PIHRA elects officers: Professionals in Human Resources Association District 6 elected its new officers. They are: Cari Nollner, El Segundo, district chair; Karen Nash, El Segundo, district vice chair; Kathy Axelrod, Santa Monica, secretary; Cindy Belicka, Redondo Beach, hospitality and arrangements chair; Ray Cooke, Torrance, district treasurer; Yvonne Fossati and Susan Groff, Los Angeles, sponsorship co-chairs; Ivana Hazboun, San Pedro, and Cynthia Velasco, Glendale, student chapter liaison co-chairs; Mery Propster, Manhattan Beach, immediate past chair; Steve Park, Torrance, technology and social media chair; Richard Propster, Manhattan Beach, career services chair; Sandy Ross, Torrance, membership chair, and Roger Sommer, Los Angeles, government affairs committee chair.

Go to pihra.org/D6 for information on PIHRA.


DUVCW installation: The Torrance-based Hannah Anderson Ropes Tent 86 of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 recently installed its 2013 officers. They are: Lynn Robinson, president; Annette James Rogers, senior vice president; Gene Hassan, junior vice president; Edith Osterhues, chaplain; Barbara Spencer, patriotic instructor; and Lynda Kraemer, treasurer. Council members are Virda Chappell, Kathy Fikel-Gessner and Albertine Bellows. Appointed officers include Beth Collier, secretary and DUV chair; Virda Chappell, press correspondent and historian; Pat Paulson, guide. Special guest Carole Morton, the DUVCW national president, conducted the installation ceremony. Louise Forsberg and Leah Fernald were initiated into the tent.

For more information about this direct-line heritage and patriotic organization, call Virda Chappell at 310-378-4909.


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