La Providencia Guild has Summer Meeting
“Summer Maddness” was the theme for this year’s La Providencia
Guild Summer Meeting. Oakmont Country Club was the setting where
President Irene Terusa welcomed members and guests to a fun-filled
Co-chairwomen Marj Overstreet and Jenice McGlynn thanked their
creative committee for the hard work in making the meeting so
wonderful. Gene Marie Watson created beautiful opportunity baskets.
She and Tomme Lenz announced the winners. Sandi Call had great items
for the silent auction.
There was a fashion show with thrift shop clothing modeled by new
guild members. Mary Christensen surprised everyone with her
auctioneer talent. She raised a lot of money for Childrens Hospital
Los Angeles when she auctioned the clothing and accessories. The
fashion show ended with the traditional bridal gown worn by new
member Ann Marie Murrell.
Naomi Drout, Toy Drive chairwoman, thanked members who brought
toys for the children who are in Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
Members were reminded of the upcoming Fashion Show being organized by
chairwoman Sharon Terranova, which will be held Oct. 5 at the
Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Rosemarie Witten talked about the stationery program at Childrens
Hospital Los Angeles. Rilla Rogan shared the designs created by the
children. The meeting ended by awards being handed out for the
wildest, dullest, most colorful dressed as well as outstanding
Local Job’s Daughter named Miss California
Members of Burbank’s Bethel 97 of the International Order of Job’s
Daughters attended the Grand Bethel of California’s annual
convention. At this event, all the bethels in California meet to pick
the new grand bethel officers and the new Miss California.
Stefanie Bernhard, a member of Bethel 97, ran for Miss California
and received the title. Tawny Almind retired her station as Miss
Throughout the term, Miss California travels up and down the
California coast visiting the other bethels in the organization. She
also promotes the growth of Job’s Daughters and communicates with the
community and other Masonic organizations.
Stefanie is also a past honored queen of Bethel 97. She is 18 and
graduated from Burbank High School in June. She has been a very
active member of the local Bethel for more than six years. She has
held 13 offices.
In the fall, she will attend the University of San Francisco,
majoring in preforming arts and social justice, with emphasis in
dance. She plans to earn her teaching credential and becoming a high
school dance instructor.
Autism Family Resource meeting planned
The Foothill Autism Alliance, Inc., an organization that supports
families of individuals with autism, will have its next family
resource meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Burbank Center for the
Retarded “A Place to Grow,” 230 Amherst Drive in Burbank.
A panel of music therapists will discuss music as a powerful
medium for engaging the senses, stimulating motor systems and
awakening feelings within that otherwise lay dormant. Featured
speakers are Julie Berghofer, Gwendolyn Meir and Kasi Peters.
For more information, call 662-8847 or visit the Web site at
Tea is kick off event for Cabrini Literary Guild
The Cabrini Literary Guild members and guests will gather from 1
to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 for the annual membership tea.
The tea will be at the Glendale home of Wanda Bistagne. Members
and guests will be greeted by President Pat Price and her board of
directors. Chairwomen of the event are Bistagne and Mary Jay.
Members of the guild share cultural, spiritual and social
interests in addition to participating in philanthropic projects.
There is an annual fund-raiser that supports the philanthropies
chosen each year in addition to the annual writing awards.
Philanthropies supported by the guild this year are Catholic
Charities - Glendale Loaves and Fishes, Catholic Youth Organization
Youth Services, Salvation Army Meals on Wheels, Good Shepherd Center
For Homeless Women, Shield of Roses, Glendale YWCA Domestic Violence
Shelter for women and children, Glendale Public Library Literacy
Program and Glendale Community Foundation Cabrini Fund.
A writing award contest, open to all students enrolled in Catholic
high schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese, is sponsored annually,
and includes the Glendale, Burbank and foothills area. For
reservations and information, call 243-2604 or 843-2547.