Rosewood Women’s Club Welcomes New President

November 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Members of the Rosewood Women’s Club enjoyed the music of el Trio Los Panchos Sunday as they made the bus trip from the City of Commerce to downtown Los Angeles where they would enjoy a special Thanksgiving themed dinner and install the club’s new president.

President Guadalupe Padilla,  told EGP she’s grateful for the opportunity to serve as president for the next year. She said club members, some who have known each other for decades, enjoy their time together and the opportunity to welcome new members to the club “family.”

“We are very united,” Padilla said.

Guadalupe Padilla (left) is being sworn in by Commerce Mayor Pro Tem Lilia R. Leon and Carmen Marquez (right), now former president, as the new Rosewood Women’s Club President. (EGP photo by Jacqueline Garcia)

Guadalupe Padilla (left) is being sworn in by Commerce Mayor Pro Tem Lilia R. Leon and Carmen Marquez (right), now former president, as the new Rosewood Women’s Club President. (EGP photo by Jacqueline Garcia)

Commerce Mayor Pro-Tem Lila Leon performed the swearing-in ceremony at La Guelaguetza Mexican restaurant. Padilla promised to perform the president’s duties “to the best of my ability,” which she said includes making sure members have “lots of fun.”

The Rosewood Women’s Club was started in 1949 as a small informal gathering of women that has since grown into a civic organization that raises money for scholarships and other local causes.

The “women’s club” has one male member, Lenard Mendoza who accompanies his wife Eduvina to meetings. He says the club has adopted him as “the man for all the women.”

The Rosewood Women’s Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at the Commerce Senior Center. Women of all ages are welcome.

They try to celebrate all members’ birthdays and dress up for holidays such as Saint Patrick’s, Easter and Halloween.

“This gathering counts as the Thanksgiving dinner, since all of us will be busy with our families during that time,” according to Padilla.

“I like this club because I enjoy myself with friends and my husband knows where I am and what I’m doing,” said long time Commerce resident Maggie Lopez.

Women from outside Commerce can become members, but are not allowed to serve on the club’s board, said Padilla.

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El Club de Mujeres de Rosewood Park Celebra con Desfile de Modas

May 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sandy Cornejo ex presidenta y Carmen Marquez presidenta actual del Club de Mujeres de Rosewood Park dan la bienvenida a los invitados presentes. (Cortesía de Ciudad de Commerce)

Sandy Cornejo ex presidenta y Carmen Marquez presidenta actual del Club de Mujeres de Rosewood Park dan la bienvenida a los invitados presentes. (Cortesía de Ciudad de Commerce)

El Club de Mujeres de Rosewood Park celebrarón su desfile de modas anual número 16. Miembros de la comunidad, maestros y personal de la escuela asistieron el sábado al evento que tuvo lugar en el restaurante Stevens Steak House.

Los fondos recaudados son dirigidos para ayudar a los estudiantes de octavo grado de la Escuela Rosewood Park en Commerce, la cual cuenta con 1.050 alumnos y este año, 140 son estudiantes del octavo grado. “Va a ser una generosa donación para la ceremonia, $700 – $800”, Robert Cornejo, director de la escuela le dijo a EGP.

Hace doce años el club comenzó a ayudar a la Escuela Rosewood Park , que es la única escuela en el Distrito Escolar de Montebello que ofrece los grados Kinder al octavo.

El Club de Mujeres es la organización cívica de la comunidad más antigua de Commerce. Abrió sus puertas en 1949 como un grupo de socialización, pero poco a poco, cambió. “Todo comenzó con unas pocas mujeres tomando una taza de café y fue creciendo y tuvieron que trasladarse a la Escuela Rosewood Park para continuar sus reuniones”, la Presidenta del Club, Carmen Márquez le dijo a EGP. “Unos años más tarde se convirtió en una organización sin fines de lucro que promueve la cultura y las costumbres” para las mujeres de todas las edades , agregó.

 

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