Assistance League of Long Beach
Charter Date: March 20, 1961
Las Hermanas administers our Assault Survivor Kits program that provides emergency essentials to survivors of sexual assault. They also participate in nearly all of our other philanthropic programs serving our community in a spirit of friendship.
Las Hermanas Governing Body
Las Hermanas Chairman
Janie Matt, and, Shirley Grote
Judie Lecesne, and Carol Thorburn. Missing from the photo: Debra Barrad
|Chairman & Representative to Chapter Board||Ann Tarango|
|Chairman Elect||Linda Kimberley|
|1st Vice Chairman, Membership||Judie Lecesne|
|2nd Vice Chairman, Orientation||Terri Richmond|
|3rd Vice Chairman, Hours||Janie Matt|
|Recording Secretary||Pam Ott|
|Correspondence Secretary||Nancy Merkercher|
|Finance / Assistant Treasurer||Pam Lydon|
|Program / Social Chairman||Debra Barrad|
|Marketing Communications||Shirley Grote|
|Thrift & Vintage Shop Liaison||Carol Thornburn|
|Assault Survivor Kits Chairman||Elissa Viglietta|
September 2016 Speaker
On September 13, 2016, at the monthly meeting of the Las Hermanas Auxiliary of Assistance League of Long Beach, guest speaker Byron Walls, both educated and entertained the group on the subject entitled “Crime Prevention”, giving the essentials through humor on “how to survive crime”.
Byron is well qualified to speak on this subject. He has been speaking on the subject of crime safety since 1980 when he worked for the Citizens Against Crime in Nashville, TN. In 1994, Citizens Against Crime chose Byron as their National Speaker of the Year. Then, after moving to Los Angeles, Byron started California Crimefight.
Although Byron holds a master’s degree in Communications, there is no doubt that his experience on stage and television as an actor, comedian, and folksinger gives him the unique ability to keep his audience laughing while imparting important information.
Las Hermanas Wassail Committee
Las Hermanas getting ready for 75th Anniversary aerial photo
April 11, 2015
Twenty-eight Las Hermanas members recently visited the Shambala Preserves in Acton, California. The City of Long Beach generously provided a bus for transportation to the Preserves. Our Social Committee, led by Bette Brightman and Nancy McKercher, provided refreshments and snacks on the bus, and lunch was also included. Las Hermanas members received a tour by Preserves volunteers, the highlight being viewing the exotic cats. At the end of the tour, Tippi Hedren, President of The Roar Foundation, gave us an informative talk about how Roar creates a safe haven for abused, abandoned, or unwanted exotic cats.
How To Join Las Hermanas
If you would like to join Las Hermanas, contribute your time, or make a donation to the Assault Survivor Kits program, contact our Assistance League of Long Beach chapter office.