Real Estate San Gabriel Valley Homes Sonia E. Amin
        

Real Estate San Gabriel Valley Homes Sonia E. Amin
26 years of Real Estate Experience

SONIA E. AMIN
Broker-Associate
Cell: 626-536-3135 Sonia@SoniaAmin.com
DRE #  01044322

RE/MAX TRI-CITY REALTY

Pasadena Office
1055 East Colorado Boulevard, Suite 500 Pasadena, CA 91106

La Canada Office
1433 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, CA 91011

Glendale Office
811 N. Central Ave
Glendale CA, 91203

Real Estate San Gabriel Valley Homes Sonia E. Amin
Real Estate San Gabriel Valley Homes Sonia E. Amin

VOLUNTEERING TO SIGN IN MEMBERS AT THE GLENDALE ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL LUNCH MEETING.

Getting ready to sign people in at the Glendale Estate Planning Council (GEPC) lunch meeting at Tam O’Shanter. Great group of professionals. 


10-year Anniversary with the Pasadena Rotary Club!!

Joining the Rotary Club 10 years ago was one of the best decisions I made.  Over the years, I have been on the Pasadena Rotary Club Board, co-Chair for International Projects, District 5300 Peace Conference Committee, Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee and the Tyros Committee.  My appreciation for the tremendous impact that Rotary has on a local, national and global level has increased over the years.  All I can say is ROTARY ROCKS!!

Pasadena Senior Center Annual Board meeting and Chinese New Year celebration!

We had our annual board meeting today at the Pasadena Senior Center.  Every year, more than 10,000 older adults age 50+ from a variety of backgrounds, with differing needs, abilities and interests come to PSC for a sense of community and so much more.  Our dynamic programming also includes a full range of free social service programs for older adults who face chronic health issues, poor nutrition, social isolation, income insecurity, lack of access to transportation and more.  Please click on their website link below for more information including the classes they offer daily.  Earlier in the day, they had a Chinese New Year celebration.  

 

Our Pasadena Rotary Club holiday lunch at the University Club

Had a great time today at our last lunch of the year with the Pasadena Rotary Club at the University Club.  Love the local, national and global projects our Pasadena Rotary Club is involved in.  Merry Christmas to all.

CWC (Caltech Women's Club) Holiday party at the Athenaeum

We had a great time at the Caltech Women's Club (CWC) holiday party lunch today.  Very thankful to Doreen Mason (and Peter Mason) who nominated me to the Caltech Y board a few years ago.  


Caltech Y Friends dinner - "Dr. Spiros Michalakis - Being Number One"

Enjoyed the Caltech Y Friends dinner this evening at the Athenaeum which included Dr. Spiros Michalakis' presentation - Being Number One.  After attending the top high school in Greece, graduating from one of the top universities in the world, solving one of the hardest problems in science and moving to Caltech as a postdoc, Spiros had a crisis of faith.  He lost faith in himself. What built him back up was not the pursuit of a Nobel Prize.  It was outreach to kids in East LA.  Click on the link below for more details. 


CWC (Caltech Women's Club) New member luncheon at the Athenaeum

Starting off the holiday season celebration with my CWC new member luncheon at the Athenaeum.
   

CWC (Caltech Women's Club) Open House & Tent - November 17, 2018

We had a fabulous time at our CWC (Caltech Women's Club) Open House & Tent event today. Everybody left happy with lots of toys and clothes. Thank you for joining and supporting us!!  Click here to view more photos.  


Caltech Playreaders presents the taming - a political comedy

Enjoyed attending the Caltech Playreaders - The Taming by Lauren Gunderson - A hilarious political comedy at the Caltech Athenaeum Hall of Associates.  A group of very talented performers.  


Caltech Y Board retreat today.

Enjoyed our productive and informative Caltech Y board retreat today.  The Caltech Y's mission is to enrich student life and challenge students to grow into responsible citizens of the world. For more information, please go to their website www.CaltechY.org


Caltech Women's Club Fair and Fall Gathering lunch event at the Athenaeum

Volunteering at the Caltech Women's Club Fair and Fall Gathering lunch event at the Athenaeum today.  I was at the events table encouraging other members to attend our events.  I enjoy being part of this diverse group of Caltech/JPL women.



Pasadena Senior Center Annual Zest Gala 2018

Getting ready to be the greeter at the Pasadena Senior Center 2018 Zest Gala this evening at the Valley Hunt Club. The fundraising event was successful and Rosemary Simmons was honored. She is very inspiring and accomplished but most of all she has a fabulous outlook on life and aging. 


