Earlene McKee, left, the outgoing president of the Vacaville City Council of Beta Sigma Phi, hands over the gavel and books to new president Dawn Brown of Vacaville on May 12 at Sharon Scheieri’s home in Vacaville.
Sons of Italy members Lee Munoz, left, and Albert Galli enjoy an after-dinner raffle at the monthly meeting May 15 at the Fairfield Senior Center.
Sons of Italy members Remo Scagliotto of Fairfield and Lorraine Hannce of Pleasanton transfer from their lodge to the local one.
Joe Ragusa, left, and new members Mike Kimmel, center, and Sandra Reece-Martens enjoy the Sons of Italy meeting at the Fairfield Senior Center, May 15.
Nora Del Ross, left, Joan Miller and President Richard Barker, all of Fairfield, meet at The Sons of Italy meeting May 15 at the Fairfield Senior Center. They initiated new members into the lodge.
Sons of Italy President Richard Barker, right, presents Sandra Reece-Martens, one of the new initiates, with a pin at the monthly meeting May 15 at the Fairfield Senior Center.
From left, Sons of Italy President Richard Barker, Chris Estes, Carson Estes, Joy Bruno, Christin Estes and Traci Estes – all of Fairfield – came to support Christian Estes, who received the Gino Bruno Memorial Scholarship at the meeting May 15.
Local members of the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2333 met recently with District President Sandie Grainger. From left, Jan Beck; Virginia Johnson; Sissy Borel, national president; Sandy Grainger, district president; Shirley Calvert, Department of California president; Sherl Daverio, secretary/treasurer of Department of State of California; Nancy Voyd, Yo Muto and Margaret Kaucher.
Soroptimist of Central Solano hosted their Denim and Diamonds fundraiser May 17. Jennifer Barton, right, Soroptimist member and raffle chairwoman, got Bud Ross to donate to the cause. The club raised more than $22,000 at the event, which will fund next year’s service projects, which help better the lives of women and girls in the community.
From left, Soroptimist members Sally Silvia, Kathy Pratt and Soroptimist husband Cephus and his wife Soroptimist Laura Fowler enjoy good friends and music at the Soroptimist of Central Solano annual Denim and Diamonds fundraiser.
Members of the leadership class at Armijo High School volunteered their time to help the Soroptimist Club set up for the annual Denim and Diamonds Fundraiser at the Cordelia Fire Hall.
Dan Clark, president of Benicia Old Town Theatre Group, proudly accepts a resolution by the Solano Board of Supervisors to commend the group for 50 years of community theater and its ongoing commitment to the cultural arts. The resolution states that Solano County recognizes that the cultural arts create vibrant, lively neighborhoods, assist in the revitalization of communities and bring tourists and new residents to an area.
Evan Poston, from Suisun Valley 4-H, won Best of Show at the Dixon May Fair for his handcrafted tiger wood bowl.
From left, Jeanne Cradduck, Lore Quillen, Steffni Muehleisen, Jennifer Ginder and Debbie Arsich welcome new officers for Preceptor Kappa Kappa 2013-14. The installation took place at the home of Minna Gross in Fairfield on May 13.
Kathy Hall and Cynthia Garcia, of the Fairfield Suisun Rotary club, show their excitement from the special “Academy Award” they won from President Suzanne Bragdon at the meeting in May.
Wesley Balance, author of “Full Balance,” talks to the Fairfield Suisun Rotary club meeting in May.
Ben Crombie, a new member of the Fairfield Suisun Rotary club, and fellow Rotarian and mom, Elaine Crombie, attended the May meeting.
The Society of Military Widows met May 30 at Travis Air Force Base’s David Grant Medical Center for a dedication meeting with Brig. Gen. Charles E. Potter for the dedication and house tour of Fisher House II. Front row, from left, Freddie Allen, MeLua Jarrett, Betty Shishido, Potter, Billie Evans, Ellie Gardner and Theresa Dunbarn. Back row, from left: Shirley Mahler, Pat Cooper and President Lori Gaines.
The annual luncheon meeting of the Society of Military Widows met with Sacramento Chapter 5 members at the Lion Gate Restaurant-McClellen Air Force Base in Sacramento on May 3. Pictured from left are Bobbie McClanahan, Eleandora Wagner, Theresa Dunbar, Leni King, Billie Evans, Mary Wilson, Conchita Wilkerson, Erika Davis, Pat Clay, Mary Franes Walker, Mirella Fields, Carolyn Barrett, Elsie Shueley, Lena Mullen, Lorraine Young, Ruby Hardy, Dora Percious, Phyllis Craig and Freddie Allen.
Commander Michael L. Brimer presents the Past Commanders Pin and Plaque to past commander and current 5th District Commander Robert DeToro during the monthly American Legion Post 182 members meeting on March 12.
Westamerica Bank Foundation granted $1,000 to help support the Fairfield Community Services Foundation’s Fun on the Run program, a mobile recreation and life skills program serving Fairfield’s underprivileged youth. Westamerica Bank Vice President Elaine Crombie, left, presents a check to Nancy Hopkins, FCSF grants chairwoman and board member. Donated funds are used to support sports activities, arts and crafts, nutrition education and develop leadership skills.