Community Hospital Volunteers Las Damas Installs New Board

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Las Damas de la Plaza new Board Members: back row left to right: Bev Cook, president; Sheila Cantrell, vice president; Phyllis Bowles, co-hospitality; and Fran Bylund, event coordinator.  Front row left to right are: Nancy Eilers, co-treasurer; Nell Kariger co-hospitality; Yolanda Benavidez.;nominating chair; Mary Eickenhofer, membership chair and Christy Roeber, historian, press, photography.

Las Damas de la Plaza new Board Members: back row left to right: Bev Cook, president; Sheila Cantrell, vice president; Phyllis Bowles, co-hospitality; and Fran Bylund, event coordinator. Front row left to right are: Nancy Eilers, co-treasurer; Nell Kariger co-hospitality; Yolanda Benavidez.;nominating chair; Mary Eickenhofer, membership chair and Christy Roeber, historian, press, photography.

Thirty-five members and guests of Las Damas de la Plaza met Thursday, January 20 at Elisa’s Tea Room for their installation of officers. Before the installation members enjoyed a traditional English Tea service including scones and finger sandwiches with various flavors of tea.

Serving as Installation Officer, Kathy Berry, CHLB Foundation Development Director, presented each officer with a candy representing their newly board roll in Las Damas. Candy such as Dots, indicating that the Corresponding Secretary will cross her T’s and DOT her I’s.

Las Damas de la Plaza is committed to promoting and advancing the welfare of Community Hospital of Long Beach. Since they were founded in 1984 they have raised over $1 million dollars for the hospital, including the recent $50,000 to the Emergency Department Challenge Campaign.

Seen at the scene: CHLB Foundation representatives Matthew Faulkner, Kathy Berry, Pam Dingwell and Edgar Patino as well as Las Damas President Bev Cook, Phyllis Bowles, Dr. Vonda Lia, Emily Chronister, Bobbie Janiak, Fran Bylund and Sheila Cantrell.

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