||June 28th, 2007|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
The Social Butterfly had the
honor of attending the San
Commencement last week, and
what a beautiful program it was.
There were 27 graduates; eight
going on to four-year colleges,
16 going to community colleges,
and three to
technical/trade schools. There
were three student speakers, in
addition to Ashley Scott,
Valedictorian, and Ortisha
Jones, Salutatorian. They were
Veronica Faison, Tymbre
Ballew and Andre Hickerson.
Their speeches were very beautiful
and sincere, touching theemotions of everyone in attendance.
Andre did his entire
speech in verse, which was so
Many organizations throughout
San Diego County contributed
scholarships of varying
amounts. One of the most
memorable was an organization
that contributed 11
scholarships of $3600 each.
And the crowning glory was the
sponsor, New Alternatives,
Incorporated, that gave four
Awards - four new automobiles
- to the four students that they
deemed outstanding citizens.
Actually I wasn't there on
behalf of The Paper; I was there
as one of the Advisors from
and on behalf of the Hidden
Valley Kiwanis Club. Rick
Pearson also attended. HVKC
is organizing a Key Club at the
San Pasqual Academy, and the
enthusiasm of the students is
unbelievable. Just a week ago
their officers were elected, and
already they have a list of projects
they want to accomplish in
the community, including working
with elementary students to
help them in their studies or
sports, working with animals,
beach cleanup, and the list goeson and on. If you want to
become involved in some way
with these students through the
Key Club, with projects or
fund-raising ideas, please contact
me at 746.1649.
Here is just one local organization
that recognizes the San
Pasqual Academy students'
needs, and there are many others.
It is rewarding to know
that people care.
Foster Teen Graduates
Receive Special Gifts
The Assistance League of
Inland North County members
assembled useful items to give
to graduates of San Pasqual
Academy in Escondido, a residential educational campus
designed specifically for foster
teens. Each graduate received a
personalized duffel bag containing
43 new items, including
small electrical appliances, a
radio, clock, towels, a tool kit,
and gift cards.
Funds to support this program
are raised through grants and
sales from the Assistance
League Bargain Box Thrift and Consignment Shop, 2068 E.
Valley Parkway, Escondido.
The shop is open from 10am to
4pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Donations and consigned items
are tax-deductible and always
welcome. The Assistance
League is a national nonprofit
organization. For information,
call 760.746.7532, or check the
website at www.assistanceleague.com
Pictured, from left, are members of the Operation Duffel Bag committee:
Betty Porter and Marsha Peer, co-chairmen, and committee members
Kathleen Delancey and Kerry Luehring.
The GFWC Contemporary
Women of North County
(CWONC), a local women's
volunteer organization, awarded
$500 scholarships to two
local graduating seniors at their
school's awards night in June.
Hien (Amanda) Nguyen, from
Orange Glen High School,
plans to attend Palomar College
in Fall 2007, with a long-term
goal of becoming a CPA.
Nadia Ramirez, from San
Marcos High School, also will
attend Palomar in Fall 2007 to
study nursing, with a goal of becoming a pediatrician.
Parliamentarians to Hold
Monthly Meeting in
The Nu Chi Unit of
Parliamentarians will hold their
monthly meeting today,
Thursday, June 28, from 1:00 to
3:00pm, at the Joslyn Senior
Center, 210 Park Avenue,
Escondido, for any organizational
members from North
County wanting to learn more
about "Robert's Rules of
Robert's Rules of Order helps associations and clubs run their
meetings with order, decency and regularity; ensures that a majority rules and that a minority is heard; ensures that individuals can participate; that one thing is discussed at a time, and that courtesy prevails. Persons who preside or attend meetingsof clubs, homeowner associations, sororities, fraternities, cityor county commissions, etc. are invited to learn how to get more out of the meetings they attend.
Contact Jacqueline Marazzi at 760.480.0155 in Escondido, or Willeen Hasler at 760.439.6243
in Oceanside, for more information. Self-help Group Meets
Women for Sobriety, a self-help
group for women alcoholics, meets
every Monday, 6:00pm at the San
Marcos Kaiser facility. WFS is not a
12-step group. For information, call
Debbie at 760.214.2118 or Ann at
Honored at Installation
An Evening of Elegance was the
theme for the Escondido Chamber
of Commerce Installation and
Awards dinner recently. Orfila
Vineyards was the setting, with wine
tasting and hors doeuvres, music by
'U-B Jammin', and George
Chamberlin, TV and Radio
Commentator was MC.
Honored were Outgoing Chairman,
Les Abshire, and Incoming
Chairman, Floyd Farley. Awards 'of
the year' went to Mike Peters,
Business Leader; Jill Campbell, the
Jim Felix Award-Community
Volunteer; North County Serenity
House, Community Organization;
Lynn Russell, Ambassador; Linda
Bailey and Tina Pope, Board
Members; Entrepreneur, Spectrum
Environmental Solutions; Small
Business, Competitive Edge
Construction; Mid-Size Business,
Graybill Medical Group; and Large
Business, North County Times.