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Social Butterfly February 25th, 2010

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Students Honored by DAR

The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, (DAR), recently honored eight Vista and two San Marcos students at their 7th annual awards ceremony. The winners were recognized for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments.

This award is given to middle school students who show qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism. The Seniors Aware award recognizes dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism among high school seniors. These winners were judged on a handwritten essay with the topic of the preservation and meaning of our American heritage.

DAR is open to any female age 18 or older who can prove lineal bloodline from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. For additional information, contact (760) 736-0178 or by e-mail:

L to R: Donald Loveland, Karen Ceballos, Hannah Sander, Tanner Waite, Darian Plowman, Andrew Nanninga. Good Citizenship medals and certificates were presented to six 8th graders.
L to R: Alessandra McDonnell, Kyla McClure, & Johanna Montiel Missing: Katrina Hill. These high school seniors also received Good Citizen Awards.



Contemporary Women Salutes Laura McPhee With Award

The GFWC Contemporary Women of North County awarded long-time member, Laura McPhee, with "Woman of the Year" for her outstanding involvement in club activities over the years. In 2009, Laura Served as 1st VP-Dean, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor. For 2010 she was elected to serve as 3rd Vice President/Ways and Means, Secretary, and Newsletter Editor again. She has been a member since January of 2002, and has chaired numerous ongoing projects for the club, including the annual Mother's Day Tea, Adopt A Soldier, and fundraising events for the Escondido Humane Society including Tails at Twilight. Laura's pet project is Casa de Amparo, a shelter for abused and abandoned children in North County. She chairs all events that help Casa, including the Crystal Ball and Chefs of Del Mar fundraisers, and the club's annual Casa Holiday Party and cooking classes for Casa teen girls. Laura is incredibly dedicated to her volunteer work with the club and is admired and loved by all who have the good fortune to know her. Congratulations, Laura!

"Love Matches" Celebrated on Valentine's Day

On Valentine's Day, the Escondido History Center and the Woman's Club of Escondido saluted couples who have been married for 50 years or more. Approximately 45-50 people attended the event, which included games, refreshments, prizes, and a sing-along to several very popular love songs, with musical entertainment by Dorothy Peterson on piano, and Mark and Michael Doering on violins.

The couple having been married the longest was Allen and Dorothy Scholz with 72 years; all others were between 50 and 65 years, and all together they totaled 1,115 years of married life. Don and Elva Jones, married 63 1/2 years, were born 10 minutes apart and delivered by the same doctor, Dr. Dodson, and have lived in Escondido all their lives, so have had a special relationship. They joked they had been married their entire lifetime. All couples were asked to write down reasons for their long lives together. Minnie and Leo Gomez, married in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 65 years ago, and Leo's answer to this question was that it "Easy for me; Difficult for her. That just about sums it up!"

Three couples had six children each: Dr. Bill and Lorraine Boyce; Don and Elva Jones; and Joe and Vivian Doering. The Boyce's won the prize for having the most - 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Vivian and Joe Doering
Allen and Dorothy Scholz
Vivian and Joe Doering


Republican Women to Hear Supervisor Candidates

On Monday, March 1, the Lake San Marcos Republican Women, Federated, will hear Steve Gronke, Vista Councilman, and Bill Haynor, Rancho Santa Fe Businessmen; both are candidates for San Diego County Board of Supervisors, District 5. The meeting starts at 11:30am, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club. Checks for $20/person, payable to LSMRWF, must be delivered to Mary Howard, 1312 San Julian Drive, Lake San Marcos, by today, Thursday, February 25th. Guests are welcome. For information, call 760.471.6146.

Senior Service Council to Offer Computer Classes/Respiratory Group

The Escondido Senior Service Council will conduct computer classes tailored for seniors, starting in March, in its modern computer lab at the Joslyn Senior Center complex, 728 No. Broadway. Courses on Beginning and Intermediate Windows 7 or XP, Beginning iMac, and Apple Works run 1.5 hours per week for eight weeks. Fee is $25. Email and Internet classes run four weeks; fee $12.

Sign up on March 3 only, from 9am to noon. Call for information on special Word, Excel and Photo Story classes. One-on-one tutoring also available on most subjects any time, on an appointment basis, for $4/hour. Call 760.480.0611.

