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The GFWC Woman's Club of Indio is delighted to welcome every new member.  We appreciate every member's desire to join a club, make friends and give back to the community. 

Check out our spectacular new members!




Allyson Jeffredo - Joined October, 2021

Allyson Jeffredo is a writer, educator, and community worker born and raised in the Coachella Valley.  Her passion is providing access to educational services and other resources.  Beyond this, she also loves animals and hiking. You are an exciting and welcome addition to our club!



 Carol Pawluk Joined October, 2021

Carol Pawluk has lived in La Quinta for 4 years, arriving here from Chesterfield, Virginia, where she grew up. She worked in the medical field for years and now assists her husband, Doug, with their income tax business. Carol enjoys swimming, singing, walking and playing with her German Shepherd, Jake. She looks forward to meeting you all and participating in the group activities.

Welcome Carol!


 Souad Elkhantouri - Joined October, 2021

Souad Elkhantouri has been a wife for 42 years, a mother and grandmother. She was a high school teacher in Morocco for 20 years (philosophy).

Fourteen years ago she came to the USA and acquired certifications in NLP, TLT, hypnosis and Kundalini yoga. She is a certified coach, helping people to master feeling peaceful and calm, no matter what challenges they face in life. As an American citizen, she loves to give back to the community and also loves to help couples and partners who are in committed relationships that lost their spark. Souad believes that a good society starts from loving and caring households.

She speaks English, Arabic and French!


Yesenia Olmeda-Fregoso - Joined October, 2021

Yesenia has 26 years of teaching experience.  She enjoys swimming and reading.  She has been blessed with two amazing sons and two wonderful daughters.  You are an exciting and welcome addition to our club!



 Lauren Yamaoka - Joined October, 2021

Lauren Yamaoka is a recent transplant to Rancho Mirage and originally hails from a small town in Michigan, but has also lived in Chicago, San Francisco, and Dallas. Professionally she works as Director of Development at The Fuller Foundation, where she works to help clients and donors achieve their philanthropic goals and support Fuller Theological Seminary and its community. She earned a BA in English from Hope College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Roosevelt University. She has worked in nonprofit fundraising for nearly a decade, holding positions with Northwestern University, Southern Methodist University, and the Children’s Medical Center Foundation. She has been active with a number of charitable organizations in recent years, including Dallas CASA and other child welfare organizations, and the Junior League of Dallas, where she held a variety of leadership roles in the areas of training and communications. In her spare time, she is a self proclaimed bookworm and always loves to swap favorite book titles with everyone in her network. Lauren and her husband Tom are so happy to be close to family here in the desert as they are welcoming their first child in February… a baby boy!


 Ana Hernandez - Joined September, 2021

I was born and raised in Mexico and I've called the Coachella Valley my home for the last 19 years. I worked for over 12 years in Retail Banking and Management, but left to continue my education and received my Bacheler's Degree in Workforce Development and a Masters Degree in Social Work. I am honored to be able to leverage both degrees and help students at the local community college in finding jobs, internships, and additional resources to help students enhance their career development.

My husband, Peter, and I have three children. One is a freshman at Chico State University and one is a sophomore in high school and the youngest is in 6th grade. I absolutely love being outdoors - love to hike and run! But most of my free time I dedicate it to my kids athletics and extracurricular activities and help my children's PTO or Booster Club. I strongly value the impact sports and extracurriculars can make in the life of our youth. I am also passionate about advocacy for our youth and spanish-speaking parents to have a voice because that's something my parents did not have when my siblings and I were growing up.

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