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On Monday, January 6th, the LACA Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons headed down south to Manhattan Beach to meet and plan for 2014.  We began with a beautiful bicycle ride along the beach to clear our heads and then promptly dived into discussion tackling our lengthy list of topics.  A productive day of meetings was followed by a vendor appreciation dinner to gain feedback from our sponsors and thank them for their continued support.   We received a variety of very helpful feedback which was one of the main topics during our morning meetings the following day.  It was an extremely productive 24 hours and you won’t want to miss one minute of what we’ve got in store for 2014!

Special thanks to the Shade Hotel (, Fishbar (, SuperShuttle (, and Grace’s Limousine ( for their support and services during our Board Retreat!


During our lovely holiday party held at the SLS Hotel on December 17th, 2013, the full Los Angeles Concierge Association Board of Directors and appointed positions were announced.  We are very excited and look forward to making this the best year the LACA has seen yet!  Your 2014 Board will consist of :

President Kalindra Ashleigh, Montage Beverly Hills, Vice President Fredo Vita, Hollywood Roosevelt, Secretary Joyce Louie, Four Seasons Los Angeles, Treasurer Jason Quiroz, Montage Beverly Hills, Directors of Membership Chizuru Melendez, Sheraton Universal, and Amber Smith, Fairmont Miramar, Director of Public Relations Sarah Dandashy, London West Hollywood, and Les Clefs d’Or Liason Samantha Surabian, SLS Hotel.

2014 Board

Pictured from left to right:  Sarah Dandashy, Jason Quiroz, Joyce Louie, Kalindra Ashleigh, Past President Lori Trimble, Amber Smith,
Chizuru Melendez and Fredo Vita (not pictured:  Samantha Surabian as she was busy tending to guest needs at the desk)

On October 24th, 2013, the Los Angeles Concierge Association spent a day volunteering at the Los Angeles Food Bank.  We served for two shifts during which 30 volunteers donated 120 hours sorting 25,260 pounds of food into 840 boxes.  It was truly an inspiring day and we sincerely thank all of our members, friend, colleagues, and vendors who joined us.




Les Clefs d’Or is holding the first ever Day of Service and the Los Angeles Concierge Association will participating by volunteering at the LA Food Bank.  We have set a goal of contributing 250 hours of service on this day and need your help to make it happen.  Please register for either one shift or two through the links below.  We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 24th!


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Please join us on 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

8:30 am to 12:00 pm 
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

LACA joins Les Clefs d’Or for a Day of Service!

We will volunteer at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank assembling food packages for over 23,000 low income seniors, women with infants, and children in Los Angeles County. The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.

By giving just a little of our time, we can make a big difference in our community.

Interested in registering for this event? Click on the link(s) below:

(NOTE: If you would like to come for both shifts, please register under both links)

Passwords to register are: 

For 8:30am-12pm shift: blueberry

For 12:30pm-4pm shift: oranges



Los Angeles Regional Food Bank 

2825 E. 54th Street 

Vernon, CA 90058

Parking is available on-site, but carpooling is highly recommended.


Congratulations to the following the 2013 recipients of Les Clefs d’Or Congress Scholarship:

Jason Quiroz – Montage Beverly Hills
Marco Ordonez- Four Seasons Los Angeles
Albert Sousa- Roosevelt Hotel
Dan Droz – Langham Hotel Pasadena
Tommy Gonzales- Hyatt Huntington Beach
Dana Sackheim- Sofitel Los Angeles
Azar Safajoo- Fairmont Miramar
Seph Quaglia- Shutters On The Beach
Mark Peterson- Montage Beverly Hills