San Bernardino's Native Sons of the Golden West welcomed a new slate of officers for the coming year, and honored members celebrating 25 and 50 years of membership in the parlor, at its installation ceremony on July 6.
Kevin Anderson (San Bernardino) will lead Arrowhead Parlor 110 as President. Evelyn Alexander (San Bernardino) is the new 1st Vice President; Vince Laster (San Bernardino) is 2nd Vice President, and Eric Sell (Rancho Cucamonga) is 3rd Vice President. Other newlyinstalled officers are: Sherry Livingston (Rialto) is Marshal, Richard McInnis (Rialto) is Inside Sentinel, Dr. Katy Henry (Highland) is Outside Sentinel, and Carol Robb (Grand Terrace) is Trustee. Reelected officers include Mike Anderson, Recording Secretary; Jim Smith, Financial Secretary; and Dennis Baxter, Treasurer, all from San Bernardino. Outgoing President Garry Devlin (Rialto) is now Junior Past President, and Doug Calkins (Beaumont) is Senior Past President.
Fifty-year pins were presented to Roger Devlin (Yucaipa ) and Robert Fisher (San Bernardino).
Twenty-five-year pins was presented to Nicholas Romano (Beaumont), and Fred Shorett (San Bernardino).
President Kevin Anderson announced upcoming activities, open to members and to anyone interested in becoming a member, including an all-you-caneat buffet and Inland Empire 66ers baseball game on July 20, the parlor's monthly luncheon at the Mardi Gras restaurant in San Bernardino on July 27, and the group's participation in the Rialto's August 2 "National Night Out" event. "Joining the Native Sons is a great way to get involved and learn more about our great state, and particularly our valley," Anderson said.
Native Sons of the Golden West is a statewide fraternal organization of men and women who were born in California.
Arrowhead Parlor 110, with over 300 members, is one of the largest parlors in California.
NSGW supports historical preservation, and raises funds to treat children born with cleft palate. Arrowhead Parlor 110 also supports scholarships, and a local fourth-grade California history essay contest, whose winners then compete statewide.
For more information, contact Kevin Anderson at 951-830- 6060.
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