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CIRCLE V RANCH CAMP IN THE NEWS

DAVID FIELDS SPEAKS TO GLENDALE KIWANIS

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Society executive director David Fields spoke about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' charitable works to the Glendale Kiwanis Friday, July 19, 2013.  Fields was warmly greeted by 75 Kiwanis including Jim Dyrness, a Vincentian volunteer at Incarnation Catholic Church in Glendale.  Fields was a guest of long-time Kiwanis member Louie Sadd, whose Datastream company provides IT and web services to the Society's Los Angeles Council. Glendale Kiwanis president Mercy Velazquez presented Fields with a speaker's plaque of appreciation following his talk. Valazquez also gave Fields and Society deputy director of public relations Chris Sariego leaves to place on the "Grow Kiwanis Planting the Seeds of Service" Tree symbolizing working together for the good of the community. Thank you for your hospitality Glendale Kiwanis!
Photos (Top to Bottom)  Society executive director David Fields and Glendale Kiwanis President Mercy Valazquez; Society public …

LINCOLN HEIGHTS MIXER HOSTED BY SOCIETY

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A Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce Business Community Mixer was held in the boutique area of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles thrift store in Lincoln Heights Thursday, July 18, 2013. 40 members of the Lincoln Heights business community attended and enjoyed the beer, wine, sodas and delicious hot and cold appetizers. Deputy executive director of the society, David Garcia, is also a Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce board member.
Photos (Top): Frank Villalobos, Barrio Planners President; Steven Kasten chamber president; Society executive director David Fields, John M. Menchaca, president & CEO of El Arca, and David Garcia, deputy executive director of the Society. (Bottom): Society stores director Kellie McCaffrey-Nady, Garcia and Society director of special operations James Bibb.


CIRCLE V FAMILY CAMP THIS WEEKEND

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID FIELDS

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This week Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' Executive Director David Fields celebrated his birthday. The staff of the Society's Los Angeles administrative offices threw Fields a surprise birthday lunch of Chinese food and gave him a ceramic wall hanging of Frederic Ozanam.  Happy Birthday Mr. Fields!

GARAGE SALE TO BENEFIT SOCIETY

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FOCHT FAMILY PRESENTS $7,500 TO RANCH CAMP

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Photo: Sandra and Michael Focht, Sr. of the Focht Family Foundation present a $7,500 donation check to Circle V Ranch Camp Director Ray Lopez and Friends of Circle V Founder Sally Corlett.
Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County — Sandra L. Focht and Michael H. Focht, Sr., founders of the Focht Family Foundation, attended the recent Friends of Circle V Ranch V Ranch Camp annual reception and presented a gift donation of $7,500 to Camp Director Ray Lopez and Friends of Circle V Founder Sally Corlett. Mrs. Focht stated, “Our foundation is comprised of three generations of our family. We are committed to local philanthropy and are delighted to make this gift to the wonderful Circle V Ranch Camp”
Mr. Focht stated, “Our family has visited Circle V Ranch Camp and seen first-hand how children’s lives are transformed by attending a week-long summer session. We are very happy to make this donation to assure that more kids receive camperships and can enjoy all the traditional activities and care…

DOROTHY LLAMAS CHAPEL DEDICATED

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The Dorothy Llamas Memorial Chapel was dedicated at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' thrift store in Los Angeles, June 21, 2013.  Reverend Pedro Villarroya C.M. officiated. Store employees remembered Llamas, a former store director, as someone firm and kind, and always interested in others. Llamas was active in all levels of the Society, as a Vincentian, council president, district council president and regional historian. "She loved people," said her daughter Rosemary Sudduth, who was present. "She felt everyone was meaningful to God and meaningful to her." Sudduth said a Llamas family chapel is in Providence, Rhode Island, where prayers returned family safe from World War II.  Sudduth is happy to know her family now has another chapel: "We are a praying family. Our family believes in prayer and that prayer changes things." Sudduth said prayers to God in her mother's chapel at the thrift store will  certainly have Llama…

LA5 ROTARY GIVES $5,000 TO SOCIETY

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LA5 Rotary Club of Los Angeles out-going president Jay Richardson presented Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles executive director David Fields with a check for $5,000 June 21, 2013. The funds will be used to purchase appliances for the new kitchen at Society's Cardinal Manning Center homeless services on Skid Row in Los Angeles. "Many thanks to LA5 Los Angeles Rotary for their generosity to us!" said Fields.

Photo: (left to right) LA5 Rotarian and Society board member Mark Mariscal, LA5 Rotarian and Director/Chair of the Grants Committee Dr. Carmen Schaye, Society board president Claire Padama and Society executive director David Fields.


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