President’s Message Autumn 2016

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in About DPHS, President's Message | 0 comments

Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett and staff, together with a committee representing civic, business and nonprofit organizations, kept a 50-year promise on Monday, August 29, 2016.  The promise, under the auspices of Supervisor Alton E. Allen, was made to those who attended the 1966 Harbor Rock Placing Ceremony, pageant and dinner.  A “Complimentary Ticket” to a Bar-B-Q Dinner for the Dana Point Harbor Time Capsule Opening Ceremony on...

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President’s Message Summer 2016

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Member Profiles, President's Message | 0 comments

   Our May Founders Day dinner was an elegant event thanks to co-chairs Sandie Iverson and Nancy Jenkins. More than 60 members gathered to honor Marlene and Bruce Beal (photo inset below) for their volunteerism and enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner while appreciating the sunset views from the Dana Point Yacht Club where Bruce and Marlene are officers. Mistress of Ceremonies Nancy Jenkins named the Beals’ contributions to the Society, which...

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President’s Message April/May 2016

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in About DPHS, President's Message | 0 comments

   Our Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization and we have been very busy sharing Dana Point history with the public.  There have been fun rewards for our members.  Our February 24th meeting began with three delightful 7th grade students and their families. Regis, Chris and Cameron demonstrated their impressive creation of an R.H. Dana Jr. web site submitted as a National History Day project.  Program Chair Bob Minty followed...

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President’s Messsage February/March 2016

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in About DPHS, President's Message | 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 About DPHS, Dana and Dana History, President's Message | 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 President's Message | 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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