Circle of Friends July Event

VIllaMagical Night for Our Circle of Friends

On July 17, members of our Circle of Friends group joined us in Sierra Madre for a Midsummer Evening at the historic Villa del Sol d’Oro. They enjoyed live music, wine, hors d’ouevre, and a complimentary tour of the romantic Tuscan-style villa, designed by Wallace Neff and inspired by the legendary Italian Villa Collazi near Florence, said to be created by Michelangelo.

Center Executive Director Betty McWilliams and Circle member Mickey Segal gave guests a brief presentation on the upcoming Back to School Distribution and the funding needs for this year’s USC Mobile Dental Clinic, which provides free treatments to client children who need dental care based on screening at the Back to School event.

Special thanks to event chair Linda Vidov-Elkaim, Center Development Committee chair Betty Sandford, and the generous businesses and organizations who made this evening possible, including: Alverno High School, Hint Water, LA International, LA PartyWorks, Monrovia Floral, Peach Cafe, Wine Expo and Wine of the Month Club.

  • Left to right: Steve Wilson, Associate Pastor, Church of the Good Shepherd, Arcadia; Nora Wilson; Cary and Russ Andres, owners of McDonalds Monrovia and Duarte.
    Left to right: Steve Wilson, Associate Pastor, Church of the Good Shepherd, Arcadia; Nora Wilson; Cary and Russ Andres, owners of McDonalds Monrovia and Duarte.
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    Left to right: Center volunteers and supporters Sharon Diot, Janet Wall, Connie and Glenn Garrison

     

    Left to right: Darlene Engbert, Mary Carney, Elma Flores, Center Board Member Harry Kawahara,  Ann Montgomery, Mary Alice Cervera
    Left to right: Darlene Engbert, Mary Carney, Elma Flores, Center Board Member Harry Kawahara, Ann Montgomery, Mary Alice Cervera
    Left to right: Center Board President David Steinmeier, Executive Director Betty McWilliams, Don and Maria Schweitzer
    Left to right: Center Board President David Steinmeier, Executive Director Betty McWilliams, Don and Maria Schweitzer
    Center Development Committee Chair Betty Sandford
    Center Development Committee Chair Betty Sandford

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    Event Committee Chair Linda Vidov-Elkaim, Top Commercial Realty, flanked by husband Eric Elkaim (left) and Lionel Lopez, both of LA Party Works