Weekly WISPPA Newsletter December 12, 2018

Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action newsletter

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Next WISPPA meeting: JANUARY 12 at 9:30. Be sure to join us on the 2nd Saturday of January for a conversation with the South Pasadena City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. 
INFORMATION OF INTEREST: Please note that all events listed in this newsletter are for informational purposes only. It does not imply endorsement or specific support by WISPPA, unless stated otherwise. To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the newsletter is accurate and reliable as of the date of publication; however, we do not assume any liability whatsoever for the accuracy and completeness of the information. Please let us know if any corrections need to be made. Thank you!
  • Commissioners Needed – Apply Today! The City is seeking qualified, diverse candidates to serve on City commissions ranging from animal welfare to public safety. THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN OUR CITY! Commissions serve as advisory bodies to review City policy issues and provide policy recommendations to the City Council. All South Pasadena residents who are registered to vote are eligible to serve on a commission. To see which commissions have positions available and to apply, go to our WISPPA Commission webpage.
  • Congratulations to Marina Khubesrian who has been selected as South Pasadena’s newest Mayor. Bob Joe was selected as the new Mayor-Pro-Tem.
  • Congratulations to all 44 women honored by Senator Anthony Portantino at his annual Women in Business – Legislative Update and Awards Luncheon on December 4. Special Congratulations to Laurie Wheeler,President and CEO of the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, who was selected as Top Non-Profit Executive. The city was well represented as Samantha Montes earned the most inspirational award as the executive director and co-owner of Beyond the Classroom, an after-school enrichment program in South Pasadena.
  • Join fellow WISPPA members at the SPTOR Crunch Party 2018 on Saturday, December 29 at 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. You can buy your tickets at the door or visit SPTOR site souvenir booth for $50/ticket. If you would like to sit with WISPPA members, please respond to this email and let us know so that Bianca Richards and Dollie Chapman, who will be coordinating this for the WISPPA group, will know how many seats/tables to reserve.
  • Spark of Love Toy Drive Fund Now through Sunday, December 24, 2018. The South Pasadena Fire Department, in cooperation with ABC7, CVS Drugstores and other south-land Fire Departments, is collecting toys for the annual “Spark of Love” Toy Drive. The toy drive provides toys and sports equipment this holiday season for children who would otherwise go without. Now through December 24th, you can make a difference in a child’s life by dropping off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at designated collection boxes. These boxes are located in the lobbies of South Pasadena City Hall, Police Department, and Fire Department.
    • The South Pasadena Senior Center is inviting the community to help bring cheer to SP senior residentswho live by themselves and are housebound and alone for the holidays. YOU CAN HELP. Through Dec 14, donate gift cards to local businesses as well as cookies and candy so that they can assemble meaningful, cheerful and tasty gift baskets. The following is needed: gift cards of $10 to $25 in value from places like McDonald’s, Pavillions, Rite Aid, Target, Trader Joe’s, Vons, wrapped cookies and chocolates (factory packaged and unopened) as well as cash donations to go towards gift card purchases. Donations can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Senior Center at 1102 Oxley. For more info, call 626-403-7360.
LIST OF EVENTS: Go to http://www.wisppa.org/upcoming-events.html for the latest info and to access links to the various South Pas calendars: Chamber of Commerce, The City of South Pas, and The Senior Center classes and programs.
Wine and Song Series Wednesdays at 7pm – $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Kitchen is open until 8:30. For more info, go to wineandsong.com/schedule Arroyo Seco Golf Course – 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena
League Members Annual Holiday Party. Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 – 7:00 PM. There will be delicious food, excellent conversation, and a chance to meet other League members at a festive and happy occasion. Buy a ticket for your chance to win a lovely holiday gift basket!
Although this a free event, we do need to have a head-count so that adequate food and drink will be available. So please register now and plan to attend! Click here to register.
