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By: Mavis Hansen

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A very special MOTHER – DAUGHTER  TEA  is being presented on Saturday, May 11, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the Sierra Madre Woman’s Club, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, California.  In past years historical women authors and their lives and times have been featured in the program.  This year the book that has been selected is “The Necklace”, a story about thirteen women and the experiment that transformed their lives written by Cheryl Jarvis.  The true story of thirteen women who took a collective risk by investing in a diamond necklace and found themselves changing not only themselves, but a community.  The Book will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author.  The price of $25.00 includes delicious tea sandwiches, fruit, many different sweets and of course tea. For those under 12 years of age, the cost is $10.00.    For further information or for reservations please phone 626-355-8977.

City of El Monte Senior President’s Council Hispano Americano Cllub presents their MOTHER’S DAY DANCE on Saturday,  May 11, 2013 at the Jack Crippen Senior Center, 3120 Tyler Avenue, El Monte, California.  Dancing will be from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. to the entertainment provided by Banda-Los Kory’s.  Attire is semi-formal dress, coat and tie.  Dance tickets $8.00 pre-sale ($9.00 at the door)  Lunch from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m./$5.00 (optional).  For further information please call Rolando Ganuza: 213-880-7309 or the Jack Crippen Senior Center at 626-580-2210, Monday thru Thursday 7:30 am -5:30 pm.

El Monte Women’s Club was the proud recipient of many awards presented at the recent San Gabriel Valley District 57th Annual Convention:  First Place in ARTS:  Cathi Eredia Chairman Art Contest,  Jane Myring Chairman Music Competition and Betty Tovey Chairman Crafts Contest;  Third Place in CONSERVATION: Carmen Simons ‘Pennies For Pines’ Chairman;  First Place in EDUCATION:  Elsie Neilson/Robin Torres Chairmen  HUGH O’Brian Foundation for Youth  Program for High School students;  Scholarships, Chairman Jane Myring; First Place in HOME LIFE COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Caps for Cancer Chairman Jo Ann Villa/Serenity House Chairman Eva Stoltz;  Third Place in PUBLIC  ISSUES:  Veterans and USO Chairman Esthela Torres De Siegrist;  Third Place in DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Chairman Rita Cazares;  Third Place in COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, Chairman Mavis Hansen;  Honorable Mention in CLUB NEWSLETTERS, Chairman Elsie Neilson and a Third Place in MEMBERSHIP, Chairman Theresa Velasco.   There are twenty five clubs in the San Gabriel Valley District of Women’s Club and awards are presented within four catagories:  small, medium, intermediate and large clubs.  El Monte is an intermediate club with 58 members.  El Monte Women’s Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the El Monte Community Center and membership is open to those interested in volunteer service.  El Monte Women’s Club is proud of 110 years of service to the community.

El Monte Friend O’Garden Club met for their regular monthly meeting at the Norwood Library on Friday, May 3, 2013.  President Rita Cazares called the meeting to order and welcomed the four new members:  Hang Nguyen, John Juarez, Susie Juarez and Nita Tessier.  The new members were asked to judge the Rose Contest.  Winners were Bobbie McGowan, David Siegrist and Steve Heimple.  A most impressive Installation Ceremony was conducted by Ms. Sandy Fout.  The theme of roses was carried out by many beautiful fresh roses of many variaties in keeping with the new president’s theme “Everything is Coming Up Roses”. New Officers are:  President Steve Heimple, 1st Vice President Esthela Torres De Siegrist, 2nd Vice President David Siegrist, Secretary Mary Jo Kolakoski, Treasurer Rita Cazares and Parliamentarian Larry Giangreco .  The El Monte Friend O’Garden Club meets the first Friday of each month at the Norwood Library.  Membership is open to those interested in gardening.

Have a great day!  See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.