Las Primeras is a fundraising auxiliary that supports the philanthropic projects of Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay. It is recognized and well received by the community it serves. Its members reflect a group of dedicated women who set aside time from their families, their work and other obligations to meet the needs of the auxiliary and the community. Since 1964, Las Primeras has made generous contributions to the various philanthropic projects of Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay.
Prospective new members are welcome each January at a Get Acquainted Night. The evening social includes an informational presentation about the goals, rewards and obligations of membership in Las Primeras and Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay. Those interested in pursuing membership are invited to an Orientation Meeting in March, followed by a New Member Ceremony in May. For further information about membership in Las Primeras, please contact our 2006-2007 Membership Chairman, Bonnie Doyle, or Michele Kielbasa at (310) 832-8355.
New member dues are $75 for the first year and $60 for each subsequent year.
New members must attend the Las Primeras orientation, tour the chapter house facility, view an orientation video or DVD about National Assistance League®, attend the annual or semi-annual meeting of Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay, help plan the new member fundraiser and support the Las Primeras fundraisers.
Each member must attend monthly Las Primeras meetings regularly. Meetings are held at the chapter house on the first Thursday of each month, except July and August. Social starts at 7:00 P.M. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 P.M. No meetings are held on holidays.
Each member must complete a minimum of forty-five (45) service hours per year.
Los Ojos Bonitos is our philanthropic project adopted and approved by National Assistance League in 2003. The goal of this project is to provide vision care (in the way of eye exams and glasses) to children who are recommended by the nurses who work in schools within the communities served by Assistance League of San Pedro-South Bay. This project is funded by the proceeds from the Las Primeras fundraisers.
The Main Fundraiser, usually held each spring, is our major fundraising event. There have been many different types of fundraisers, each of which have been very successful. Las Primeras is proud to have many experienced, talented and professional women in its auxiliary who are always looking for the perfect fundraiser. For example, we have hosted a Flapper themed event and A Night on the U.S.S.Iowa, all with Casino Gaming, Dinner and Dancing.
A social hour precedes the monthly meetings and allows members to mingle and get to know each other. In December, a "Holiday Meeting" is planned which usually takes place at a location other than the chapter house. In April, the Installation of New Officers and New Members is held at a local restaurant. Other optional social events are enjoyed throughout the year.