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By Mavis Hansen

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When it Rains, it Pours.  How true.  After wishing so long for rain that we so badly needed, we certainly did get more than our fair share this past week.  It is so nice to see buildings and streets washed clean. A Reminder:   Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 9, 2014.Even though we do not have any holidays in March, it is a busy month and is designated as Youth Art Month, Colorectal Cancer Month, National Women’s History Month, Read Across America Day; Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, March 2nd, California Arbor Day celebrations the week of March 7-14, American Diabetes Alert, International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8th and a fun day to look forward to is St. Patrick’s Day, Monday, March 17th, Irish or not!
When Women Succeed, America Succeeds. An Economic Agenda for Women and Families will be presented by Congresswoman Judy Chu, on Monday, March 10.   Congresswoman Judy Chu is hosting the women empowerment event here in the 27th District at California State University, Los Angeles in the Golden Eagle Ballroom, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles.  Doors will open at 8:30 AM and the program will begin at 9:00 AM. Special Guest Speaker will be House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and local women will contribute personal stories.  Young women in the community are encouraged to attend this important event.  Due to limited space, RSVPs are required by Email: or phone: 626-304-0110 by Wednesday, March 5th.
Many women from the San Gabriel Valley attended the GFWC-CFWC San Gabriel Valley District Annual Fashion Show on Saturday, February 22nd at the Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel.  “STARLIGHT DREAMS FASHION SHOW” presented Fashions by Magnolia of Arcadia. Models were all members of various Women’s Clubs within the San Gabriel Valley. Music for the Fashion show was played by the beautiful strings of “SENARA.” Traditionally, before the Fashion show begins, the KINDNESS ANGELS are honored and given recognition for their kindness to others.  Each local club is allowed one honoree.  Those honored were:  Enedina Tamaya, Baldwin Park;  Nancy Engler, Covina;  Ruth Van Korlaar, Diamond Bar;  Gini Bickner, Duarte;  Toby Kahan, East Valley;  Traci Wallach, El Monte;  Gloria Boone, Hacienda Heights;  Cindy Charles, La Crescenta, Mary Dickinson, La Puente;  Margaret Alley, Montebello;  Barbara Rush, Monterey Park;  Edna Gardia, Pio Pico;  Margaret Doyle, Walnut Valley and Rosa Spence, West Covina.  Kindness Angel Chairman is Mary Matson. The Luncheon Blessing was given by SGVD Spiritual Values Chairman Shirley Lane, A Patriotic Moment given by SGVD Public Issues Chairman Sandra Taylor, who then led the Pledge of Allegiance. Welcome to all given by SGVD President Mavis Hansen.  Fashion Show Chairman was Rosemary Morabito, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LA CRESCENTA WOMAN’S CLUB on being honored as “The Organization of the Year” by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.  President of the LaCrescenta Woman’s Club, Carol Huntwork accepted the Award, presented by Crescenta Valley Chamber President Leonard Ghazarian and Chamber Executive Director Michele Sierra.  The La Crescenta Woman’s Club works hard throughout the year to support many community needs through donations and scholarships.
There are 25 Women’s Clubs within the San Gabriel Valley, one in your community or very close by.  Programs offered are:  ARTS, including Music, Crafts, Creative Writing and Photography, Communications and Public Relations, Community Improvement, Conservation, Domestic Violence Awareness, Education, Home Life, International Outreach, Leadership, Legislation, Public Issues and Women’s History.  Advocates for Children and awarding many scholarships yearly, for students who seek higher education and women returning to the work field.  No matter what your interest, there is something for you.  For locations or further information you may phone 626-441-6231or .

Enjoy your day…see you soon, somewhere AROUND TOWN

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.