Around Town – November 14, 2012

Besides Election Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, November is also National Alzheimers Disease Awareness month,  National Home Care and Hospice Month,  American Diabetes Month, American Indian Heritage Month and Family Caregivers Month.

As you enjoyed the Holiday on Monday, did you think about the true meaning of Veterans Day and do your children know why they had a holiday away from school?  Veterans Day, November 11th.   Originally this day commemorated the end of the fighting in World War 1 at 11:00 AM on November 11, 1918.  It was called Armistice Day, but since that day applied only to World War 1, the new name was proclaimed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954.  Veterans Day now honors U.S. soldiers in all wars.  Canada honors its soldiers on the same date.  There it is known as Remembrance Day.   The National observance of Veterans Day in the United States takes place at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.    November 10, 2012 also marks the 237th Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps.

The City of El Monte and the El Monte Historical Society will hold a Centennial Gala on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  The Gala will include Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and museum tours starting at 5:00 pm, dinner and program will be at 6:00 pm and live entertainment will begin at 9:00 pm.   A fantastic, fabulous evening marking the 100th Centennial Anniversary of the City of El Monte, end of the Santa Fe Trail.

The City of El Monte, Public Works Department, Transportation Services Division is providing a Shoppers Shuttle for a day of shopping at Target on Monday, November 19, 2012.  Tickets must be purchased in advance from the El Monte Trolley Station, 3650 Center Avenue, El Monte, located at the corner of Valley Boulevard and Center Avenue, El Monte.  For further information contact the Trolley Station at 626-580-2242.

The San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs held their monthly meeting on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the Covina Woman’s Club, Covina, California.  Meeting was called to order at 9:30 am by San Gabriel Valley District President Mavis Hansen.  The morning program, on security and safety, was presented by Mr. Byron Walls of California Crimefighters.  A Report Writing video, with information on the new report forms and instructions for reporting with the new forms,  was presented and narrated by Ms. Toby Kahan, California Federation of Women’s Clubs Second Vice President, in charge of Membership.  Ms. Kahan is also a member of the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs and the local East Valley Woman’s Club.   A special presentation of a donation of $700.00 dollars was presented to the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity  Representative Ms. Morgan Sternquist by the SGVD Habitat for Humanity Chairman Kristine Brock.  The donation of $700.00  was acquired at the San Gabriel Valley District Fall Council  on October 27, 2012 by participation of members at a fundraising auction.  Habitat for Humanity is the special philanthropy project of Valerie Barnes, State President, GFWC-CFWC.

Once again I close with sad news.  Baldwin Park Woman’s Club member, Mary Dosa passed away on November 10, 2012.  Arrangements for services have not yet been made. Sincere Sympathy to family, friends and members of the Baldwin Park W. C.

See you soon,  someplace AROUND TOWN

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