The Auxiliary installed the new officers for 2011 at their general meeting held at the home on January 19. The meeting was preceded by a Mass at 5:30 and a wonderful meal in our auditorium.
New officers pictured above:
Seated: Maria Smith, President; Ina Pearl Hilkey, Recording Secretary; Kathy Hagan; Nelli Benedetti, 1st Vice President; Betty Zuliani;
Standing: Irene Almeida, Corresponding Secretary; Mary Jean Salcido, Treasurer; Dawn Sliskovich, 2nd Vice President; Rita Swartz; Timmy Kelly, President-elect.
“We have a very talented group of officers,” said Maria Smith, incoming President. “I look forward to their creative ideas and energy.”
The Auxiliary, which has over 200 members, is a fundraising organization that assists the Little Sisters of the Poor with operating costs and special needs for the Jeanne Jugan Residence.
“The Auxiliary will host its 14th Annual dinner/dance/auction this year on Saturday, June 25, 2011,” explains Dawn Sliskovich, event co-chair. “Our benefit for the Little Sisters will be held at the historic Virginia Country Club located in the Bixby Knolls area of North Long Beach. The venue’s latest design and décor beautifully echo its early California roots. We are planning an evening of exceptional hospitality celebrating the good works of the Little Sisters” (click here to view the Save the Date card.)