Around Town

Mavis Hansen
January 17, 2013 • 430 views

Being homebound, (in my case, recovering from a double oral surgery, and then getting the flu), has given me much time to think of a myrid of things in my life. The main thought was wondering about what was so important that I could not take the time to get a flu shot, instead of putting it off!   Please, if you have not yet gone for your flu shot, hurry, hurry, hurry and get one!

On January 3, 2013, my dear friend Diane Check passed away after a long illness.  A friend for many years, we worked together on various volunteer projects thru the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs.

Diane was very active on the DVAC, Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition and we both enjoyed the pleasure of lunches and Teas withour book club.  Diane was the Chairperson of the Master Calendar for the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs and was affectionally known as our “Calendar Girl”.  Diane was a member of the Covina Woman’s Club.  Sincere Sympathy to the family of Diane.  Diane will be missed and will always remain in our hearts.

El Monte/South El Monte Soroptimist International of the Americas has changed their monthly meeting date from the second Thursday of each month, to the third Thursday of the month.  The first meeting for this month will be on January 17th, 12:00 Noon, at Denny’s Restaurant, 3540 N. Peck Road, El Monte, California.  A small group of women with less than twenty members, the El Monte Soroptimist contributes to the community in many ways.  Some of the Annual events are of giving Scholarships to High School Students, A Halloween party and Christmas gifts for the women and children of the local shelter for victims of domestic violence, birthday and christmas gifts for the seniors at the Soroptimist Village, a Spring Tea, monthly Bunco games and provides refreshments and hosts the September meeting of the El Monte Historical Museum Quarterly Tea.  Membership is open to women interested in volunteer service to the community.  There is no charge to attend a meeting and guests are always welcome. For further information contact President Gloria Olmos at 626-443-2535.

The Tea and Chat Book Club will meet on Friday, January 18, 2013, 11:30 AM at the Four Seasons Tea Room, 75 N. Baldwin  Avenue, Sierra Madre, California.  Discussion will include the bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, author E.L. James.  There is no charge to attend.  Guests are always welcome.

DVAC,  Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Covina Woman’s Club, 128 S. San Jose Avenue, Covina, California, 91723.  A very special presentation of the documentary “Sex and Money, A National Search for Human Worth” will be shown.  This documentary follows a group of journalists as they travel across the United States seeking to understand how the sexual expolitation of children has become the nation’s fastest growing form of organized crime and what can be done to stop it.  If you have grandchildren, you will not want to miss this film.

This is the third year that President Barack Obama has declared January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

The meeting, under the direction of Kim Plater will begin at 12:00 Noon. Refreshments at 11:30.  There is no charge.  Everyone welcome.

El Monte Women’s Club will hold their first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the El Monte Community Center, 3130 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  The business meeting, conducted by President Lorene Gutierrez, will begin at 11:00 AM.

“Citizen of the Year” nominations will be conducted by Chairman Mavis Hansen.  The Annual Music Competition has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2013.  A buffet luncheon will be served at 12:00 Noon. No charge for the meeting.  Guest are always welcome.

El Monte Women’s Club, member of the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs is proud of over 100 years of community service.See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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