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
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.