The Magnolia Park Optimist Club recently sponsored an oratorical
contest for Burbank youth in Trevor Hall at the First United
Methodist Church. The young speakers impressed the club with their
excellent delivery and thoughtful subjects.
Dave Kemp, newly elected member of the Burbank school board, Ken
Adrainse and Diane Berger, principal of Bret Harte Elementary School,
were on hand to judge the speeches. The judges were asked to base
their criteria on speaking, timing, delivery, content, preparation
and how well each participant carried out the theme “United We Stand
The winners for the boys were: first place, James Berman of John
Muir Middle School; second place, Sunny Jass of Miller Elementary;
and third place, Vicken Antounian, also of John Muir Middle School.
The winners for the girls were: first place, Nare Torosyan of John
Muir Middle School; second place, Lis Seward of John Burroughs High
School; and third place, Sevana Zadourian of John Muir Middle School.
Hanna Kolus of Miller Elementary School also received a Certificate
of Appreciation for her strong performance.
Burbank Magnolia Park Optimist Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays
at DeBell Golf Course, 500 Walnut Ave. For membership information,
call Gene Gardner at 845-1192.
BURBANK ELKS INSTALL NEW LEADERS
The Burbank Elks recently held its Inaugural Ball and installation
of officers. John Clark led the installation team and Bill Howell was
chairman of the proceedings.
Officers are Dick Phipps, exalted ruler; Ronald E. Tice, leading
knight; Dennis Thomas, loyal knight; Joe McHugh, lecturing knight;
Harvey Ryun, secretary; Greg Davis, treasurer; Roberta Robles, tiler;
Fred DeLange, alternate delegate; Randolph Garcia, esquire; Lynda Ann
Wilner, chaplain; and Andy Michalakopoulos, inner guard.
Burbank Elks Lodge No. 1497 meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the
Burbank Elks Lodge, 2232 N. Hollywood Way. For membership
information, call John Holt at 845-4228.
TAKE A SUMMER FUN TRIP WITH THE SHRINERS
The Burbank-Glendale Shrine Club is having another summer getaway
next month and President Tom Brennan welcomes you to attend. The
Shrine Mini-Vacation is set for June 20-22, and the group will be
going to Temecula-Harrah’s Ricon and Pala Casinos. For $225, you can
stay two nights at the Ramada Inn, join a wine-tasting tour at
Callaway, visit the San Diego Fisherman’s Wharf, and much more.
For more information or to make your reservation, call Norm Furman
at 848-3750. Space is limited to 44 people and reservations need to
be received by May 15.
Burbank-Glendale Shrine Club meets at 6 p.m. every second Tuesday
at the Coral Cafe, 3321 Burbank Blvd. For membership information,
call Norm Furman at 848-3750.
CLUB HOLDS RECORD FOR HAVING OPTIMISTIC SPEAKERS
Under the tutelage of Bob Ventura, the Burbank Optimist Club
continues its tradition of having interesting speakers. One that
recently stood out was Andor Dyunmai.
Dyunmai gave a talk about market interest rates and how the market
will perform in the post-Iraqi war period.
It is generally a tough subject to get people excited about, let
alone understand. His talk did both, and you will probably see him
again on the service club speaking circuit here in town.
Kudos to Bob for getting him to speak at his group first.
Burbank Optimist Club meets at noon Thursdays at the Anabelle
Hotel, 2011 W. Olive Ave. For membership information, call Bob
Ventura at 506-8714.
* EDWARD HEADINGTON’S service club column runs the first Wednesday
of the month. Reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at
688-8005, or mail at P.O. Box 10489, Burbank, CA 91510.