DPHS Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner Wednesday, January 20

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Please join us for our annual meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday, January 20, at Dana Point Community House at 24642 San Juan Avenue. Doors open at 6 PM, although volunteers to help set up chairs and tables at 5:30 PM would be greatly appreciated. A reception starts the evening, followed by a potluck dinner at approximately 6:45 PM. Opening comments and approval of the 2016 slate of incumbent officers and appointed board members will begin...

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Another Successful Year for the Scholarship Fiesta Dinner

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured | 0 comments

We had a beautiful evening on Wednesday, June 24, to host our annual scholarship dinner at Doheny State Beach.  We appreciate the help provided by Denise Estrada, Doheny State Beach Special Events Coordinator, and Jim Miller. Jack Saunderson and his El Patio Café crew prepared and served the delicious Fiesta Dinner once again to raise funds for the scholarships in memory of his mother, Lucy, and author Doris Walker.  We also wish to thank all...

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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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