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

Shirley Grote
2019-2020 Chairman
Las Hermanas

Elected Positions

Chairman & Representative to Chapter Board

   Shirley Grote

  Chair Elect

    Joyce Dockery

1st Vice Chairman-Membership

    Joane Ferguson

2nd Vice Chairman-Hours

    Irma Macias

Recording Secretary

    Peggy Murray

Corresponding Secretary

    Jill Harding

Assistant Treasurer

    Darlene Lunde


    Rosemary Zarn

  Marketing Communications

    Martee Nott

  Thrift & Vintage Shop Liaison

    Mary Breuer

  Assault Survivor Kits Chairman

    Nancy Lewis

  Reservations Chairman

    Linda Matlock

  Communications Chairman

  Marilyn Ruppart


Appointed Positions


    Ann Tarango

  Orientation Chairman

    Judie Lecesne

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.