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Social Butterfly February 28th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

The 1950s Were Celebrated at Queen's Court Luncheon

The Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority recently held their Queen's Court Luncheon and honored the queens selected from each of the member chapters. They were, from Xi Chi Nu, Georgina Knowles; Preceptor Beta Alpha, Pini Byma; Preceptor Mu Alpha, Marylyce O'Toole; Laureate Alpha Kappa, Naomi Munoz; Laureate Eta Zeta, Debbie Price; Laureate Theta Upsilon, Sally McVitty; and Gamma Rho Master, Betty Sibilla.

Tables were decorated by each chapter based on the theme of a 1950's hit record. The chapters and songs chosen were XCN, "Earth Angel;" PBA, "Tiny Bubbles;" PMA, "Hound Dog;" LAK, "Splish Splash;" LEZ, "Love Letters in the Sand;" LTU, "Love Me Tender;" and GRM, "Tennessee Waltz." Tables were judged and prizes awarded. The tie-winners were "Splish Splash" and "Tiny Bubbles."


The Queens from from Queen's Court, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (not pictured, Betty Sibilla)

Introductions were made of Legacy Members Emily Ryan and Kayla Hatchett and other guests, Darlene O'Brien, Kay McKenna, Eileen Menees, Eleanor Solkolowski, Marilyn Nichols, Dorothy Nelson, and Elaine Nordin-Doty. Entertainment was provided by Kate Bian and Georgina Knowles doing a dance routine to "Sisters." Kate led the members dancing the "Twist" and the Hula Hoop contest, and prizes were awarded.

Vista Senior Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

At their Annual Awards Ceremony recently, Kaleah King, a senior at Vista High School, received a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen pin, certificate, wallet recognition card, and a monetary stipend for winning first place in the Rancho Buena Vista Chapter’s Good Citizen Contest. The award was presented by Mrs. Izella Dickey, the chapter's Good Citizen Chairman.

The DAR Good Citizens program and Scholarship Contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The student selected must show dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism to an outstanding degree. The student is required, in the presence of his/her counselor, to write a 200 word spontaneous essay which has a DAR patriotic theme.

In addition to the chapter recognition, Ms. King was awarded first prize by District XIV of the California State Society DAR, which encompasses all of San Diego County. Ms. King was recognized at a luncheon honoring winners of various contests on February 20, held at the Marine Corps Air Station Officers Club. Ms. King’s essay will be entered into the CSSDAR State Contest. For more information about DAR, contact Pat Blair at 760.751.2933, or Margaret Read at 760.757.0528.

Woman's Club to Hold Rummage Sale

The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold its annual rummage sale from 8am to 3pm, on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. The clubhouse is located at 751 North Rose (behind House of Prayer Lutheran Church). Proceeds from the sale are donated to various charitable organizations throughout North County. For information, call Ethel at 760.745.9063.

The Woman's Club has been in existence since 1910. All women in the community are invited and encouraged to join.

EMPAC Meeting Tonight

The general meeting of the Escondido Mobile-Manufactured Homeowners Positive Action Committee (EMPAC) is today, Thursday, February 28, at 7pm at the East Valley Community Center, Compact Room, 2245 East Valley Parkway. Contact Joan at 760.746.7366 or Toni at 760.739.0870.

University Women Seeking Scholarship Applicants

The American Association of University Women, Escondido-San Marcos Branch, will be awarding a $1,500 scholarship. Requirements for applying are:
1. Applicant must be a re-entry student; meaning a student who dropped out of college then re-entered, or a student unable to attend college immediately following high school but is now attending.
2. Applicant must plan to earn a minimum of a four-year degree (i.e., BS, BA, BE, etc.); have earned 60 or more hours of credit by June 2008, and plans to transfer to a four-year university in the Fall of 2008.

3. Applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

4. Applicant must submit transcripts of college work.

5. Extra page or pages may be included in the application for materials the applicant considers pertinent to the application.

