Join CA Senator Lou Correa, celebrating "Women's History Month - 2010 Women Making A Difference Awards and Tea Reception" ceremony
Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
Dear UMAVA Members & Friends:
PLEASE RSVP ASAP (no later than noon March 16th . . . Space is limited!
Please join Senator Lou Correa and UMAVA in celebrating "Women's History Month - 2010 Women Making A Difference Awards and Tea Reception" ceremony on Thursday March 18th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the RSCCD building at 2323 N. Broadway in Santa Ana.
I am happy and honored to report that I nominated the following outstanding women, and which are also getting recognized by CA State Senator Lou Correa as "Women Making a Difference" alongside other outstanding women of Orange County.
- Judge C. Eileen Moore - 2nd Lt US Army Nurse Corps, Combat nurse in Vietnam (1966) - (with a special recommendation by Pastor Frank Orzio, UMAVA Chaplain)
- Kristen Kavanaugh, Capt-US Marines and a business professional in Orange County.
- Leonor Barajas, US Army (during Korea); member of LULAC and UMAVA
- Maria T. Solis Martinez
- Nelida Yanez, US Army (former Commander of UMAVA & Treasurer for MANA of OC)
- Nellie Kaniski, US Marines-retired, UMAVA Board Member & Executive Director for MANA of OC
Maria T. Solis Martinez is also being recognized as the Woman of
the Year, by Senator Lou Correa.
- Maria retired from the US Air Force.
- Is on the Board Member for American GI Forum;and
- Is a long-term Member of UMAVA (United Mexican-American Veterans Association)
Two other outstanding women making a difference in Orange County for our veterans and our community were nominated and strongly considered but unfortunately, they live outside the Senator's District.
- Lt. Col Maureen Robles - Health Care Agency
- Ann Reeder, US Army - Veterans Education and Transition Service (VETS) at Saddleback College
Please RSVP and Join us!
Francisco J. Barragan CPA, CIA
(714) 605-2544 cell
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Uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and the American Flag;
Promote understanding, appreciation and respect for the sacrifice and commitment by the American Veteran;
Collect and preserve the past through photographs, stories and artifacts that depict the lives and contributions of Mexican-American Veterans;
Make a positive difference in the lives of surviving veterans through recognition, camaraderie solidarity, referral and assistance to necessary services; and
Inspire future generations through education and advocacy.