(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E477]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                     A TRIBUTE TO STEPHANIE VENDIG


                          HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Women's History 
Month. Each year, we pay special tribute to the contributions and 
sacrifices made by our nation's women. It is an honor to pay homage to 
outstanding women who are making a difference in my Congressional 
   Today, I proudly recognize the outstanding work and contributions of 
Stephanie Vendig of Silver Lake, California. Although retired, 
Stephanie continuously directs her efforts towards giving back to her 
community through her advocacy and exceptional leadership.
   Ms. Vendig attended the University of California, Berkeley, where 
she graduated with a B.A. in 1959. In addition to credentials to teach 
the disabled and elementary school students, she continued her 
education and received a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education 
from the California State University, Northridge. Stephanie started her 
teaching career in San Francisco, and began teaching the disabled when 
she moved to Los Angeles. In addition, Stephanie became involved with 
the Los Angeles Unified School District's Division of Special Education 
as a consultant, where she trained special education teachers and 
developed programs serving young children with special needs. In 1980, 
Stephanie joined the Youth and Family Center which provides services 
for parenting and pregnant teens, and retired from the agency in 1996 
as Interim Executive Director.
   Stephanie has also served as President of the Silver Lake Senior 
Club, which is now the Griffith Park Adult Community Club, GPACC, and 
has been a steadfast advocate for senior citizens. Currently, Stephanie 
is involved in program development at GPACC, where she is chairing a 
committee to advocate for the expansion of their facility, since they 
are outgrowing their current facility. Furthermore, she is a columnist 
for the Los Feliz Ledger, and serves as a Board Member of the Silver 
Lake Improvement Association.
   I ask all Members to join me today in honoring an outstanding woman 
of California's 28th Congressional District, Stephanie Vendig, for her 
exceptional, unwavering, and tireless support and service to the