April 23, 2009

Local DAR members attend state conference

The Don José Verdugo Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution was represented at the 101st Annual State Conference held recently in Santa Clara. Chapter members attending as delegates included Regent Liz Craven, First Vice-Regent Elaine La Marr and Recording Secretary Beverly Easley.

Over 350 members, District Regents, state officers, directors and guests from throughout California, including visiting National President General Linda Gist Calvin, were in attendance. Chapter members attended business sessions and workshops dealing with items such as women’s issues and DAR protocol. They also attended the National Defense Luncheon with guest speaker General Michael P.C. Carnes, U.S. Air Force, retired, and the debutante presentation and banquet where 12 young women were introduced to society.


The Don José Verdugo Chapter received three certificates of award for their efforts over the past year, including First Place Certificate of Award for contributions made to JROTC; a Certificate of Appreciation presented for assisting other chapters with genealogy help and a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Chapter Participation in Project Patriot.

The Don José Verdugo Chapter was organized in 1953 and continues to support the community and the Nation through its many volunteer efforts. For more information, call (818) 249-5472.

Greenfield to address Republicans

Larry Greenfield, vice president of the Claremont Institute and author of “The End of Gerrymandering” will be the featured speaker at the Monday, April 27 dinner meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Republican Club. The event will be held at Beckham Grill, 77 W. Walnut St., Pasadena. No host bar begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and speaker at 7 p.m.

With a background in business, law, the military, and policy, Greenfield most recently served on the senior staff of the Republican Jewish Coalition as western regional director. He is a fellow of the Wexner Heritage Foundation.

A native Californian, Greenfield earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from UC Berkeley. He earned a law degree at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Intelligence.

A popular speaker, Greenfield focuses on national security issues, including the West’s response to the rise of radical Islam, and such domestic issues as energy, economy, education and mass culture. His talk to La Cañada Flintridge Republicans will focus on the projected comeback of the GOP.

Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling (818) 952-3252.

La Canada Valley Sun Articles La Canada Valley Sun Articles