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Local Native Sons Group Celebrates 123rd Anniversary

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San Bernardino’s chapter of the Native Sons of the Golden West celebrated its 123rd anniversary last Saturday, when 5 new members were initiated into Arrowhead Parlor #110: Jeff Austin, Jessica Austin and Don Singer of Redlands, Eloise Reyes of Grand Terrace, and Cheryl Summerville of Murrieta.

Mike Anderson of San Bernardino received the Parlor’s Native Son of the Year Award.

Anderson is a 30-year member, and has served the organization in many different offices and roles, including president and recording secretary.

“Mike is one of the reasons Arrowhead #110 is such a vibrant and active organization,” noted current President Garry Devlin. “He’s always ready to lend a hand when needed.”

San Bernardino First Ward City Councilperson Virginia Marquez presented the Parlor with a congratulatory resolution, commending it for its civic activism and its commitment to preserving California’s history.

Arrowhead Parlor #110, with more than 300 members, is one of the largest in the state, and is also one of the fastest growing.

It is the only Parlor bin the Inland Empire, and draws upon both Riverside and San Bernardino County residents.

Contact information and additional information about becoming a member of NSGW may be found at http://www.nsgw110.com/ .

NSGW was founded in 1875, and has local chapters, called “parlors,” throughout the state of California. In spite of the name “Native Sons,” many women are also members. Membership in NSGW is open to every adult who was born in California.

The Native Sons have two foundations.

One is devoted to historic preservation, and the other is devoted to charitable activities, primarily cleft palate.

NSGW donates hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to hospitals that specialize in treating children born with a cleft palate.

 

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