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Army Women of Dedication Luncheon
March 30th, 2006
by The Social Diary Columnist &
Photographer Margo Schwab
Salvation Army held its 41st Women of Dedication Luncheon March
6th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Following established
tradition, the Salvation Army chooses community volunteers who
have set exemplary heights in giving.
2006 honorees are Anne Brown, Ann Boyd, Jane Wilson, Pattie
Wellborn, Sharon Stein, Connie Conard, Berneice Copeland, Cynthia
Peterson, Delores McNeely, Kate Engler, Sue Kalish, Dea Hurston,
Windie Key Knoth, Linda Marteeny, and Jeanne
all honorees and in particular, honoree Jeanne Larson,
the day was special. "It was indeed a very special honor
to be recognized by them for each of our achievements through
service to our community. It was a wonderful tribute and a beautiful
luncheon. Needless to say, I know we all would share similar views
on this that we could not have achieved many of the successes
without our wonderful volunteers who helped us reach these goals.
I feel they deserve this honor as well. It truly takes an army
of angels to make a difference in our community! Salvation Army
does a heroic job in so many areas of our county, serving those
in need in all ages groups, in a multitude of ways. I was thrilled
they had such a large turnout for their signature event."
signature it was. A welcome by Event Chair Jan Fitzpatrick,
a Presentation of Colors, a Pledge of Allegiance and
an Invocation led by Lt. Colonel Doug O'Brien,
re-visited guests to traditions of yesteryear. Very refreshing.
too was the conversation by many "angels," in attendance.
The angels volunteer graciously and tirelessly. Just take a look
into the life of Peggy Matthews. Peggy has never
said no to an obligation, or an invitation involving good deeds
towards the community. She was joined by a ballroom full of like
the many there were Captain Nancy Ball and Captain Stephen
Ball, Lisa Barkett, Betty Beardsley, Elisabeth Bergan, Tommi Adelizzi,
Toni Atkins, Nonnie Barbey, Susan Clifton, Patti Cooprider, Dempsey
Copeland the proud husband of honoree Berneice
Copeland, Virginia Patridge, Andrea Naverson, Colonel Diane O'Brien,
Debbie Case, Carol Littlejohn Chang, Susan Ulevitch, Gerry Scribner,
Georgia and Blair Sadler, Esther R. Nahama, Karon Luce, Reinette
Levine, and Joanne Leidenberger.
Larson, husband of honoree Jeanne Larson cut off his
satellite phone after a business call from Mynamar came through.
Jeanne and Bill own The Collector Fine Jewelry,
the Pala Mines, and a ruby mine in Mynamar. But it was time to
turn all attention to great deeds by great women. Bill fondly
remembered when Jeanne, who goes to great lengths for charity,
rode an elephant into a RITZ, Rendez-Vous at The Zoo party years
back. Quite the entrance for a chairwoman! It's just one of many
events that Jeanne has chaired or otherwise volunteered for.
Sue Kalish has had quite the accomplishment list too.
Most recently Sue and her good friend Dede Calrson, Co-Chaired
a stellar luncheon for Women
Together, benefitting homeless and battered women.
Add to that list of endeavors, working with Las Patronas, San
Diego Historical Society, San Diego Center for Children. Well
you get the idea.
of those joining in this day at the Salvation Army luncheon to
celebrate this group of honorees were included Salvation
Army Auxiliary President Sandra Schafer, Susan Kazmarek, Barbara
Hunsaker, Mary Johnson, Anne Halsey-Smith (yes the U.S.S. Halsey
is named after her Grandfather), Patty Hambleton, Nicky Holland,
Ann Gotfredson, Joy Glenner (Joy spearheads the George
G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Center's), Jane Fetter,
and Anne Middleton.
fare included a starter of baby spinach salad with Hearts of Palm,
citrus slices, edible flowers with a citrus vinaigrette, followed
by breast of chicken marinated with rosemary and garlic, potato
ana, honey glazed baby carrots and broccolini, and finaled with
a perfectly rich New York cheesecake topped with fresh berries,
and a mango raspberry sauce.
donors to the event included Betsy and Papa Doug Manchester,
Sandra and Dr. Jeffry Schafer, SAIC, Diana Lombrozo (an
event advisor along with Rusti Bartell), Linda and Tom
Sellers, the Cubic Corporation, and the Union Bank of
learn more about the Salvation Army please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org
* Margo Schwab has
produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media
organizations since 1989. Schwab has a B.A. degree
from Scripps College and a Masters of
Business degree from the University of San Diego.
Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also
continues to lobby for water safety and for family violence mitigation.
Schwab is the owner and publisher of The Social Diary.
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