Assemply Member Holden’s Annual Holiday Open House. Thursday, December 13 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 41st Assembly District Office 600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117 Pasadena, CA 91107 In the spirit of the holidays, we are partnering with Shoes That Fit to provide shoes and socks to local children in need. You are invited to make a difference by donating a new pair of athletic shoes or socks in kid’s size 10 through adult size 12. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP at (626) 351-1917 or email Assemblymember.Holden@assembly.ca.gov.
The LA County Registrar office will hold a series of meetings all over the County seeking public input on where to locate the new voting centers that will replace polling sites in the 2020 election. On Thursday, December 13 7:00 pm-9:00 pm , there will be a meeting for our area at the H&H Jivalagian Youth Center, 2242 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena. Our area includes: Altadena Alhambra, Arcadia, Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Temple City.
Jazz at the Blue Guitar – Thursdays at 7:30pm $15 table seating, $10 general admission. Arroyo Seco Grill has food, wine, and full bar. Or bring your own bottle for a $10 corkage fee. Kitchen is open until 8:30. For more info, go to www.blueguitar.club Arroyo Seco Golf Course – 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena
Elf Jr. – The Musical Presented by Young Stars Theatre Through December 16 at the Fremont Centre Theatre. Back by popular demand! One of the most popular YST shows EVER! “Elf Jr.” tells the story of Buddy, a young orphan, who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. For tickets and more info, click here.
SPTOR hosts a morning “mixer” at the float site – come get a sneak peak of the float and hear what’s new! Wednesday, December 19 at 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. This is a free event, with raffle prizes! Coffee and refreshments provided by SPTOR. Location: War Memorial Building
Mosaic Presents Film Screening: ELF Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Location: Rialto Theater Click here for tickets.
SPTOR Crunch Party 2018 on Saturday, December 29 at 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. You can buy your tickets at the door or visit SPTOR site sourvenir booth for $50/ticket. For more info, go to http://www.sptor.org/crunchparty.html
Otter Story Hour A live storytelling event held in the basement of a pub, Griffins of Kinsale, from 7 to 9 pm usually on the first Monday of the month. Visit the website and our Facebook page Our Otter storytellers pull up meaningful experiences from the depths of their lives, crack them open on their heart to expose what is tender and get them off their chest. When they do this we are all nourished, strengthened, enlivened. They re-mind us what we love about life. We can’t help watching.
Chutes & Ladders: Terry Braunstein Artist Talk: Through January 4, 2019 SPARC Gallery @ Chamber of Commerce This exhibition consists of 12 assemblages by Long Beach multi-media and photo-montage artist Terry Braunstein. Braunstein is a philosopher as well as an artist — her creative weave of archetypes and ancient myths coupled with modern images found in the contemporary magazines, gives us profound insight. Her creative juxtapositions are often surprising and even humorous, reflecting how our own private, mundane world is connected to all of humanity, and how our life passages and experiences reflect universal themes.
The Community Services Department is hosting the fourth annual Snow Day event on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue. There will be sled runs, a snow play area, a sled area for younger kids as well as a Tot Land area. Refreshments will be sold on site. Wristbands vouchers may be purchased here , pre-sale tickets are $10, and $15 the day of the event. There will be 4-45 minute sessions starting at 10:00 a.m., which can be selected online at the time of purchase. Each wristband is good for 45 minutes of access
to snow play and sled runs. For further questions, contact the Recreation Office at (626) 403-7380. We look forward to seeing you there, and please remember to bring your scarves and mittens! Additional waiver may be required to sign the day of event.
3rd Annual Women’s March on January 19th from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m Pershing Square – Downtown LA• 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles For more info, click here.
ShopTalk Breakfast! Tuesday, February 5 at 8:00 a.m. Featuring a speaker on a topic of interest to small business. Come by for a delicious breakfast and a chance to meet some other local business people. You’ll leave by 9 with some insights and hints you can use for the benefit of your business Carrow’s Restaurant RSVP: call 626.441.2339.$13 for Chamber members/$18 for non-members, breakfast included