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By: Mavis Hansen

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This coming weekend will have two very special holidays, and who doesn’t love a holiday. This Saturday, June 14th FLAG DAY should be special to all Americans, as we fly our Flag proudly and count our blessings for our freedom and all that our flag stands for.
Sunday, June 15, 2014 is FATHER’S DAY.  Spokane, Washington, is said to be the first city that observed Father’s Day in 1910.  In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day, a day to honor fathers! Happy Father’s Day!
Arcadia Woman’s Club held their 100th Installation of Officers on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at their beautiful clubhouse.  After opening ceremonies, a delicious luncheon buffet was enjoyed by all.  Following luncheon, the Installation Ceremony was conducted by Mavis Hansen, San Gabriel Valley President 2012-14.  Officers installed were:  President: Cheryl Alberg, First Vice-President/Programs Chairman: Valerie Kates, Second Vice-President/Membership Chairman: Roberta Armijo, Third Vice-President/Ways and Means Chairman: Cynthia Aguilar, Recording Secretary: Barbara Lampman, Corresponding Secretary: Rose Hyland, Treasurer: Mable Fenoglio, First Trustee: Donna Osgood and Carol Anne Donahey, Second Trustee:  Linda Mokler, Director at Large: Mary (Mickey) Ball and Parliamentarian: Floretta Lauber.   A candle was lit by each officer at the conclusion of their oath to perform their duties as per the Club ByLaws.  The President’s theme for the coming year is: “To Make A Difference,” her logo, the Iris flower and her color, purple.  Beautiful bouquets of purple, lavender and white flowers were presented to President Cheryl by her members and to Installing Officer Mavis Hansen by President Alberg.   The object of the Arcadia Women’s Club is intellectual and civic improvement, charitable purposes and mutual help and furtherance of the work of San Gabriel Valley District, State of California and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Business meetings are held the     first Wednesday of the month, October through June.  Social time 11:00 am, business meeting 11:30 am, Luncheon and Program 12:00 Noon.  For reservations:  Gayle San Miguel at 626-355-5058 or Mickey Ball at 626-446-8410.
A very special day for the Montebello Woman’s Club as their final meeting for the 2013-14 club year was held on Thursday, June 5th in their impressive Club House, 201 S. Park Avenue, Montebello.  A short business meeting was followed by a luncheon buffet.  After lunch the Installation of Officers for the 2014-15 year was conducted by Mavis Hansen, San Gabriel Valley District President, 2012-14.    The Officers installed were:  President – Lisa Castaneda, First Vice President – Anita Dean,  Second Vice President – Lovey Sherman,  Recording Secretary – Florence Unger, Corresponding Secretary – Mary Jordan,  Financial Secretary – JoAnna Marcum, Treasurer – Ruth Wheeler and Directors:  Membership – Susie Burciaga, Rentals – Jean McIver, House & Grounds – Rosemary To and Margaret Alley,  Chatterbox Bulletin – Lisa Castaneda and Anita Dean and Ways and Means – Rose Ash.
The President’s theme is “Wisdom is Learning What to Overlook” and her symbol is the Owl.  The club flower is the white carnation and the club color is green, club object is “To foster and promote intellectual culture, social advancement and civic improvement.  The Motto:  In essentials, unity. In non- essentials, Liberty. In all things, charity.   Following the Installation, the afternoon program was presented by Betty J. Price, Choirchime Soloist who played various songs on the unique choirchimes, the newest version of the musical instruments known as ‘the bells.’ Business meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, October through June. Guests are always welcome.
With great sorrow, this column is ending with the sad news that early Friday morning, June 6, 2014, Emily Ishigaki passed away. El Monte resident, friend of many, member of the El Monte Women’s Club and Business and Professional Women, serving on the El Monte City Council and working for many years at the El Monte Parks and Recreation Department.  Information on services will be forthcoming.   Sincere sympathy to husband Ron Ishigaki, daughter Natalie and family of Emily.  Gone, but never forgotten….See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN.

Lots to do!  See you soon, someplace AROUND TOWN

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.