Newsletter | August 2017

Rosemary’s Ramblings

I dropped by the August 12th “Back to School” event at Toberman and what a rousing success! Thirty-two stations were set up, both in the parking area and in the gymnasium. Over 300 new backpacks stuffed with school supplies were given out. Hearing and vision stations were available and thanks to the 110 Barbershop, youngsters could even get a haircut. They could stop by Auxiliary member Andrea Perez’s station to have their finger nails done or at Flo Fenton’s station to creatively color pictures they’d chosen from available coloring book.  What a happy as well as truly need-filling activity. I’m continually impressed with how well Toberman understands and serves its community.

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We’re happy to warmly welcome our 2017 new members and ask that you add their names to your roster.

Barbara Orson | 5517 Laurette St.  Torrance, 90503
310-560-3923 |

Betsy Coleman | 27380 Eastvale Rd. Palos Verdes Peninsula, 90274
310-541-0443 |

Gina McKenna | 4380 Cerritos Ave. Long Beach, 90807
562-427-3332 |

Lorena Ybarra | 349 W ‘OFarrell St. San Pedro, 90731

Barbara Heughins | 3135 West 179th St. Torrance, 90504
310-480-0062 |

Loretta Westlund | 6756 Vallon Dr.  Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275
310-377-3744 |


Thrift Store Update
Exciting changes have been taking place at the Thrift Store. This last year renovation and upgrades were completed including painting and installation of security cameras. A boutique corner now displays higher end clothing and accessories. Operating hours are now Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

On June 26th the Toberman Auxiliary hosted a tea event along with a tour of Toberman. The event included a fashion show showcasing thrift store clothes, purses/sandals and jewelry. The event was quite successful and everyone had a great time.

Marlene Hernandez, the store manager is doing a great job juggling the demands of running the store and coordinating staff and volunteers. Volunteers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering please call Marlene at (310) 832-1145 x140. Also, a volunteer schedule is posted in the store.

The store continues to receive daily donations that require constant processing. We continue to look for innovated ways to move, display and sell items as expeditiously as possible. Any help, thoughts or ideas by the membership would be greatly appreciated.

Sales in July were $2,927.00.


Upcoming Events

Byron Walls

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Monday, September 25 –  Byron Walls and “Crime Safety”
Round up your friends and plan to attend the lunch and lecture on “Crime Safety “ at 11:00 at Think Café, 302 West 5th St. in San Pedro. . Our speaker, Byron Walls, has been bringing wit and humor to this vital subject for over 30 years. You’ll not want to miss it. Also included will be a very brief business meeting to receive a report from the nominating committee and we’ll be voting on our 2018 slate of officers. The cost is $25.
Please call Mary Hibdon at 310-629-0395 to make your reservation.

 Saturday, October 21 – A “Roaring Twenties” Casino Night to be held in Toberman’s gymnasium. Plan to come in costume, dine, dance and have fun gambling with the $50 that in included in your $170 ticket.

Friday, November 17 – Save the date for a Christmas event where the Auxiliary has been invited to provide six decorated Christmas trees.

December – Christmas luncheon and installation of 2018 officers. The date and location to be announced.  


We’re saddened by the passing of Dolly Southgate who’d been a member of the Auxiliary since 1992. As is our tradition, a $25 check has been sent to Toberman in her memory.


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