A quarter-century of helping the youth of...

A quarter-century of helping the youth of Wilmington was recognized recently when Connie Calderon received an Outstanding Community Service Award from the Assn. of Administrators of Los Angeles, a 1,431-member organization of Los Angeles Unified School District elementary and secondary school administrators. Calderon is founder and director of the Wilmington Teen Center. Her work with youth dates back to her own high school days and to 1958, when she founded and coordinated the Decor Carmeli Girls’ Club, which she sponsored until 1970.

South Bay resident Brian Harrison has been named “Maritimer of the Year” by the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States. Harrison is president and chief executive officer of the Wilmington-based Metropolitan Stevedore Co. The Propeller Club is a 400-member maritime organization dedicated to promoting the American Merchant Marine.

Jim McInerny has been named chairman for the annual Chili Cook-Off of the Kiwanis Club of Hawthorne, according to Kiwanis President Bob Klein. The cook-off will be held in conjunction with the annual Hawthorne Air Faire, to be staged at the Hawthorne Airport, 120th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard, on Aug. 27 and 28.

Daniel J. McClain, executive officer of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce, was appointed to three panels while attending the recent Western Institute for Organization Management held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at San Jose State University. He led a discussion on “Surviving IRS Audits” for the U.S. chamber and will serve on the state chamber’s new member and 1989 state conference committees. McClain was among 300 executives nationwide participating in the institute.

Attorney Phillip Kraus of Palos Verdes Peninsula is the new chairman of the Committee on Regions of Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles. The committee is responsible for policy issues affecting the council’s five geographical regions in the Los Angeles area.


Shannon Stefanie Kahn and Yoshi Sakai have been selected by Republic Bank’s Torrance office as the first recipients of its Annual Citizenship Achievement Awards. Each received $1,000 awards for academic achievements and community service. Kahn graduated in June from West High School and Sakai graduated from Gardena High School.

Dr. Jerome Ettinger of Ladera Heights has been elected chairman of the Research and Education Institute and president of the Professional Staff Assn. at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Ettinger is on the board of directors at Centinela Hospital Medical Center and is on the staffs of Daniel Freeman Memorial and Daniel Freeman Marina hospitals. He is a past president of the Los Angeles County Medical Assn.'s District 15.

Dr. Cynthia C. Vaughn of Westchester has been elected to a second term as president of the Los Angeles Southwest Chiropractic Society. Also elected were Dr. Alan R. Jeans of San Pedro, vice president, and board members Drs. Michael W. Roquemore of Torrance, Deborah J. Beach of Torrance, Michael D. Aveni of Lawndale and Merritt G. Mead of Hawthorne.

Four employees of Little Company of Mary Hospital and a South Bay high school student are recipients of the first educational scholarships awarded by the hospital’s Auxiliary Volunteers. They are Susan Kay Andrews of San Pedro, Candice Bowden of Redondo Beach, Oscar Lamas of Long Beach, Trudy Melcher of San Pedro and Linda Teranishi of Gardena. Each received a $500 scholarship.

James Patrick Zucker, son of Dr. and Mrs. Alfred John Zucker of Rancho Palos Verdes, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Zucker’s project was the production of audio-visual tapes of St. Mark’s Gospel, which he did for St. John Fisher Church with the assistance of other scouts in his troop and members of last year’s graduating class at St. John Fisher School.

John Geyer and Jeanne Schmid have been elected Young Man and Young Woman of the Year by the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce. Geyer of Torrance and Schmid of Hermosa Beach were honored for their volunteer contributions to the South Bay.