TRIBUTE TO ROLLIE ROTH; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 29
(Extensions of Remarks - March 15, 2000)

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                         TRIBUTE TO ROLLIE ROTH

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                          HON. ELTON GALLEGLY

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, March 15, 2000

  Mr. GALLEGLY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in tribute to Rollie Roth, who will 
be honored this week by the Simi Valley Education Foundation at the Lew 
Roth Awards Dinner, to be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential 
Library in my district.
  Rollie Roth has been an active member of the Simi Valley, CA, 
community for about 35 years. She served for eight years as a 
commissioner on the city's Public Safety Committee, assisted the 
community's Incorporation Study Committee on research projects and 
volunteered for the March of Dimes and American Cancer Society.
  But it is in the area of education that Rollie Roth has truly made 
her mark.
  She served on the PTA of every school that her three children--Paul, 
Miriam and Barry--attended. At Vista Fundamental School, she was 
responsible for the newsletter for two years. She also served two years 
as PTA President at Sycamore School.
  With Rollie's full support, her husband, the late Lew Roth, served 
for 25 years on the Simi Valley Unified School District Board of 
Education. It was his vision that led to the founding of the Simi 
Valley Education Foundation.
  In 1993, Rollie was appointed to the Foundation board. An energetic 
board member, she has served as Board Secretary and provides leadership 
in staging the benefit dinner that bears her husband's name.
  Mr. Speaker, Rollie Roth has been a stabilizing influence for both 
the community and her family. She cared enough about her community, and 
of teaching her children the importance of community, to remain active 
after Lew's death while raising her children. Rollie Roth's dedication 
and determination has also influenced many others to become involved.
  Mr. Speaker, I know my colleagues will join the Simi Valley Education 
Foundation and me in paying special tribute to Rollie Roth's years of 
dedication to our community and its children.

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