Los Angeles County Medical Association Alliance
February 2016 Update

Happy Valentine's Day
from the
Los Angeles County
Medical Association Alliance 

The Los Angeles County Medical Association Alliance would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family the very best in 2016. We look forward to your participation in our upcoming Alliance projects and events here in Los Angeles County and encourage you to join us whenever you can.
Upcoming Events
LACMA Alliance to View the
Pasadena Showcase House of Design

Thursday, April 21, 2016 Tour Beginning at 11:00 am
Lunch at the Showcase House to Follow
We hope you will join us at the 2016 Pasadena Showcase House of Design tour on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11:00 am. You are encouraged to arrive a little early as the tour begins at 11:00 am. We will be having a no host lunch together following the tour at the Showcase House of Design. LACMA Alliance has reserved 25 tickets for the event. Tickets are $40 each. Please send your paid reservation by March 31, 2016 to Margaret Kaufman, 2755 Valle Vista Drive, Glendale, CA  91206. For further information, you may contact event co/chairs Margaret Kaufman, 818-246-1293 or Stacy Sproull, 626-818-6258.

At each of our events we will be selecting a philanthropy to support . Optional donations for this event will benefit the Physicians Aid Association. Those unable to attend and wishing to contribute may send contributions to Margaret Kaufman at the address listed above.

                       We look forward to seeing you at this lovely event.
Opportunities for Giving Back
LACMA Alliance will be offering opportunities throughout the year for you to give back to your communities.  The Physicians Aid Association, 
http://www.lapaa.org/, will be the recipient of contributions made during our Pasadena Showcase House of Design Event. 

Physicians Aid Association is a non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to helping Los Angeles County physicians, their dependent families and physicians-in-training through unanticipated temporary financial hardships.
We are delighted to announce the establishment of the LACMA Alliance Legacy Fund as  part of LACMA's Patient Care Foundation, a 501(c)3. The Patient Care Foundation is specifically designed to support medical students, encourage service to the community, advance health education, and assist patients on becoming better informed advocates for their own health.  

Donations to the newly-established LACMA Alliance Legacy Fund to date total $1,850.00, thanks to contributions given in the name of LACMA Alliance Past Presidents, Marilyn Gunnell and Carolyn Helsper whose lives we recently celebrated. 

Additional contributions to the LACMA Alliance Legacy Fund may be made at the following link. In the memo just indicate  that you are contributing to the LACMA Alliance Legacy Fund.

District Updates
News From District 10

LACMA Alliance's district 10 has helped to fund the program "Music in the Schools" for over seven years.  The program consists of concert presentations by a quintet of principal members from the Downey Symphony Orchestra.  They represent strings, woodwinds, percussion and brass.  The program represents 17 elementary schools, involving 18,000 students, K-5 each year.  Piloted in 1995, the "Music in the Schools" is an outreach program of the Downey Symphony in response to reported findings of studies conclusively linking exposure to symphonic music at an early age to mental acuity and better school performance in later years. This all leads to a healthier child.

Ruth Hillecke, President, District 10

AMA Alliance Updates
Physician Family

The winter edition of Physician Family featuring work/life balance, will  be arriving in the mail to those who are AMA Alliance members.  Physician Family's online magazine, website and blog are AMA Alliance's outreach to all members of physician families in the nation, whether members of the AMA Alliance or not. Physician Family contains resources for physician family members in every stage of the medical journey.

✔ Check out and share Physician Family at http://www.physicianfamilymedia.org/


Alliance in Motion "AIM"

The Winter edition of AMA Alliance's "AIM" (Alliance in Motion) is being mailed to all AMA Alliance members this month. Make sure to check out the article on the new "Senior Section Task Force," that has been established to enhance membership benefits for seniors. With the focus on digital and virtual communications, the task force is working to make sure our older members stay connected. Our own Ruth Hillecke and Debbi Ricks are members of this important task force.  You may view the entire magazine online here:


Membership Update

Thank you to all who have sent in membership dues for 2016.   Dues are now paid on a calendar year and are due December 31. We have extended the grace period to March 15, 2016 and hope to hear from those of you who have not yet renewed. We welcome back our previous members and also extend a warm welcome to our new members. Listed are the members whose 2016 dues have been received to date. Feel free to contact Joy Simmons at the LACMA office, (213) 683-9900, if you have paid for 2016 and are not on the list or if you have any membership questions. Membership applications are also available on our website.


Please note that we will be updating our e-newsletter mailing list with our next edition. LACMA Alliance members, state and national Alliance leaders and LACMA staff and leadership will continue to receive these updates. Don't miss out. Join or rejoin today!

Paid Members as of February 14, 2016

Abdul M. Alaama, MD
William K.  Averill, MD
Dottie Boyd
David  Boyer, MD
Walter  Chameides, MD
Gloria  Clark
Hazel  Cohen
Gloria   Crum
Mohammad  Daood, MD
Robert  DeSefano, MD
Lois  Diess
Brian  Dolan, MD
Steven  Drell, MD
Emily  Fitzgerald
Cathy  Foldvary
Martha  Freeman
Lyn D.  Fulmer
Gwynn Gelderman, MD
Jackie Gelderman
Ann Hansen
Florence Hardesty
Sylvia Hartman
Ruth Hillecke
Margo Hoffer
Barbara Horowitz
Denise P. Kafrouni
Herman L. Kagan
Margaret Kaufman
Elizabeth Kurihara
Russ Kurihara, MD     
Phyu Wai Lwin
Chee Mackey
Pam Markovitz
Marguerite Marsh PhD
Ameenah Mejia
Robert Miller, MD
Karen O'Connell
Stacie Oppong
Marilyn  Palarea
Carolyn Plested
Debbi Ricks
William Ricks, MD
Dennis Sanchez, MD
Kim Sarchet-Foran
Barbara Silcott
Stacy Songco
Betty Spilotro
Daniel Stone, MD
Joe Yoshida, MD
Jean Irene Zaik
Teresita Zareno, MD
Have something you'd like to share with the membership in our next newsletter? Feel free to contact us at lacmaalliance@gmail.com.
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