||June 12th, 2008|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
Beta Sigma Phi's Honor Members at
The Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi recently participated in the 76th Annual Founder's Day celebration by honoring several members: (see photo, on the right L-R, Kay Colangelo, Gamma Rho Master Chapter, for 65 years of membership; Sandi Kourik, (15 years) Order of the Rose Ritual, member of Laureate Alpha Kappa Chapter; Golden Circle Ritual (50 years) to Marilyn Nichols, member-at-large; and Ritual of Jewels conferred on Betty Bowman, Xi Chi Nu Chapter, and Christina Wagor, Gamma Rho Master Chapter.
The theme "Sing It Loud! A Symphony On Parade" was carried out again when the new officers for 2008-2009 were installed.
(l-r) Kate Bian, President; Marlene Joehnk, Vice President; Heidi Versteeg, Recording Secretary; Bobbie Maydahl, Corresponding Secretary; Sue Bettenga, Treasurer; and Candace Doherty, Parliamentarian.
Rancho Bernardo Art Association Features Three Artists
Three artists from the Rancho Bernardo Art Association will be showing during the month of June. Marcia DaSilva will be showing art work at the Incredible Cafe, 11828 Rancho Bernardo Road. Cafe hours are 6:30am to 3pm. Terry Anderson and Marlene Levitt will be showing their work at the Pacific Trust Bank, 16536 Bernardo Center Drive. Bank hours are 9am to 6pm Mon-Thur; 9am to 7pm Fri, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.
Local Immigration Laws to be Discussed at AAUW Meeting
Saturday, June 21, starting at 10am, the local chapter of American Association of University Women will meet at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane. Cost is $16/person for buffet lunch. For reservations, call Sandra at 760.739.0710.
Escondido Attorney, Roy Garrett, will be the guest speaker and will discuss the "Legal and Constitutional Implications of Landlord Enforcement of Local Immigration Laws." Mr. Garrett has practiced law in this community for 38 years. He and his wife also have managed property in Escondido and San Marcos for almost that long, currently managing about 80 houses. The Garretts litigated against Escondido's rental ordinance requiring landlords to evict undocumented immigrants. Roy will examine this emotionally charged issue based on California statutory law.
In addition, installation of officers for 2008-2010 will be held. They are co-presidents, Vicki Golich and Carmen Arciniega; co-program vice presidents, Ginny Abushanab and Olive Rice; EF co-vice presidents, Evelyn Bowker and Mary Elaine Gustafson; ways and means co-vice presidents, Elsa Singh and Janet Mahlberg; and membership co-chairs, Joyce Tanner and Pat Breedlove.
Coastal Cities Jazz Band Concert Scheduled for June 22nd
On Sunday, June 22, at 2:30pm, the 17-member Coastal Cities Jazz Band will perform big band music from Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band library. The concert will feature Wayne Bergeron and Eric Marienthal, two of the finest musicians in the country. Wayne Bergeron is one of the most sought after trumpet players on the Los Angeles scene with studio dates, international touring and guest appearances throughout the world. He is the lead trumpet for the Big Phat Band and has recorded with Quincy Jones, Ray Anthony, Sammy Nestico, and the Maynard Ferguson Band.
Eric Marienthal began his professional career with Hal Hirt in New Orleans. After returning to Los Angeles, he received two Grammy awards as a member of the Chick Corea Elektric Band. He has been involved in hundreds of recording sessions with Elton John, Barbra Streisand and Burt Bacharach. He is lead sax with the Big Phat Band and was voted one of the years "Favorite Alto Sax Players" by Jazziz Magazine's Reader Poll. Eric has 11 CD's with six songs reaching the top 10 of National Contemporary Jazz Radio Charts, two of them reaching #1. The Coastal Cities Jazz Band is becoming known as one of the finest big bands in Southern California and has received rave reviews for their outstanding big band concerts.
The concert will be held at the Carlsbad Community Church, corner of Jefferson and Pine, Carlsbad. Tickets are $15/person; $12/seniors and students. For advance tickets or for more information, call Gary Adcock at 760.918.2449.
Rev. Richard Lawrence to Speak at Escondido Democratic Club Meeting
When the Escondido Democratic Club meets on Saturday, June 14, the issue of a living wage will be addressed. For many of the workers who make life in the San Diego area possible, housing costs have made it impossible to live.
The meeting starts at 10:30am, at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. The meeting is free and open to the public, with free parking available on site. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information about the meeting or the Democratic Club, contact Rick Moore at email@example.com or 760.740.8595.
Rev. Richard Lawrence, a San Diego minister who is a member of the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, will discuss “A Living Wage: Why It’s a Good Payday for Everyone.” Rev. Lawrence is a retired Methodist clergyman who has been an activist for decades. In 1965 he took an interracial group of students from Chicago to participate in the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. He has a long history of community volunteer leadership, including ten years as chair of the San Diego Affordable Housing Coalition.
Jay LaSuer to Speak at Republican Club
The Escondido Republican Club meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 16, at Cocina del Charro Restaurant on North Quince in Escondido. Doors open at 11:30am; with lunch and the program starting at 12Noon. Cost is $10/person for buffet lunch. For reservations, call Sharon at 760.741.5060.
