Antioch Native Daughters of the Golden West honors 75-year member

At their December meeting, the Antioch Parlor #223, of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, had the privilege of presenting member Betty Giannotti, who joined the Parlor in 1939, with her 75-year pin. She was presented the pin by Grand President of the Antioch Parlor, Jackie Wallace.

Betty has held every office in the Parlor except Financial Secretary and Treasurer and is currently Past President.

She was born in Madera and her family came to Antioch when she started Kindergarten. Betty graduated from Antioch High School in 1938. She worked for Attorneys Ham and Arnison, then for the Antiocch High School District for 38 years. She married Lorenzo Giannotti in 1940 and had a daughter, Carolyn and a son, Norman and has five grandchildren. Since she retired, Betty spends her summers in Lake Tahoe.

The members of Antioch Parlor are proud to have such an outstanding, faithful member. At this time, the Parlor has 32 members, with two over the age of 100 and nine members have received their 50-year pins. Antioch Parlor #223 was organized in Antioch in 1923 and has had two State Grand Presidents.

The Order of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, formed in 1886, is a fraternal and patriotic organization founded on the principles of Love of Home, Devotion to the Flag, Veneration of the Pioneers and Faith in the Existence of God. Love of California is evident in the Order’s unceasing efforts to promote the study of her romantic history and reverence for the memory of the sturdy Pioneer Fathers and Mothers, the founders of our great state. To become a member, one must have been born in the State of California. For more information, visit www.ndgw.org.

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