Applause: Kudos to Carolyn Tagupa, Felicia Weatherly, Eldo Rebekah Lodge No. 282

02/23/2014 12:00 AM

02/22/2014 10:43 PM

Kudos to: Carolyn Tagupa, parishioner at Our Lady of Grace

Accomplishment: Named Woman of the Year at the Catholic church.

Details: Tagupa grew up in the West Sacramento parish and has been involved in several parish ministries. She has been a leader in the homeless ministry, helping to organize monthly meals. She also is involved in prison ministry.

Kudos to: Felicia Weatherly, teacher at River City High School

Accomplishment: Presented with “Jazz Education Award” by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Foundation.

Details: Since she began teaching at the West Sacramento high school, Weatherly’s music program has expanded from one to four music teachers and nine performing groups, according to the jazz society. Some of her students have gone on to become professional musicians.

Kudos to: Eldo Rebekah Lodge No. 282

Accomplishment: Raised money with a community dinner for arthritis and heart funds.

Details: The annual fundraising roast beef meal draws 80 to 100 people to the lodge in the community of Latrobe in El Dorado County. The meal not only raises money but also draws the community together, allowing friends and neighbors to visit.

– Bill Lindelof

blindelof@sacbee.com

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