Just about the time many have already hit the snooze button twice,
are rubbing the sleep out of their eyes, or still waiting for the
warm shower water to wake them up, members of the Burbank Sunrise
Rotary are bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 7 a.m.
Sunder Ramani seems to carry sunshine in his pocket. Dave Smith is
never at a loss for words -- especially the humorous ones. And Pat
Patterson is ready for the wry remark. Past president and current
Seattle resident Stuart de Lima was in town for a recent meeting, as
was the ever-present Suzanne Cox, also a past president.
Despite Smith’s best attempts, the true highlight of the early
morning came from Burbank resident and new author, Stephen Veres.
Veres spoke about his autobiography titled “A Light in the Distance”
and told the moving and triumphant story of his escape from communist
Hungary to America. He said it took more than 7 1/2 years to write.
“What a touching story,” club member Gary Clark said. “It really
makes you think.”
Burbank Sunrise Rotary meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at The Castaway
restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road. For membership information, call Greg
Simay at 842-7074.
Longtime Burbank Exchange member remembered
Burbank Exchange Club recently lost Jack Wanamaker, 87. Jack was
one of its oldest members and very beloved by the club. In addition
to serving in many of the national and local programs under the club,
he was also the former owner of Wanamaker Rents -- one of the oldest
business establishments and landmarks in Burbank. Jack was renowned
for never charging rental fees to service organizations that needed
to rent equipment. He is survived by his son and daughter.
“Jack was a dedicated member who always was willing to extend his
time to support any activity for the promotion of goodwill in the
city of Burbank,” President Joe Caruso said.
Burbank Exchange Club meets from 11:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at
Sizzler restaurant, 1145 N. Hollywood Way. For membership
information, call Caruso at 845-1731.
Burbank Jaycees celebrate another year
Burbank Jaycees, the Burbank Junior Chamber of Commerce, will have
its Awards and Installation Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday at The
Castaway restaurant. With the backdrop of a beautiful sunset and
great food, the Jaycees will welcome new officers and recognize hard
efforts performed over the preceding year.
Burbank Jaycees meet at 7:15 p.m. the second and third Thursday of
every month at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, 200 W. Magnolia Blvd.
For membership information, call Jackie Lewis at 438-2042.
Job’s Daughters install officers
The International Order of Job’s Daughters Bethel #97 had its
147th Installation of Officers recently at the Burbank Masonic
Center. Rachel Lyn Martenson went in as Honored Queen for the ensuing
term Tamara Lynn Roselle served as the installing and outgoing
Honored Queen. A reception and dance followed the ceremony.
Bethel 97 of the International Order of Job’s Daughters meet the
first Friday night and third Saturday morning of every month at the
Burbank Masonic Center, 406 Irving Drive. For membership information,
Sertoma Club offers a Bell-yful
Burbank Sertoma Club will hear from Claudene Bell, Service
Learning Coordinator with the Burbank schools, at its noon luncheon
Tuesday at Genio’s restaurant. To attend, call Bob Tomer at 848-8536.
Burbank Sertoma Club meets at noon Tuesdays at Genio’s Restaurant,
1420 W. Olive Ave. For membership information, call 848-8536.
* EDWARD HEADINGTON’s service club column runs the first
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fax at 688-8005, or mail at P.O. Box 10489, Burbank, CA 91510.