Saturday, June 2, 2018

Happy Birthday Aleli Parlor!

We celebrated Aleli Parlor's 120th birthday in style with a luncheon and an official visit by our Grand President Cynthia Connelly of Annie K. Bidwell Parlor No. 168-Chico. This was a joint official visit with Junipero Parlor No. 141-Monterey. They will be celebrating their 115th birthday this coming December. Between the two parlors, we have 235 years of service to our order.

The theme of the event was History of our Parlors & Pioneering Women of Monterey County. We had displays of historic photos from Salinas and Monterey as well as memorabilia from our parlors.

Our luncheon was prepared by "A Sweet Affair"--a woman-owned business in Salinas. The menu consisted of Chicken Alfredo with Penne Pasta, Caesar salad, roll and butter and lemon cake with fresh berries and whipped cream.

The event was attended by Grand Officers Dawn Dunlap, Grand Marshall from El Pinel Parlor No. 163-Cambria, Nickie Acevedo, Grand Secretary from Charter Oak Parlor No. 292-Visalia, Stephanie Kerr, Grand Trustee from Oakdale No. 125-Oakdale, and Marjorie McKisson, Grand Inside Sentinel from Sutter Parlor No. 111-Sacramento. Past Grand Presidents Linda Galassi from San Jose Parlor No. 81-San Jose, Sharon Johnston from San Juan Bautista Parlor No. 179-San Juan Bautista, and Sharon Logan from San Jose Parlor No. 81-San Jose also attended.

Grand President Cynthia presented a 50-year pin for member Bernice Grigsby who lives in Montana. Aleli Parlor Secretary Rosemary Perez accepted the pin on Bernice's behalf.

The proceeds from the coin march will benefit the Native Daughters of the Golden West Education and Scholarship Committee's effort to fund college and graduate school scholarships.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

District 21 Home Tea - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Invitations will go out soon from the Parlors of District 21 for their annual tea to support the Native Daughters of the Golden West Home in San Francisco. 

Santa Cruz Parlor No. 26, Aleli Parlor No. 102, Junipero Parlor No. 141, and San Juan Bautista Parlor No. 179 will be hosting the tea on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm.

The Tea will be held at the Native Daughters of the Golden West Adobe in San Juan Bautista. The cost is $15 and includes tea, a light lunch, and dessert.

The theme of this year's tea is "Tea Among the Flowers." Attendees are encouraged to wear hats and to bring your favorite tea cup. Prizes will be given for prettiest hat and tea cup and the hat and tea cup most in keeping with the theme.  

Raffle prizes will also be available with the proceeds from the ticket sales to benefit the Native Daughters of the Golden West Home in San Francisco.

If you plan to attend, please respond to Janet Somavia, San Juan Bautista Parlor No. 179, no later than April 10, 2013.