Madru is 'Woman of the Year'

DOWNEY - Longtime Downey resident Marilyn Madru has been named "Woman of the Year" for 2009 by the Eldorado Chapter of the American Business Women's Association. It is the third time Madru has been honored with the designation. She previously held the honor in 1992 and 2000. With her husband, Gordon, Marilyn Madru sends 65 packages of hand-cut coupons each month to military commissaries around the world, which accept the coupons up to three months after their expiration date. Troops use the coupons to purchase food and snacks. Madru and her husband have been Amway/Quixtar distributors for more than 40 years, and are longtime members of First Baptist Church of Downey (43 years), Downey Christian Women's Club (35 years), Downey Coordinating Council, Downey Historical Society, Aerospace Legacy Foundation, and OASIS. Madru accepts coupons from residents to send to troops. Coupons must be from the manufacturers, have an expiration date (no more than three months' expired) and include a bar code. Coupons must be cut out, and no restaurant or store brand coupons are accepted. Send your coupons to Gordon and Marilyn Madru, 8632 Guatemala Ave., Downey, CA 90240. Call (562) 928-2623 for more information.********** Published: March 27, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 49