Wednesday, April 6, 2011

2011 Annual Meeting - Thank you Vincentians!

With more than 450 'Vincentian' volunteers in attendance - the most ever - the Council's Annual Meeting was held on Sunday at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. Some of the highlights include:

* Top Hat Award: Jim Weiss, past president of the Society's Council of Los Angeles, receives the Council's highest award for his outstanding work in the region.
* Medallion Awards: Presented to one individual in each of the Council's seven districts for their tremendous contributions over the past year. They include: Kim Williams, Donald Willey, Margarita Amador, Ernie Morales, Patricia Daniels, Frances Mitchell and Gloria Downer.
* New leadership: Executive Director David Fields introduces new Council President Claire Padama.
* Aggregation Certificates: Presented to Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas; Old Mission Santa Ines, Solvang; Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa Young Adult, Los Angeles; St. Bruno, Whittier.

Thank you, Vincentians, for attending and for your tireless efforts throughout the year to help those in need!

Photos (top): Vincentian Jim Weiss (center) receives Top Hat Award from Council President Claire Padama and Executive Director David Fields; (bottom): Medallion honorees receive their recognition (from left): Honoree Kim Williams with Our Lady of the Angels District President Suzanne Mingleton; Honoree Donald Willey with North San Fernando District President Hilmar Rosenast; Honoree Margarita Amador with South San Fernando District President John De La Fontaine; Honoree Ernie Morales with Ventura District President Dan Sciacia; Honoree Patricia Daniels with Santa Barbara District President Richard Rink; Honoree Frances Mitchell with San Pedro District President Carol Pedersen; Honoree Gloria Downer with San Gabriel District President Richard Chavez.

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