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Social Butterfly October 29th, 2009

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Republican Women to Honor Veterans at Annual Dinner Meeting

The Lake San Marcos Republican Women Federated will have their annual dinner meeting to honor Veterans, past and present, on Monday, November 2, from 5pm-8pm, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club. The principal speaker will be Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, Candidate for the U.S. Senate seat to replace Barbara Boxer. Also, a special program by MCAS Staff Sargeant Phillip Ashe, recently returned from duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, will be a short powerpoint program about his experiences.

Cost is $25/person. Today, Thursday, October 29, is the deadline. Make checks payable to LSMRWF and deliver to Sandy Hinds, 1236 Via Portovecchio, Lake San Marcos, or call her at 760.471.7094 to make arrangements as there will be no tickets sold at the door (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Three Receive Rotary Recognition

At a recent luncheon, three members of the Shadowridge Vista Rotary Club were presented with the Paul Harris Society Commemorative Certificate and Fellow Pin for their continued contributions and support to the Annual Programs Fund. Rotary 5340 District Governor, Marge Cole (2nd from left) presented the awards to Karen Peschke, Stephanie Jackel and John Harmata. Visit to learn more about the Club.


Rotary Hears About Veteran Outreach Program

Recently John S. Meyer (above) spoke to the members of the Shadowridge Vista Rotary Club about his work as Associate Director of the Interfaith Veteran's Outreach and Mobilization Program.

In July 2008, Interfaith opened a new 72-bed transitional housing program in Oceanside, which doubled their housing stock throughout North County. This program also includes employment services, mental health therapy and Project Hope, which assists in securing Social Security benefits. For more information, go to To learn more about the Rotary Club, visit their website at


Celebrate Success With American Business Women’s Association Members at Meeting

Thursday, November 5, is the next meeting of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA), starting at 5:45pm at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane. This meeting is all about about this organization, as they celebrate past successes and a look forward to the future. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for guests. First-time visitors receive $5 in opportunity drawing tickets. For reservations, call Pattie Vargas at 760.420.8444.

In addition, for the second annual Holiday Fundraiser, members will be selling See's Candies again this year. Monies raised are for the Member Professional Development Fund for educational opportunities to business related classes, seminars, certifications, etc. Pre-orders can be taken now, by contacting Anne Grimes at 619.253.6869, email, or contacting other ABWA members.

St. Mary's Winners of Poster and Essay Contests

At the recently held Annual Fiesta at St. Mary's School in Escondido, students were awarded cash prizes, donated by Joseph Doering, for winning in either the poster or essay submissions. The theme was "We Are One, Growing Together In Faith."

Winners in the Essay category were: Anthony Rufo, 5th grade; Katie Suglich, 6th grade; Elizabeth Farkas, 7th grade; and Sean McCoy, 8th grade. Poster winners were: Katie Brown, Kindergarten; Lauren Williams, 1st grade; Alec Walsh, 2nd grade; Sophia Tam, 3rd grade; Dana Vincent, 4th grade; Gabrielle Viramontes, 5th grade; Donovan Enriquez, 6th grade; Liza Golem, 7th grade; and Nadine Vincent, 8th grade.

Carlsbad Village Halloween Party and Bloooood Drive!

The Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market is hosting a Halloween Party and Blood Drive on Saturday, October 31, from 1-5pm, at their 2930 Roosevelt Street parking lot in Carlsbad Village. Free re-usable "goodie bags" will be given to the first 50 Trick-or-Treaters in costume. Healthy treats will be given out by the Farmers' Market vendors to everyone in costume. A Costume Contest will be held at 3pm with prizes donated by the vendors. At that time you can then pick up an official 2009 "Carlsbad Village Halloween Goodie Guide" to find out all the places to go trick-or-treating in the Village. Treats will be given out by participating Village merchants from 3:30-5:30pm. The Blood Drive, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, will run from 1-5pm. For information, call 760.687.6453 or 760.434.2553. The Farmers' Market and the Official Goodie Guide are sponsored by the Carlsbad Village Association.