Jay LaSuer, Former California State Assemblyman, and Candidate for San Diego County Sheriff, will be the speaker. With an extensive background in law enforcement, Jay honorably served six years in the State Assembly, representing the 77th District from 2000 to 2006. A former undersheriff, he served as a California Peace Officer for 31 years. He grew up in San Diego and El Cajon; served his country in the 101st Airborne Division of the Army; is married, has two daughters and three grandchildren. Jay also served for ten years on the La Mesa City Council.
Palomar Audubon to Bird Watch at Agua Dulce Creek
On Saturday, June 14, at 8am, the Palomar Audubon Society has scheduled a bird watching field trip, meeting at the old parking area for Agua Dulce Creek Group camp. After Pine Valley, look for signs on I-8 east indicating Sunrise Highway Exit and Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. Go north on Sunrise Hwy. (S-1) to Wooded Hill Road, the first road on the left and directly across the road from Morris Ranch Road. Restrooms, picnic tables and water are available in the Lagunas at Burnt Rancheria Picnic area. A Forest Service Adventure Pass is required and is available at major sporting goods stores and at other areas in the Lagunas. Bring a lunch for an after walk picnic. Expect warm weather. For more information, check the website at www.palomaraudubon.org.
Summer Day Camp Dates Announced by Audubon Society
Camp Ruddy Duck - for Ages 5-6, July 14-18, 9:30am-11:30am. Create paper mache owls, blob bugs, bird sculptures, feather masks, drawings, and plein air watercolor paintings. There will also be docent-led nature talks along with lagoon exploration walks. Camp Fee $67/person.
Camp Crawdad - Ages 7-9, July 14-18, 12:30pm-3pm. Make crow masks, nature drawing trading cards, paper mache eggs and nest drawings, wire sculptures, and plein air watercolor paintings. There also will be docent-led nature talks along with lagoon exploration walks. Camp Fee - $82/person.
General Information for All Campers: All camps are taught at the Buena Vista Lagoon/Nature Center, located at 2202 South Coast Hwy., at the border of Oceanside/Carlsbad, at the edge of the Buena Vista Lagoon. Registration forms are available at the Nature Center. Registration began April 1 and runs through July 1. Class size is limited, so reserve your space early. For additional information, call the Nature Center at 760.439.2473, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contemporary Women Participated in Meet the Chefs of Del Mar Event
GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women's volunteer organization, recently participated in the "Meet the Chefs of Del Mar" event at the Del Mar Hilton, helping to raise over $100,000 for one of CWONC's favorite charities, Casa de Amparo. CWONC members helped with the silent auction, greeted guests who paid to sample food and wine, and participated in opportunity drawings and the auction.
Casa is a nonprofit agency caring for abandoned, abused and neglected children throughout San Diego County. All proceeds of the event go directly to Casa de Amparo and their new Transitional Housing Program which will provide assistance for young adults 18 to 24 who have been emancipated from foster care. With the program's support, former foster youth are equipped with the necessary skills and resources to make a successful transition from foster care to independent living. To become a part of CWONC and its community projects, call Marilynn Kroeker at 760. 471.6396 or visit the club website at http://www.cwonc.org.
Left to right, CWONC members Joan Ward and Kathy Packard assist with silent auction at Chefs of Del Mar. Photo courtesy Kaye Martin
Speakers Discuss Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Heritage
At a recent meeting of the Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Ivy Bodin and Beverly Fisher were the featured speakers. Ms. Fisher talked about the history of the land grant that eventually became the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe located in Vista; gave descriptions of the various owners, and showed original maps of the local area. Mr. Bodin, a volunteer for over five years, was instrumental in developing the antique rose gardens at the Adobe. He was recently awarded the Bronze Medal from the American Rose Society, having been recommended for this honor by the California Coastal Rose Society, due to his local contributions over the years to the culture of the rose.
The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter chose this landmark as its name, and is interested in the Adobe’s history. Members participate with projects as needed at the Adobe, and contributes to on-going acquisition and conservation efforts to preserve the Adobe's heritage. The Chapter includes members from Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Escondido, and meets at Shadowridge Country Club in Vista, on the first Saturday of each month, September through June. DAR is open to any female age 18 or older that can prove direct lineage to an ancestor who participated in America's fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. For more information, contact Pat Blair, Regent, at 760.751.2933, or Margaret Read, Registrar, 760.757.0528.
Speaking at DAR meeting were Beverly Fisher and Ivy Bodin, with a fragrant bouquet of antique roses displayed.
Contemporary Women Hosting Book Fair on June 21
GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women's volunteer organization, will be hosting a book fair at the Barnes and Noble bookstore located at 810 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, on Saturday, June 21, from 11am to 4pm. Local authors Carolyn Gross (Treatable & Beatable, Healing Cancer Without Surgery and Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos) and Edna Sahm (Ninety and Loving It) will be on hand to discuss their books.
CWONC members will hold Storytime for children at 11am and 2pm. If you present a voucher or mention your purchase is for CWONC, the club will receive a percentage of the sale of books, magazines, music, cafe purchases, and other items (excluding gift cards and membership). All proceeds will be used to fund a cooking class for teens living at Casa de Amparo. For more information, contact Lisa at 760.294.1797.
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