Golf Tournament a Big Hit! Along with the Dinner, Car Raffle, and Auctions

Under the capable leadership of Ron Lorilla, Robert Malonzo and Committee Members Debbie Adams, Jim Bariteau, Flo Southland, Tom and Elsa McLaughlin, Tony Branco, Bob and Ronnie Byron this year’s golf tournament was very well organized and was a very enjoyable day out for over 100 golfers. We thank the entire committee, the golfers and the following volunteers who helped in different ways: Jim Castle, Maria Civello, Louis DeVincenzi, Joyce Duffy, Terry Griffin, Carol Griffin, Cookie Hales, Leona Karava, Mary Kolb, Mary Ann Laundri, Dot Leysna, Rob Malonso, Tom McLaughlin, Elsa McLaughlin, Barbara Miller, Bev Murphy, Madeline Natzger, Richard Naftzger; Maureen O’Neill, Linda Pederson, Bill Rodman, Marilyn Rodman, Linda Schlageter, and Flo Southland.

We also thank the people from the Villages who gave us their golf carts for the tournament.

Armand Guerrero was the official photographer for the tournament and we thank him.

Over 300 participants enjoyed the very festive and enjoyable Dinner. We especially thank Rosalie Cartwright for the colorful décor and layout of the tables which added to the festive atmosphere. The live piano music was an added feature this year.

The Car Raffle, this year, had a new and different format with fewer tickets and more prizes. The Raffle Committee was led by Karen Meshcke and included Kimberley Pham, Theresa Nguyen and Minh Tam Nguyen. The following sales people did a great job in moving the 2000 tickets: Ryan Bao, Bob Byron, Ronnie Byron, Solly Cecillio, Rebecca Cruz, Mina Echols, Helen Guerrero, Rusty Kilkenny, Mary Kolb, Marie Lamantia, Becky Mora, Jacqueline Nguyen, Imelda Orozco, Aster Pasion, Sam Pasion, Zeny Patalot, Suzanne Pham, Janet Phan, Stella Rodriguez, Ederlyn Suriaga, Phu Vu, and Lisette Zarzalejo.

We are grateful to all of them for their hard work.

We congratulate the winners of the Grand Prize and the 12 other prizes. Note that over $30,000 goes to people of the parish, the winners. Grand Prize Beth Cayabyab (#1939), 2nd Prize $2,000 Rose Gravelle (#1931), 3rd Prize $1,000 Joseph Velez (#0925), 4th Prize $500 My Bui (#1454). Bundle Drawing Winners: Jesse Mora (iPad mini 3 B155), John Cortese $1000 B490, Msgr. Fran $500 B175

Credit for the success of the Auctions goes to the following talented committee: Tess Chin, Sandra Lowe, Geraldine Leggio, Linda Paulson and Rosalie Cartwright.

The following volunteers helped with the auctions: Felicia Aquino, Rosalie Cartwright, Donna Corsell, Hunter Elkins, Yvonne French, Hanna Lowe, David Mendez, Tate Tran, and Cynthia Welch.

They secured the items for the Live Auction and Silent Auction, organized the items for the silent auction, did the booklet for the live auction, provided the paddles for the bidding, and took the payment for the items in a very organized and quick way. We are very grateful to them for their hard work and generous donation of time and talent.

We thank Hunter Elkins for being our auctioneer during the dinner.

We thank the sponsors, donors and local businesses who supported us.

Last but not least we thank our staff, especially our Business Manager, Victor Espinoza, and Heather Khan, our accountant, Mary McAllister who helped with credit card payments, and Rosie Olivas our Administrative Assistant who supported the above workers and volunteers.

You will see how many people contributed to the success of these activities. In doing so, we enjoyed each others company, made new friends, got satisfaction in the success of our work, and felt the joy of the gospel that Pope Francis talks about and lives.

Save the Date for Next years Golf, Dinner and Raffle Event: Monday, October 10, 2016