Native Daughters of the Golden West Mission Restoration Committee is charged with the responsibility to support the restoration and preservation of the California Missions. The Committee directs restoration work with funds provided through donations. To assist in these efforts, District Parlors often host "Mission Restoration" luncheons.
On June 11, 2011, District 22 held their annual Mission Restoration Luncheon at the Active Seniors Hall in Salinas. The net profits from the event were donated to Native Daughters of the Golden West Charitable Foundation Inc. Committee (CFIC)-Mission Restoration, specifically designated for two of our local missions: Mission San San Antonio and Mission San Miguel.
Grand President Barbara Rowland was in attendance along with several of her Grand Officers: Grand Vice President Marilynn Rodrigues, Angelita Parlor No. 32; Grand Marshal Linda Galassi, El Vespero Parlor No. 118; and Suzi Riley, Grand Trustee, Bonita Parlor No. 10. A luncheon of grilled tri-tip and grilled chicken was served, catered by Turf Club Catering in Salinas.
Each District 22 Parlor donated a gift basket valued at $50.00. The baskets were raffled off with all of the raffle ticket proceeds donated to CFIC-Mission Restoration. We were able to raise $1,621.85 to help with future restoration projects at these two missions. Thank you to all who attended and all who donated!