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Village Elects New Officers

Left to right, members shown are: Fran Weilin, Susan Wallace, Helen Dennis, Britt Huff, Teresa Sun, Carolynn Petru, Steve Jordan, Colleen Cutter, Lynn Solomita, Judy Bayer and Ann Shaw


As it enters it's third year in operation, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village is pleased to announce its new officers and a new program.

  • Chair                                 Carolynn Petru
  • Vice Chair                         Helen Dennis
  • Chief Financial Officer      Ann Shaw
  • Secretary                          Fran Wielin

Each term of office is two years, until December 31, 2019.


The new program, called Friendship Circles, is being instituted so that members within their own neighborhoods can get to know each other and help one another for emergency preparedness. "Having friends around you during a fire or earthquake is necessary for feeling safe and evacuating safely and successfully, "  explained Executive Director Colleen Cutter. Also on tap for the new year is our next Upside to Aging in October of 2018 as well as many other fun events.


The Board wishes to acknowledge and thank Fran Wielin and Lynn Solomita for their dedicated service as the Peninsula Village's Chair and Secretary, respectively, during the past year.

The Palos Verdes Village is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserve and enhance the comfort, security, dignity and social engagement of older adults who want to continue independent living in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area through education, social events and needed services provided by dedicated staff and volunteers.

For more information about the Palos Verdes Peninsula Village, please contact Executive Director Colleen Cotter at


For biographies of our Board of Directors, please visit our website at

Other News In Brief

2017 Village Annual Report

Village Mourns Passing of Founder Sherry May


  • Village Readers Get A Special Treat

    Esteemed author Elizabeth Letts, the daughter of Palos Verdes Peninsula Village member, Ginger Letts, met with our Village book groups on Wednesday, February 28th at the lovely home of Mary Sheh. 

    Ms. Letts shared engaging insights and experiences with the Villagers. She grew up riding horses competitively in Rolling Hills. After graduating from Yale University with a major in history, she volunteered for the Peace Corps in Morocco. While parenting four children, she became a teacher, nurse midwife, and ultimately a writer.

    Her first non-fiction novel, The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman the Horse that Inspired a Nation was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Her most recent book, The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis is also a New York Times best seller.

    Writing The Perfect Horse required significant research that included visits to families of the World War II veterans who were involved with the incredible horses. 

    Ms. Letts also has written women’s fiction using the pen name Nora Carroll and has authored an acclaimed children’s book, The Butter Man.

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