Friday, December 7, 2007

PRSA-LA Brings Holiday Cheer To Para Los Niños

Winner Monique Rodriguez,
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital

Winner Katherine Alvarado, LAX
Los Angeles World Airports

Winner Elisa Mann, Mann & Associates

Public Relations
Society of
Kicks The Holiday Season With
Good fortune & Charitable Mixer
at a Historical Setting In
Los Angeles

By George S. Mc Quade III

"Para Los Niños works with some of the most economically challenged working families in Southern California," said Elena Stern, vice president of External Affairs of Para Los Niños, a
Elena Stern, Para Los Niñoslocal nonprofit agency serving low income children and families, that received dozens of unwrapped toys from people attending the PRSA-LA holiday mixer in West Hollywood. The event, of which drew nearly 100 people, was hosted by Global Cuisine at The Lot, in West Hollywood.

"During the holidays, when many parents are working two or three jobs just to make ends meet, toys are often hard to come by. The generous donations made tonight (Dec. 4, 2007) by PRSA-LA members and guests will put smiles on a lot of faces -- children and parents alike. For this, we are extremely grateful," said Stern. “Thanks to the generosity of guests in attendance, nearly 80 holiday gifts will be provided to some of the thousands of children and youth served by Para Los Niños.”

In addition to the delicious food, the holiday mixer featured food fortune telling and magic, excellent raffle prizes, including a three publication deals from Jack O’Dwyer’s package of publications and directories, great networking, and tours of the historic former Pickford-Fairbanks Studios.

Paula G. Leftwich enters
her raffle tickets for a door prize.

"This is nice setting and great food,” Paula G. Leftwich, vice chair, Los Angeles Housing Dept. told this newsletter as she put her raffle tickets in the cans for the drawing.

The PRSA-LA is one of the largest membership chapters among the 20,000 member organization in the country, and PRSA-LA President-elect Rita Tateel, president of The Celebrity Source, Hollywood, provided a hint of her top priority for next year.

“One of my goals as President in '08 is to increase multicultural diversity within PRSA-LA. The event tonight is a step in that direction as we are co-hosting the event with the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA) and the event benefits Para Los Niños ( ),” said Tateel.

There will be other goals when the new LA Chapter Board Retreat comes up on Jan. 18-19, 2008.

By the way, this writer learned in five minutes, what he has been trying to get in three months from a client past due on payment.

“You will either receive payments on the total bill owned, or all one lump sum payment,” said Alanna M. Arthur, M.A., Awakening The Divine Within, Sherman Oaks, CA, who was providing complimentary readings at the for guests at the mixer. “Look for better times in 2008,” she said.

Monique Rodriguez, Presbyterian, Intercommunity Hospital, Katherine Alvarado, LAX, Los Angeles World Airports and Elisa Mann, Mann & Associates each won a raffle package of

1 year subscription to, 12 monthly issues of the O'Dwyer Report and a 2007 O'Dwyer PR Director, a pkg worth around $350 each. Congratulations.

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