Legacy gala benefits projects helping women
The YWCA programs for women will benefit from the sixth annual
Legacy Luncheon on Wednesday at the La Canada Country Club. The
fund-raising event will honor “Women of Heart and Excellence.”
Honorees are Georgia M. Abelmann, former News-Press Woman of
Achievement; Lina M. Harper, Glendale Unified School District Board
member; Gladys I. Kabateck, Glendale Community College counselor and
community volunteer; and Sonia B. Peltekian, president of the
Armenian Relief Society.
Diana Diaz, a senior at John Burroughs High School of Burbank,
will also be recognized and receive the Jane O’Connor Community
Volunteer Service Award.
The honorees were nominated by community organizations, companies
KCBS-TV Channel 2 news anchor Ann Martin will serve as mistress of
The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with a reception and silent
auction, followed by program and luncheon at noon.
Mary W. Boger, community activist and member of the YWCA Board of
Directors is chairwoman. Glendale Assn. of Realtors Citizen of the
Year Susan Hunt is president of the YWCA Board of Directors.
Proceeds will support the YWCA of Glendale’s Domestic Violence
Project and Encore plus Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program
for low-income women older than 40 for women in the Glendale, Burbank
and foothills communities.
For more information or reservations, call Sarah Ellis or Judy
Logan at 242-4155, ext. 221 or 220.
Republican women’s group has fashion show
The North Hollywood Republican Women’s Federated will have its
fashion show “Spring is in the Air” Tuesday at the Sportsmen’s Lodge
in Studio City.
This year, the show will feature spring fashions from Draper’s and
The public is welcome to attend. Proceeds benefit club activities.
Tickets are $35 and can be reserved by calling 763-9379 or (323)
Oakmont League distributes donations
The Oakmont League of Glendale, founded in 1939, recently
distributed the funds derived from the early spring benefit this
year. Annually, the league awards scholarships to the five high
schools and five to Glendale Community College, and sponsors the
Glendale Unified School District Scholastic Bowl.
The members also have an annual Christmas dinner for the blind and
an Easter Egg Hunt for the children of the Salvation Army pre-school.
Besides the annual benefits, the Oakmont League allocated funds to
nine other community groups -- Glendale Assn. for the Retarded,
Glendale Community College Food for Thought, Glendale Healthy Kids,
Club JAM, Salvation Army, YWCA of Glendale, Verdugo Mental Health,
Friends of the Library and Hillside Learning Center.
Marlene Hirt, president, expressed her appreciation to the 45
active members, sustaining members and friends for making these
The scholarships are awarded at the May regular meeting.
Patrons Club planning for next fund-raisier
The April meeting of the Glendale Community College Patrons’ Club
was at the home of Betty Musaco, president.
Plans for the upcoming fund-raiser were discussed. The event
chairwoman will be Margaret Hammond, and will be at The Castaway
restaurant in Burbank on Nov. 7.
Program Chairwoman Pauline Richardson introduced professors Gordon
Alexandre and Arren Leaver, who spoke on the Study Abroad Program at
the Glendale Community College. They narrated a slide show on their
trip to Greece.
Scholarship Chairwoman Lois Edwards had a meeting with the
Scholarship Committee to review applications for scholarships to be
awarded May 22. The committee includes Shirley Wright, Flora Corsini,
Betty Musaco, Ann Arrobio, Geri Costello, Florence Hammer, Lois
Solomon and Margaret Hammond.