La Providencia Guild installs officers The Annual...

La Providencia Guild installs officers

The Annual Meeting and Luncheon of La Providencia Guild, an

associate group of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, was at the Oakmont

Country Club on March 15.


President Tish Sellers thanked officers, and chairwomen reports

were given. Irene Terusa, first vice president, introduced 10 new

associate members.

Yvonne McMillan, treasurer, reported Childrens Hospital Los


Angeles’ 24 associate groups have pledged to raise $5 million for the

Endowment for Nursing Excellence. The fund-raising for the project

began in March 2001. February is the close of its fiscal year. The

groups have raised 76% toward the goal.

La Providencia Guild was founded in July 1947 and is composed of

147 volunteers. These women donate their time at the thrift shop on

West Magnolia known as the Little Blue Cottage. They host a fall

fashion show and have smaller events throughout the year to raise


money for the hospital.

Guest speaker Bonnie McClure, chairman, associates and affiliates

of the hospital, updated the members on the New Research Center.

Pamela Ludwig, director of Major and Planned Giving, explained the

public campaign she is working on and showed a video.

President Sellers introduced Janet Puchlik, past president, who

installed the new officers using the theme chosen by the incoming

president, “Being a Living Expression of God’s Kindness.”


The new officers were given angels decorated according to their

office. Officers are Irene Terusa, president; Sharon Ranshaw, first

vice president; Judy Pierce, second vice president; Yvonne McMillian,

treasurer; Judy Stuart, secretary; and Veronica Chavoor, public


Chairwoman Lynne Meares and her committee provided a patriotic

setting. Wooden Uncle Sam centerpieces were created by Bob and Marj


Kiwanis holds pancake breakfast today

Burbank Kiwanis for Fun Club is sponsoring a fund-raising pancake

breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. today at Genio’s Restaurant parking lot,

1420 W. Olive Ave.

Proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank Campership


The menu is pancakes, bacon, orange juice, coffee or hot

chocolate. There will also be drawings for raffle prizes.

The cost is $4, $2 for children 12 and younger. For tickets and

more information, call 842-9333.

Panhellenic social for college-bound women

The Glendale/Burbank Area Alumnae Panhellenic invites all

university-bound young women to an Ice Cream Social at 7 p.m.


The Panhellenic is a nonprofit organization consisting of national

Panhellenic member sorority alumnae women.

This event is for young women interested in applying for

Panhellenic scholarships, and for young women interested in finding

out more about national sororities on four-year university campuses.

Last year, seven scholarships were awarded to young women from La

Canada Flintridge, Glendale and Burbank.

Recent college graduates will explain the purpose and role of

sororities and the many advantages they offer young women.

For reservations, call Annette White at 547-0193.

Donations needed for Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank needs a few items for its new

after-school enrichment site at Roosevelt Elementary School.

Items on the site’s wish list are: an AM-FM receiver to hook up a

CD player that was already donated; crepe paper and tissue paper for

art projects; portable radio for emergencies; handballs, basketballs

and soccer balls; art supplies such as pipe cleaners, glitter,

fabric, etc.; and movies in VHS format.

To make a donation, call Shanna Vaughn, education director, at

395-4440 or e-mail her at shanna@bgcburbank. org.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph