Around Town – November 7, 2012

By Mavis Hansen

Seems that everyone has been very busy this first week of November.  Halloween, a favorite day and/or night for many is now just memories;  just what we can remember or for some, photos to be looked at  in the future and maybe kept for the children, who will, when grown up, look back on some of the fun times in their childhood.

Another event, extremely important to everyone, was the elections held to determine who will be our President of the United States in the coming four years.  Whether your preferred candidate won or lost, we must all be respectful of whoever is the President of the United States of America and pledge to do all we can to continue to make our country the best in all the world.

The Duarte Woman’s Club held their Annual Reciprocity Meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the City of Duarte Community Center, 1600 Huntington Drive, Duarte, California.    A welcome to all, members and guests was given by Duarte Woman’s Club First Vice President  Kathy Delker.  Among the guests invited were:  San Gabriel Valley District of Woman’s Clubs President Mavis Hansen,  SGVD First Vice President Paulette Wright Pope,  Baldwin Park Woman’s Club President Diana Asmundson, La Puente Valley Woman’s Club President Janell Barr,  Monterey Park Woman’s Club President Barbara Rush,  South Pasadena Woman’s Club President Beverly Passon and West Covina Woman’s Club President Sandra Taylor.

Invocation was given by Ruby Shiroma before the Pot-luck dinner, planned, prepared and served by the members was enjoyed by all.  A most interesting program “Life On Route 66″ was presented by the author, Claudia Heller, who narrated a video  on her trip from the beginning of Route 66 , throughout the United States to the end of Route 66.    Hospitality Chairman was Sheri Uhlig and the Dinner Committee was: Kathy Delker, Aja Enriquez,  Ruby Shiroma,  Marion Stone,  Bobbie Wenrich and Ann Valleroy.  The Pledge was led by Margaret Toon and the Inspiration given by Gini Bickner.

The Duarte Women’s Club was organized in 1949 and supports many community events including the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, Christmas Baskets, Youth Appreciation Day,  Student Scholarships, Back to School Fair and participates in support of the Duarte Historical Museum, chamber of Commerce and Coordinating Council.    Duarte Woman’s Club if one of the 25 clubs within the San Gabriel Valley District, in the California Federation and the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs.       If you are interested in attending a meeting of the Duarte Woman’s Club, contact Membership Director Jean Glass at 626-358-3718.

The El Monte Senior Presidents’ Council, Hispano Americano Club will present their Annual Thanksgiving Dance on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Jack Crippen Multipurpose Snior Center, 3120 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  The dance will be from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM.  Tickets are $8.00 pre-sale and $9.00 at the door.  Lunch from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM  $5.00 (optional)  entertainment provided by “Grupo Ornelas”  and there will be two $50.00 cash prizes.  Dress attire is semi-formal.  For further information phone Rolando Ganuza at 213-880-7309 or the Jack Crippen Senior Center at 626-580-2210.

A special Veterans Day Celebration will be combined with a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM.  Location is at 11254 Ramons Boulevard, El Monte, California.    The City of El Monte, Mercy Housing California and New Directions have partnered to develop the El Monte Veterans Apartments.  This state of the art facility will be the first of its kind within the San Gabriel Valley and will include 40 studio apartments with common area space designed to support homeless veterans.   Attend the celebration honoring all who have served.

See you soon,  someplace AROUND TOWN

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