Annual International Dinner

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RPCVLA’s Annual International Dinner!
When: Saturday, November 8th. Cocktails start at 5pm, dinner is at 6pm.
Where: Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
301 North Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91103
Cost: $10 for RPCVLA members, $20 for Non-members
Note: If you are worried about the cost of the dinner, please contact Jane Renahan
Food: Please bring a pot-luck dish to serve up to 5 people.
Contact: Jane Renahan, 213-304-7141 or vicepresident@rpcvla.org

Barbara SinclairLocal Hero 2014: Barbara Sinclair!
Throughout her career, Barbara Sinclair has been a Professor of Nursing at Cal State Dominquez Hills, Cal State Northridge, Cal State San Bernardino, and Cal State LA.  She was President of the Cal State LA Foundation, past president of the Emeriti Association, CSULA and served as president of the Emeriti and Retired Faculty Association of the CSU system. As a pioneer in developing the role of Nurse Practitioner (NP), she maintained a joint appointment between the University and the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group of Southern California where she taught and coordinated nurse practitioner programs and placements.  In the early days of the Peace Corps at Cal State LA, Barbara directed many activities including Peace Corp Training and other educational programs in the U.S. and abroad.Barbara continues to consult with various groups on health care, legal, nursing, educational and process issues. She is a past President of the Los Angeles County Commission on Aging, is a current officer of the LA County Commission on Older Adults and was a member of the California Senior Legislature. She volunteered for over 20 years in the South Pasadena Public Schools; helped to form the Education Foundation; was a Girl Scout Leader; Patroness of the National Charity League, and member of California League of Women Voters. She continues to be an active participant in multiple city functions, most recently as a co-founder and co-chair of WISPPA (Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action)Sinclair has received numerous honors and awards among which are:  Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, Distinguished Professional Service Award (AWHONN), Outstanding Professor (CSLA), Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Scholar, Outstanding Service and also Voluntary Leadership Award (March of Dimes), Outstanding Service Award, Community Housing Service, 2013 Woman of Distinction for the 27th Congressional District, NAACOG Nurse of the Year, listings in World’s Who’s Who of Women and Who’s Who of American Women and Commendations by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the City of South Pasadena.