Caltech Y Board membership

I finished my 3 year term as a Board member at Caltech Y. So honored to be asked to serve for another 3 year term. Our board works hard towards accomplishing our Mission which is: The Caltech Y enriches student life and challenges students to grow into responsible citizens of the world.


Volunteering at the Pasadena Senior Center Christmas lunch.

It was a lovely experience spending part of my Christmas day at the Pasadena Senior Center Christmas lunch.  It was fun volunteering at the check-in, then serving food and finally playing Elf to Santa and handing out presents to the attendees.  Love the programs PSC has for seniors!!  www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org

 


Pasadena Senior Center Board Retreat on November 4, 2017

Our Pasadena Senior Center board retreat yesterday was very productive,  It also involved planning for the year ahead and making sure that the community is aware of the amazing programs, support and classes that the Pasadena Senior Center offers to the seniors.  Please click on the link below to get more information.  



Caltech Y Tenth Annual Golf Tournament and Auction

Our Caltech Y Tenth Annual Golf Tournament and Auction at the beautiful Oakmont Country Club in Glendale on October 30, 2017 was a success!!  This event celebrates our student leaders and their impact on the community while helping to raise funds for our organization that has served the Pasadena and Caltech communities for the past 100 years!  I enjoyed being on the Golf Committee helping raise money for a good cause!!  Click here for more details. 


Rotary Internation District 5300 Peace Conference

The Rotary International District 5300 Peace Conference on October 21, 2017 at the Huntington Library was a success!! Thank you everyone for helping us accomplish our goal.  I enjoyed being part of the committee and working with my fellow Rotarians.


As a Committee member I invite you to join us for the Rotary International District 5300 Peace Conference!!

Our Rotary International District 5300 Peace Conference committee is working hard behind the scenes to make the 28th Annual Peace Conference on October 21, 2017 an informative and interesting experience for all. It is going to be at the world-renowned Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens. The topic of Traditional and Social Media: their impact on Peace Building is a very relevant subject in today's world. Please join us!! Note: We negotiated the purchase of the Entry fee to the Huntington Library and Gardens after the conference to $10 (instead of $29 per adult).

Contribution to the 3 Amigos Orphange in Ensenada, Nexico

At our Pasadena Rotary meeting yesterday, our International Projects Committee presented a check of $1,000 to the 3 Amigos Orphanage Foundation. We collaborated with the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club to support the Estado 29 Orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico. Please see the link below for more information. Love being the co-Chair for International Projects for the Pasadena Rotary Club supporting different projects around the world.  Click here to get more information on the Mexico Orphanage.  

Caltech Y EVENTS IN 2017

Our board meeting at Caltech Y was very productive.  We are looking forward to some amazing events that Caltech Y will be having in 2017.  Hope you can join us in 2017!!   For more information go to our website   https://caltechy.org/

Rotary District 5300 Assembly meeting.

The District 5300 Assembly meeting on April 9, 2016 in Apple Valley was inspiring.  As a co-Chair for International Projects for our Pasadena Rotary Club, I get to see some amazing projects that our Committee approves contribution to.  Seeing the work at a District and Global level that Rotary International does was simply amazing.  Working collectively, a lot is accomplished.  Rotary Rocks!!

http://www.district5300.org/assembly.html

Caltech Y centennial celebration continues!!

At Caltech on February 26, 2016 distributing celebration cake and T-shirts to students, faculty and staff.  Love being a Caltech Y board member.  Click here for article. 

Caltech Y Annual Golf Tournament.

On October 12th, Caltech Y had their annual Golf Tournament at the Annandale Golf Course.  As a board member, I enjoy participating in their fundraising events.  Hope you can join us next year.

Elected to the Caltech Y board!!

It is official - I was elected to be on the board of the Caltech Y starting this fall. It is such an honor and privilege to be a part of this prestigious institution. I am so looking forward to serving on their board for a 3 year term!!  Click here to get more info on Caltech Y.  

HONORED TO BE CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE 50 FABULOUS WOMEN FOR 2013



It was such an honor to be part of the Magazine's 50 Fabulous Women for 2013. Congratulations to all the other fabulous women!!  The event at the Pasadena Museum of History was great and the Certificate of Recognition by Carol Liu from the State of California Senate was amazing.  Click here to view the info.

Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital Christmas Tree Sale 2012

Our Womens Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital had our annual Christmas tree sale.  Here is an article that was written up in the Huntington Hospital Advocate, Spring 2013 edition. Click here to view.  

UNA-USA 5th Annual West Coast Global Forum

With Executive Director of UNA-USA Patrick Madden.

