PV Assembly Celebrates With Annual Spring Tea And Awards
• The Palos Verdes Assembly celebrated its annual Spring Tea to recognize recipients of the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA).
The award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities and inspires those around them to make a difference.
Serving a total of 2,726 volunteer hours, this year’s PVSA recipients include: Kathryn Bryant, Michele Chan, Mia Constantino, Charles Dodge, Kaitlyn Fujiki, Aaron Hebert, Rylan Johnson, Trista Kemp, Malia Kure, Evan Lahr, Janna Lee, Katherine Lewis, Clarence Lin, Mark Lin, Elise Massey, Christa McKnight, Erin Murdoch, Sofia Neumann, Delaney O’Connor, Elayna Pope, Sarah Porter, Sai Portugal, Petra Riggs, Ella Russo, Roberto Sebenick, Mason Shu, Charlotte Smalley, Gavin Steen-Olsen and Grant Walther.
The Palos Verdes Assembly is a non-profit social and philanthropic organization that was founded in 1964 by the late Mrs. Katherine Sheehy. Her vision for the young people combined teaching the importance of elegance, grace and manners, while imparting a humanitarian spirit of service to the community. She established a standard of excellence that is still the essence of the organization some 50 years later.
Membership in Assembly is a four-year commitment preceded by three years of participation in middle school cotillion.
Assembly activities include a formal tea, six dances in which members are instructed in various ballroom dances and etiquette, a semi-formal holiday dinner dance, and the Presentation Ball at the iconic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Bobby Burgess and his staff provide dance instruction to the members and Carol Thomas instructs members in social protocol and etiquette.
In addition to their social activities, Assembly members in all four grades contribute thousands of hours of volunteer service each year to programs that benefit our local community.
The membership drive for The Palos Verdes Assembly is open now through May 9 for all grades. To be considered as a member of this prestigious organization, visit pvassembly.org and click on Prospective Members for application information and instructions.
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