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

Joyce Dockery

Las Hermanas Chair

Elected Positions


   Joyce Dockery

  Chair Elect

    Carol Thorburn

1st Vice Chair-Membership

    Judie Lecesne

2nd Vice Chair-Hours

    Irma Macias

Recording Secretary

    Theresa Thyden

Correspondence Chair

    Janie von Seggem

Auxiliary Assistant Treasurer

    Pam Lydon


  Marilyn Ruppart

  Assault Survivor Kits Chair

    Janie Matt

  Program – Social Chair

    Rosemary Zarn

  Reservations Chair

    Linda Matlock

  Marketing Communications

    Marilyn Brock

  Thrift & Vintage Shop Liaison

    Mary Breuer


Appointed Positions


    Shirley Grote

  Orientation Chair

    Cindy Chaffee

How To Join Las Hermanas

Prospective New Member Information

Las Hermanas Information

For more information, or if you would like to join Las Hermanas, contact our Assistance League of Long Beach chapter office at (562) 627-5650.