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Social Butterfly March 12th, 2009

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Re-entry Scholarships Again Being Offered

The Escondido-San Marcos branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is again offering scholarships to those who are re-entering college and meet the requirements of the scholarship.

The deadline for applying for the re-entry scholarship is April 1. Information about how to apply and where to submit applications may be obtained from the websites of Palomar Community College and California State University, San Marcos, or by emailing Marguerite at

CWONC Offers Scholarships

Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, will award two $500 scholarships to candidates planning on attending either Palomar College or Mira Costa College in the fall of 2009. Candidates must be graduating senior girls with a 3.0 or better GPA who have completed community service and exhibit financial need. Applications are available from counselors at high schools in Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Escondido, and Encinitas, as well as CWONC’s website at The deadline for the applications is April 30, 2009.

Humane Society to Hold Adoption Outreach

The Escondido Humane Society is having an adoption outreach event on Saturday, March 14, from 11am to 2pm, at Kahoots in Escondido, 334 West El Norte Parkway. Adoptable dogs will be at the store during the event. For more information, call 760.888.2247.

Dan McAllister to Speak at Republican Club Meeting

Dan McAllister, San Diego County's Tax Collector, will be the speaker for The Escondido Republican Club's (TERC) meeting on Monday, March 16, He was elected to this position in November 2002 and re-elected in June 2006. His responsibilities include collecting more than $3.6 billion in property taxes each year, and managing the investment of approximately $5.3 billion in the County's Investment pool, ensuring that these funds are wisely invested and safeguarded for entities such as school districts and cities in the County.

The meeting will be held at Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 525 No. Quince, Escondido. Check-in and social starts at 11:30am, with lunch and the program starting at 12Noon. Reservations please to Sharon Wood, 760.741.5060. For more information about TERC, visit the website at

Children's Hospital North County Auxiliary is Looking for New Members

The North County Women's Auxiliary Unit of Rady Children's Hospital invites you to join their diverse group of woman from North County and outlying areas who donate time and talents to help raise funds that benefit children throughout San Diego County, and have a fun time doing it.

The North County Women's Auxiliary Unit for Rady Children's Hospital will meet at 9:30am on Wednesday, March 18, at the First United Methodist Church, 341 Kalmia Street, Escondido. For more information, call Joannie at 760.929.9255.

Escondido Republican Women to Meet

George Chamberlin will be the guest speaker when the Escondido Republican Women, Federated, meets on Wednesday, March 18th. Mr. Chamberlin is the Executive Editor for The Daily Transcript, San Diego's only daily business newspaper. He is business editor for KOGO Radio and host of "Money in the Morning" on Sunday mornings. As Money Advisor for NBC 7/39, he provides financial reports each weekday morning, and is a columnist for the North County Times.

The ERWF club meets at the Escondido Country Club, starting at 11:30am. Tickets are $16/person which includes lunch. Call Vivian at 760.480.7850 for reservations.

Like to Play Bunco?

The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold a Bunco Party, open to the public, at 11:30am, on Tuesday, March 24, at the Clubhouse, 751 North Rose (corner Rose and Mission). The charge is $6/person and includes food and the games. Further information is available by calling Shirley at 760.471.1982. Funds raised will be used to support philanthropic efforts of the Club.

RB Republican Women to Meet at Stoneridge

“All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Sheriff’s Department” will be the topic of a talk by Jim Duffy, candidate for San Diego County Sheriff. He will be speaking to members and guests of the Rancho Bernardo Republican Women, Federated, at their meeting on Friday, March 20, at 12Noon, at Stoneridge County Club in Poway. For other information and luncheon reservations, call 858.487.0378.

Daughters of Union Veterans to Celebrate Centennial

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent No. 5, will mark a century in the organization on March 22. The celebration will be observed at 11am on Tuesday, March 24, in the main auditorium of the War Memorial Building in Balboa Park, 3325 Zoo Drive. Special guests include California/Nevada State President Janet Uribe from Santa Barbara, member and Real Daughter Stella Mae Case of El Cajon (whose father, Pvt. John Harwood Pierce, fought in the Civil War) and her daughter, Barbara Case, a member from Torrance. David Tulle, President of the Civil War Round Table will present a slide show entitled The Boys Become Men: The story of the GAR, SUV and Women's Relief Corps."

