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Social Butterfly January 19, 2006

Evelyn Madison
The Social Butterfly



Violence and Sexual Assault Problem to be Addressed at Meeting

Violence and Sexual Assault Problem to be Addressed at Meeting


On Saturday, January 21, when the American Association of University Women meet, their speakers will address Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault problems.  Laurie Walsh of the Center for Community Solutions and Carmen Martinez of the San Marcos Sheriff's Department will offer suggestions of how community members can help conquer this problem. 


The meeting starts at 9:30am at the Rancho Escondido Clubhouse, 525 W. El Norte Parkway, Escondido.  Visitors are welcome.  Coffee will be served.  For more information, call Linda at 751-0236. 


International Institute of Martial Arts to Host Chamber Sundowner


Thursday, January 26, from 5:30-7:30pm, is the date and time for the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce's  first Sundowner of 2006 to be held at the International Institute of Martial Arts.  The location is 456 E. Mission Road, San Marcos.  There will be door prizes, drawings, and refreshments.  Cost is $5/members and $10/guests.  For additional information, call IIMA 591-0456 or email  


Escondido History Center is Celebrating 50th Anniversary in 2006


In honor of their 50th Anniversary, the Escondido History Center (formerly Escondido Historical Society) has planned 50 events and activities this year.  Many are free, including monthly lectures and walking tours.  Their mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit the history of Escondido.  With that in mind, they are requesting any photographs you might have of Escondido - People, Places & Events.  They will copy them and return originals to you or you can donate photos or negatives. 


The Escondido History Center is located in Grape Day Park, 321 No. Broadway, (mailing address: PO Box 263, Escondido 92033).    Phone 743-8207.  Office open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm; Museum tours Tues-Sat 1pm-4pm.  The next event coming up is a Walking Tour of Old Escondido East - Saturday, January 21, 11am; meet at corner Grand & Broadway.  And watch this column for future events.


Former Congressman Ron Packard to Speak at Republican Women's Meeting


The Escondido Republican Women Federated's first meeting of 2006 will feature former Congressman Ron Packard as the speaker and his son, Scott Packard, a candidate for the 74th Assembly District.  Ron is now a lobbyist with his own firm, Packard Government Affairs, and will share his take on what is happening in Washington and the importance of electing honorable Republican candidates to fill seats in our next election. 


The meeting is Tuesday, January 24, at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane, Escondido, starting at 11am with Social, 11:30am general meeting and lunch, with speaker at 12:30pm. 


RSVP to Mary Ann Fulton at 746-991 today, Thursday, January 19.  Cost is $15/person.  (Note:  A reservation made is a reservation paid) 


June Rady and Tom D'Agosta to Speak at Escondido Democratic Club Meeting 


Why are two Republicans speaking to the Escondido Democratic Club?  Former Escondido City Council members, June Rady and Tom D'Agosta, will discuss their visions for Escondido at the Escondido Democratic Club meeting on Saturday, January 28, from 10:30am-12:30pm.  The meeting is free, open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.  The meeting place is the Joslyn Senior Center, Room 1, at 210 Park Avenue at Broadway, Escondido.  For more information, contact Ginny Armbust at 737-5026.  


Self-Help Group Meets at Kaiser in San Marcos


Women for Sobriety, a self-help group for women alcoholics, meets Mondays, 6:00pm, at the Kaiser facility in San Marcos.  Women for Sobriety is not a 12-step program.  For information, call Ann at 724-4474. 


Consumer Real Estate Education Workshop to be Held


California real estate expert, published author and radio personality, George W. Mantor, will conduct a free consumer real estate education workshop, on Saturday, January 21, from 9-11am, at The Associates Financial Group, 6183 Paseo del Norte, Suite 110, Carlsbad.  Mr. Mantor, known as The Real estate Professor, is the host of "Keepin' It Real, real talk about the real thing . . . real estate" on AM1000 KCEO Radio and, airing Tuesdays at 7am.  He is also co-host of Real Estate Today on CASH 1700 AM,, airing Monday-Friday from 1-4pm. 


All participants will receive a workshop manual containing important information from the National Association of Realtors and federal agencies. Topics will include an overview of the local housing market, the conditions that affect pricing, and what homebuyers can expect for the year ahead.  This workshop is a free consumer information service provided by the local real estate industry. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Mary Giles at 760-804-3727.


Progressive Democrats of San Diego to Meet 


The Progressive Democrats of San Diego will hold their January meeting on Thursday, the 26th, from 6:45pm-8:45pm, at the Community Room of the San Marcos Joslyn Senior Center, 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos.  The meeting is open to the public, and free parking.  For more information on PDSD, call 414-9053, email, or check the website at   


Dr. Goscienski to Present Life-Saving Tips on How to Handle Emergencies


In "What to do in a Medical Emergency Without Knowing CPR" Philip J. Goscienski, M.D. will explain the warning signs of a stroke and heart attack, when to call 911, and what simple steps improve a victim's chance of recovery. He will describe what to do and what not to do for an adult or a child that is choking. The presentation includes a demonstration of the Automated External Defibrillator and how it has increased the survival rate of a heart attack by a factor of more than 15 in some communities. 


St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Oceanside invites you to hear this program on how to handle these emergency situations. Admission is free, and open to the public.  The date and time is Sunday, February 5, from 1pm-2:30pm, in the lower level of the Church at 1450 So. Melrose, Oceanside.  For more information, call Dr. Gosienski at 591-1529 or email


Women’s Club of Escondido present HOBY Awards



The Woman's Club of Escondido recently awarded scholarships to several young people from local high schools to attend the HOBY convention.  HOBY stands for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation, a non-profit, non-tax supported youth leadership development organization that is respected worldwide.  The recipients spoke briefly at a recent meeting of the Woman's Club.  Above, l-r, Shirley Schaper, Scholarship Chair of the Woman's Club; Scott Davidson, San Pasqual High School; Claire Brooks, Charter High School; Felix Vo, Escondido High School; and Rita Christie, Woman's Club President.


That’s it for this week!


We’ll see you again next week, same time, same place!





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