With Dr. Gudata Hinika

UNA Machao Orphanage Benefit Concert by Incendio at the Ambassador Auditorium on August 18, 2012

Maranantha High School and the Pasadena Police Department were the proud co-hosts of this event. Bill Bogard, Mayor of Pasadena, is an advocate and supporter of the UNA. In addition to Mayor Bogard's support, the Consulate of Kenya and the Pasadena Chief of Police, Phillip L. Sanchez participated, Lieutenant Phlunte' Riddle, of the Pasadena Police Department, was the event coordinator.  Click here to view the photos I took of the event. 

United Nations Association Caltech Coffee Talk Event - July 17, 2012

With Dr. Sossina Haile of Caltech.  This event was focused on highlighting the 7th Millennium Development Goal, Environmental Sustainability. The Millennium Development Goals were adopted by the United Nations in 2000 as specific goals to fight poverty around the world

Huntington Hospital volunteer dinner.

Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital check Easter basket sale at the hospital cafeteria.

Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital check presentation luncheon - February 13, 2012

United Nations Human Rights Day Celebration at PCC on December 10, 2011

Our group photo with Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and Chris Paine.  United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills Chapter and Mayor Bill Bogaard worked together to celebrate the 4th annual International Human Rights Day at PCC Creveling Lounge.  Keynote speaker was Chris Paine (Filmmaker and Environmentalist - Who Killed the Electric Car? and Revenge of the Electric Car).

Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Our talented ladies created beautiful Christmas trees for sale and our efforts were appreciated by the staff and guests of the Huntington Hospital.

Huntington Hospital Toastmaster's Speaker series with Phlunte' Riddle

With Phlunte' Riddle at our Huntington Hospital Toastmaster's Speaker series. Phlunte' is the Pasadena Chief of Police's Adjutant and was gracious to be our speaker. Her speech about her experiences was fascinating and our group loved it. Phlunte' is also my fellow UNA board member and an inspiring and amazing lady!!

Polio Eradication Meeting at the Pasadena Rotary.

Our Pasadena Rotary meeting today was on eradication of polio. The presentation today was about our rotarian's trip to India. The theme was Indian food, music and presentation. I was one of the greeters dressed in my Indian outfit. It was a fun event.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PEACE CONFERENCE IN PALM SPRINGS, November 13, 2011

My fellow Pasadena rotarians at the Peace Conference.
Keynote speaker was Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.  The peace conference and Mr. Arun Gandhi\'s speech was very inspiring.  I am so happy to be able to meet some wonderful people through the work Rotary does globally. 

Opportunity Green Conference on November 10, 2011

Opportunity Green Conference in Los Angeles was very informative.  I especially loved the section where Don Cheadle Actor & U.N. Goodwill Ambassador United Nations Environmental Program was on the panel answering my friend Sherry Simpson Dean's questions. Environmental sustainability is the theme for the United Nations for 2012.

United Nations Association Division Annual Meeting on November 5, 2011

United Nations Association Film Festival celebrating UN Day.

 
Our UNA Film Festival was an amazing event.  We also had a pre-reception at El Portal for the film makers and guests.  Click here to see the photos I took of the event and added it on our UNA facebook page.  Being part of the film festival committee in preparing for this event was a great experience. 

UNA Film Festival celebrating UN Day on October 24, 2011

I love the work UNA does and am glad to be a sponsor at the event.  Click here to see the sponsors for the event.

Rotary Club of Pasadena's International Project in Saida, Lebanon

As the Chairperson of International Projects Committee for Pasadena Rotary, I get emails asking for our club's participation in various projects throughout the world.  In August, our Committee approved to do the water filter project for schools in Saida, Lebanon.  Click here for more details.  I am so proud to be a Rotarian and participate in the great work they do globally

UNA Coffee talk with Drs. Harry Gray and Sossina Haile at Caltech Beckman auditorium on July 19, 2011.

Working on the setup for the event at Caltech before the guests arrived for the Coffee talk..

Pasadena Rotary Club International Committee's Project Wells Bring Hope

At our Rotary meeting today, our President Michael Farrand presented Gil Garcetti with a check of $2,000 for the project Wells Bring Hope www.wellsbringhope.com I was the chairperson for this international project and am so thankful to be part of Pasadena Rotary Club. Our club does amazing work locally, nationally and internationally. Very proud to be a Rotarian.

United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills Chapter and AIDS Service Center Coffee talk with Dr. Michael Gottlieb

With some of our UNA Pasadena/Foothills Chapter board members at our coffee talks with Dr. Michael Gottlieb.  Dr. Gottlieb became the first physician to describe a new disease that would later become knows as AIDS.  He has been involved with AIDS for the life of the epidemic, and can discuss the history of the disease.  Thank you Monique Michaels photography for this photo.

Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital Sixth Annual Spring Luncheon at Brookside.

The Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital Sixth Annual Spring Luncheon at Brookside Golf Course (Mediterranean Room) on May 27, 2011. Our boutique featured vendors displaying the most up-to date fashions, jewelry and design items. A fashion show during lunch featured Fashions by Draper's and Damon's.  We had a great time raising money and YES the hats were mandatory for members and guests :)

Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital Easter Basket Sale at the hospital cafeteria

Our Easter Basket sale with Steve Ralph and Diane Martin.

American Red Cross San Gabriel Pomona Valley Breakfast on March 21, 2011

At the breakfast with Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the American Red Cross.  She is an inspiring woman who has done a great job with the Red Cross at the national and international level. 

Attending the Rotary Peace Conference on March 19, 2011. Amazing group of people making a difference.

 

On February 22, 2011, at their annual meeting I was elected to the board of the United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills Chapter.  I am thrilled to be part of this organization that works on local, national and international issues and am looking forward to making a meaningful contribution toward their goals and projects. 

PASADENA NOW's ARTICLE ON OUR WOMEN'S AUXILIARY OF HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL BINGO GAME.

Click here to see the article.  We had fun raising money for a great cause.

Luncheon and check presentation by the Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital to the hospital on February 14, 2011

Our group photo.

Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital events for fundraising.

Our group preparing for the Legendary Bingo event at Ginny's home. 
The Legendary Bingo event at the races.  I am here with Bingo Boy and Belle Aire.  Great event with lots of laughter, great prizes and auction items.

BINGO NIGHT AT THE RACES...February 12, 2011

The Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital would like to invite you to our legendary bingo night on February 12, 2011 at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. 10 Games of "Racy" Drag Queen Bingo with Fabulous Prize Packages! Live Auctions. $75 per person. Please join us for this fun filled event for a great cause.  For more info click here for our facebook page.

Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital Annual Christmas tree sale to raise money for our cause.

Our group photo.
With Karen Cooper.  I have posted over 100 pictures on our Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital facebook page.

Flying Samaritans Christmas party. I worked with them for my Rotary International Jesus Maria Project in Mexico.

At the Flying Samaritans Christmas Party.  Love the work they do.  For more information on the work they do, check out the webpage I created http://jesusmariaproject.wordpress.com/

Serving Thanksgiving lunch to the kids at the Almansor Center in South Pasadena.

2nd round of serving food.
1st round of serving food. 

As a member of the Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Hospital, I love participating in the various fundraising events throughout the year for such a great cause. I created a facebook page for our group to get the word out in the community.  Please check it out and hope you can join us in some of our events in the future.  Thank you.   Click here for more information.

The United Nations Association, Southern California Division Annual Meeting.

With Esther Gillies of the UNA Pasadena Chapter. I enjoyed attending the annual meeting.  I met some amazing people who have done so much locally and internationally and learned about the various programs UNA participates in, including the Millennium Development Goals.  Love the work this organization does throughout the world. 

The UN Day Festival at the Western Justice Center in Pasadena.

With Gene Masuda Co-President of UNA Pasadena

Having fun volunteering at the United Nations Association preparing for the UN Day Festival.


The map we had worked on. This is the final product. We had painted the green on burlap. Looks really good.

Jesus Maria Project in Mexico by the Rotary Club of Pasadena.

I am really enjoying working on the Rotary Club of Pasadena's International Project in Mexico called the Jesus Maria Project.  Being the chairperson for this project has enabled me to learn a lot about various aspects of getting an international project approved.  It makes me proud to be a Rotarian and all the good work we do throughout the world.   Click here for more information.

Sherry Simpson Dean and myself walking around to the businesses in Old Town Pasadena inviting them to the UN Day Festival and asking them to display our cards to promote the event.

The local businesses were very helpful and gracious and we truly appreciate their support.  Thank you.

UN Day Festival 2010 on October 24, 2010.

I am enjoying being part of the United Nations UN Day Festival 2010 Planning Committee for the Pasadena/Foothills Chapter.  Getting the information out regarding the event through emails, letters, social networking sites and my sphere of influence has been quite an experience.  If you know anyone who would like to participate, please let me know.  Thanks....Sonia

The Women's Auxiliary of Huntington Memorial Hospital fifth annual spring luncheon at the Santa Anita Country Club, May 2010. Love volunteering with this group to raise money for a good cause.

Easter Basket sale at the Huntington Hospital to raise money for our cause.

Serving Thanksgiving lunch to the children at the Almansor Center in South Pasadena

Book Sale at the Huntington Memorial Hosptial with the Women's Auxiliary Committee

Christmas Tree sale at the Huntington Hospital with the Women's Auxiliary Committee