Monday, July 18, 2016

Aleli Parlor Installation of Officers on August 11, 2016

On August 11, 2016, Aleli Parlor will install Rita Dominy as President for the 2016-2017 term. She will be installed along with her corps of officers. Rita has been a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West since November 1983. She has served in a variety of office in Aleli Parlor including, most recently, Trustee. We are happy to welcome her as our President for the coming year.

The theme for her installation is "One for All and All for One." Members and guests are asked to wear attire in mauve (pink), mint green or white, or any combination thereof. Cake and ice cream will be served after the installation. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, August 4, 2016 by e-mail to

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Events Around Aleli Parlor

The past few months have been eventful around Aleli Parlor and the District. Here are the highlights:

Bonnie Rasmussen 1927 – 2016
One of Aleli Parlor's longtime members, Bonnie Jane Rasmussen, passed away on April 6, 2016. Bonnie was born in Watsonville, California on November 23, 1927. Bonnie was a 55-year member of Native Daughters of The Golden West. She was currently serving as one of Aleli Parlor’s Trustees.

Bonnie Jane Rasmussen

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Kenneth L. Rasmussen; sister, Shirley J. Townsend; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Leonti, Dorothy (John) Richey; brother-in-law, Carrol (Carmen) Rasmussen; special friend, Juanita Littleton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Aleli Parlor sisters will miss her spunk, her sense of humor, and most of all, her sisterly affection for her Native Daughter’s sisters.

Home Tea
On April 3, District 21 hosted their Annual Home Tea at the Adobe in San Juan Bautista. The event benefits our Native Daughter’s Home in San Francisco. Among other amenities, the Home has guest rooms for Native Daughters of the Golden West members and their guests to use while visiting the city of San Francisco.  

The theme was “April Showers and Spring Flowers.” The tables were decorated with flowers and umbrellas. A catered luncheon featuring frittata, tea sandwiches, green salad, cupcakes and a variety of teas was served to all the guests in attendance. 

A “buy and fly” rummage sale, raffle items, and direct donations helped to raise very close to $3,500!  This was the District’s most successful Home Tea to date!

Pajama Party
Aleli Parlor hosted a Pajama Party at their parlor meeting in May. Sisters got into the spirit of the evening by wearing their pajamas, robes and slippers to the meeting. The tables were decorated with quilts and stuffed animals. Joanne Reyes and Laura Lawrence provided a breakfast consisting of egg and potato casserole, fruit, pastries, and muffins prior to the business meeting.

From left to right: Joanne Ririe, Lois Franscioni, Rita Dominy, Joanne Reyes, Laura Lawrence, and Lillian King
From left to right: Trustee Rita Dominy, Past President Lillian King, President Rosemary Perez