Las Hermanas Auxiliary

Since 1961, Las Hermanas Auxiliary has supported chapter in every way, changing its goals to meet community needs.  This support, in addition to service hours for the philanthropic programs, has included representation on the Board of Directors and on National Assistance League and chapter committees.

Las Hermanas members provide their time and talents in support of all Assistance League of Long Beach philanthropic programs and the Thrift & Vintage Shop.  The auxiliary is a vital part of the organization.  Members work at the Thrift & Vintage Shop, help provide school uniforms for children through Operation School Bell®, help ease a child’s hospital stay with ALa Carte, serve as mentors to Assisteens®, help improve community literacy with our Launching Literacy program, serve as docents for the Howard Collection, act as screeners for the Orthodontic Program, and much more.  Las Hermanas members work together as “sisters” to bring joy and satisfaction to the membership as well as those in our community who benefit from their philanthropic work.

Las Hermanas also administers Assault Survivor Kits®.  This program provides “wear home” clothing and hygiene kits to both adult and child survivors of sexual assault whose clothes are kept as evidence by the police, offering dignity in the face of vulnerability and fear.

Las Hermanas meets the second Tuesday of the month (except July and August) at the Philanthropic Center at 6220 E. Spring Street, Long Beach.  Coffee is served at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10:00 a.m. Luncheon is served at noon.

Las Hermanas Auxiliary
Governing Body

Elected Positions

Auxiliary Chair

    Rosemary Zarn

  Chair Elect

    Pam Lydon


    Joanne Ferguson

Recording Secretary

    Judy Tombleson

Auxiliary Assistant Treasurer

    Barbara Kedwards

  Assault Survivor Kits Chair

    Joyce Dockery

  Program / Social Chair

    Peggy Murray

  Internal Communications Chair

    Irma Macias

  Thrift & Vintage Shop Liaison

    Karin Gil


Appointed Positions


    Kelly Simpson

  Orientation Chair

    Karleen Nicholson Fox

How to Join Las Hermanas

Membership applications are accepted from January through October. Informational sessions begin in the spring and membership begins in the first month of our fiscal year, in June.

For more information or if you would like to join Las Hermanas, please contact us at (562) 627-5650 or If you would like to be considered for membership, please complete and mail in the membership form.