The Woman’s Civic League of Pasadena Hosts Prelude Luncheon

Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 | 4:37 AM

L. to R. Past Woman’s Civic League Presidents, Rita Sahlein, Suzie Vernand, Lisa Fowler, Katie Ryland, Marilyn Stalder-Burke, Barbara Cole (photo by Sandy Grinnell)

The Prelude Luncheon commencing the League’s 108th year of service to its members and the community was held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena. Past Presidents of the League are traditionally honored at this luncheon. This year those present to be recognized for their years of service were Rita Sahlein 2000-2002, Marilyn Stalder-Burke 2004-2006, Suzie Vernand 2006-2008, Katie Ryland 2011-2014, Barbara Cole 2014-2016 and Lisa Fowler 2017-2018.

Guest speaker, Mandy Templeton (photo by Sandy Grinnell)


The League itself was honored to have as its Guest Speaker, Mandy Templeton, Manager of the Pasadena Citizen Service Center. The Pasadena Citizen Service Center began in 2014 and serves as the City’s premier customer service group which currently takes in 90,000+ contacts and creates over 25,000 service requests each year from residents and visitors. The Citizen Service Center strives to provide the public with quick, easy access to all Pasadena government services while maintaining highest possible level of customer service For more information about joining The Woman’s Civic League contact Membership Chairman Lela Bissner at and visit the website at for Photo Gallery and League History.