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Soroptimist honors awardees at luncheon


Last updated 4/24/2008 at Noon

(From left) Gayle Marrocco, Angela Appel, Carla Mercado, Mary Mack and Texanne Schaden

FALLBROOK — Soroptimist International of Fallbrook honored three local residents with awards at their recent luncheon.

Carla Mercado received the Violet Richardson Award, presented by Gayle Marrocco, for her volunteer work at the Boys & Girls Club. Mercado donates most of her time in “Power Hour” helping boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with their homework. A check in the amount of $250 in her honor was given to the Boys & Girls Club.

Angela Appel was honored with the Woman’s Opportunity Award and received a check for $575 to be used for schooling, books or tuition. Angela currently attends Cal State San Marcos, works as a teacher’s assistant at Fallbrook High School and is the mother of two sons.

Mary Mack was presented the Woman of Distinction Award by Texanne Schaden which honors ordinary women who, through their professional or personal activities, make extraordinary efforts on behalf of women and girls. Mack moved to Fallbrook in 1988 and quickly involved herself in the Fallbrook community by becoming a founding member of Rally for Children, serving on the Boys & Girls Club of North County Board of Directors, becoming involved with PEO, Country Friends, Christ The King Lutheran Council and serving as a PTA president at Fallbrook High School.

Soroptimist International of Fallbrook is a volunteer service organization for business and professional women dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. For more information, call Florie Meyer at (760) 731-3364.


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