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Social Butterfly November 18, 2004

Evelyn Madison
The Social Butterfly


American Business Women Celebrate the Holidays

American Business Women Celebrate the Holidays 


December's meeting of the Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will be the Holiday Party which includes dinner, a gift exchange, and visiting with women from "Mary's House," the charity that ABWA sponsored this year. 


The date is Thursday, December 2, at The Old California Mining Company, 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd., (in Restaurant Row), San Marcos.  Socializing starts at 5:45pm.  The meeting will be from 6pm-9pm; cost is $25/person, includes drink, tax & tip.  RSVP's and payment must be received by Sunday, November 21, to Roxann at 760/598-3618, or email Gifts for the gift exchange should be valued between $15-$20.  For additional info, call 761-4900.         


"Patriotic Hat Contest" to Highlight ERWF Meeting


When the Escondido Republican Women, Federated, meet for lunch on November 23, a "Patriotic Hat Contest and bake sale will be the highlight of the meeting.  And a special "legislator" guest will install the 2005 Executive Board.  A special prize will be awarded to the Best Decorated Patriotic Hat.  In addition, each member is asked to bring a home baked dessert for the Thanksgiving Holiday Sale. 


The buffet luncheon/meeting will be held at the Escondido Country Club starting at 11:30am.  Cost is $13.50/person.  Seating is limited, so reservations are required by calling Mary Ann Fulton at 746-9917. 


Carol LeBeau to Speak at Women's Fellowship


The Women's Fellowship of Meadowlark Community Church will meet on Friday, November 19, at 10:30am in the church building at 1918 Redwing St., San Marcos.  Carol LeBeau, longtime anchor for Channel 10 News, will be the speaker.  She is a highly motivational and exciting speaker who speaks throughout the county.  She will give her own religious testimony. 


Everyone is invited to share this time of fellowship.  Bring a sack lunch; dessert and coffee will be served.  For more information, call Jeannie at 597-0035.


LSM Women's Fellowship to Hold Jewelry Sale


The Women's Fellowship of the United Church of Lake San Marcos will hold a Jewelry Sale on Saturday, November 20.  Doors open at 10:00am and the sale will last until 2pm.  It will be held at the Recreation Center of LSM, 1105 La Bonita Drive. 


There will also be a silent auction of some different items.  The silent auction will close at 1:30pm.  All proceeds of this sale go to area charities.  For more information, please call Donna Robeets @ 760 510-8218 or Betty Sheehan @ 760 744-9009.


New Club President Emphasizes Service to Community


The major focus of Betty Parker, the newly installed President of the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos, is to increase service to the community through working hard, while also having fun.  Betty is the Principal of The Country School, a project of T.E.R.I., a non-profit, non-public school in San Marcos for children with special learning needs.  Betty’s students are also enthusiastic about  helping with community service projects through  “Kiwanis Country Kids,” a program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos.


Betty Parker, President of Kiwanis of San Marcos with new members Lee Christensen, (Left) Head of Sales at Beaudry RV in San Marcos and Peter Ries, (Right) webmaster of


“We work together to achieve what one of us cannot accomplish alone.  We help make San Marcos an even better place to live and have a good time along the way,” said Betty.  Among the Club’s major activities are an annual 4th of July Blood Drive, Holiday Parade & toy collection, The San Marcos KenDucky Derby and sponsoring children’s scouting, sports, literacy, and after-school teen program.


The Kiwanis Club of San Marcos meets every Friday at 7:15 a.m. at Home Town Buffet. For more information, visit the club's website at


Chamber Music Concert This Sunday   


On Sunday, November 21, at 2:30pm, the Lake San Marcos Chamber Music Society (LSMCMS) will sponsor a concert at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas (one block east of I-5, off Encinitas Blvd.). 


The Pacific Trio, consisting of Edith Orloff, Piano; Roger Wilkei, Violin; and John Walz, Cello, will give the program and will feature selections from Haydn, Turina & Brahms.


 Tickets are $22/general admission; $11/students with I.D.  Tickets are available for purchase at the door.  For more information about this event, season tickets or the Music Society, call 760/630-4360.


Conversations Before the End of Life Crisis


The Elizabeth Hospice presented William H. Colby, Attorney and best selling author of Long Goodbye; The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan, in a well attended lecture this past Monday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.


Mr. Colby represented the Cruzan family during their daughter’s end-of-life crisis and has spoken extensively across the country to large audiences on the ethical and legal issues relating to death and dying.


He outlined the physical, emotional and legal trauma the Cruzan family endured in seeking to allow her brain-dead daughter, Nancy, to die.  To avoid going through the same ordeal the Cruzan family went through, Colby urges people to let their end-of-life wishes be known to family and friends by use of an Advanced Directive or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.   Even if you already have made these arrangements, he said, it would be wise to have your legal counsel review them to make certain they are current and comply with recent changes in the law.


This was one in a series of educational events presented by the Elizabeth Hospice, widely recognized as a leader in community education on end-of-life issues.

Attorney and author, William Colby addresses the audience at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.