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La Providencia Guild has Summer Meeting “Summer...

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

jewelry worn.

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.