◼ 2012/2013 OFFICERS ELECTED AT NORTHERN DIVISION'S BIENNIAL CONVENTION
The election of the 2012-13 officers of the Northern Division of CFRW were elected at the biennial convention held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Sacramento. Leading the team is President Elect Roseann Slonsky-Breault. Doris Whitney
will be First Vice President, Carla Embertson
will be Second Vice President
and Dottie Ray Souter will be Third Vice President. Also elected were Kathy Rodriguez, Membership Secretary; Nancy Alvarez, Recording Secretary;
and Laura Riffle, Treasurer.
Those relected to a second term as Regional Directors are Mary Ruth Reinscheild
(Northwest), Dottie Linden
(Capitol Corridor), Kay Young
(Santa Clara Valley) and Joan Matteson
(Motherlode). Newly elected Regional Directors are Kerry Criss (North), Marlene Nelson (Northeast), Marcia Myers
(North Central), Cindy Eisenhower
(North Bay), Pat Scott
(East Bay), Elsie Gufler
(San Francisco Peninsula) and Charlotte Dahms
Events began on Friday evening with a Dessert Reception where President Murriel Oles
honored those who had served for this biennium. Following the presentation of colors by the Travis AFB Honor Guard,
members were welcomed by Senator Ted Gaines, Assemblywoman Beth Gaines
and CRP Chair Tom Del Beccaro.
During the business session, delegates adopted bylaw amendments and elected the officers named above.
The luncheon speaker was author Janie Johnson Don't Take My Lemonade Stand: An American Philosophy
and the afternoon workshops were centered around the 2011 FOCUS edited by Diane Page.
was the banquet speaker and performed the installation of the 2012-13 officers following entertainment by the Sierra Bells of Auburn.
Sunday was dedicated to awards, a legislation update by Edelweiss Geary
and passage of three of the four resolutions. Maxine Robinson
of Nevada County RWF was named Northern Division Woman of the Year.
Convention Co-Chairs Karen Atteberry
and Paula Celick,
along with Motherlode Region Director Joan Matteson
delivered on their promise of a jam-packed two day convention.
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HRWF members Debbie Walker (President), Gwen Morris (2nd Vice President), Jean Giannini, Rose, and Kathy Rodriguez attended.