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Social Butterfly April 30th, 2009

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Rituals Given at Sorority Meeting

At a regular meeting of the Gamma Rho Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently, rituals were given to two of the members; Myrna Hroch received the Preceptor Ritual, and Lauri Spasoski the Laureate Ritual. These are two of the steps in the Sorority's member progression.

At the Founder's Day Luncheon coming up, two members of GRM chapter, Mary Frances Marabotto and Nancy Miller, will receive the Golden Circle Ritual, for 50 years, and one member, Carola Anderson, will receive the Silver Circle Ritual, for 25 years of membership in BSP.

Peggy Williams, Lauri Spasoski, and Sherryl Cahill
Sherryl Cahill, Myrna Hroch, Peggy Williams, Evelyn Madison

Paul Greenwood to Speak at Woman's Club Meeting

Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Diego, Paul Greenwood, will be the program speaker at the next meeting of the Woman's Club of Escondido, 751 No. Rose, Escondido, at 10:30am, Monday, May 4. The meeting is open to the public. For those who wish to stay for lunch, the cost is $8.00, and reservations are needed. Call 743.9178 and leave your name and phone number.

Chalk Art Festival Planned

On Saturday, May 9, the Escondido Children's Museum will be out on Grand Avenue in Escondido to participate in the Children's Art portion of the Chalk Art Festival. Children will be able to add to the experience with their own creative chalk drawings. This special Escondido event will highlight all the talent and all the great shops along Grand Avenue. Join in the fun for making great chalk art.

These events are Free with admission to the museum. If you just come out to do the Chalk Art on May 9th and don't go to the museum that day, a small donation would be great. Admission to the Escondido Children's Museum is $5.00 per person; 12 months and under are Free. Great deals on memberships are available. Call for questions or details - 760.233.7755.

Daughters of British Empire to Meet

Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) will meet on Friday, May 8, at 10:30am at Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, San Diego (Rancho Bernardo). Women of British/Commonwealth heritage are invited for a cup of tea. Contact 760.731.7379, or email to

Audiologist Margie Houston to Speak at Hearing Loss Meeting

The Hearing Loss Association will meet at 10am, Saturday, May 9, in the Joslyn Senior Center Auditorium, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. Margie Houston, Audiologist from The House of Hearing, Escondido, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss hearing aid technology, types of hearing aids, cleaning hearing aids, and batteries for hearing aids. There will be a 50/50 drawing and refreshments. For information, check the website at, or call 760.745.5408.

Art and Animals Will Highlight Escondido Humane Society Class

The Escondido Humane Society is calling all kids for a drawing class on Saturday, May 2, during which local art instructor Lisa DeMattei will teach aspiring artisans how to draw animals in a fun, new way. Through art, education and live exhibits, children will be learning and having fun at the same time.

The class, which is designed for children 7 and older, will be from 1pm to 3pm, at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. All art materials will be provided. Cost is $25 per child. Complete registration and payment must be made in advance, and seating is limited. Payments can be made to the Escondido Humane Society, c/o Art Class. Registrants must include phone number with payment. For more information or to register, contact Ina Shookhoff, director of education, at 760. 888.2261, or go to The children need to bring a sack lunch and drink.

Woman's Club Fashion Show a Great Success!

The Woman's Club of Escondido recently held their annual fashion show and luncheon at their clubhouse. Approximately 125 people attended. The beautiful gift baskets put together by Betty Slay, and the numerous door prizes were won by many of the attendees. Fashions were from the Galleria at Lawrence Welk's, with Donna Rand as the Fashion Commentator. As always, Dorothy Peterson did a superb job playing the piano throughout the social, luncheon, and fashion show. A big thank you to all the people involved in making this event a success, from Mary Watts, the chairperson, to all the people that pitched in and helped in all categories, and to all the prize donors.

While Sharon Prince photographed them all, the models, club members, showed off some fashions for leisure, daytime wear and evening attire.
RB Chorale Presents "Oh Say, Can WE Sing!"

The RB Chorale, under the direction of Pat Bean, will present its 35th anniversary show "Oh Say, Can WE Sing!" on Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, at 7:30pm, at the Poway Performing Arts Center, 15498 Espola Road, Poway. Each show will feature hits from yesterday, including "Bridge Over Troubled Water," Johnny Mercer's "Dream," "A Tribute to the Armed Forces," a medley of John Denver hits, and more.

A special feature will be the performances by this years finalists of the annual scholarship program. Appearing Friday night will be Mark Teplitsky (Torrey Pines High School) on the flute, and Luke Walton (La Costa High School) singing and playing the guitar. Saturday brings performances by Margaret Zhou (Westview High School) on the cello, a vocal selection from Sara Frondoni (La Costa High School), and Joshua Hoh (Poway High School) on the clarinet. Scholarships in the amount of $9,000 will be divided up among these talented teens, with final amounts decided by audience vote.

Tickets can be purchased from chorale members, through the websites and, or by calling 858.458.SONG. Prices are Preferred Seating $30; General admission $20; Seniors, Students, and Military $18; Children (infants - age 12) $5. Net proceeds benefit the RB Chorale Scholarship Fund.

Nadene Berkos, Dorothy Peterson, pianist, Lupe Cox, Ruth Walsmith, Rosalinda Thein, Lois Hosmer, Suzanne Southwell, and Evelyn Madison

Voter Registration is Topic for LSM Democratic Club Meeting

The May meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will be on Saturday, May 9, at 1pm, with social time at 12:30pm. The topic will be "Voter Registration," and the featured speaker will be Greg Bolian. He has been leading the voter registration effort in San Diego County for some time, and will give an up-close view of the registration process. The meeting will be at the Club House at Palomar Estates West, 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. Take San Marcos Blvd. West to the first traffic light after Rancho Santa Fe Road and turn right on Viewpoint Drive into the Palomar Estates community, and follow the signs to the clubhouse. Please note the change of venue and check the Club Newsletter for detailed directions. For more information, call Betty Ball at 760.752.1035, or

Escondido Democrats Address Library Budget

The May meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club will focus on the effect of recent budget reductions on the Escondido Library. The featured speaker is Jose Aponte, director of the San Diego County Library system, who will discuss “Dancing with the Elephants: Staying Relevant in Extraordinary Times.” Club members will consider ways EDC can help the library during these difficult times.

The meeting is scheduled from 10:30am to 12Noon, Saturday, May 9, in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available nearby. Lite refreshments will be served.

April is Parliamentary Law Month

The National Association of Parliamentarians has adopted a proclamation declaring the month of April 2009 as Parliamentary Law Month. They honor Thomas Jefferson, author of the first American Manual of Parliamentary Practices, and Henry M. Robert, author of the "Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies" (known as Robert's Rules of Order).

The current edition of ­­ is widely recognized as the leading parliamentary authority, and is studied and practiced by Members of three Units in San Diego County, and many others throughout the State of California, and the Nation to foster orderly deliberations. The National Association of Parliamentarians is a society dedicated to educating leaders throughout the world in effective meeting management through the use of parliamentary procedures.

The Nu Chi Unit serves citizens of North San Diego County in its monthly meetings in Escondido, and welcomes inquiries for educational events.


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