Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother’s Day Fashion Show Celebrating Our Matriarchs and Youth

Hosted by the Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association (MDBAA)

Bring your mothers, grandmothers and daughters to the
Mother’s Day Fashion Show and Luncheon Fundraiser.
Join us in honoring our Monrovia and Duarte Senior Women and Youth.

Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monrovia United Methodist Church
140 E. Palm Avenue
Monrovia, CA  91016

Tickets are $20

Please contact Eloise Hart to purchase your ticket(s) at (760) 669 – 0669.

Hair by CCIA Cosmetologist for Christ and Simply Divine Hair Salon
Fashions and Models Provided by Ian Matthew Chambers

Models Provided by I ESTEEM

All proceeds will go toward the MDBAA Scholarship and College Student Fund.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MAP Neighborhood Conference- Great Success!

The City of Monrovia 6th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference was on Saturday, April 25 2015 at the Monrovia Community Center. The gloomy weather did not stop the dedicated residents and friends of the City from coming out to a great day of learning more about the City’s resources and helpful tools for health, wellness and the community. The morning started with a delicious continental breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit and coffee from The Coffee Bean. Over 150 people came out to go to workshops to learn about topics like; Keeping Monrovia Beautiful, Meeting the City Manager, Juicing 101 and Coffee with a Cop!

Lunch was kicked off by a fantastic raffle with prizes including a tumbler set, gift cards to neighborhood restaurants and a fruit basket. Thank you to Del Taco, Tommy’s, Jersey Mikes, Wendy’s and Athens Services for ensuring we had a delicious lunch full of treats. Father John Bakas, of Saint Sophia Cathedral, delivered a stirring key note speech, touching on the spirit of volunteerism and the need to take action within your community. After everyone was all fired up based on the key-note, they excitedly went out to Library Park to the Health and Information Fair!

The Health and Information Fair had over 45 vendors offering health screenings and providing information from how to be healthy, how to volunteer and be active in your community, to finding farm fresh ingredients. There was also an opportunity to meet and get to know City staff, and more. In addition to that, there were more fun raffle prizes for all!

A Special thank you to:
 All of the sponsors; Gentile McCloskey & Company, Huntington Hospital, Scholar Share, Prime Lending, Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, United Healthcare Medicare Solutions, and the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley!

All of the lunch sponsors; Del Taco, Athens Services, Tommy’s, Jersey Mikes, The Coffee Bean, and Wendy’s!

All of the Workshop Instructors, participating agencies, volunteers, and MAP Leaders who made this day possible!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The 6th Annual MAP Conference is this Saturday! Pre-registration is now closed but.........!!!!!!

2015 Woman of the Year “Unsung Heroines”- Joannie Gholar Yuille

Presents: 2015 Woman of the Year “Unsung Heroines”
Awards Ceremony April 10, 2015 – El Monte CA
The Award:

Each year U.S. Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano honors women volunteers who have never been publicly thanked and who have provided so much for their organizations without ever been publicly thanks thanked and who have provided so much for their organizations without ever asking anything in return.  As a State Assembly woman in the 1990’s the Congress woman has honored only one woman in Sacramento, today, April 10, 2015, the tradition continued but this time nineteen women from across the Congressional district were honored.  This is an opportunity to thank these amazing women for their sacrifice.

Background information taken from the program:

Joannie Gholar Yuille – City of Monrovia: Nominated by Mayor Mary Ann Lutz
(Years of Volunteering: 50)

Joannie Yuille is currently a Speech and Language Pathologist in the Baldwin Park Unified School District.  She is a leader in her profession, having served as a member of the California Teachers’ Association.  Joannie’s profession and volunteerism reflects her desire to bring people from diverse backgrounds together in harmony.  She holds special certificates as a Race Unity Trainer and Teacher Trainer and is a long time member of the community and been instrumental in developing leadership, anti-bullying, and many other programs for children, adults, senior and families in the community of Monrovia. Joannie has led session at the Monrovia Area Partnership (MAP) Neighborhood Conference, which brings greater understanding of unification to the community.  Through MAP Joannie has become a leader among leaders and oftentimes is the driving force behind many of their community projects.  She also serves the city on the Community Services Commission.   Joannie was a founding member of Monrovia’s Interfaith Council of Monrovia, a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Monrovia, and a long-time member of the Monrovia-Duarte Black Alumni Association and the Monrovia High School Alumni Association.  Despite having physical challenges due to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, an incurable lung disease that is a result of high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that can lead to right heart failure, Joannie has boundless energy for all of these community programs and her dedication to special needs children in her chosen profession, for all these reasons she is our unsung heroine and woman of the year 2015.

The Yuille Family and Congresswoman Grace Napolitano

Rear row- from left to right James Yuille, Ruhiyyih Yuille, Justin Yuille, Carolyn Yuille;  
Front Row: Joannie Yuille, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano 

Monday, April 20, 2015

6th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference- THIS SATURDAY (4/25)!

Saturday is the day! Don't forget to register for the Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference! Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 22.

Click HERE to register, or call Karen at 626-932-5525,or pick up a flyer at any the following locations: City Hall, Library, or Community Services.

See you there!

YOU are invited to attend…

2015 Seismological Society of America
Town Hall Meeting

“The Future of Earthquake Hazard Mitigation: How Will Earthquakes Impact Southern California…Come Meet the Scientists”
Using science to make our communities safer…

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Free and open to the public

Pasadena Convention Center
Ballroom A-B
300 East Green Street
Pasadena CA  91101

This program is open to the public and will feature talks from science experts    

FacilitatorJeff Reeb, Director, Los Angeles County Emergency Management
·        Earthquake Faults in Southern California - Kate Scharer, USGS
·        “Citizen Science” & Earthquake Monitoring of Smart Buildings – Monica Kohler, Caltech
·        Earthquake Early Warning – Doug Given, USGS
·        The Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) Project: Earthquakes from orbit – Mark Simons, Caltech

Monday, April 13, 2015


Don't forget to register for the Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference! Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 22.

Click HERE to register, or call Karen at 626-932-5525,or pick up a flyer at any the following locations: City Hall, Library, or Community Services. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015


The Monrovia Area Partnership is hosting the 6th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference on Saturday, April 25th from 9:30am – 3:00pm at the Monrovia Community Center. 

The Neighborhood Conference continues to serve as a platform to access and promote community resources, while encouraging civic participation and fostering community pride.  Each year, the conference features exciting and hands-on workshops covering material regarding community safety, City government, community resources, and ways to connect in the community.  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or call Karen at 626-932-5525 or pick up a flyer at City Hall, Library, or Community Services.