The Norris Theatre for the Performing Arts has appointed Linda Capelli-Hamilton as the Senior Outreach Coordinator. Her primary responsibilities will be directing the theater's two senior outreach programs, "Aging and the Family Dynamic" and "The Ready for Prime Time Players," a group of performers 50 and over who bring performances to senior citizen residences. "Aging and the Family Dynamic," a new program funded by Target Stores, is a series of programs developed to help families with aging members cope with the issue of aging and its day-to-day and long-term effects on the family.
A South Bay native, Capelli-Hamilton received her master's degree in community uses of theater from Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass., and recently worked at South Bay Hospital, Therapeutic Arts International and Art's Way Trust.
Melvin E. White, a Torrance doctor of chiropractic, has been awarded Silver Diplomat status by the Torrance Chamber of Commerce. Bronze status is achieved by completing a leadership class sponsored by the city of Torrance and the chamber. Those who perform additional service gain silver status. White has also been elected administrative vice president of the Torrance Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters Club.
Manhattan Beach resident Lori Walpole was installed as the 59th president of Sandpipers, a women's philanthropic organization that serves the South Bay area with aid to local needy families, organizations and students. Walpole began her relationship with the group as a teen-ager when she was member and president of Sand Debs, the local affiliation for high school girls. Other new Sandpipers officers include Vice Presidents Jan Zar and Margo Goldsboro, and Betty Herring, Beth Gibeaut, Chaniece Harkey and Jacqui Keenan.
David R. Bergmann of Playa del Rey is the new president of the Los Angeles Society of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners. The society meets on the second Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Proud Bird Restaurant on Aviation Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport. Other officers are outgoing President Monica Gibson and President-elect Erlend Peterson; also Maria Tapang, Glenn Yasukochi, Priscilla Weber, Georgene Grattan and Diane Wood.
Rolling Hills resident Dr. Frederick S. Mishkin was named a fellow of the American College of Radiology during ceremonies at the college's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Selected for his contributions to the field of radiology, Mishkin is one of 131 new fellows named by the college's Board of Chancellors.
Ed Rodriquez and William West were welcomed as the newest members of the Rotary Club of Westchester. Rodriquez, a CPA, is the president of Stump, Davis, Greenberg, Accountants, in Playa del Rey. West is vice president and general manager of the H. B. Drollinger Co. in Westchester. The Rotary Club of Westchester meets at noon every Wednesday at the LAX Marriott Hotel.
Philip F. Kennedy Jr., a 20-year Rancho Palos Verdes resident, has been named to the board of directors of GrandPeople, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit community service organization "helping seniors grow more active." Kennedy is president of The Grainger Co., a national negotiating firm representing office tenants. He is immediate past secretary of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles. GrandPeople, founded in 1981 under the name Grand Peoples Co., sponsors activities for more than 1,000 senior groups, retirement residences, nutrition centers and other community facilities. Support is derived from contributions by foundations, corporations, senior groups and individuals, as well as some civic funds.
Torrance doctor of chiropractic Michael W. Roquemore has been certified by the California Chiropractic Assn. as an industrial disabilities examiner. Roquemore also sits on the board of the Torrance Kiwanis Club and has been involved with Casa Colina's Wheelchair Tennis Tournament for the last five years.
Josephine Nizetich is this year's chairman of the San Pedro-Harbor Guild of the American Cancer Society. Through the guild's annual fund-raising event, "An Affaire to Remember," money is raised to further the goals of the American Cancer Society, which include educating the public about the causes and the importance of early diagnosis, providing services for cancer patients and their families, and for research.
Chris Rhodes, director of the Evangelistic Church of God in Christ Mass Choir of Inglewood, accepted the first-place trophy for the choir after the group competed in the recent McDonald's Gospelfest '90 at the Shrine Auditorium. Proceeds totaling $20,000 from this year's event went to the United Negro College Fund.