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Float group holds annual dinner

February 02, 2011
(Courtesy LCFTRA )

Mayor Don Voss installed new officers and board members Friday night when the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. held its 33rd annual dinner meeting at the La Cañada Thursday Club.

This year’s officers include: Ann Neilson, president; Sue Beatty, VP administration; Jim Geoghegan, VP float development; Sharlyn French, secretary; and Betty Jones, treasurer. Also, Nominating Committee Chair Clara Satterfield announced that the following individuals have agreed to serve: Sarah Marshall, membership development; Peggy Hotaling, public relations; James Harrington, construction chair; Brian Jacobs, decoration chair; and Mike O’Connor, site-support chair.

Otis Hutchins led the Pledge of Allegiance and Jean Spomer was emcee for the event, which was catered by Jeff Hemphill of Cut, Carve and Pour in Sierra Madre.

Outgoing President Pam Wiedenbeck, with assistance from Beatty and Geoghegan and committee chairmen Dustin Crumb, Danelle Jacobs and Clyde Hemphill, recognized the many individuals involved in all aspects of the creation of “3-2-1 DIG!”, the association’s entry in the 2011 Rose Parade.

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Wiedenbeck recognized the retiring directors as well as the following new directors elected to the board: Peggy Hotaling, Pat Hutchins, Jacob Maitless, Ann Neilson, Mike O’Conner and Joe Thompson; they will join continuing directors Nymia Cucueco, Jim Geoghegan, Dave Granish, Rosemary Hook, Sarah Marshall, Jim Schlueter, Larry Andreason, Sue Beatty, Dustin Crumb, James Herrington, Brian Jacobs and Don Spomer.

The next LCFTRA get-together will be on Friday, Feb. 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Lanterman House, 4420 Encinas Drive, in conjunction with its “Our Tournament of Roses” exhibit currently on display. Everyone 18 and older is invited to attend; just bring an appetizer to share and buy your beverage of choice at a modest price. Overflow parking is available at the La Cañada Congregational Church, 1200 Foothill Blvd.

VHH Women’s Council gives $21,000

Verdugo Hills Hospital recently received a $21,000 donation from the VHH Foundation’s Women’s Council to help support the Computers on Wheels project, a part of the hospital’s electronic medical-record system. Also benefiting from the donation is the Beginnings Family Birth Center, which will use funds to purchase infant warmers.

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