Woman's Club marks 125 years

DOWNEY - The Woman's Club of Downey celebrated its 115-year anniversary recently by honoring Doris Patterson for her 25 years of service to the club and the community.Patterson was also honored by Dr. Don Shawn Phipps, chief quality officer and associate hospital administrator for Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for her efforts on the hospital's behalf, including the institution of their art program. In 1993, Patterson helped the Woman's Club begin weekly bingo games in partnership with Rancho. The effort has raised more than $400,000 for Rancho as of December 2012. Meanwhile, Andrea Avila, field deputy for County Supervisor Don Knabe, presented a proclamation to club president Cheryll Olsen acknowledging the service that the Woman's Club of Downey has provided to the city since its founding.

********** Published: Dec. 12, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 35