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Social Butterfly April 3rd, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Escondido Senior Health Fair to be Hosted by Supervisor Slater-Price

Pam Slater-PriceSupervisor Pam Slater-Price, Third District, along with the City of Escondido and the County Office of Aging & Independence Services, are teaming up for a "Healthy Senior Living" senior health fair on Thursday, April 17, at the Joslyn Senior Center. “Healthy Senior Living” will provide a wide variety of information to event goers, including three discussion group sessions on hot topics, including Internet use and elder fraud - as well as health screenings, fitness demonstrations, and various service providers.

The event will take place in the main auditorium of the senior center, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, from 12:30pm to 3pm. Lunch will be provided through a donation from Palomar Pomerado Health. One of the signature offerings will be the popular “Meet the Pharmacists” – which allows folks to bring in their various medications for an assessment by a pharmacist to ensure there are no potentially dangerous interactions.

“Folks who focus on healthy living will have longer, fuller lives,” Slater-Price said. “There are so many wonderful organizations out there that support this philosophy and we aim to bring them together in one location.” The three discussion groups will focus on Healthy Aging, Lifelong Learning and Senior Safety, and will allow time for seniors to provide feedback on those issues and various County services. For more information or to RSVP, call 619.531.5533.

Legal and Financial Seminar Scheduled

On Tuesday, April 8, from 2pm-4pm, a legal and financial seminar has been scheduled for those facing the myriad of decisions involved with Alzheimer's and related diseases. The task can be daunting, both for diagnosed individuals and their loved ones. The seminar is designed to help families navigate these complex problems, and is sponsored by Genworth Financial. Important topics addressed will be Powers of Attorney, Financial Planning, MediCal Eligibility, Wills and Trusts, Advance Directives, and Long Term Care Insurance. The seminar will be held at the Silvergate Retirement Residence, 1550 Security Place, San Marcos. For more information on this free seminar or to register, call 858.492.4400.

"Business After 5" Chamber Mixer at California Community Bank

The California Community Bank and Escondido Disposal invite you to celebrate Kite Month at the "Business After 5" Mixer on Thursday, April 10, from 5-7pm. It will be held at 800 W. Valley Parkway, Suite 100, Escondido, (at the bank in the Gateway Center, next to Barnes and Noble). There will be refreshments and a raffle. Admission is $5/members or $10/guests. For more information, contact Vanessa Lee at the Chamber, 760.745.2125.

EWGA San Diego 2008 Membership Kickoff Event Planned

The San Diego Chapter of the Executive Women's Golf Association (EWGA) invites you to join them for the annual EWGA membership "kick-off" which will include an exciting guest speaker, Brigadier General Angie Salinas of the United States Marine Corps. She will share some of her life and career experiences. A dynamic and engaging speaker, she has been a member of EWGA since 1995.

The date is Tuesday, April 15, from 6pm-9pm, at the Mission Valley Resort, 875 Hotel Circle South, San Diego. Cost is $30/person, and includes hors d'oeuvres and a no host bar. In addition, you will be treated to displays of products from a variety of valued EWGA sponsors/vendors; there will be door prizes and raffle tickets for golf items.

Mark your calendar and join the membership of women golfers whose "love of the game," regardless of skill level, enjoys a year-long EWGA calender of golf events and tournaments throughout San Diego. You can register online at website Visa, Master Card and checks accepted. Reservation deadline is Tuesday, April 8. Space is limited. For questions, contact Membership Chair, Linda Leftwich.

EWGA exists to provide opportunities for women to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf for business and for life.

Artwork Exhibit Scheduled at San Marcos Community Center

The San Diego Fellow Calligraphers (SDFC) presents "If Walls Could Talk" beginning April 1 at the Hearth Gallery of the San Marcos Community Center. This bi-annual exhibit showcases the artwork of the guild's members and represents a broad variety of styles and media. A reception on Saturday, April 5, is open to the public and will be an opportunity to meet the artists, see calligraphy demonstrations, and find out more about SDFC.

The Community Center is located at 3 Civic Center Drive (in the City Hall complex). The show will remain at the gallery through May 30 and is open from 8am to 7pm Monday through Friday and during events at the Center. More information is available at or at the San Marcos Community Center.

