Name: Apolonia Davalos
Hometown: I am an offspring of the United States Air Force. I grew up all across this GREAT nation. I make a home wherever I am.
Local SDFRW Club: SDFRW Cyberspace
Where were you born? Fairbanks, AK
Tell us about your family:
I am the middle child of Air Force Veteran, Major Sandra Davalos. Growing up, every two years our humble family (my mother, two sisters and I) relocated to a new area where we were called to serve God, our country, community, and church. Our family believes, when one member of a family serves, the entire family serves!
Tell us why you belong to SDFRW and feel free to share any special activities and/or committees you have been involved with:
Involvement with SDFRW Cyberspace is an exceptional, pioneering, opportunity allowing me to be present and engage with fellow Republican women across South Dakota and state lines in support of our fellow patriots. I am humbled and honored to serve my fellow sisters in Christ by leading us in prayer. I think having been Associate Chaplain for the University of Sioux Falls (USF) Collegiate Choir prepared me for the SDFRW Cyberspace Chapter Chaplain role.
Hobbies and other volunteer organizations:
Art is a way of life. I love sharing stories that matter and cultivating content worth watching. When away from my cameras and editing desk, I volunteer at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph for the Christmas at the Cathedral Fundraising Event, the Bishop Dudley House, Culture for Service Day for USF, and setting up the audio-visual for worship music nights also held on the USF campus.
List a few fun or interesting things about yourself:
Earlier this year, I served as a member of the Mayor-appointed Sioux Falls Arts Task Force. Additionally, I have two photographs from my Isolation 2020 project which will be displayed in a gallery show at the Washington Pavilion from December 2020 through February 2021; I am the recipient of the University of Sioux Falls’ Nelson Women in Leadership Award (2020); I am an Off-Broadway actress, producer and independent filmmaker. I made my film directorial debut with my short Children of War (2016). As an actress, my feature films include: The Good Book, Providence, The Perfect Wedding, Fearsville 2, The Invasion of Kelly, and Jolly. I have also been blessed to originate the role of MARGO PALMER in the pilot episode for the original TV show The Alley. Off-Broadway, I also originated the role of LYNN CORDERO in Looking for Billy Haines. Regionally, I starred in Boston’s professional premiere of Metamorphoses as MYRRHA at Boston Center for the Arts and made my Nashville theatrical debut as TITANIA, Queen of the Fairies, for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s 25th Anniversary production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Finally, I am named after APPOLLONIA, an ancient, biblical town, in Macedonia, Greece, south of Lake Bolbe, known today as Nea Apollonia.
Who is your favorite Republican and why?
My favorite Conservative Republican is my Mother! She is the embodiment of living the American Dream and exceeding the expectations and/or limitations defined by society. She is an American HERO and my angel and compass!
Favorite quote or Bible verse:
But what credit is there if you are patient when beaten for doing wrong? But if you are patient when you suffer for doing what is good, this is a grace before God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his footsteps. 1 PETER 2:20-21
Human beings, in a certain sense, are unknown to themselves. Jesus Christ not only reveals God, but “fully reveals man to man”.(23) In Christ, God has reconciled the world to himself. All believers are called to bear witness to this; but it is up to you, men and women who have given your lives to art, to declare with all the wealth of your ingenuity that in Christ the world is redeemed: the human person is redeemed, the human body is redeemed, and the whole creation which, according to Saint Paul, “awaits impatiently the revelation of the children of God” (Rom 8:19), is redeemed. The creation awaits the revelation of the children of God also through art and in art. This is your task. Humanity in every age, and even today, looks to works of art to shed light upon its path and its destiny. - LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II TO ARTISTS (1999)
SDFRW Ladies attend the Sioux City gathering with Vice-President Mike Pence in attendance, January 30,2020.
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