The Fiesta Day Committee named Joanna Spiller as this year’s Fiesta Day Grand Marshal. Joanna is a former member of the committee and an active volunteer in the community. She’s a former 15-year volunteer member of the Fiesta Day Committee.
Joanna purchased property in Canyon Lake in 1980. She became a full-time resident in 1988. She’s been a member of the Canyon Lake Lioness Club for 28 years. She served as the club’s president for three terms and treasurer for the past 11 years. She’s been a member of the Women’s Golf Club since 1988 and a member of the Woman’s Club since the early 90s. She’s served as president of both clubs. Joanna also served as the chairperson of the POA Election Committee from 1991 to 1994.
Joanna was recognized for her community work in 2003 when she was named Canyon Lake’s Volunteer of the Year. In 2014, she was named Citizen of the Year.
Several years ago Joanna discovered Edison was charging many homes in Canyon Lake the wrong rates. After she made a presentation of facts and figures, over 600 homes received corrected rates and refunds from Edison.
In addition to her volunteer work in Canyon Lake, Joanna is involved with “Honor Flight Southland,” an organization that escorts veterans on trips to Washington D.C. She escorted a WWII Air Force veteran to Washington D.C. in October 2015 and a WWII Navy veteran in 2016.
Joanna said she learned about helping and serving others when she joined Theta Rho Girls Club as a teenager. “Happiness through service” is its motto.