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Name: Garrigues, Buelah "Dickie"

Historical Note:

Founding board member (and treasurer) of the Inglewood chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club, Buelah "Dickie" Garrigues, was a legal secretary who lent her expertise in the field to her professional organization and worked as a career spokesperson to high school students. Garrigues remained active within her community and also became one of the charter members of the Inglewood chapter of the Soroptimist International on April 21, 1947.

Tireless volunteerism is chronicled in the Soroptimist history as being an "average of 2,000 hours of service yearly is donated by the members, telephoning for blood donors for the American Red Cross, canvassing social businesses for United Way, securing members for the annual YMCA membership campaign, planting flowers for city beautification, and supervising Venture and "S" Clubs. Garrigues served on many of the Soroptimist committees and also wrote procedural rules for the organization. Buelah "Dickie" Garrigues became a life member of the Soroptimist International of the Americas on April 27, 1978, over 30 years after her volunteerism and committment to these organizations began. In 1982, Garrigues was honored and given a commemorative plaque for over 35 years of service.

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