Mary Winners of About Senior Solutions and Manny DeLaCruz of Right at Home will be the guest speakers on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary.
Winners provides advice and consulting for those with questions about senior needs, while DeLaCruz offers various senior services.
And tribute will be paid to the Arcadia Woman’s Club as an Arcadia Business Icon. The monthly joint presentation between the Chamber and the Arcadia Historical Society will be made to Woman’s Club President Cheryl Alberg by Society President Gene Glasco and Chamber CEO Scott Hettrick.
The Woman’s Club recently celebrated its Centennial Anniversary and in addition to its own programs has been offering its building for rental for many years. The iconic Club house at 324 South First Avenue was dedicated on July 30, 1931. The Woman’s Club building was responsible for creating the City’s first public library and their departments and committees were active in many civic and charitable organizations including the Red Cross, March of Dimes, the Peach Blossom Festival, Boy and Girl Scout troops, nurses, libraries, parks, children’s hospitals and the USO.
During World War II the Woman’s Club sold approximately $20,000 in war bonds, and the Red Cross had access to their Club house as a casualty center. The U.S.O. moved from Wheeler Street to the Woman’s Club in 1943 and used the facility as a social club for its servicemen. The foyer became the writing and reception room; the auditorium, a dance hall; and the solarium was used as a game and cloak room.
As always, attendees of the Networking Breakfast (third Thursday of each month), sponsored by Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary, not only enjoy a great breakfast buffet and valuable networking with dozens of others, but also introduce themselves one at a time with a 30-second “elevator pitch.” In addition, they have a chance to win one of multiple gifts donated by members and attendees for a business card drawing, one of which is a free three-minute Business Spotlight, this month by last month’s winner Carol Libby of the Arcadia Historical Society.
Tickets to the breakfast, which runs from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and discounted to $15 for Chamber members who pay at least two days in advance ($20 at the door for Chamber members). No charge for those holding a Chamber All Access Pass.