The San Marino Chapter of the National Charity League held its 45th Annual Debutante Ball in the Ballroom of the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills on Dec. 22, 2005.
One La Canada girl, Laura Elizabeth Dwyer, was honored with the class of 2005 Ticktockers who have volunteered six years and 17,246 hours of community service. The 23 young women have completed their hours of volunteer work at 19 philanthropies in San Marino and neighboring communities. Some of the agencies served include Almansor Center, Armory Center for the Arts, LAC/USC Medical Center, Pasadena Humane Society, Villa Esperanza, San Marino and South Pasadena public libraries, Pasadena Senior Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Ability First and Kidspace Museum.
The debutantes all gave exemplary service to the community, and Christie Anne Bertch received the Merci Award for volunteering 1,505 hours. She also received the Spirit Award for her enthusiasm and for embracing the goals and mission of NCL.