A granddaughter of VASA Norden Lodge #684, Fresno, California members Fred and Pauline Mathes, thank Vasa for Scholarship awards.
Fred and Pauline Mathes' granddaughter, Stephanie Laich, received two scholarship awards while attending college. After graduation she wanted to personally thank all the VASA members and thought of a special way to do it. As a surprise, she and her mother brought a delicious cake to one of our lodge meetings. Written on top of the cake were the words, "Thank you VASA."
Stephanie personally thanked the lodge: "I would like to thank VASA for the scholarships I received for college. I graduated from Fresno State in December, 2011, with a B.S. in Business Management. I decided on this course after working as an assistant manager and realizing that I like working in management. I received two scholarships—the first was a district scholarship (Golden Gate District #12) in 2003 for $1,000.00 and the second was from Norden Lodge #684 in 2005, for $500.00. These scholarships were a big help in assisting with supplies and books for my classes."
Thank you, Stephanie Laich!
Carole Ann Sell