In Memoriam: Mel Pierce

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Member Profiles, Oral History, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

DPHS Patriarch of Dana Point, August 11, 1923 – May 19, 2015. Mel and Helen Pierce were honored as DPHS Founders in 2007.  Mel lived here from the age of six, with the exception of his service in WWII, loved Dana Point and believed in serving his community. Services will be held Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM at South Shores Community Church. Please click here to read all about the lives of Mel and his family when he was named Patriarch of the...

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Buck and Judy Henderson Honored at Founders Day Event

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Awards, Events, Featured | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society honored Buck and Judy Henderson with our Founders Day Award. A reception was held at 6:30 PM, followed by Heidi Hyde presenting a power point presentation featuring the highlights and service of Judy and Buck Henderson’s life as narrated with entertaining stories from several guest speakers. Daughters Healy and Hedy described their parents’ volunteer activities in PTA, Girl Scouts and Blue Birds and...

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A Special Founders Day on Wednesday, May 13, To Honor Judy and Buck Henderson

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Awards, Events, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society is pleased to announce our annual Founders Day honor is being awarded to Judy and Buck Henderson. Married for 42 years, Judy and Buck have contributed tirelessly as a team to the benefit of their community through their work with the DP Civic Association, creation of the City of Dana Point, creation of our Historical Society and their activities in Fire Authority, PTA/PTSO, 4H, Animal Rescue and Guide Dogs....

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DPHS Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 28

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our annual meeting and potluck dinner, on Wednesday, January 28, at Gloria Dei Fellowship Hall in Dana Point.  Doors open at 6 PM, although volunteers to help set up chairs and tables at 5:30 PM would be greatly appreciated. Following the meet and greet period, there will be a potluck dinner at approximately 6:45 PM followed by the presentation and approval of the 2015 slate of incumbent officers and appointed board...

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Harold Kaufman Celebrated by Friends and Family as 2014 Founders Day Honoree

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Awards, Events, Member Profiles | 0 comments

The May Founders Day program honored Harold Kaufman for his contributions as a DPHS Founder, his efforts on behalf of Dana Point and celebrated the 25th Anniversary the City of Dana Point’s incorporation. DPHS board member Heidi Hyde presented an extensive power point presentation and talked about the accomplishments and highlights of Harold’s life before and after his arrival in Dana Point. Harold was presented with a certificate from the...

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