Four receive Scout Silver Beaver Award
Betty De Rosa, Samuel Engel Jr., James Rabe and Bruce Lilly were
presented with the Silver Beaver Award by the Verdugo Hills Council,
Boy Scouts of America.
The Silver Beaver Award is presented to Scout volunteers for
distinguished service to their local council.
Since 1986, De Rosa has been involved with the Verdugo Hills
Council. She has been a den leader, pack coordinator, Webelos leader,
district recruitment chairwoman and National Jamboree parent
volunteer. She received the District Award of Merit in 1990.
Engel was a Scout in the local council and achieved the rank of
Eagle Scout. He has also given 31 years to the council as an adult
volunteer. He has been Iron Eyes Cody District commissioner, Eagle
Board of Review member and twice a chairman of the annual Big Strike
Auction. He is the third generation in his family to receive the
Silver Beaver Award.
Rabe has served the council for 15 years as pack Committee
chairman, pack treasurer, Webelos leader, Charter Organization
representative, Foothill District chairman and auction chairman. He
also serves on the council’s executive board member and is a merit
badge counselor. He is president-elect for 2003.
Lilly, a local dentist, began his adult volunteer service with the
council in 1986. As a member of the Burbank Kiwanis Club, he was
charter unit representative for the club’s Pack and Troop 204. He is
charter unit representative for the Burbank First United Methodist
Church Pack 225 and Troop 209 and is assistant Scoutmaster for Troop
209. He has held many positions on the council and was co-chairman of
the Scout-O-Rama in 2001.
Civitans planning Champagne Brunch
The Burbank Civitan Club will sponsor its St. Patrick’s Day
Champagne Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at The Castaway
Starlight Room, 1250 Harvard Road.
A full buffet brunch, including champagne, will be served along
with a silent auction, President Irene Goodstein said. There will be
a no-host bar.
The cost is a donation of $30 with a reduced donation for children
younger than 12. Children younger than 5 are free.
Master of ceremonies is Randy Garcia, and disc jockey will be Al
Lampkin, playing Irish music for Irish dancing.
The club has served the community since 1955. Proceeds from the
brunch go to the mentally disadvantaged through the Burbank Center
for the Retarded, Special Olympics and the Civitan International
Other events sponsored by the club are support of a youth baseball
team, Burbank Hap Minor League Baseball Jamboree, Salvation Army Red
Kettle Day and more.
For tickets, contact a Burbank Civitan member or call Morey
Goodstein at 848-7189.
Hat contest highlight of luncheon
A best hat contest will be part of the fun at the Verdugo Glen
chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn. “Mad Hatter” luncheon
and fashion show March 8 at the La Canada Country Club, 5500 Godbey
Drive in La Canada Flintridge.
Festivities for the seventh annual event will begin at 10 a.m.
with a boutique featuring jewelry, handbags, clothing and other
Also, prizes will be awarded for the most humorous, glamorous and
creative hats worn by members and guests, said Chairwoman Mary Ann
Jackson of Tujunga.
Following the luncheon, those attending will be treated to a
fashion show produced by Karen Hall of Los Angeles, with models
featuring the new spring collection of “Weekenders -- The Clothes You
Love to Live In.”
President Nancy Johnson of Burbank said the event is the chapter’s
major fund-raiser to provide scholarships to students in the local
area and to provide for the education of its own members. Opportunity
prizes have been donated by Montrose Travel, Glendale Cyclery and the
The association is a national organization headquartered in Kansas
City, Mo., with more than 90,000 members. Its mission is to bring
together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide
opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally
and professionally through leadership, education, networking support
and national recognition.
Tickets are $30. For reservations, call 352-9288.
Quilt show returns to Burbank Hilton
The Glendale Quilt Guild is organizing its 24th annual Quilt Show
under the theme “Where Eagles Soar” on March 28, 29 and 30 at the
Burbank Airport Hilton Convention Center.
This three-day extravaganza features a collection of more than 200
new and antique quilts, wearable art garments and handmade dolls.
The show includes classes (for all levels), lectures, quilt
appraisals, quilter’s merchant mall with more than 50 vendors, two
drawings for sewing machines, an opportunity quilt, awards banquet,
fashion show breakfast and boutique and more.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March
29, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 30. Admission is $7, $2 for children.
One- or three-day passes are available for purchase in advance. For
show details, visit the Web site at www.glendalequiltguild.org or
call (888) 337-8458.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph