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Social Butterfly October 4th, 2007

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Local Business Woman Wins National Award!

Dr. KangasLast week at the National Conference of the American Business Women's Association, Dr. Julie Kangas of the Citracado Dental Group in Escondido was voted the ABWA Business Woman of the Year. She recently had been named one of the ABWA's Top Ten candidates for 2008. She is a charter member of the local Soaring Eagles Chapter of ABWA, and currently serves as vice president of membership. Congratulations to Julie for a job well done!

Dr. Kangas was raised in Idaho, graduating from Boise State University in 1977. In 1981, she graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California. That's where she met and later married Dr. Wm. Jungman, and they chose to establish their practice in Escondido, as she always loved the family feel of Escondido.

Dr. Kangas has specialized in cosmetic dentistry for over 20 years. She is the former president of the San Diego Women Dentists. She and her husband were the first husband and wife dentists inducted into the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration.

She spends her spare time, with her husband of over 25 years, raising their four boys, and serving on several charitable foundations and community organizations. She even joined a Hurricane Katrina rebuilding team in 2005.

ABWA Meeting Tonigh

The local Soaring Eagle Chapter of the American Business Women's Association monthly meeting will be tonight, Thursday, October 4, at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 W. Country Club Lane, Escondido, starting at 5:45pm with networking and dinner at 6pm. The cost is $20/person.

Methodist Women Artisans to Hold Craft Fair

The Artisans of the First United Methodist Church will hold its 11th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, October 20, from 8am to 3pm, at the church, 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. Handcrafted items for gifts, the holidays and home, personalized gift baskets, marked down specials, "Grama's kitchen" with gourmet foods - jams, jellies, pickles, home baked goodies and exciting new items will be available for purchase.

For complete information about the carft fair, and directions, check the website at Lunch will be served from 11am to 1pm. Cost is $5/person. Call Sharon at 858.592.0834 for a lunch reservation.

Women's Connection to Host Country Fair

The San Marcos-Vista Women's Connection will host their annual "Fall Harvest Fair" luncheon on Monday, October 15, at 11:30am, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Doors will open early, at 10:30am, for the Country Fair which will feature "Midway Treasures," jewelry, baked goods, crafts, white elephants gifts, and other unusual gift items. All proceeds will be given as a Christmas gift to Stonecroft missionaries.

Bonnie Smith, from Carlsbad, an inspirational singer will entertain with "prize winning melodies." Jewel Turbeville, pianist, will provide background music. The "Harvest Time Speaker" from Fallbrook, Nell Heard, a former business executive, will tell how she came from "the cotton patch to the boardroom" and "if life gives us scraps, make a quilt." Dress "country" if you so desire.

The cost of the luncheon is $15/inclusive. The club has no membership or dues. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Int./Christian Women's Club. Reservations are encouraged before Thursday, October 11, by calling Carolyn at 760.726.2977, or Muriel at 760.744.3744.

Contemporary Women's Meeting Planned

The next monthly meeting of the Contemporary Women of North County will be Monday, October 8, at 6:00pm for social, with the meeting at 6:30pm, at the Wood House at Woodland Park on Rock Springs Road in San Marcos. CWONC is a local women's volunteer organization, involved in ongoing charitable and educational projects. If you are interested in becoming a member, call Marilynn Kroeker at 760.471.6396, or visit the club's website at

Local Quilters Celebrate Their Heritage

On Friday, October 19, from 10am-5pm, and Saturday, October 20, from 10am to 4pm, there will be a Fall Festival of Quilts - Celebrating Our Heritage. The event will be at the Clarke Field House, California State University, San Marcos. There will be more than 300 beautiful quilts on display by local quilters; a merchants mall; boutique; and demonstrations of quilting and related arts. There will be a light lunch and beverages for purchase.

A special feature will be a display of early quilts alongside recent work by founding members of the El Camino Quilters. Also, an ultimate quilt challenge; games of our childhood. Can you guess the game? There will be eight winning quilts displayed here first, then travel to national exhibitions. On Friday, there will be a silent auction from 10am to 4pm. And on Saturday, a live auction, previewing at 10am, with bidding starting at 12Noon. Fifty percent (50%) of live auction proceeds will go to a charity to be announced. The Boutique will feature a sale of handmade quilted treasures and other items made by guild members, great for holiday gifts. Credit cards will be accepted for payment through PayPal.

