||June 14th, 2007|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
SCORE is Looking for Volunteers
SCORE, (Senior Core of Retired Executives), counselor to America's small businesses, is looking for volunteers who are willing to keep alive their valuable business skills and experience. Volunteers are men and women, either retired or currently in business, who provide free, one-on-one counseling with new entrepreneurs and existing small business owners to help them succeed and prosper. Rewards include contributing to the success of businesses, recognition and respect in the community, and working with fine business men and women.
People interested in finding a community service project that helps others are invited to attend an Information session on Friday, June 22, at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, 5934 Priestly Drive, Carlsbad. Call SCORE for reservations at 619.557.7272, and check the website for more information at www.score-sandiego.org.
Chickasaw Native American Indian Was Speaker at DAR
Gerald Young, a Chickasaw Native American and an authority on Native American genealogy, was a recent speaker at the Rincon Del Diablo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. He wore a brightly colored Indian "Ribbon Shirt" made for him by a Chickasaw woman. He told how records were kept in order to trace Native Americans and their families as they were moved from their land to reservations.
Women interested in joining DAR can get help from the chapter in researching their lineage. For information about DAR and their meetings, call 760.744.7530.
9th Annual Pace Setter Gala Most
Successful to Date
Amid the vineyards and with a view of the golf course, 240 supporters of the Neighborhood Healthcare's (NH) annual Pace Setter Award and Auction Gala were wined and dined in the lovely setting at Orfila Winery recently with Estha Trouw of Fox 6 News as Mistress of Ceremonies. The highlight of the event each year is to honor an individual or family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support and volunteer time, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility not only to NH but to the community at large.
Such was the case this year -- the Nooe family, consisting of Dan, Sandra, and their children, Josh, Elizabeth and Jennifer, were recognized for their dedication and selfless efforts to give back to those most in need. "Each member of the Nooe family goes beyond expectations when they take on a project to benefit the community. We could not have selected a more appropriate team of people to be recognized," said Tracy Ream, CEO of Neighborhood Healthcare. Their award was presented to them by Mayor Lori Holt Pfeiler.
The event surpassed their attendance record and their financial goal with a record-breaking $126,000 for their Endowment Fund. The event included silent and live auctions with many fine items from which to choose.
Founded in 1969, Neighborhood Healthcare is an award-winning organization that is known for excelling at its mission. A private, non-profit community health organization, (many years ago known as the Escondido Community Clinic), it employs 325 people and provides medical, dental, and wellness promotion to 65,000 people a year, including 19,000 children who might otherwise go without care. You can learn more about this organization through their website at www.nhcare.org.
Left: Mary-Anne McCullough, Registrar of Rincondel Diablo Chapter of DAR and Gerald Young of Lake San Marcos.
Below, Patrons surround one of several silent auction tables at the recent Gala for the Neighborhood Healthcare fundraiser.
Mayor Lori Holt-Pfeiler, left, presents award to Sandra Nooe, daughter, Jennifer, husband, Dan and Josh. Not pictured is daughter, Elizabeth.
Author Chalmers Johnson to Speak at Democratic Meeting
Noted author Chalmers Johnson will be the speaker at the Saturday, June 23, meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club. Johnson is the author of Nemisis: The Last Days of the American Republic, which was published earlier this year. He taught at the San Diego and Berkeley campuses of the University of California and is an internationally known expert on Asia. He has written 17 books and has been involved in two Emmy-winning productions for PBS.
The meeting will start at 10:30am at the Joslyn Senior Center, 210 E. Park Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. For additional information on the meeting or the Club, visit the website at www.escondidodems.com or call Rick Moore at 760.740.8595.
Buena Vista Audubon Center is Looking for Volunteers
Have some fun! Be a host at the Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center or participate in education programs for kids, native plant propagation, bird watcing events and field trips. Hands-on training and mentoring is provided. The Center is located at 2202 So. Coast Highway, Oceanside (next to Buena Vista Lagoon). For information, call Mary Ellen Marquand at 760.918.6622, or the Center at 439.2473.
One of the events coming up is the Nature Storytime for preschoolers 3-5 years old with a parent. These are the 4th Monday each month (June 25 this month). Songs and crafts are included, the event is free, and held at the Nature Center. Call Mary Ellen.