Joyce Rudolph

Ticktockers of National Charity League, Burbank Chapter honored 21

Vagabonds at a tea at the Burbank home of Kathy Zoradi.

Charity League is a philanthropic and social organization for young

women in grades seven through 12, and their mothers. The young women are

called Ticktockers.

The Victorian Tea was the first hosted by the Ticktockers in honor of

the Vagabonds, a group of women whose daughters have graduated from the

program. The mothers have created a strong bond and continue to meet

every month. They also continue to support Charity League activities,

says Carol Cwik, chapter tea chairwoman. Vagabond president is Estela


In December, the Vagabonds organized the Le Bal de Noel holiday dinner

dance for the chapter at The Castaway. They secured a live band for the

evening, something that hadn't been done in recent years.

Vagabonds attending the tea were Phyllis Ainsworth, Georgine Archer,

Marcia Baroda, Betty Battey, Linda Bowman, Sue Copp, Judi Gascoigne, Eva

Hackett, Joy Hall, Sally Hooper, Estela Ihlenfeldt, Janet Killian, Gwen

Kubasak, Lynne Meares, Kay Merrick, Kathy Plank, Tami Sagona, Fran Scott,

Toni Scurria, Toni Shepherd, Sharon Terranova, Mary Lou Wagner and

Yolanda Whitehores.

A mother and daughter from each grade shared tea chairman

responsibilities, and worked with the rest of the Ticktocker membership

planning food, entertainment, favors and other details. The grade level

patroness tea chairwomen were 12th grade, Mariela Vinas; 11th grade,

Missy Wilson; 10th grade, Lori Hirata; ninth grade, Phyllis Forsch;

eighth grade, Carol Cwik; and seventh grade, Keiko Hishinuma.

Ticktocker tea chairwomen were 12th grade, Angela Eager; 11th grade,

Stephanie Snowden; 10th grade, Erin Klinthong; ninth grade Heather

Hishinuma; eighth grade, Kristina Barragan; and seventh grade, Tyla


Margaret McMullen is president.

The inspirational was read by Jackie Kritch, Ticktocker 12th grade

president. Mistress of ceremonies was Victoria Pinero.

Following the serving of finger sandwiches, desserts, punch and tea,

musical entertainment was performed by the Ticktockers, including an

instrumental performance of Handel's "Bourree" by seventh grade

Ticktockers on piano, violin, two cellos and flute.

Some of the charities supported by Charity League are Burbank

Temporary Aid Center, YMCA Child Care Center and America Red Cross.


The Burbank African Violet Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the

Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd.

The cultural class will be presented by Maggie Grande on different

types of African violets. The program will be club participation on the

how and why of growing African violets.

Guests are always welcome. For information, call 846-1241.


The Burbank Retired Senior Volunteer Program is seeking volunteers 55

and older for a variety of opportunities at the new Burbank Stough Canyon

Nature Center. Docent training begins this month and continues through


People are needed to perform office such jobs as answering phones and

responding to questions from the public. Other help is needed in the gift

shop, as hike docents and on displays. Especially needed are those with

skills in graphic arts, construction, electrical and woodworking.

All volunteers for the Nature Programs will be required to go through

a fingerprinting process.

To apply, call RSVP Director Dee Call at 238-5370.

* JOYCE RUDOLPH is features editor. Her society column runs each

Saturday. To have an event covered, call her at 637-3241 or fax

information to 241-1975.

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