(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E477-E478]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                      A TRIBUTE TO ROSIE BETANZOS


                          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 want to acknowledge and recognize the exemplary work of 
Rosie Betanzos, who is widely known as a vibrant member of the Echo 
Park community. Born and raised in Echo Park, Rosie is happily married 
to her husband, Ceasar Betanzos, and they have two children.
   After Rosie's establishment of the Echo Park Improvement Association 
in 1988, which was the first crime prevention organization in Echo 
Park, crime was reduced by 80 percent as a result of community 
involvement. Rosie has served as a Top Peer Counselor for John Marshall 
High School and has been involved with the Los Angeles Police Stop-In-
Location volunteer unit in Echo Park. In 2009, Rosie coordinated and 
directed the Echo Park Lotus Festival.
   Currently, Rosie serves as a Board Member of the Los Angeles Police 
Department's Northeast Area Community Police Advisory Board. She also 
coordinates and directs an annual block party representing the 
Northeast Police Station, and serves as a Board Officer of the Echo 
Park Chamber of Commerce, where she coordinates the Taste of Echo Park 
fundraiser. Rosie is also the owner of the Echo Park Trading Post, and 
is influential as a coach and mentor in business consulting in business 
decor and customer service.
   I ask all Members to join me today in honoring an outstanding woman 
of California's 28th Congressional District, Rosie Betanzos, for her 
exceptional service and continuous dedication to the community.

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