Lake San Marcos Democratic Club Announces April Program

The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will meet on Saturday, April 12, at 12:30pm in the Lakeside Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., Lake San Marcos. The featured speakers will be Alec Evans and Brett Maxfield. Mr. Evans is campaign manager for Nick Liebham, candidate for the 50th Congressional District seat now held by Brian Bilbray. Mr. Maxfield is a candidate for the California State Assembly, 74th District. He received his LLM in Business and Corporate Law from USD School of Law. He is currently with a law firm specializing in plaintiff security and consumer advocacy. Members of all parties are invited to the meeting. For information, contact Betty Ball at 760.752.1035.

Special Event Planned by Local Republican Clubs

A brunch meeting is set for Saturday, April 12, to hear Dr. Terry Paulson, a psychologist, author, columnist, and honored professional speaker. The event will be at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane, Escondido, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Cost will be $16/person. The special event is sponsored by the Escondido Republican Women, Federated, The Escondido Republican Club, and the Intermountain Republic Women, Federated. Reservation deadline is Saturday, April 5, and can be made by contacting Vivian Herron at 760.746.9917 (or email to; Sharon Wood at 760.741.5060, or Diane Snyder at

Dr. Paulson was selected to the National Speakers Association's prestigious CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, along with Norman Vincent Peale, Ronald Reagan and Colin Powell. For over 30 years he has helped organizations, leaders, and teams make change work. He is in demand as a speaker all over the world for Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, government agencies, and associations. The LA Times said he was a speaker with "substance and style." Business Digest called him the "Will Rogers of management consultants."

A long time Republican, Dr. Paulson's political comments have been shared in USA Today, LA Times, and Wall Street Journal. He currently is a regular op-ed columnist for the Ventura County Star. You can read his columns and add your comments at his Political Talk Blog at

Democrats To Learn About Delegate Selection

Escondido Democrats will learn the "back story" about the sometimes controversial delegate selection process for their party at the Saturday, April 12, meeting of the club. The meeting is scheduled from 10:30am to 12Noon in the Turrentine Room at the Escondido Public Library, 239 So. Kalmia St. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

Club member, Rick Bova, who has studied Democratic Party processes, will discuss "The Rocky Road to the 2008 Democratic National Convention." The talk will cover the controversies that surround determining this year's Democratic presidential nominee, and will answer many questions about the process.

For additional information on the meeting or the Club, contact Rick Moore at 760.740.8595 or

Audubon Society Opens Whelan Lake For Bird Walk

The Buena Vista Audubon Society does a Whelan Lake bird walk, a premier birding location not open to the public, on the first Saturday of the month at 8am (this month, April 5). Mating and nesting season means lots of activity. Directions: I-5 to Hwy. 76; turn left at Douglas and continue to light at North River Road. Turn left and meet at cul-de-sac by entrance gate. The leader is John Haddock, and can be reached at 760.941.7824 for more information.

Assistance League Donates Teddy Bears to Police Dept

The Assistance League of Inland North County recently gave teddy bears to the Escondido Police Department as part of the Chapter's Hug-A-Bear program. The bears will ride in the trunks of patrol cars ready to be given to children and the elderly to help comfort them if they find themselves in traumatic situations.
The League also gives bears to the fire stations where they ride the trucks and ambulances for that same purpose; to the Escondido Humane Society to give to children who have been bitten by dogs; and to Palomar Medical Center to give to children and seniors who need comforting.

For information on this project or any other Assistance League projects, call 760.746.7532, or go online to

Hug-A-Bear chairwoman, Kay Hammonds, (right) presents Assis-tance League bears to
Rebecca Fagan, Community Service Officer, Crime Suppression Division of the Escondido Police Department.

Progressive Democrats To Meet

Progressive Democrats will have their monthly meeting on Saturday, April 12th, from 10am - noon at the Vista Public Library Community Room, 700 Eucalyptus Ave, Vista, CA. Library phone number for directions is (760) 643-5100.

Nominations from the floor will be taken for new officers and the 50th District Congressional candidates Cheryl Ede and Nick Neibham will speak, as well as the 49th District candidate Robert Hamilton. Also speaking will be Rachel Rott, Obama Delegate Candidate for the upcoming convention in Denver in August. Email with any questions, or call 760-295-5001.

Scholarships Winners to be Selected at ABWA Meeting

Tonight, Thursday, April 3, the American Business Women's Association will hear about and select the scholarships to be awarded for 2008. The meeting starts at 5:30pm for networking with the meeting at 6pm, at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 W. Country Club Lane, Escondido. Cost is $20/person. Call Pattie at 760.420.8444 for more information.


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