The Golden Horn

American Business Women’s Association
The Golden Horn
Eldorado Chapter
Volume 48
Downey, California
July 2010
www.abwa-eldorado.com
Issue 10
July Program:
Inside this issue:
President’s Message
Day Trip—San Manuel
2
Minutes
3
LivingHelp & Purse-onality 3
Treasurer’s Report
Congratulation, Jobs &
Trivia
4
Hat’s Off Forum
5
National Women’s Leader- 6
ship Conference
Calendar of Events
7
Officers & Chairs and
7
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Guest Speaker: Claudia Keller
American Heart Association
Claudia has been with American Heart Association since September of 2005, after a corporate career that includes a successful 10-year stint at St. John, an American luxury brand of
women’s apparel. The Los Angeles native has been an adjunct
instructor of Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Marketing and Consumer Behavior at
Fullerton College and Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles County.
Before joining AHA professionally in 2005, Keller led a success GRFW fundraising effort in St. John in their retail outlets that raised almost $200K for AHA. She served for
one year on the Orange County Division Board of Directors. She completed a half
marathon and a full marathon through the TTES program. In Los Angeles as ED, she
has focused on Individual Gifts and Cause sponsorship as a vehicle for growth. In 2007
she was WSA’s ED of the Year.
A native Spanish speaker she is actively involved in her community, volunteering for
Amnesty International and Habitat for Humanity, along with her professional duties at
the AHA in Los Angeles. Claudia earned her B.A. in Political Science and History from
the University of California at Irvine.
Installation on the 2010-2011 Executive Board
JoAnn Osby, 2007-2008 District VI Vice President
The mission of the
American Business
Women’s Association is
to bring together
businesswomen of
diverse occupations and
to provide opportunities
for them to help
themselves and others
grow personally and
professionally through
leadership, education,
networking support, and
national recognition.
will be installing the new Executive Board:
President: Vivian Armijo
Vice President: Susan Torrance
Secretary: Barbara Carlson
Treasurer: Cleola Brown
July Meeting
DATE: July 21, 2010
TIME:
6:00 pm networking
PLACE: Rio Hondo Event Center
10627 Old River School Road
Downey, CA 90241
562-904-9001
MENU: Choose from Menu
COST: Pay individually.
Bring Cash or Credit Card.
Members please call Debbie Stuver at: 562-884-6429 or email:
[email protected] on or before NOON Friday, July 16 so we
know how many are attending.
You will be billed for failure to
cancel your reservation.
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President’s Message
Dear friends,
I am sorry I missed June
meeting, but this month
has been hectic for me. I
hope you are having a
good summer and that
you will be coming to the
July meeting when we
will install our new board.
Let's get our chapter going for next year, give the
new board your support
by participating during the
events and attending the
meetings. Bring a friend
or a prospective member
when possible. We always welcome visitors...
We have a casino trip
planned for September18, and although it is
early please start promoting it. It is a lot of fun.
Looking forward to seeing
you all
llda
Eldorado Chapter
of the
American Business Women’s
Association
Will be having another
Day Trip
to the
SAN MANUEL
INDIAN
BINGO & CASINO
Date: September 18,
Leave: Bus leaves at
7:30 am from the “Park
& Ride” at the 105 Fwy
& Lakewood Blvd.
Downey
For Reservations:
Contact
Cleola Brown
At 562/408-2748
or [email protected]
Cost: $20.00
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Includes
Free Bus ride
Food, Fun on the Bus
$10 towards gaming or
food
4 hours of fun at San
Manuel
A day of FUN!
Fun!
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Chapter Minutes of June 16, 2010 Meeting
Vice President, Cleola Brown (in the
absence of President Ilda Vaja) called
the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m., followed by Invocation, reciting of the
Pledge of Allegiance, and self introductions. There were 9 members and 2
guests in attendance. The guests were
the guest speakers, Leslie Cabral,
owner of Home Instead Senior Care,
and her office manager, Lena Farez.
Program
Leslie Cabral spoke on the history of
Home Instead Senior Care and the services provided by her facility and the
Home Instead Foundation. She recommended we read STAGES OF SENIOR
CARE, written by founders, Paul and
Lori Hogan.
Fund Raising Committee
Cleola advised that a second casino
bus trip to San Manuel has been scheduled for September 18, 2010. Carol
Veatch made a motion that we invite
Diamonds of South Bay to join with us
in this event and that the profit be di-
vided 2/3 for Eldorado and 1/3 for Diamonds if they decide to join us and provide a third of the attendance. Motion
seconded and passed.
Women’s National Leadership Conference
Debbie Stuver made a motion that we
contribute to the Purse-onality drawing.
Motion seconded and passed. Ilda Vaja
has donated a black patent leather travel
case. Members are requested to bring
spa/travel articles to fill it to the next
meeting. Vivian Armijo had indicated at
board meeting that she could transport it
to Chattanooga.
Council Reports
The next meeting of Impact Council will
be on Saturday, July 10. All are welcome and are asked to contribute pantry
items.
