Woman’s Club leader attends conference Julia...

Woman’s Club leader attends conference

Julia Larsen, president of the Woman’s Club of Burbank and

Sierra-Cahuenga District, was among 200 women attending the recent

Western Region Conference of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs


in Anchorage.

Larsen attended a series of workshops and presentations designed

to help the federation leaders raise support within their clubs and

states for a series of new programs and projects that will fill the


needs within their local communities.

The two-day meeting also stressed the importance of encouraging

more people to get involved in volunteer activities, Larsen said.

The Woman’s Club of Burbank has been active for 93 years giving to

the local community. The club started the Burbank Center for the

Retarded. It also set up the Burbank Police K-9 Fund and helps

support the purchase and training of dogs for the program.

In addition, the club has presented thousands of dollars in


scholarships to Burbank students and supports the Youth In Government

program. Members also donate money and books to city and school


Another project that receives funds from the group is the Family

Service Agency of Burbank’s Battered Women and Children’s program.

The federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is an

international organization of community-based volunteer women’s clubs

that have been working for more than 110 years to address the needs


of their communities.

Las Floristas has Premiere Party

Residents will attend the Las Floristas Premiere Party on Feb. 1

at the California Club in Los Angeles.

Mannequins and their floral designers will be matched to

participate in the 65th annual Floral Headdress Ball scheduled for

April 25 at Merv Griffin’s Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Maggie Simms of Toluca Lake is one of the chairwomen planning the

Premiere Party along with Barbara Gershon and Mary Richardson.

Carolyn Johnson is president.

Floral designers Lisa and Vynss Gonzales of Burbank and Don

Davidson of La Canada Flintridge, along with his partner Miguel

Alcarez, will be designing headdresses this year.

During the evening, the group is presenting its newly created

Premiere Award to Harlyne Norris, a former honorary ball chairwoman.

Las Floristas is committed to a budget of $330,000 for its

multifaceted programs at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation

Center, and Norris’ support has made that commitment possible.