Sanguinetti receives dual honors
by Patterson Irrigator
Mar 08, 2012 | 721 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

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Coleen Sanguinetti received dual honors recently, first as the Preceptor Xi Phi sorority sweetheart during a dinner Feb. 12 at Damasco Fine Food & Spirits in Patterson. Then, at the beginning of March, Sanguinetti was named one of the Stanislaus County Commission for Women’s honorees after being nominated by Soroptimist International of Patterson club members.

Sanguinetti, along with 16 other women from throughout the county, will be honored at a dinner at the Assyrian Hall, 31119 Central Ave., in Ceres.

Sanguinetti joined the Preceptor Xi Phi sorority in 1977, when it was Xi Theta Lambda, and has served as president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. A native of Gustine, she grew up on the West Side and married her husband, Allen, 20 years ago.

After working 23 years for Lloyds Bank — later Sanwa Bank — as a teller and branch manager, she started her own business. She began Guiding Hands Bookkeeping and Tax Service in Patterson 13 years ago.

Sanguinetti is a 28-year member of Soroptimist International of Patterson, a local service organization, for which she has held every office and served on every committee. She is now the club’s parliamentarian.

Local Soroptimists partner with the Del Puerto Health Care District to host women’s health days twice a year, and in the past seven years, Sanguinetti has helped with each one. Uninsured women make appointments at the Del Puerto Health Center for examinations such as blood pressure checks and mammography screening. She has also worked on poinsettias sales and Christmas tree decorating in the South City Park.

All proceeds from Soroptimist fundraising go back to the community through scholarships to high school seniors, help for families in need, St. Vincent De Paul Society’s Walk Against Hunger and Patterson High School’s Sober Graduation Night.

Sanguinetti is also on the El Solyo Village board and serves on the boards of the Crows Landing, Westley and Grayson community services districts.

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