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Former Woman’s Club of Lakeside president moves to state representation

The Woman’s Club of Lakeside is all puffed up with pride these days because their former President, Chris Herzog, has worked her way up the ladder to become the state president of all Federated Women’s Clubs in California. No easy task. Last year she was the second vice president.

Former Woman’s Club of Lakeside president moves to state representation

The Woman’s Club of Lakeside is all puffed up with pride these days because their former President, Chris Herzog, has worked her way up the ladder to become the state president of all Federated Women’s Clubs in California. No easy task. Last year she was the second vice president.

All Women’s Clubs in the southern district recently celebrated with a casual meet and greet reception at the La Mesa Women’s Club. It was to honor Herzog and to give her congratulations and encouragement for her new found position that will be a two-year stint. There were lots of hugs, handshakes and accolades for her dedication and hard work.

Carolyn Bass, who is just finishing up her term as Lakeside president said the theme of the reception, was a train locomotive, which represented “get on board.” Herzog designed the logo of a locomotive. She said her goals to accomplish during her stint are first to install name plaques on the hundreds of trees in the State Capital Park in Sacramento. Her second goal is to bring back Americanism and patriotism to the schools. Her third goal is to support American military such as the Navy League which assists Navy and Marine families and support the USO Airport Military Rooms for traveling military personnel so they have a place to rest and have refreshments while away from home.

“Especially in San Diego Airport and LAX because they are big deployment areas. They are constantly in need of supplies,” Herzog said.

Some of her duties include a yearly convention in Arizona, workshops and speaker engagements at various Women’s Clubs throughout California, plus a workshop in Washington D.C. to represent Californian Federated Women’s Clubs. She will be covering a lot of miles, and be gone from her hometown of Lakeside for endless trips.

Another Lakeside Woman’s Club project they participated in June was the Relay of Life that was a fundraiser for the fight against cancer. Liz Harris was the Woman’s Club organizer for her fourth year. This event was a 24-hour long event held at the Lakeside Middle School, which included members walking around and around the field track for 24 hours…that’s all night long! The members took turns, of course, but said they had fun and the camaraderie was incredible. Harris said the Lakeside club raised over $1,900 through donations, selling raffle tickets and selling cute quilts and craft items at their booth.  The Sewing Club, a part of the Woman’s Club, lovingly made all the items.  Harris said there are a lot of ladies in her club who are cancer survivors.

“We are passionate to help others,” she said.

 

By the end of the Relay of Life $46,587 had been raised by 28 teams with 365 participants, for the fight against cancer, a big accomplishment for Lakeside. Congratulations!

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