HOPE Telethon to Air for Woodward Animal Center

On Saturday, November 14, from 10am to 2pm, on KUSI-TV, the Helen Woodward Animal Center HOPE Telethon will air with many heartwarming stories of rescue and second chances with featured adoptable animals. You can support these valuable programs that provide life-changing benefits to both animals and people by making a gift and tuning in to see your name on the screen during the HOPE Telethon.

The Helen Woodward Animal Center provides humane education for children of all ages, therapeutic riding for children with special needs, a pet food delivery service for homebound seniors called AniMeals, a pet encounter therapy (P.E.T.) program for those confined to institutional settings for both physical and psychological issues, a community equine hospital, pet boarding and much more. In addition, the Center is taking their programs national by bringing shelters to the Center to learn how to run their organization like a business in the ACES (animal center education services) training workshops.

If your tax-deductible gift is received by November 9th, you will be recognized on TV during the Telethon. To make a credit card or online donation, visit the website at To send a check, mail it to Helen Woodward Animal Center, P.O. Box 64, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067-9964.

Nu Chi Parliamentarians To Hold Home Owners Association Meeting Workshop

The Nu Chi Unit of Parliamentarians continue their yearly workshop offerings on parliamentary procedures for democratic meetings on Saturday, November 14, from 9am to 1:30pm, featuring HOA's and is entitled "Hold Productive HOA Meetings with Robert's Rules of Order." Speakers include Sue Hawks, HOA attorney for Epsten Grinnel & Howell (CA State Open Meeting Act & Executive Sessions); Gerald Olsen, Professional Registered Parliamentarian (HOA Elections & Voting); and, Jacqueline Marazzi, Professional Registered Parliamentarian (HOA Officers' Duties). Robert's Rules of Order publications will be on sale.

The early registration fee is $30/person for first-time attendees, and $25 for second-time attendees if registered by November 2. The fee includes lunch and refreshments. The workshop will be held at the Escondido Woman's Club, corner Mission Ave. and Rose St., Escondido. To receive a registration form, email, or phone 760.439.6243 for more information.

Vista Fire Deputy Chief Visits Rotary

Deputy Chief Don Shellhammer of the Vista Fire Department showed a slideshow and answered questions at a recent Shadowridge Vista Rotary luncheon meeting. Established on August 17, 1928, the department now has six fire stations with 27 full-time firemen. Chief Shellhammer stated that in conjunction with their work in fire issues, they also answer 70% of the medical aid needs in the Vista area, as most members are trained to the level of paramedics. With the start of the fire season, Shellhammer stated that Palm and vegetation management is key to fire prevention. Visit the Rotary Club website at for more information about the club.


Photo, l to r, are Deputy Chief Don Shellhammer and Shadowridge Rotary President John Harmata.

Daughters of the American Revolution Sends Math Kits to Appalachia School

With a donation from a private donor and the shipping assistance of WorldTrans Inc. Freight company, the Rincon del Diablo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) sent eight cases of math kits and a case of school supplies to Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Grant, Alabama. The cases were shipped to Birmingham, Alabama, at no cost, where school board members picked them up for delivery to the disadvantaged Appalachia school on Gunter Mountain, which was built and maintained by DAR. It receives no federal funding; it is supported by the county and DAR. Rincon del Diablo Chapter also has supported their English class with books, a copier and paper supplies.

DAR is open to all women who can prove they have an ancestor who served the American cause during the Revolutionary War. Members will help with the research for those who wish to join. Members come from Julian, Ramona, Lake San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Temecula, Escondido, Carlsbad, and Valley Center to meet monthly in Escondido. For information, call Phyllis Young at 760.744.7530 or Nancy Christensen at 760.788.8180.

Pictured getting boxes ready for shipment are (from left) Regent, Phyllis Young, and members Patricia Donoho and Sherrie Stein.


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