
Yes we are active!