A special project in celebration of President Abraham Lincoln's 200th and Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent No. 5 100th birthdays is to print a collection of histories and stories about the member's Civil War ancestors. For information about the Tent and DUVCW organization, go to

Art Association Showings Announced

Members of the Rancho Bernardo Art Association will be showing their art work during the month of March in various locations, as follows: Amy Bekier will be at the Incredible Cafe, located at 11828 Rancho Bernardo Road. Cafe hours are 6:30am to 3pm. Holly Hertig's works will be at the Pacific Trust Bank at 16536 Bernardo Center Dr, whose hours are 9am to 6pm Mon-Thur, 9-7 on Fri, and 9-4 on Sat. The works of Karen Vincent can be seen at the R.B. Community Tennis Club, 18402 W. Bernardo Dr., next to the Joslyn Senior Center, from 7:30am to 10:30pm, Mon-Fri.

For membership information, call Phyllis Hensperger at 858.675.2262. Single membership is $20; couples $25; and students $10.

Live Music and Food Fund-raiser Planned for Woman's Club

The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold a fund-raising event beginning at 3pm on Saturday, March 21, at the clubhouse, 751 North Rose. The event is open to the public and will include live music and food. Donations will be accepted and funds donated to the Williams House and other philanthropic causes supported by the Club. For further information, call Gloria at 760.532.1703.

The Clubhouse is available for rent to groups for meetings, parties, weddings, and other events. For information about the facilitiy, costs and availability, call 743.9178. It is located behind the church at the corner of North Rose and Mission Avenue in Escondido.

Coastal Cities Jazz Band to Perform March 29

When the Coastal Cities Jazz Band performs on Sunday, March 29, they will present a special appearance by Frank Sinatra, as performed by Monty Aidem. Monty has performed his Tribute to Frank Sinatra Show throughout the country, including Las Vegas Casinos, Resort Hotels and conventions. People have raved over the uncanny likeness to Frank Sinatra, both in looks and sound. Beginning his career in broadcasting, he later became a comedy writer and wrote for "Laugh In" with Robin Williams, then Bob Hope, The Dean Martin Roast, Tonight Show, Joan Rivers, Vicki Lawrence, Tom Dreesen, and Frank Sinatra.

Under the direction of Gary Adcock, the Coastal Cities Jazz Band the concert will start at 2pm, on Sunday, March 29, at the Carlsbad Community Church, corner of Jefferson and Pine, in Carlsbad. General Admission is $15/person; Seniors/Students are $12/person. For advance tickets, call Gary Adcock at 760.918.2449.

Audubon Society Launches Ruddy Duck Club Membership Campaign

ruddy duckThe Buena Vista Audubon Society launches its Spring Ruddy Duck Club Membership Campaign this week with creative help from Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop of Carlsbad. Owners, Howard and Heidi Bishop, have agreed to donate a hummingbird feeder to all new and renewing Ruddy Duck Club members who sign up by April 30. Wild Birds Unlimited, located at 2624 El Camino Real, Suite F, Carlsbad, has been a member since its inception in March 2006.

The Ruddy Duck Club is a group of North County businesses who donate $100 or more each year to the Buena Vista Audubon Society to help support its environmental education program. The center has provided nature education field trips for thousands of local school children each year since its opening in 1988. They also provide free basic birding classes as it conducts its monthly bird count on the Buena Vista lagoon, which it has been doing since 1951.

Audubon president Dennis Huckabay said that he is grateful for the partnership and "Wild Birds Unlimited is a wonderful, caring, family business. We hope their generosity and leadership will inspire and encourage other North County businesses to go green and support their local Nature Center."

All donations to BV Audubon are tax deductible. For more information on how to become a Ruddy Duck Club member, call the Nature Center at 760.439.BIRD, or visit the Society's website at

Poway Orchestra to Present "An Italian Concert"

The Poway Community Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Branden Muresan, will present "An Italian Concert" which will include various aspects of Italian music, including several opera arias sung by Delynn Ketcherside, soprano, a resident of Julian. The concert is free and will be held at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway, on Sunday, March 22, at 7:30pm.

The symphony orchestra is a local orchestra for local audiences, organized through the Poway Adult School, and is made up of musicians from many local areas throughout north San Diego county. Donations to defray costs will be gratefully accepted. For further information, visit the website at

Assistance League Sponsors "Baby Real Deal"

Kyle Ruggles, Principal of Hidden Valley Middle School attended a recent meeting of the Assistance League of Inland North County to thank them for their very successful ‘Baby Real Deal’ program. Baby Real Deal supports area high school and middle school teen pregnancy prevention programs by providing infant simulators and baby equipment to show the difficulties inherent in parenting. Since its inception at the school two years ago there have been no reported teen pregnancies. The ‘Baby Real Deal’ program is currently being used in six local middle and high schools.

For more information on this and other programs offered by Assistance League, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, working to make a difference in the local community, call 760.746.7532 or visit the website at

assistance league

Pictured are Kyle Ruggles, Principal of Hidden Valley Middle School, and Suzy Soppet, President of Assistance League.


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