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With hopes that you visited the Polls and cast your vote on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
The EL MONTE WOMEN’S CLUB held their Annual Business, Luncheon and Installation meeting on Tuesday, May 27th.  President Rita Cazares called the meeting to order, welcoming members and guests. Co-First Vice President Jane Myring and President Rita presented the Certificates for the SGVD Awards: ART 2nd Place: Chairman Cathi Eredida also includes Music, Chairman Jane Myring.   CONSERVATION Honorable Mention:  Chairman Tracy Wallach.   DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2nd Place: Chairman Rita Cazares.  EDUCATION 1ST Place:  Chairman Lorene Gutierrez. FUNDRAISING 1st Place:  Various Chairmen for the many fundraising events. HOME LIFE 2nd Place:  Caps for Cancer Chairman Jo Ann Villa and Serenity House Chairman Eva Stoltz.  MEMBERSHIP 3rd Place: Chairman Esthela Siegrist.   It was definitely a day for certificates and recognition as President Rita presented Certificates of Appreciation, candy and beautiful long stem pink roses to Chairmen and special volunteers.  Recognition of Alicia Rodriguez, new member was applauded by all.
Following Lunch, Installation of Officers was conducted by San Gabriel Valley District President-Elect Rosemary Morabito.  Officers for the 2014-2015 year are:  President:  Rita Cazares.  First Vice Presidents:  Jane Myring and Mille Rawle.  2nd Vice President:  Esthela Siegrist.  3rd Vice President: Olga Gutierrez.  Recording Secretary:  Mavis Hansen.  Corresponding Secretary:  Bonnie Jimenez.  Treasurer:  Dorothy Denning.  Financial Secretary:  Mary Jo Kolakoski.  Social and Hospitality:  Eleanor Garcia.  Parliamentarian:  Lorene Gutierrez. Communications and Public Relations:  Mavis Hansen.  Certificates were presented to each incoming officer by Installing Officer Rosemary Morabito and a gift to Ms. Morabito was presented by President Rita Cazares.
The Arboretum District of California Garden Clubs, Inc. held their Annual District Luncheon on Saturday, May 29th, in the Sunset Room of the Santa Anita Country Club.  The meeting began with a welcome from Director Mary Betlach. Everyone attending was gifted with a beautiful corsage, completely made from garden vegetables by the Floralia Garden Club. Table party favors of small succulents were made by Marcia McCormick of the It’s Garden Thyme Club,  jumping frogs (origami) crafted by Friend O’Garden Club of El Monte and Mary Betlach took a photo of each attendee against a background of a scarecrow.  The table centerpieces, created from garden vegetables by the members of the San Marino Garden Club. Banjo playing David Siegrist entertained and led the audience in group singing of “Old Mc Donald.” Immediately following a delicious lunch, Keynote Speaker Eva Shaw, PhD spoke on “Shovel It, Nature’s Health Plan.”  Each member was gifted with one of her books and sweetpea seeds from her garden.  A truly gala affair enjoyed by all.
The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena’s Forgotten Broadway is presenting a musical revue “Songs You Know From Musicals You Don’t Remember! & Songs You Don’t Remember From Musicals You Do!”  Three performances: Friday, June 6 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, June 7 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 8 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $25.00 for reserved seating and No-Host Bar available. For ticket purchase phone Pat Huffman at 626-818-4927 or Shirley Bone at 909-732-9360.
The City of El Monte will hold the second workshop for businesses, property owners, residents and others interested in the proposed Downtown El Monte Plan, which includes the Valley Mall, on Thursday, June 12th from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Grace T. Black Auditorium, El Monte Community Center, 3130 Tyler Avenue, El Monte. This workshop will give the community an opportunity to review proposed land use alternatives and urban design concepts based on the input received from the first visioning workshop that took place in March of this year. For more information or to confirm your attendance contact Sal Lopez, Consulting Project Manager at 626-799-8011 or the City of El Monte at 626-580-2001.  Always lots of interesting events to attend in your community.

Lots to do!  See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.