President’s Message February/March 2017

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our January Annual Meeting and traditional potluck dinner was enjoyed by all who attended.  Thanks to the Board of Directors who organized the meeting and to everyone who created the delicious entrees and desserts.  We were pleased to welcome Mayor Debra Lewis, Mayor Pro Tem Paul Wyatt, South Coast Water District President Wayne Rayfield, and SCWD Director Rick Erkeneff.  DPHS officers reported on the state of the society, and retiring...

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President’s Messsage February/March 2016

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The January Annual Meeting and dinner was a success thanks to our Board of Directors who organized the meeting.  More than 70 members and guests shared a delicious variety of potluck dishes and beverages.  The meeting included brief annual reports and the installation of officers by past DPHS President and current City Councilman Carlos N. Olvera. We were pleased to welcome Lara Anderson, past Mayor of Dana Point, and Andrew Brunhart, South...

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President’s Messsage January 2016

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

   New Year Greetings!  2015 ended on high note with the dedication of the Richard Henry Dana Jr. Bicentennial Plaque.  We had a beautiful day to conclude our Year of Dana celebration with the presentation of the plaque on Sunday, December 6 (pictured below).  A crowd of members and guests circled the R.H. Dana Jr. harbor statue as Orange County Supervisor Lisa spoke, then read aloud the plaque’s inscription as it was unveiled by two Dana...

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President’s Messsage November/December 2015

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This has been a banner year for the Historical Society and I am thankful for everything our members, volunteers and donors have accomplished. The results of our Fifteenth Annual Home Tour exceeded our expectations, despite the heat on Sunday, October 11. Over five hundred people participated and, with less-than-projected expenses, we have cleared more than $18,000 toward our mission to preserve and share local history with residents and...

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President’s Messsage September/October 2015

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

   Our August 1, 2015, Dana Birthday Celebration was indeed a “once in a lifetime” salute to our namesake, held in collaboration with the Ocean Institute and with the efforts of those who organized, presented and donated to create  a unique event.  My sincere thanks to Elizabeth Bamattre for directing a well-organized program, and to Tracy Kirby, Ocean Institute, for organizing the venues (please view page 5).  The Toshiba Tall Ships...

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