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Around Town – November 28, 2012

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Our Holiday Season is now well on its way.     Thanksgiving, a day to count our blessings and eat like it was our last meal! Just a memory and even the leftovers are all gone.  For some, thanksgiving day was now also the first day for the traditional Christmas Shopping to begin, not for me, but listening to the news it seems as though many took advantage of the many bargains and sales.

El Monte Women’s Club will hold their monthly business, luncheon and program meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 N. tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  The Business meeting will be called to order by President Lorene Gutierrez at 11:00 AM.  Chairman Eva Stoltz, who is also the current recipient, will conduct the vote for the new “Kindness Angel”.  The club Kindness Angel must have been a member for at least one year and the period considered is from January 1 through December 31, 2012.  A Kindness Angel must  have shown acts of kindness, as a general personal characteristic, both as a club member and in her daily personal life.    A program of interest to everyone will be presented by Mr. George Gaunty on Crime Victimization Prevention.  A serious topic, Mr. Gaunty offers an entertaining, humorous talk while offering life saving information.     Luncheon Hostess will be Mary Jo Kolakoski and the committee:  Rita Cazares, Olga Gutierrez, Esthela Siegrist and Carmen Simons.   Members have been asked to bring candy for the students who will perform at the December Christmas meeting,  items of toiletries for the Holiday House Basket, items for the Holiday House Christmas Sale and items for children of the Serenity Home.  In great need are boys clothing items in sizes 2T, 4T and 5T.   If you would like to donate or are interested in the program or joining the El Monte Women’s Club, you are most welcome to attend the meeting.  El Monte Women’s Club is a member of the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs, the California Federation and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

The El Monte Historical Society will hold their Quarterly Tea and Meeting on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the El Monte Historical Museum, 3150 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.    Refreshments will be hosted and served from 1:00 until 2:00 pm, by the members of the El Monte Women’s Club.   President is Lorene Gutierrez  The Program will begin at 2:00pm.  Program Speaker will be Mr. Ken Rausch, Executive Director of the El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce.  Mr. Rausch will bring us up to date, with an interesting and informative program on the many things that the Chamber does for our city.  Ken Rausch has been involved with the City of El Monte for many years and is the former owner of Edwards Steak House.  Current Board of Directors are:  President-Mike Shively, Vice President-Robert Wayne, Secretary Tom Millett, Treasurer-Richard Tovey, Directors:  Dwain Crum, Doug Halvorsen, Clarke Moseley, Jean McKinnis, David Siegrist, Betty Tovey and Janice Wiggins White.  Donna Crippen is the Curator.    The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and on Sunday from 1:00 until 3:00 pm.  The next Quarterly Tea is being planned for February 24, 2013.  The Tea and Program are open to the public and everyone is welcome.

There is always something fun to do in our community…….

See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Around Town – November 28, 2012