New Majority

July Monthly Update

TO: New Majority Members
FR: Michael K. Hayde, Chairman
RE: July Monthly Update

  • In Memoriam
  • August Reminders
  • Calendar of Events

In Memoriam

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of two of our New  Majority members, and very dear friends, Barry Lee Hoeven and John David O’Donnell. Our hearts are with their families and friends during this difficult time.

John David O’Donnell (1932 – 2016)
John was born on October 20, 1932 in Lorain, Ohio. He was a giant among giants. John’s professional career spans over 40 years of industrial real estate experience. He was recognized in 2010 with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The University of California Irvine School of Business, for his outstanding achievements as a commercial real estate professional. We will forever remember John as an incredibly generous man to anyone in need. His faith, moral code, the love he had for life and his family was truly inspiring. Trish and John met at the University of Southern California and married in 1960 They were married 56 years. He desperately loved Trish and their three wonderful children Leslie, David and Douglas; two daughters-in-law Dana Jenkins O’Donnell and Angela Tesselaar O’Donnell; four grandsons Oliver, Peter, JD and Christian; and his sister, Helen Gerth. John was such a dear friend to so many of us, we are beyond blessed to have known such a wonderful man. In lieu of flowers, John would prefer that donations be sent to his favorite charities, Hoag Hospital Foundation, Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, or The Vintage Club Employee Scholarship Fund.

Barry Lee Hoeven (1950 – 2016)
Barry was born to Allene and Dwight Hoeven on April 10th, 1950 in Glendale, California. Barry was the eldest child, with a younger sister, Lynn. He was a double graduate of the University of Southern California, where he was also a member of the Phi Psi Fraternity. Barry received a business degree in 1972 from USC with an emphasis in finance and marketing and then earned an MBA in the entrepreneurial program at USC in 1973. After graduation, Barry moved to Orange County and began a career in Real Estate Development and built a successful Self Storage company in Westport Properties and US Storage Centers. In 2007, Barry founded Kure It Cancer Research. To-date, Kure It has raised $5 million dollars to support underfunded cancer research – finding hope and saving lives. Barry was always optimistic and ready for fun. He was a beloved friend, uncle, brother, father, grandfather, and loving husband. Barry is survived by his wife, Alison, daughter Hilary and her husband David, son Drew and his wife Jaime, son Chasen, and five grandchildren, Hadley, Avery, Dylan, Caitlyn, and Cayden. His smile, sense of humor, and love will be dearly missed by us all. In lieu of flowers the Hoeven family welcomes donations to Kure It Cancer Research.

August Reminders

Summer Meeting Postponed
As a reminder, in order to make the best use of everyone’s time we have decided to postpone our summer Issues Committee meeting. Therefore, September 14th and October 5th will be our next joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee meeting dates. On September 14th, we expect an important presentation and discussion on all the ballot measures that California voters will face in November. On October 5th, we will review all the top targeted races in California. Because it is a Presidential year, a greater number of voters will be turning out, so this election is critical. We will send reminder notices as the dates get closer.

Calendar of Events
September 14th – Joint Political Affairs and Issues Committee Meeting

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