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The Marin Center for Independent Living hosted its annual Sip, Shop and Socialize boutique, luncheon and fashion show on May 7 at the Meadow Club in Fairfax. Approximately 215 women attended, helping to raise about $40,000. Pictured (above) are the Marin Center for Independent Living fashion models and auxiliary board members.

The event was a big success, thanks to many volunteers and sponsors. Pictured (above, left to right) are the event sponsors Melissa Prandi , PRANDI Property Management, Pamela Reeves, JVB Winery, Soraya Aughney, CPA Valet,  Kathleen Lazor Woodcock, the organization’s director of development and event host, Melissa Ferst, International Orange Spa and  Isobel Wiener, Sotheby’s International Realty.

Board  member Niki Perotti (above, top) and Jessica Lazor (above, bottom) were happy to model the fashions that raised funds for the Marin Center for Independent Living’s programs and services for older adults and people with all types of disabilities, illnesses and medical conditions to help keep them living independently.  -Photos by Mo DeLong

The Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise presented fifth, eighth, and 12th grade students the opportunity to submit a persuasive essay to promote positivity and support upstanders, a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied. The club awarded cash prizes for each school’s grade level first and second place finishers and certificates for honorable mentions. More than 200 people attended the awards ceremony on May 16 at the Novato City Council Chambers. Pictured (right) is Novato Fire Protection District Chief and Rotarian Bill Tyler and one of the winners, fifth grader Michael Sargent.  -Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise

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