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Social Butterfly March 13th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Dr. Phil Show a Big Hit With Gamma Rho Master Members and Guests

The recent bus trip to the Dr. Phil show was a big hit with members of the Gamma Rho Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, their guests and community members that attended. The bus loaded and guests were served donuts and coffee, snacks, and water. Each person introduced themselves, told a little about how long they had lived in California and where they were from. In this small world of ours, there were people who originally were from the same parts of the country who had a chance to visit and perhaps knew mutual friends.

Several games, planned by Diane Cruz, were played, with prizes given. One game was on the order of BINGO but used the headings of OPHIL. In addition, questions on "How much do you know about Dr. Phil" were asked and details given about his life, family, and the Dr. Phil show. Several attendees won one of Robin's newest books as the show's "warm-up" guy made his way around the studio giving out prizes (and yours truly was one of those lucky ones). On the way home we again served snacks, veggies, and water, while some enjoyed a little snooze; after all, we did have to leave kinda early in the morning. All in all, it was a great day!

San Marcos Senior Center Announces Two Events in March

The San Marcos Senior Center at 111 W. Richmar Ave., San Marcos, is having two events in March. First is the annual St. Patrick's Day celebration on Monday, March 17th. Lunch will be traditional corned beef and cabbage, and a concert will be performed by The Carlsbad Choraleers. This party is sponsored by Visiting Angels in home senior care.

The Easter party will be held on Thursday, March 20th. A lunch of marinated chicken, garden harvest rice, seasoned green beans, caesar salad, and fruit cup will be served. Entertainment will be provided by the singing duo of Kristi Murray and Ted Williams.

Entertainment for both events begins at 10:45am and lunch is served at 11:30. Lunch is a suggested donation of $3 for seniors 60 and older, and a fee of $5 for those under 60. All are welcome. Lunch reservations must be made the day before each event by calling the Center at 760.744.5535.

Rancho Bernardo Chorale To Offer Scholarships

The RB Chorale announces the deadline for applications for scholarships to graduating high school seniors in San Diego County. Scholarships are designed to help further the students' musical education at the college of their choice. Applications must be postmarked by March 25. The chorale will award a cumulative total of $10,000 at their 2008 performances of "Broadway USA!" on May 16 and 17 at the Poway Performing Arts Center. Check the website at for more information, or call Keith Cheney at 858.748.1273, or Henrik Jonson, Chorale President at 858.442.7740.

Spring Fling Fundraiser at Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse in Oceanside helps raise money for the Vista Community Clinic when they hold their third annual Spring Fling fundraiser. They expect attendance of approximately 400 guests, and the event will generate about $10,000 to support the Clinic’s mission.

The day is Saturday, March 29; two sittings are available: 11:30am and 1pm. At the Outback Steakhouse, 2485 Vista Way, Oceanside (near Hwy. 78 & Jefferson, in El Camino North Shopping Center). Cost is $20/adults and $10/children 10 and under. All proceeds will support the Vista Community Clinic and the more than 52,000 patients served annually throughout North County. The staff at Outback volunteer their time, working for tips only during the fundraiser. To purchase tickets, call Betsy at 760.631.5000, Ext. 1139, or Jenny at Ext. 1418.

The Vista Community Clinic is a private nonprofit provider of high quality comprehensive primary health care and health education with a focus on those in need because of economic, social or cultural barriers. Primary care services include obstetrics, pediatrics, family and internal medicine; women’s health and family planning services; dental; and preventive services such as childhood immunizations and screenings for diabetes and asthma. They operate five clinic sites in the cities of Vista and Oceanside. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 760.631.5000 or visit

Desert Blooms With Blossoms

From San Diego State University, Dr. Philip Pryde, a published geography professor and expert on desert flora and fauna, will lead field trips to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park on March 19 and March 26. Good showings of desert blooms are anticipated with recent rains. Tour includes a hosted lecture, with stops at Dudley's Bakery, Desert Visitor Center Gardens, Desert Walk, and a surprise stop, time permitting. Lunch at Borrego Springs Resort and deluxe motor coach transportation is included.

Pick-up points are: March 19: Ecke Family YMCA, 200 Saxony Rd., Encinitas; La Costa Park and Ride; and Carlsbad's Westfield Shoppingtown. Call Toni at 760.942.9622, Ext. 1436; or Patty at 760.726.9440.

March 26: Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, 17025 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe; and the Park-N-Ride at the northwest corner of I-15 and Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido. For more information, call Terrie at 858.756.3041 or Patty at 760.726.9440.

Women for Sobriety Meets Weekly

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 760.724.4474.

San Marcos Lions Club Wants You!

The San Marcos Lions Club is looking for people who are interested in their communities to join them at their biweekly meetings. Lions is a service organization, and recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. They meet on the first and third Thursday of every month from 12Noon to 1pm, and currently meeting at the Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos. For more information, contact David Simpson by phone, 760.941.3475; or email at

DAR Welcomes New Members

At a recent meeting, the Rincon del Diablo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution welcomed new members from Escondido and Carlsbad into the chapter. These women were able to prove their lineage back to a patriot of the American Revolution, which is required for membership. DAR is open to women who can demonstrate that their ancestor provided active service in the cause for American independence, either serving in the military or some other significant role. Women interested in joining DAR can receive help from the chapter in researching their lineage.


Pictured from Left: Nancy Ma, Joan Turnell and Maureen Lewness


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