5 Women Honored for Achievements

Five Valley businesswomen are being honored by the San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic for their community involvement and professional accomplishments.

"These women have contributed much to their communities through both their work and their volunteering," said Lori Kent, assistant director for the clinic's office of development. "Most of the women are involved in more than one organization and it's important we honor their efforts."

This year's honorees are Annette Drake, director of administration for the California Wellness Foundation in Woodland Hills; Lee Lieberstein, owner of Best Printers in Chatsworth; Joyce Prager, manager of the community affairs and corporate relations department of 20th Century Insurance in Woodland Hills; Madelyn Alfano Reitzin, owner of Maria's Italian Kitchen in five Valley locations; and Julia C. Wilson, president of the Times Valley and Ventura County editions and vice president of the Los Angeles Times.

They will be recognized at the nonprofit organization's annual dinner dance Thursday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Admission is $175. Proceeds will go to the clinic's facilities in Northridge, Palmdale and Panorama City.

Kent said tickets are tax-deductible and can be reserved by calling (818) 993-9311, Ext. 247.

The nonprofit clinic serves 5,000 children and families yearly and operates a special-education school for 70 students, as well as four residential homes to help abused and emotionally troubled children.

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