DPHS Honors Geody and Richard Deffenbaugh for Founders Day

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Member Profiles | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society’s Founders Day Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the history of Dana Point, and this year’s honorees, Geody and Richard Deffenbaugh (below), have also contributed to the Society directly. Both grew up in California — Richard Deffenbaugh in Anaheim and Geody in La Mirada.  Richard’s first experience with Dana Point was in 1962 as a teenager when he...

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High School Senior Scholarships Awarded

Posted by on Jun 6, 2020 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Scholarships | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society Scholarship Committee has chosen two high school seniors headed for college to receive the Society’s $1,000 scholarships.  Chair Heidi Hyde and her committee, consisting of Judy Henderson, Judy Brandmeier, Fay Kristjanson and Susan Hinman, have awarded the $1,000 Doris I. Walker Scholarship to Brisa Romero (below) of Dana Point High School.  Aside from graduating with Academic Distinction and the...

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Historical Society June Scholarship Fiesta Set For June 26 at Doheny State Beach

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The DPHS Scholarship Fiesta Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at Doheny State Beach.  Jack Saunderson, of historic Lucy’s El Patio Café, will once again cater the occasion with his delicious Mexican food, so popular with last year’s large crowd. Raffle tickets will also be available for a small price that allows you to enter our “opportunity drawing,“ which includes a variety of gift items, gift cards and...

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Founders Day Celebration, May 22, 2019

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Uncategorized, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society will celebrate its annual Founders Day on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.  We are pleased to announce that we will have two honorees this year.  DPHS lifetime member, former Dana Point mayor and Dana Point Symphony co-founder J. Scott Schoeffel (left) with be honored with the 2019 Founders Day award. Longtime member Rod Howorth (right) will be celebrated in memorium for all of his past work with the...

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Historical Society May Founders Day Event Will Honor Jim “Skip” Wehan

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Awards, Events, Featured, Sailing Heritage, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

On Wednesday evening, May 30, we will have our monthly meeting and celebrate this year’s recipient of our Founders Day award, Jim “Skip” Wehan. An avid mariner and community advocate, Skip graduated with a degree in electrical engineering but returned to school to complete courses in math and teaching.  While teaching at Mission Viejo High, he started a sailing school as a summer program in 1975, partnering with Dana Hills High School and...

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Historical Society to Award Scholarships to High School Seniors

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Scholarships | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society will award $1,000 scholarships to two graduating local seniors. The Doris Walker Memorial Scholarship will go to a Dana Point resident at Dana Hills High School and the Lucy Chavarrias-Saunderson Scholarship to a student living in Capistrano Beach who attends either San Clemente High School or San Juan Hills High School. All graduating students planning to attend a trade school, community college, state college...

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