||October 30th, 2008|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
ABWA Celebrates "A Perfect Ten" Year Anniversary
The Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women's Association recently celebrated their 10th anniversary at the beautiful home of Julie Kangas, a charter member of the chapter, and who holds the title as ABWA's national 2008 "American Business Woman of the Year." It was an evening of celebration and honoring the success of the first ten years and all that has been accomplished during that time.
In addition to Julie, other "movers and shakers" of the chapter (see picture) include Mary Large, past president and the chapter’s 2008 Woman of the Year; Stacey Moffat, Vice President of Fundraising and Newsletter Chair for two years; Rosi Weisser, past president for two years; and Pattie Vargas, past president of the chapter and one of the top ten nominated for ABWA’s Woman of the Year in 2007.
Pattie Vargas has been nominated for the San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award. Theis premier program recognizes local women business leaders for their excellence in career and community. An independent panel of judges determines a minimum of 25 honorees and they are recognized at an awards dinner event. Tickets and more information can be obtained from Sara Wiese at 858.277.6359, Ext. 3143, or email@example.com.
At the next meeting, on Thursday, November 6, the Chapter will be holding their annual Holiday Vendor Fair and have opened it to non-ABWA members also. Tables will be provided for $30/ABWA members and $40/non-members. You then set up your table with your company information and goods for selling. Each vendor will have two minutes to share what you have learned as a "woman in business." Reservations for tables should be made by October 31 with Lisa Durham at 760.798.9692, email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 619.892.0181.
The meeting and vendor fair will be held at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane, on Thursday, November 6, starting at 5:30pm.
Above, L-R, Dr. Julie Kangas, Mary Large, Stacey Moffat, Rosie Weisser and below, L-R, Julie Kangas, Escondido Councilman Ed Gallo, Tracy Foote and Michelle Sullivan
Boys & Girls Club Members Spend Day at Legoland
Recently youth members of the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos had the opportunity to attend Legoland with their families. Union Bank of California provided 300 Legoland tickets for these deserving families. Program Specialist Melissa Gillie said "Our members and their families were so grateful for this opportunity. These experiences will make a lasting impression on our youth. It teaches them that the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos cares about them, the importance of quality family time spent together, and the benefits of giving back to the community." For many families, it was their first time to visit Legoland. To learn more about the services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, visit the website at www.boysgirlsclubsm.org.
Boys & Girls Club Members Spend Day at Legoland
Dinner/Auction Hosted by Fellowship in Vista
The Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vista is hosting their annual dinner and live auction at the Fellowship, 1600 Buena Vista Drive, Saturday, November 8, at 5pm. Cost is $10/person, and proceeds will fund the Fellowship's mission and continued community services. Visitors are welcome. For information and reservations, call Betty Guerrero at 760.726.6421.
Hearing Loss Meeting Announced
The Hearing Loss Association (HLA) will meet on Saturday, November 8, at 10am at the Joslyn Senior Center auditorium, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. Margaret Egler, a representative from FCC (Federal Communications Commission) will speak about the upcoming transition to digital TV that will start on February 17, 2009. Refreshments will be served. Two raffles prizes will be given. For information call Sylvia at 760.745.5408. Bill Maghan visited the chapter again in October, and first time visitors were Leonard Suffredini from Valley Center, who joined that day, and Frances Joosten from San Diego.
The HLA serves all of San Diego North County. To join the chapter, dues are $10 per family. Make checks payable to HLA-Escondido and mail to Jackie Wistort, 17251 Regalo Lane, San Diego, 92128, or bring it to the meeting. For more information, check the website at www.hearinglossescondido.org.
Election Results to be Discussed at Democratic Club Meeting
The November meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will be held on Saturday, November 8, at 12:30pm, in the Lake Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., Lake San Marcos. There will be a discussion of both national and local election results, and how citizens can effectively deal with the economic crisis. For further information, call 760.752.1035.
Patio Playhouse to Present "Reckless"
The next main stage production at the Patio Playhouse will be Craig Lucas' Reckless." Performances will be on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm, starting Friday, November 14th through Sunday, December 7. Admission is $14/adults; $12/seniors/students w/ID; and $7/youth under 16. Group rates are available. The theatre is located at 201 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 1D, Escondido. Call the box office at 760.746.6669, or email to email@example.com. For more information, check the website at www patioplayhouse.com.
Craig Lucas' offbeat holiday fable is about a guilty husband, on Christmas Eve, who informs his wife that he has hired a hitman to kill her. The cast features Kelli Harless, April Boatman and Grant Gelvin, and is directed by Patrick McBride.
San Marcos Lions Club Needs You!
The San Marcos Lions Club is looking for people to join them for their biweekly meetings on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Lions are a service organization that provides an opportunity to give back to your community. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. They meet from 12Noon to 1pm, currently at the Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos. For more information, contact David Simpson at 760.941.3475 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Services Coordinator Spoke at DAR Meeting
John Wiecjorek, Sr. Emergency Services Coordinator for the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services spoke recently at the Buena Vista Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). His presentation related to what you can do to be prepared during times of emergencies. Suggestions included tips for school, work, and home, and in these three areas you need to know where the emergency equipment and supplies are located. He strongly recommended the use of the most updated radio emergency information at 600 AM-KOGO. During an emergency, citizens need to stay informed and alert.
John concluded that individuals should be sure their cell phones are registered with he county's Reverse 911 program.
The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter meets at Shadowridge Country Club in Vista on the first Saturday of each month, September through May, and has members from Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Escondido. DAR is open to any female age 18 or older that can prove direct lineage to an ancestor who participated in some way in America's fight for independence in the Revolutionary War. For more information, contact Jeanette Shiel, Regent, 760.736.0178, or Margaret Read, Registrar, 760.757.0528.
Woman's Club Meeting Announced
The Escondido Woman's Club meeting will be on Monday, November 3, starting at 10:30am at the Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose, corner Mission Avenue and Rose Street, behind the church. For information, call Vivian at 760.489.9483.
Assistance League to Hold An Evening at the Theatre Fundraiser
On Saturday, November 15, the Assistance League will be holding a fundraising event, an evening at the theatre at Lawrence Welk's, to see Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings," a holiday show. The event includes dinner and a visit to the museum. Arrive there in time to pick up your tickets between 5-5:15pm from Terri Sharpe, and attend pre-dinner activities including a cash prize drawing. Theatre seating is at 7:45 with curtain call at 8pm. Ticket price is $100/person. For information and/or reservations, call Terri Sharpe at 858.592.0710, or email to
An innovative Halloween offer to buy back candy from trick or treaters is offered by Advanced Chiropractic & Wellness Centers in San Marcos. From Wednesday, November 1st through November 5th, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 4pm at Advanced Chiropractic Centers at 340 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, every pound of candy turned in will get a $5 donation to World Vission and children will get to draw a prize out of their toybox. For questions, call Advanced Chiropractic at 760.744.2744.
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