Exit south from Hwy. 78 freeway at Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos; turn left on Craven Road into the CSUSM campus. Free parking is available at Lot N, with limited shuttle service to the Field House. There will be a special entry for wheelchair visitors on Friday from 9am-10am. Admission is $7/person (husbands free), and that entitles you to attend both days. Flyers with $1/off coupon are available at quilt shops and on the website. For information, contact El Camino Quilters website at; email, or call 760.479.2466.

At the El Camino Quilters event there will be an opportunity drawing for this quilt, machine quilted by Cindy Ferris, and completed by these members: (shown l-r) Connie Schramm, Irene Rennhack, Karen Bennick, Della Alwardt, Aiko Rogers, Susan Swenningsen, and Beverly Aguilar. Other who worked on the quilt (not shown) were Joanne Stout, Alberta Foster, Fran McEachern and Sharon Tenny.


A Special Day at LSM Ladies Golf Club Meeting

Last Thursday when members showed up for the monthly meeting of the Lake San Marcos South Course Ladies Golf Club, little did Margaret Carroll know that she was going to be honored - for her 97th birthday! It was a special day for her even though her birthday actually was September 3. She was honored with the song "A Very Merry Unbirthday" (from Alice in Wonderland), then the traditional "Happy Birthday" and a large carrot cake, her favorite. Margaret was born in Keota, Iowa, and was the oldest girl in the family. She had one brother and six sisters.

In 1936 she moved to Santa Ana, California, and in 1980 moved to Lake San Marcos where she still resides. Margaret is a very spry and busy 97 year old; she plays golf one day a week. She said she used to play two days a week until her husband became ill and she needed to care for him. Also, she loves the casinos - Valley View, in particular, and she says she is lucky at the casino where she goes several times a week. Our best wishes to her for many more happy years on the golf course and at the casinos.

Other business at the meeting was the awarding of prizes for a tournament held recently. The winners were: Flight A, 1st place: Chandra Chase; 2nd place: Debbie Worthey. Flight B, 1st place, tie: Betty Hovanos and Jean Favorite; 2nd place: Eula Hobbs. Flight C, 1st place, tie: Eleanor Galemo and Dawn Marlow; 2nd place, 3-way tie: Sadie Thompson, Renate Engert and Pearl Hawkley. Flight D, 1st place: Marilyn Seyler; 2nd place, Helen Martinez; and 3rd place: Rose LaForge. Flight E, 1st place: Jean Leavitt; and 2nd place: Anita Sabatini. Hole-in-one awards were given to Marilyn Vetlesen and Shirley Johns.

L-R - Jan Houston, Margaret Carroll and Edna Kerr

Statewide Parliamentarians to Hold Convention in San Diego

The California State Association of Parliamentarians (CSAP) will hold its 60th Annual Convention in San Diego, October 18-20, at the Handlery Hotel in Mission Valley. CSAP specializes in providing training in meeting procedures and parliamentarian services to clubs, associations, unions, governmental agencies, homeowner associations, fraternal and other types of organizations using Robert's Rules of Order as their meeting authority. The state president is Jacqueline Marazzi of Escondido.

Four specific workshops are open to the public on Friday afternoon, October 19, at a cost of $25. Attendees may select one topic from each of the following lists: 2 to 3:15pm - "The Art & Science of Presiding," or "The Community Association's Professional Team," and from 3:30 to 4:45pm - "Let's Have Fun Teaching (Parliamentary Procedures)," or "How to Start and Market a Business for Parliamentarians."

For registration and workshop information, e-mail or, or call Dean at 760.476.0431 or Hasler at 760.439.6243.

River Valley Conservancy to Host Events

A low-water gardening workshop will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 10am-12Noon, at the Sikes Adobe Farmstead, Escondido. At this free workshop sponsored by the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, you will learn how to create an attractive natural garden using drought-tolerant and native plants that save water and attract birds and butterflies. Space is limited so reservations are required. Contact or call 858.674.2275, Ext. 12, for directions and to reserve a space.

Then on Sunday, October 28, from 1pm to 3:30pm, there will be a Habitat Restoration project at the San Dieguito Lagoon, Del Mar Fairgrounds. Assist the Conservancy in enhancing a new segment of the River Park's Coast-to-Crest Trail by removing non-native plants. Bring water, sun protection, and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes. Reservations required. Contact, or call 858.674.2275, Ext. 12, for reservations and parking instructions.

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