AROUND TOWN

By: Mavis Hansen
March 20, 2013 • 522 views

 

   The windy month of March seems to be a wonderful time for the presentation of awards.  In celebration of Women’s History Month, an awards ceremony to honor the 2013 Women of Achievement for the 24th Senate District will be presented by Senator Ed Hernandez on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Grace T. Black Auditorium of the El Monte Community Center, 3130 N. Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  Those who will receive recognition are:  Business Category: LaShawn King Gillespie from Foothill Transit;  Community Service Category:  Sandy Flutter from Covina Assembly of God and Project 29:11;  Education Category:  Janett Perales from San Gabriel High School;  Environmental Protection/Justice Category:  Wendy La from the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster;  Health Care Category:  Shirley Johnson, R.N. from the City of Hope;  Military Category: Staff Sergeant Keisha Kirk from Azusa Recruiting Center;  Public Safety/First Responders Category:  Patricia Chebac-Reza from Fuego Tech Fire Rangers;  Social Services Category:  Sarah Watson from LA Works;  Volunteerism Category:  Tracy Moronatty from El Monte Alliance to Keep Youth Tobacco Free and Emerging Leader Category:  8th grade student (no name given) from Fairgrove Academy.    Congratulations to all!

 

The San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Clubs held their Annual Spring Council on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the Covina Woman’s Club, 128 San Jose Avenue, Covina, California.  The Annual Spring Council holds competitions and contests for those who have won at the local club level in Arts, Music and Photography.  The numerous Art and Photography entries were received on Thursday, March 7th in order to be judged.  1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Ribbons were awarded, in each category, to both groups separately and displayed for viewing by all attending on Friday, March 8, in order to be voted on, by the members, for the “Best of Show”. The “Best of Show” was awarded to June Hang, student at El Monte High School for her acrylic-oil portrait of George Washington.  From the various categories, a total of 48 awards were presented to the many entrants from grades 1 through 12 and members.  Art Contest Chairman was Nancy Anzalone and Photography Contest Chairman was Nancy Hippach, both members of the West Covina Women’s Club.  Judges for both contests were:  Emily Kemper, Hisako Koga and Bonnie Pooley.

 

The Musical Competition was conducted by Chairman Jeanne Long.  Nine clubs entered students who had won at their local competitions in the four different categories:  Baldwin Park W.C.;  Charter Oak W.C.,  Duarte W.C.,  El Monte W.C.,  Montebello W.C., Monterey Park W.C.,  Pasadena W.C., Sierra Madre W.C. and Walnut Valley W.C.  Of the 18 students in competition, the four finalists were:  Pop Vocal Competition:  Gio Thomas from Walnut High School, sponsored by the Walnut Valley Women’s Club;  Pop Instrumental Competition:  Linggong Lu from Charter Oak High School, sponsored by the Charter Oak Woman’s Club;  Classical Vocal:  Chris Hunter from LACHSA High School, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club and Classical Instrumental:  Vivian Felix from Sierra Vista High School, sponsored by the Baldwin Park Woman’s Club.  Each of the students was awarded a $500.00 Scholarship.  Judges for the Musical Competition were: Ron Folsom, Sharon Schlarb and Diana Tyson.  San Gabriel Valley District Arts Chairman is Terry Perkins, President of the Walnut Valley Woman’s Club.  Covina Woman’s Club was the hostess for the Spring Council and their President is Shirley Lane.

 

The Musical Competition was conducted by Chairman Jeanne Long.  Nine clubs entered students who had won at their local competitions in the four different categories:  Baldwin Park W.C.;  Charter Oak W.C.,  Duarte W.C.,  El Monte W.C.,  Montebello W.C., Monterey Park W.C.,  Pasadena W.C., Sierra Madre W.C. and Walnut Valley W.C.  Of the 18 students in competition, the four finalists were:  Pop Vocal Competition:  Gio Thomas from Walnut High School, sponsored by the Walnut Valley Women’s Club;  Pop Instrumental Competition:  Linggong Lu from Charter Oak High School, sponsored by the Charter Oak Woman’s Club;  Classical Vocal:  Chris Hunter from LACHSA High School, sponsored by the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club and Classical Instrumental:  Vivian Felix from Sierra Vista High School, sponsored by the Baldwin Park Woman’s Club.  Each of the students was awarded a $500.00 Scholarship.  Judges for the Musical Competition were: Ron Folsom, Sharon Schlarb and Diana Tyson.  San Gabriel Valley District Arts Chairman is Terry Perkins, President of the Walnut Valley Woman’s Club.  Covina Woman’s Club was the hostess for the Spring Council and their President is Shirley Lane.

 

Members from eleven women’s clubs in the SGVD participated in the Crafts Fair on January 25, 2013.  The “Best of Show” winner was Jo Ann Villa from the El Monte Women’s Club for her Cross Stitch, Needlepoint Canvas:  Vase of flowers.  Congratulations Jo Ann!  There was a three way tie for ‘Members Choice’:  Anna Gehova from Baldwin Park Woman’s Club for her Butterfly Jewelry set; Marge Spillman from the West Covina Woman’s Club for her Counted Cross Stitch Peacock picture and Marlene Vernava from Santa Fe Springs Women’s Club for her Crochet Afghan.  Not enough space this week to report all the other winners, will continue next week with the names of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Awards in the various categories and also the clubs where they are members.

 

      Wednesday, March 20th will be the First Day of Spring!  Enjoy!

 

See you soon, someplace, AROUND TOWN.

 

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