6. Deadline for application submittal is April 1, 2008.

7. Return application and attachments (transcripts, letter of reference and summary of academic goals) to: Susan Duey, Scholarship Committee, AAUW, Esc-San Marcos Branch, 517 Avenida Aguila, San Marcos, 92069

For additional information, call 760.295.5917, or email Please indicate AAUW scholarship in your subject heading.

Detective to Speak at Hearing Loss Association Meeting

When the Hearing Loss Association (HLA) meets at 10:00am on Saturday, March 8, a detective from the Escondido Police Fraud Department will be the guest speaker. The meeting will be held in the Joslyn Senior Center auditorium, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will be held. Parking is free. For information, contact Sylvia at 760.745.5408.

Justice Foundation to Hold Bernard Witkin, Esq. Award Dinner

On Thursday, March 6, at the Don Room and Terrace of The El Cortez, the Law Library Justice Foundation will be honoring four individuals at the 2008 Bernard E. Witkin, Esq. Award Dinner. Those being honored will be The Honorable David Gill, San Diego Superior Court; Carol Lam, Esq., Qualcomm Incorporated; Herbert Solomon, Esq., Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith; and Marjorie Cohn, Esq., Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

The event will start at 5pm with a cocktail reception, with dinner at 6, then awards presentations and live auction. Business attire is requested. The El Cortez is located at 702 Ash Street, San Diego. For more information, call 619.531.3904, or visit the website at

Common Cause Speaker at Democratic Club Meeting

The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club's next meeting will be March 8th at 12:30pm, at the Lakeside Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., Lake San Marcos. The featured speaker will be Jeanne Brown who is active with Common Cause, a non- partisan, nonprofit organization which began in 1970 with the goal of holding elected officials accountable to their constituents. Members of all parties are welcome to come and learn more about Common Cause in San Diego and what this group is doing to protect the integrity of elections as well as their joint effort to pass an initiative on redistricting in California. For information, call Betty Ball at 760.752.1035.

Silverado Bluegrass Band Heads Into Town

On Tuesday, March 4, at 7pm, the Silverado Bluegrass Band heads into Escondido for the regular monthly "First Tuesday" bluegrass event at the Round Table Pizza. The band is one of the West Coast's premiere bluegrass bands, boasting tight harmonies, rock solid rhythm and dynamic, and precise instrumentals. They blend the high lonesome sounds of traditional bluegrass vocalists with smooth, tight, and intriguing harmonies. Band members Mike Nadolson (guitar & vocals), David Dias (dobro & vocals), Noel Taggart (mandolin & vocals), Kevin Gore (banjo & vocals, and Fred Wade (bass) are sure to give a great performance.

“Run Better Meetings" Workshop Scheduled

The Nu Chi Unit of Parliamentarians will hold another workshop on "How to Run Better Meetings with Robert's Rules or Order" on Saturday, March 8, at the Joslyn Senior Center in Escondido from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Intended for officers, committee chairs and board members of all types, including homeowner associations, it will include basic parliamentary law, how to amend bylaws, format of agendas and meeting minutes, making of motions, electronic decisions, and officer meeting roles. Cost is $40/person. Late registration is possible by calling Willeen at 760.439.6243, or email to



Contemporary Women of North County initiated two new members at a recent meeting. Pictured, (l-r) are Club President, Linda Bridges; new members Joan Ward and Marena Mills; and out-going President, Laura Collins. CWONC is a non-profit organization that supports community service efforts in North County, focusing on issues involving women and children. For more information, visit the website,
Photo courtesy of Kaye Martin

Community Forum on Health Issues in Escondido

The members of the Escondido Charitable Foundation have chosen Health as their 2008/2009 grant focus area. They are currently researching the funding priority area (i.e. obesity, cancer, nutrition, etc.) within health that they would like to fund, and they need the public’s help. The event will provide a forum for discussion and will help to inform the Escondido Charitable Foundation about which health issues should receive funding and support from their upcoming grant cycle.

The community forum, open to the public, about health issues will be held Wednesday, March 5th, 2008, at 6pm at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway, Escondido. Please RSVP to Heather Dugdale, at 858.385.1595 or:


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