Vista, CA — The Woman’s Club of Vista is excited to announce our 2020 Women of Achievement Honorees
Eleanor Hutchins, Nancy Jones, and Julie Lowen – One of these amazing community members will be named Vista’s Woman of the Year by the club! We would love to have you join us at this great event.
Some silent auction items include Dinner at the Firehouse for 8; A day stay at Rancho La Puerta Resort for 2; Wine party for 12; Handmade Quilt and a Money Tree. Raffle prizes include dinner certificates, theatre tickets, and much more!
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ELEANOR HUTCHINS has been active in many Vista civic organizations as a community volunteer for over 40 years.
In 1978 she started her first business, Hutchins Printing. As if this wasn’t enough to keep her busy, over the next few years she served as Vista American Little League President, Vista Bobby Sox board member, and began to work with other civic organizations.
She was a member of the Vista Business and Professional Women’s organization serving as both vice-president and secretary. As a member of the Vista Dons, the welcoming group of the Vista Chamber of Commerce, she help organize the Vista Christmas Parade and street fair.
In the early 1980s, she served on the Vista Parks & Recreation Commission and when her business relocated to downtown Vista, she was an integral member of the Main Street program which would become the Vista Village Business Association in later years. Her interest in local politics led her to serve on campaigns and supported former Vista City Councilmen Ted Cole, Councilmen Rocco Valluzzi and Councilmen Dick Cook.
NANCY B. JONES Since she retired in 2006 after 19 years of teaching first grade at Alamosa Park Elementary School, Nancy B Jones has given thousands of hours of her time and talent to various projects throughout Vista. She consulted at the school, continues working with the Green Thumb Gardening Club, and leads Earth Day field trips to Guajome Regional Park for first-grade classes.
Mrs. Jones founded and organized the Fall Fun Festival for AVBG 2009-present, working with community members to raise donations for the Gardens. The Fall Fun Festival includes a scarecrow contest, activities for children, student volunteers and certificates of appreciation. Members of The Woman’s Club of Vista volunteer at these outdoor events, where children are given opportunities to express creativity, appreciate nature and to learn how to grow vegetables. She also has organized and provided children’s activities for Earth Day at AVBG from 2007-present.
As a member of The Woman’s Club of Vista since 2009, Nancy has served as Corresponding and Recording Secretary, Newsletter and Publicity, and Club President from 2013-2017. She has volunteered with projects for local nonprofit organizations, including coordinating the Club’s annual Donation Day from 2009-2013. Mrs. Jones served as Chairman for The Woman’s Club of Vista’s 95th-anniversary celebration in 2011 and helped plan the celebration for the Club’s Centennial and fundraiser for scholarships in 2016.
Julie Lowen Education – Administrator – Non Profit – Charity – Early Care & Education – Pre School. Julie Lowen is the Founder, President, and CEO at Children’s Paradise Preschool and Infant Centers. Their mission is to provide children with equal access to resources empowering life-long learning.
“At Children’s Paradise, we believe in children, families, and teachers! We demonstrate our appreciation by creating a wonderland of learning which is truly worthy of children. When we invest in the education of our children, we are investing in the infrastructure of our nation and creating a brighter future for everyone.”
My San Diego roots run deep. My career began as a bank teller for Southwest Bank. I quickly moved up into Community Relations. Then became the Office Manager at ACAL Engineering. I organized all aspects of the business from accounting to hiring, and contract negations resulting in rapid growth, expanding the firm to more than 26 team members.