Los Angeles Area Council is holding their
annual Hats Off Candidates Forum
luncheon on Saturday, August 7, at the
Rio Hondo. All are urged to attend to
honor current District VI Vice President,
Debbie
Shadaram,
and meet with Patty
Vargas who is a candidate for incoming
District VI Vice President. Other national
board members and candidates may be
attending. Barbara Carlson made a motion to contribute two $25 gifts to be raffled at the luncheon. Motion seconded
and carried.
Board Meeting
The next board meeting will be Wednesday, June 23, at the home of Ilda Vaja at
noon. All are welcome.
Meeting closed
8:15p.m.
with
Benediction
at
Due to the absence of Vivian Armijo, the
June drawing for the Pot of Gold will also
be held at the July meeting.
Respectfully submitted,
Laurali Fey
Communications Officer
Visit to the
LivingHelp Center
Planned for July 27th
At the May meeting, our speaker, Anne Bayer, gave us
Baby Bottles to fill with money to help support the Living
Help Center in Downey which offers free pregnancy tests
and counseling. It also educates women on all of their
options and helps them to make an informed decision. All
of their services are completely confidential.
The Eldorado Board has set a time with the center when
we as a chapter can bring those bottles back to them and
take a tour of their facilities. While there we
will be looking for other
ways we can help them
help women.
LIVI
NG
HEL
P
CE N
TER
Fill those bottles and
plan on meeting at the
Center, 10642 Downey
Ave., #107, TUESDAY,
JULY 27, AT 10:30
AM.
If you are unable to
attend, bring your filled
bottles to the meeting
on July 21.
The National Women’s Leadership Conference is once
again having the “Purse-onality Auction”. The purpose is
help generate funds to benefit the ABW Foundation to
help business women continue growing through the W.I.N.
and district and national conferences.
At the June meeting it was voted that we would participate
by sending a “purse.”
Ilda Vaja has donated a beautiful “train case” and we
would like fill it with “small” spa items—like soaps, lotions,
powders, perfume, body spray mists, etc.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!!
Bring your donations to the July 21st meeting so we can
see what we have, and get the case ready for Vivian Armijo to take to the conference in Chattanooga, TN in October.
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April,
2008 Treasurer’s
Treasurer’s Report
Report
June 2010
MEMBER ONLY CONTENT
NOT AVAILABLE IN WEB VERSION OF NEWSLETTER
Ray and Vivian Armijo
Celebrated their
50th Wedding Anniversary
July 3, 2010
Congratulations!
Are you looking for work or know who is…
Here a few opportunities to look at:
City of Brea was looking for a part-time Police Records Clerk.
Phone; 714/990-7600 or go to www.cityofbrea.net for more information.
Volunteers of America has openings
Email: [email protected] or go to www.voala.org for details.
Exceptional Children’s Foundation also has openings
[email protected] or go to www.ecf.net
And,
Aids Walk Los Angeles is looking for a Finance and Administrator Coordinator
Www.aidswalk.net
There is a bit of history buff in all of us.
Here is an interesting tidbits that just maybe you didn't know.
In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either
sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing
behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both
arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be
painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more.. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll
cost you an arm and a leg.'
(Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint)
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The Los Angeles Area Council Celebrates
"Hats Off to a W.I.N.ning Event”
Twelfth Annual Candidates Forum and Luncheon
with special honoree District VI VP Deborah Shadaram
and 2010 District VI Vice Presidential Candidates
Saturday August 7, 2010
Rio Hondo Golf & Country Club
10627 Old River School Road, Downey, CA 90241
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Shopping opens at 10:00 a.m.)
$30.00 per person
Reservation Deadline: July 19, 2010
For Exhibitor Table information, contact Dorothy Rose at (714)535-5317
Email: [email protected] – Deadline June 15, 2010
For Ads in the Souvenir Program, contact Phyllis Eichler at (714) 964-7120
Email: [email protected] – Deadline July 5, 2010
Council Woman of the Year information, contact Donna Hempel at (626) 966-3488
Email: [email protected] - Deadline May11, 2010
Make checks payable to L.A.A.C., return lower portion with payment to:
L.A.A.C.’S 12TH ANNUAL CANDIDATES FORUM AND LUNCHEON RESERVATIONS
Name:
___________________________________
Chapter: __________________________
Address:
__________________________________________________________________________
City:
___________________________________
Zip Code: _________________________
Day Phone: _________________________ E-mail:
_______________________
Number of Registrations:_____ $30.00 Amount Enclosed:_________ Vegetarian Plate Available )
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2010
National Women’s
Leadership Conference
Chattanooga, TN
October 28-30
"Bridging the Gap - Leading with Vision."
