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By: Mavis Hansen

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Christmas Decorations put away, new clothes and toys being enjoyed and calendars for the new year of 2014 being marked with appointments and new events we are looking forward to.   JANUARY is designated as National Blood Donor Month, Cervical Health Awareness Month, Birth Defects Prevention Month and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. My first day of the New Year started looking at the floats as they were parked on Orange Grove Avenue in Pasadena and then staying and enjoying all the excitement of the parade.
What kind of a year will this be for you? My very special wishes to you for a most happy and wonderful 2014.  As we count our blessings, let us not forget those that are in need, not just at Christmas time, but throughout the year.  There are so many opportunities for volunteers to help in so many ways and there are many service clubs and groups that encourage membership or joining a group for special projects.  No matter what you like to do or what interests you have, if you can give a little time, you can be a great help to someone in need.
MERCI, an organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities since 1955 has announced the new Board Members for the 2014 year. For membership or additional information you may email:
VALLEY SUNSET AND SIERRA MAR DISTRICT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN will hold a joint meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Brookside Country Club, 1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena. Registration is available at 8:30 AM and the meeting will begin at 9:00 AM.  The morning program, entitled “The Good, the Bad and Ugly – Some Things We Need to Know About Social Media” will be presented by Denise Luckhurst and Anne Marie Johnson.  This will be followed by Rosalind Bullard’s program, “Using Facebook for Events and Business.”  The afternoon program will be a viewing of the documentary “The Invisible War,” a documentary  which begins with women saying positive things about why they entered the military, and then talks about sexual assaults they endured while in the military.  A film that everyone should view. For more information contact Maryann Wesson at or Denise Luckhurst at
SAN GABRIEL VALLEY DISTRICT OF WOMEN’S CLUBS will hold the monthly Board Meeting on Friday, January 10, 2014, 9:30 AM at the Covina Women’s Club, 128 San Jose Avenue, Covina, California.  Twenty-five clubs, within the San Gabriel Valley comprise the District with a combined membership of 1200 individuals.  The morning program will be presented by two Club Presidents:  Ilean Ochoa, President of the Azusa Woman’s Club and Rosette Clippinger, President of the Diamond Bar Woman’s Club.
Under the guidance of Parliamentarian Margery Spillman, nominations for Executive Officers for the 2014 -2015 year will be conducted by Nominations Chairman, Alice Slaughter. The Corresponding Secretary and Parliamentarian are appointed by the President. All Club Annual Reports are due at this meeting to the District Chairmen. All Awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony at the San Gabriel Valley District Conference, April 26, 2014 at the Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel.  For information on Membership contact Rosemary Morabito at 951-776-2217 or for other information, President Mavis Hansen at 626-441-6231.    There is no charge to attend a meeting and guests are always welcome.

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.