President’s Message June 2014

Barbara Profile ShotThe May Founders Day program honored Harold Kaufman for his contributions as a DPHS Founder, his efforts on behalf of Dana Point and celebrated the 25th Anniversary the City of Dana Point’s incorporation. DPHS board member Heidi Hyde presented an extensive power point presentation and talked about the accomplishments and highlights of Harold’s life before and after his arrival in Dana Point. Harold was presented with a certificate from the City Council by Carlos N. Olvera and the Founders Day plaque from the Historical Society by Bill Bamattre. Harold Kaufman spoke about his experiences with the Civic Association and as Mayor. Max Brown and Judy Henderson served delicious appetizers and wines with the help of the board. A celebratory cake honoring Harold Kaufman and another cake honoring the 25th year of the City of Dana Point provided dessert. Special thanks go to Max Brown, Keith Johannes, Joel Bishop, Mike Grier, Bill Bamattre, Elizabeth Bamattre, Kirsten Reynolds and all our board members who helped set up the exhibits, chairs and tables and return them to storage after the program.

Currently, we have an exhibit and display board commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Dolph House thanks to Kirsten Reynolds, Exhibit Chair, and we will have some of the original architectural plans of the 1914 residence provided by DPHS member Bill Brough which we will be able to view at the museum in the next few weeks. Speaking of the museum, we are grateful to the Historical Society members who volunteer their time to keep the museum open to the public.
Regina Barnes, Scholarship Chair, presented the Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship at San Juan Hills High School and I had the honor to present the Doris I. Walker Scholarship at Dana Hills High School. We will have our annual scholarship fundraiser on Tuesday, June 24th, at Doheny State Beach. Special thanks go to our scholarship committee members Judy Brandmeier, Judy Henderson, Heidi Hyde and Georgelean Olvera, who read the applications for the scholarship recipients and are volunteering to help at the Fiesta.

Jack Saunderson of Lucy’s El Patio Cafe is again catering our June 24th Scholarship Fiesta dinner with his mother’s recipes and we are back at Doheny State Beach! Your entrance and parking is included in the price of your dinner and there will be tours of the newly remodeled DSBIA Visitor Center starting at 5 PM conducted by Ed Neely, DSBIA President. Last year’s Mexican style picnic was such a success with friends and guests that we are doing it again—tradition! Dinner will be served beginning at 6 PM. Please reserve your tickets for family and friends as soon as possible so the right amount of delicious food can be prepared. The registration form can be found inside our newsletter and also online at: Fiesta Dinner reservation Form 2014  (

As in the past, please bring some folding money to buy tickets for the drawing and donations for drinks poured by dedicated volunteers. Call 248-8121 if you wish to donate a dessert or an item for the raffle. See you at the Scholarship Fiesta Dinner at Doheny Beach!

Barbara Force Johannes

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