Our Chapter History

Tricia Johnson, President, 1999-2001

  • July, 1999:  120 patronesses agreed to join the new National Charity League, Inc. (“NCL, Inc.”), Poway Chapter
  • Fall, 2000:  First Tea and Fashion Show chaired by Sharon May
  • January, 2001:  Charter Chapter status approved by NCL, Inc., for Poway Chapter
  • Spring, 2001:  First Senior Presentation chaired by Faye Minton

Dee Dee Hill, President, 2001-2002

  • 2002:  A Year of Milestones and a Year of Loss
    • Gayle Kennedy, slated to assume her presidency of our chapter in June, passed away suddenly of ovarian cancer in the spring
    • Denise Zogby, slated to become president elect, rallied to take over the presidency in Gayle’s place
    • The Gayle Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund is established at the request of the Kennedy family
    • Official non-profit status granted to Poway Chapter, NCL
    • Fundraising possibilities were researched
    • Holiday Home Tour approved as the first public fundraising event

Denise Zogby, President, 2002-2003

  • First Holiday Home Tour chaired by Patty Elkus and Sharon May raises more than $10,000 which is given to local charities, including the Gayle Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • GKMSF Awards $1,000 scholarships to PHS and RBHS seniors
  • Chapter Web is established for Poway Chapter, begins use in May, 2003

Cheri Kuptz, President, 2003-2004

  • Philamena Bear Award is established
  • Holiday Home Tour raises more than $15,000

Patty Elkus, President, 2004-2005

  • Holiday Home Tour raises more than $25,000
  • San Diego Board of Supervisors, inspired by our chapter’s contribution, donates a matching grant to the Poway Library, creating a total donation of  $19,000 to the library alone
  • The Faye Minton Award is established

Shauna Schneider, President, 2005-2006

Ellen Halamuda, President, 2006-2007

Beth Moon, President, 2007-2008

Nina LoCoco, President, 2008-2009

Cynthia Elizondo, President, 2009-2010

Sue Fox, President, 2010-2011

Pamela Swint, President, 2011-2012

Mary Jo Thomas, President, 2012-2013

Michele Prescott, President, 2013-2014

Christine Rotherham, President, 2014-2015

Kelly Pearl, President, 2015-2016

  • Updated Chapter website is rolled out; mobile app Seeing Spot is implemented

Bronwyn Cory-Boyle, President, 2016-2017

  • Chapter officers begin mentoring Ticktocker officers at Patroness meetings
  • Chapter hosts Spring District Training

Debra Devine, President, 2017-2018

  • The San Diego Food Bank is added as a Philanthropy