Past Meeting January 19

Speaker: Charlene Whitaker

Topic:  Know Your Ascendant

Coco's Restaurant:      18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana
6:00-7:30 pm - Social Gathering
         7:45 pm - Speaker 

Are you what people think you are?  In the first three minutes of a relationship people form an initial opinion of each other.  They are deciding who you are and whether they like you based on your appearance and personality.  Let's take a closer look at the sign on the first house cusp known as the Ascendant or Rising Sign.  Bring your chart and those of friends and family to find out if they fit the characteristics of the sign on the ascendant.

Charlene Whitaker is a well-known Los Angeles astrologer and metaphysician. She uses this background as counselor, teacher, lecturer, and writer.  Author of "Gems of Wisdom", and "Candles, Meditation and Healing", she has participated in many television and radio talk shows, and has been featured in newspapers.  In addition to teaching advanced astrology at the Carroll Righter home in Hollywood, California, Charlene taught spiritual development for 35 years. Charlene is the founder of Cosmic Academy of Metaphysical Arts in Canoga Park, CA, and devotes herself full-time to counseling and teaching. Her teaching techniques have proven effective in years of classes with hundreds of students.

Note:  We want to thank Angel Thompson, our "Hostess with the Mostest", for hosting our official 2011 NCGR Christmas party.  A lot of fun was had by all; and more importantly, it was an opportunity for astrologers to get to know each other.  Many phone numbers and emails were exchanged, meaning that people have the desire to communicate with each other – which translates to a stronger astrological community.  We want to thank Dan Khoury, Nancy Schorr, and Shawn Sykora for their assistance with the party's logistics.  Thank you Angel for donating your home.

Congratulations to Charlene Whitaker who was elected as Treasurer by member vote at the October 2011 meeting in Tarzana.  If anyone has any thoughts, or suggestions that may help our chapter, please contact any of our officers or contact Cisco at

Chapter member dues of $15.00 a year are due.  This does not apply to National NCGR members, who pay Nat'l NCGR directly. The advantage of National NCGR membership is receipt of NCGR publications. Dues are used to pay our speakers and maintain our mailing list, and pay our chapter expenses.

If anyone has suggestions for speakers or activities, feel free to call any of our officers. Everybody is requested to come as close to 6:00 pm as possible so that we can get to our speaker in a timely fashion since we only have the room for a limited amount of time.   Adults only please – not an appropriate venue for children.

Coco's Restaurant: 18355 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana (near Reseda Blvd)
6:00-7:30 pm - Eat, Visit, and Talk Astrology
7:30 pm - Speaker
Members: $3 Visitors: $5

Note:  You can arrive as late as 7:30 pm and still catch the speaker's talk. If you do come in late, please be reminded to make as little noise as possible. 

* Note:   Fees were raised by vote to $3 for members at the September 16, 2011 meeting.

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