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Sellout crowd enjoyed an elegant event at the Casino Ballroom FOR THE ISLANDER The Catalina Island Conservancy and more than 500 guests celebrat- ed "Taking Flight" at the 22nd Annual Conservancy Ball on Saturday, April 1, in the historic Avalon Casino Ballroom. Many of the guests donned feathers in honor of the bali's theme, and they danced into the evening to the Big Band sounds of Society Beat. They bid on one-of- a-kind auction items, including a popular Balthazar of Rusack wine, to raise funds for the Conservancy's programs to restore and protect the Island and provide educational and nature-based recreational opportu- nities on the 42,000 acres it stew- ards. Conservancy President and CEO Tony Budrovich kicked off the evening by welcoming guests and inviting attendees, to join him in celebrating the Catalina Island Conservancy's 45th Anniversary. Budrovich then introduced elect- ed officials = including Avalon Mayor Anni Marshall, 4th District Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and 47th District Congressman Alan Lowenthal - to speak. Each recognized this impor- tant milestone for the organization. The Catalina Island Conservancy also celebrated nearing the comple- tion of the first phase of its Imagine Catalina campaign. In keeping with the theme of this year's ball, Taking Flight, guests were treated to a short video docu- menting the Conservancy's work to monitor the Island's seabirds. The Catalina Island Conservancy also celebrated nearing the completion of the first phase of its Imagine Catalina campaign. The evening's theme represented the vison of Imagine Catalina moving forward, as the Conservancy continues con- struction of its new visitor center, The Trailhead, and prepares for this summer's opening of the expanded u.s. Rep. Alan Lowenthal, 47th District, with four Marine couples from Camp Pendletoo's "First of the First"- 1st Battalion, 1st Marines. The Marine couples enjoyed a Consergancy, Page 8 weekend on Catalina Island with hotel, travel and activities sponsored by the members of Balboa Yacht Club in Corona del Mar. Courtesy photo ~l| ! ! ! I I I II! I I!!111 !l 11111 !I !1111111 I! Ill ! !l l! I I l! III 11 II I111111 I1 I11 IIII 11111111111 III I I I I I I I I I ! I 111111111 II1111 II I I I 11 IIII I I|1111 I I I I I I I I I I I I l I I I I l I I I I I I III I I I I I I I I I I I I l I IIII a _= ; : : PleaSe:~ail to - J j We welcome submissions for announcements of engagements ==-=- - and weddings~ anniversaries, significant birthdays and other =--= personal ce ebratlons. "llllfl|llllUtllllllllllllilllllillllllllililllitlit i i I I I1tt tlill|lil|l ~n~n~I~m~n~~n~l~t~'~ Leslie, From page 5 late Joanne Gordon, Leslie is also survived by her brothers Bruce (Tami), Michael (Lauri), and nieces and nephews, all of Los Angeles, her sister Julie (Juan), of Long Beach, her cherished cat Goofy, and her valued and devoted care attendants Ingrid, Joy, Tonita, Sarah, Roxanne, Joylene, Mekayla, and Gabrielle, and many friends. The Peer Program at CIL - Center for Independent Living - in Berkeley was close to Leslie's heart, Donations to this Program or the charity of your choice will be deeply appreciated. Leslie Gordon WATERS ELECTRIC LIC #738968 RESIDENTIAL- COMMERCIAL- INDUSTRIAL GENERATOR SALES & INSTALLATION Repairs I New Coast I Remodel I Tenant Improvement AVALON 310-510-9239 OFFICE 310-829-5007 Purchase a Brick for the Memorial (i' kl) BLENDED COFFEE DRINKS FRESH MADE FUDGE MALTS, SHAKES & SMOOTHIES ICED COFFEE DRIHKS ESPRESSO BAR HEW ITEMS (HOCOFLAN 6 ! Friday, April 7, 2017 THE CATALINA ISLANDER