Introducing Carole Thomas, our State President
As the State President of DBE in California Inc., I welcome you to our new website.
I was born in the Manchester area of England and came to the US in 1968 with my husband and two young sons. We settled in Orange County where I still live today.
An employee of a school district since 1976, I have been the Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools and School Board since 1984.
While on a cruise to the Caribbean in 1994, a lady heard my accent and told me about DBE. The lady turned out to be the regent of her chapter in Redlands, CA and put me in touch with the regent of Carisbrooke Castle chapter. Throughout the years, I have served many times as regent and 1st VP of Carisbrooke Castle Chapter.
I was elected to the State Board in 2000 and have since served as 1st VP a number of times, and State President twice. I am currently in the second of a four-year term. I was elected 1st VP of the 29th National Administration DBE under the presidency of Mary Penty.
As the State President of DBE in California, Inc. my main goal is keeping the organization vibrant and interesting, while supporting our main cause, the Western British Home in Sierra Madre, and other local 501(c) 3 charities.
I believe that clear communication is the tool to effective interaction with chapters and their members. I encourage all members to make contact with ladies who show an interest in our organization.