Dates:
October 28-30, 2010
Location: Chattanooga Marriott & Conference Center ($149/room - single to quad)
Chattanooga, TN
(Housing form on WIN National Library)
Full Registration Fee: $479 - no increase in three years (includes General Sessions, Voting for National
cers, and selection of Track, Saturday night dinner and entertainment
Optional: Inner Circle Luncheon $40 and Woman of Year Luncheon $45
Register at ABWA on line, mail in forms available in magazine/online, at district
conferences
Offi-
Airport & Transportation: Chattanooga Memorial Airport. Airlines: American Eagle, NWA Airlink, Allegiant Air,
US Airways Express, Delta Connection
Hotel has transportation service and also Groome Transportation shuttle services
Purse-onality Auction: All chapters/express networks (and individuals) are being asked to donate a purse with
purse and contents valued at a minimum of $100. Purse of the day will be chosen
each day. Proceeds from the auction for the ABW Foundation.
Purse-onality Purses: Bring them with you to hand deliver at the conference. Anyone and any company can
donate a purse
What to Do: Chattanooga is historic…lots of trains and bridges…check out Chattanooga's website at http://
www.chattanoogafun.com/ for more!
Volunteering: All volunteer positions for 2010 are full.
For 2011 submit your name to Betty Burns at National at [email protected] or
give your name and contact information to Diane Nixon or Vickie Butler-Rindos
Can submit your name for a specific committee team!
Additional Info: Information not available on this Q & A can be found on WIN or by contacting Vickie or Diane.
Feel free to give out our email addresses!
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Calendar of Events
Date:
Event:
Time:
Program:
Cost:
Where:
July 10
IMPACT COUNCIL MEETING
9:00 am Networking 9:30 am Meeting
Michelle Berquist's Topic is "When it Comes to
Business and Success----It is ALL about Relationships"
$5.00
Placentia Library, 411 E. Chapman, Placentia
July 21
ELDORADO CHAPTER MEETING
5:30 pm Networking
6:30 pm Dinner/speaker
Program: Guest Speaker: Claudia Keller
American Red Cross
Where: Rio Hondo Event Center
Date:
Event:
Time:
Officers & Committee Chairs
President ........................................ Ilda Vaja
Vice-President ........................Cleola Brown
Secretary .....................................Laurali Fey
Treasurer .......................... Susan Torrance
Education ................................ Vivian Armijo
Hospitality ............................. Debbie Stuver
Newsletter................................ Carol Veatch
Membership ............................ Vivian Armijo
Program ............................. Barbara Carlson
Publicity .............................
Clariece Baber
Ways and Means .................. Debbie Stuver
Impact Delegates .................... Cleola Brown
and Vivian Armijo
LAAC Delegates ................... Marilyn Madru
and Barbara Carlson
Date:
Event:
Time:
Where:
August 7
LOS ANGELES AREACOUNCIL
“HAT’S OFF TO A W.I.N.ning EVENT
Candidates Forum
10:00 am—2:00 pm
Rio Hondo Event Center
10627 Old River School Rd, Downey
August 18
ELDORADO CHAPTER MEETING
5:30 pm Networking
6:30 pm Dinner/speaker
Program: Maurie Thomas
Where: Rio Hondo Event Center
10627 Old River School Rd, Downey
Date:
Event:
Time:
Date:
Event:
Time:
Cost:
Where:
September 11
LOS ANGELES AREA COUNCIL MEETING
8:30 am Networking 9:00 am Meeting
$2.00
First Baptist Church (Room 105)
8340 3rd Street, Downey.
July Anniversaries
Anniversary:
Vivian Armijo
THE GOLDEN HORN
ABWA Eldorado Chapter Newsletter
www.abwa.org
ABWA’s Proud Code of Conduct
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Carol A. Veatch, Newsletter
Editor
PO Box 4249
Downey, CA 90241
All members will serve as goodwill
ambassadors for the American
Business Women’s Association.
Members will not allow their personal
beliefs and convictions to interfere
with the representation of ABWA’s
mission.
Members will always treat their
member colleagues, guests, vendors
and sponsors with honesty, respect,
fairness, integrity, responsibility,
kindness, and in good faith.
Members will maintain compliance
with ABWA National, Chapter and
Express Network Bylaws.
Members will not use their personal
power to advance their personal
interests.
Members will strive for excellence in
their professions by maintaining and
enhancing their own business
knowledge and skills, and by
encouraging the professional
development of other members.
Laurie Marks
Debbie Stuver
Laurie’s Personal Pet Sitting
Taylor Young Real Estate
& Investments
(562) 927-7519
(562) 505-4089 (cell)
P.O. Box 375
Downey, CA 90211
Member of Pet Sitters International
Ilda Vaja
5355 E. Carson St., Long Beach 90808
(562) 884-6429 cell
(562) 421-0585 fax
[email protected]
Sandy Esslinger
Juice Plus
Maaco Collision
Repair & Auto Painting
Whole Food Nutrition In A Capsule
924 W. 223rd. St.
Torrance, Ca. 90502
(310) 533-6023
Fax: (310) 533-6025
(310) 491-8989
[email protected]
Web: www.FoodInAPill.org
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