Compass Featured Member
Sandy was born and raised in Minneapolis. She grew up in south Minneapolis until 4th grade, when her family moved to St. Louis Park. She graduated from St. Louis Park High, and attended the University of Minnesota.
Sandy had a women’s accessory store in Edina called “Finishes” until she retired. She has a love of traveling, has been to Israel several times, along with trips to Greece, Europe, and China. China was particularly interesting and eye opening. One of her most exciting trips was to Siberia and Mongolia. She also enjoys cruising, including the Norwegian fiords and Iceland.
Sandy loves to read—in particular historical fiction, memoirs, and women’s stories where women overcome challenges. She plays canasta and enjoys a good challenge, including in the kitchen trying different recipes and creating interesting meals. Her biggest challenge was when she was run over by a taxi at age 46. She had to re-learn how to walk, with her goal being her son’s upcoming wedding.
Besides BOND, Sandy’s other volunteer work includes Federation, B’nai Emet Women’s League, Food Shelf, and President of the Southwest Lion’s Club. She lives in Plymouth with her husband Louie. Sandy has four children and five grandchildren. This year Sandy is co-chair with her dear friend Nettie, for the 2021 Book Author fundraiser event. Sandy describes herself as an ultimate optimist.
Nettie was born and raised in North Minneapolis. She graduated from North High, and went on to the University of Minnesota, where she graduated with a degree in Education and Special Education. Nettie taught fifth grade and special education in the Fridley school system for 35 years. She also was a special education monitor for the state of Minnesota, visiting school districts making sure they were in line with state testing requirements. In addition, Nettie worked for Weight Watchers and was a personal trainer for what was then Northwest.
After retiring, Nettie and her husband, Jack started spending their winters in Scottsdale. Prior to that, they did some traveling in Europe and Mexico. Nettie indicated going to the French Open was a big highlight of their travels.
Nettie’s interests include helping others. She was president of Weizman Hadassah, and presently is membership co-chair of BOND, along with being co-chair of the 2021 Book Author event with Sandy Scherling. She loves raising funds for the community, and also loves getting together with friends for lunch, lectures, cards, and tennis.
A number of Nettie’s BOND friends have been together since High School, including Sandy. And Nettie and Sandy’s mothers go back to 1958. Nettie and Jack have two sons and six grandchildren.