In addition, the Council will host a free Respiratory Support Group meeting from 1 to 3pm, on Wednesday, March 10, at the Dorothy Boeger Bldg, 728 No. Broadway. The group is for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease such as asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema. This is sponsored by the American Lung Association. Call 760.480.0611 for information.

Debra Mann to Speak at Hadassah Meeting

Chofit Hadassah, Hadassah of San Diego’s newest North County group, is pleased to invite you and welcome all in the community to their March 3rd meeting. Debra Mann will discuss documenting your family history. The meeting is held in a private home, from 7-9pm. Reservations required by contacting for further information and directions.

North County Bluegrass Music Schedule

The monthly events of the San Diego North County Bluegrass & Folk Club take place on the First Tuesday at the Round Table Pizza, corner of Washington and Ash Streets in Escondido. At 7pm local bands or pick-up groups hold jam sessions, and the featured band takes stage at 8pm. For information of this event and others, check the website at

Annual Rummage Sale, March 13

The Woman's Club of Escondido's Annual Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 8am to 4pm, at the Clubhouse, 751 North Rose Street (corner Mission Avenue, next to House of Prayer Church), Escondido. The Sale is open to the public, and all proceeds go to charity programs supported by the Woman's Club. If you have items to donate and need them picked up, please call 760.745.9178.

North County Conservatives to Hold Open House

On Saturday, March 6, at 1pm, the North County Conservatives will hold an Open House in the Mitchell Room of Escondido City Hall, 201 No. Broadway. Light refreshments will be served. Learn how to be informed and involved in this election year. Several conservative organizations will be represented to share important information on issues. Also, opportunities are available to volunteer for the April 15th Tax Day Tea Party. Sign-ups will be available to attend an all day seminar on March 20th, on the founding documents of this country, including the U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and others, which will be taught by Joseph Andrews from The Center for Teaching the Constitution. For more information on these and other items, check the web site at

Oceanside Library Foundation to Host Free Charitable Gifting Seminar

The Oceanside Public Library Foundation will host a free "Charitable Gifting Seminar" on Tuesday, March 2, at 2pm, in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 No. Coast Highway. Featured speaker will be J. Wiley Jones, Attorney, who specializes in trusts and estate planning. Learn basic gifting strategies to create a lifetime of income and future legacy as part of your estate planning. A non-solicitation seminar, the presentation is intended for informational purposes only. Seating is limited; advance registration recommended. Information and reservations, call 760.435.5560.

Law Library Foundation Announces Awards Dinner

The Law Library Justice Foundation announces the annual Bernard F. Witkin, Esq, Awards Dinner, to be held on Thursday, March 4, in the Bellaire Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina (Bay Tower), 1590 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego. The no-host cocktail reception will begin at 5pm, with the dinner and awards program at 6pm.

The 2010 honorees announced by the Foundation are The Hon. John J. Hargrove (ret.) for his distinguished service as a Judge; Jeffrey Joseph, Associate Dean and General Counsel at Thomas Jefferson Law School for his distinguished service as an educator; The Honorable Sharon Majors-Lewis from the Governor's Office for her distinguished service as an attorney; and State Senator Christine Kehoe for distinguished service as a community leader.

The Witkin event is the Foundation's premier fundraiser, benefiting the Public Law Library. This year funds will be used for the purchase of adaptive equipment for the visually challenged library users. Individual ticket prices are $125/person; table sponsors of eight are $1,000; corporate sponsorships also are available at different levels. Contact Joy Placek at 619.531.3904 or email the Library at, or check the website at

Sorority to Hold Spring Marketplace on March 6 in Oceanside

The local Preceptor Mu Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be hosting their Fifth Annual Spring Marketplace on Saturday, March 6, from 11am to 3pm. It will be held at the Oceanside Salvation Army, 3935 Lake Blvd., Oceanside. It is free and open to the public. The Marketplace is made up of a variety of vendors from home improvement, housewares, jewelry, health products, food, and much more. Tables are still available for vendors wanting to display their products. This fundraiser supports Beta Sigma Phi's philanthropic efforts which include Breast Cancer Awareness, Kidney Research, and more. Contact Heidi Versteeg at 760.701.1299 or


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