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Magnolia Park Optimist Club installs officers

The installation of new officers and directors of the Magnolia Park Optimist Club for the 2010-11 year was held on Sept. 16 at the Elks club. Former Lt. Gov. Jim Lloyd first retired the outgoing officers — President Terry Scott, and board members, Ernine Larson, Vonda Neundorf, Tony Magnante, Kent Warner, Bill Bertrand and Jesse Fox. Outgoing President, Terry Scott was greatly complimented as he met all his goals, including increased membership.

Lloyd then proceeded with the induction of the new officers and board members. The 2010-11 officers are: President Evie Magnante, First Vice President Terry Scott, Secretary Linda Oseransky, Club Treasurer Kent Warner, Youth Treasurer Ernine Larson. New board members are Terry Scott, Ernine Larson, Linda Oseransky, Kent Warner, Bill Bertrand, Jesse Fox and Gary Oseransky.


Before becoming president, Magnante had been very active in club activities organizing the women for the annual golf tournament and planning the “Respect for the Law” and the “Youth Appreciation” programs. We wish her a very productive year.

The Magnolia Park Optimist Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of the month at the Burbank Elks Club, 2232 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. For more information contact Magnante at (818) 845-3863 or at



The Burbank Noon Rotary Club has been busy with itsdifferent community activities. They recently installed their new officers/directors. The president for the 2010-11 year is Keith Sanneman, Secretary Kevin Knapp and Treasurer Scott Rife. At their Sept. 21 meeting, member Kermit Floyd inducted new member Dan Oaks, who is a Burbank attorney in private practice.

At this meeting, the guest speaker was Burbank Unified School District Supt. Stan Carrizosa. He talked about what made him decide to come to our fair city and explained the progress our schools have made. The state uses the Academic Performance Index to measure academic performance and growth of individual schools and districts. The state set the index target goal for all schools and districts at 800. The districtwide index for Burbank has increased 113 points, from 719 to 832, since 2002.

The Burbank Noon Rotary meets at noon on Tuesdays at the DeBell Club House. For more information, contact Mike Thomas at (818) 563-4311 or at



The installation of the incoming officers/directors of the Burbank Noon Kiwanis was on Sept. 30. The event was elegantly held at the Castaway Restaurant. Incoming Lt. Gov. Gary Kessler officiated and installed President Cynthia Faust, First Vice President Harvey Branman, Second Vice President Todd Joseph, Treasurer Thomas Engman and Secretary David Harris. The board members for 2009-11 are Don Hurst, Robert Heins, David Justl, Joseph Mueller and Dennis Dunn. The 2010-12 members are Chuck Stuart, Chris Gargaro, Gary Peterson, Sam Engel Sr. and Ron Rothacher.

For 40 years, Dog Vaccination Clinics have been taking place in Burbank, so mark your calendars. This year the clinic will be held on Nov. 13 at Johnny Carson Park. For decades it has been held at the parking lot of the Burbank Police and Fire departments, but since it has become such a successful event, this year it has a new venue.

The clinic was started in 1960 by Kiwanis member and 1965 president and veterinarian Jay Bradley Crundwell in conjunction with the Southern California Veterinary Medical Assn. Every year since then it has been sponsored by the Burbank Noon Kiwanis, and now it is also being sponsored by the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter. By law, all dogs 4 months and older must be vaccinated for rabies and be registered with the city of their residence. In addition to rabies, distemper, parvo and bordatella vaccines will also be available. Veterinarian Martin Small will once again administer the vaccinations.


The Burbank Noon Kiwanis meets at noon Wednesday at the Burbank YMCA. For more information, contact Cynthia Faust at (818) 242-2261 or at