Charity League welcomes members at tea The...

Charity League

welcomes members at tea

The peaceful music of Hawaii filled the air at the Membership Tea

hosted by the Burbank Chapter of National Charity League.

Using an "aloha" theme, Tea Chairwoman Nancy Baylon and her

committee turned Cabrini Hall at St. Francis Xavier Church into a

tropical paradise to welcome the chapter's newest members.

Surfboards lined the stage and palm trees graced the hall where

the tables were decorated with pineapple and orchid centerpieces.

The program began with a greeting from President Dana Brooks,

followed by an inspirational message given by Ticktockers Senior

Class President Ashley Kurges.

Introducing each new mother and daughter to the chapter's

membership was Vice President Jamie Reeves. Members who completed

their first year were congratulated by Provisional Chairwoman Linda

Lizotte and Ticktocker Coordinator Sharon Kurges.

Special guests attending were Ticktockers founding member Mary

Alice O'Connor, former national president Janet Killian, past chapter

presidents Sally Hooper and Natalia Oliver, Sustaining Chairwoman

Georgine Archer and the new Miss Teen Burbank and Charity League

member Samantha Fountain.

Helping on the tea committee were Yvonne Besvold, Christina

Nelson, May Khoury, Meghan Mize, Lee Gonsalves, Allyce Archie, Pat

and Alyssa Maskell, Martha Carrasco, Chantal Arellano and Gail and

Kelly Reinig.

Good Shepherd Center

benefits from luncheon

The Auxiliary for Good Shepherd Center For Homeless Women and

Children will have the annual Forget-Me-Not Benefit Luncheon to

celebrate its 20th anniversary April 24 at the Wilshire Country Club.

The day will begin at 11 a.m. with a reception and silent auction

followed by luncheon at 12:30 p.m. All persons interested in the

future of homeless women and children are invited to attend. The

ticket price is $65.

Sheila McGuire and Chickie Byrne are co-chairwomen. Mary Beth Legg

of Toluca Lake is press chairwoman, and Margareta Stark of Burbank,

and Emily Rosso and Arline Glasser of North Hollywood are on the

Benefit Committee.

Mary Kane of Sherman Oaks is auxiliary president. Included in the

silent auction will be gift baskets filled with tickets to sporting

and musical events, restaurant certificates and hotel packages. There

will be a drawing for an eight-day trip to Hawaii for two.

Proceeds will benefit the Women's Village project in Los Angeles,

which provides transitional living and job training for homeless

women. For reservations, call Byrne at (323) 936-7589.

Business Associate

of the Year will be named

The Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women's Assn.

will name the Business Associate of the Year on April 28 at the

Glendale Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Dinner begins at 6


Nominations are made by the chapter members. An independent panel

of three judges will choose the associate. The judges this year are

Marsha Ramos, vice mayor for the city of Burbank; Pauline Field,

owner of International FieldWorks, Inc.; and Joseph McClure,

president and CEO of Montrose Travel.

Also being honored is the Verdugo Glen Chapter Woman of the Year,

Marsha Mullins, and Top Ten Candidate, Diane Tubbs.

Cost for dinner is $25. For information and reservations, call

251-7868 or 243-4826.

Emblem Club #86

gathers for Pizza Night

The Burbank Emblem Club #86 will have its Pizza Night charity

fundraiser from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Shakey's Pizza, 1300 N.

San Fernando Road.

The proceeds from the event help support many Burbank charities.

Please ask to have your food receipt put in the Emblem Club

container. For more information, call 845-6851.

Civic Pride has

Plant-a-Tree ceremony

The Burbank Civic Pride Committee recognized the citizens,

organizations and businesses who participated in Burbank's 49th

annual Plant-a-Tree Month in March.

Donor recognition certificates were awarded at the Plant-a- Tree

ceremony on March 25 at Ralph Foy Park, 3200 W. Victory Blvd.

A total of $4,470 was received this year. The contributions

received from all donors will be pooled together to purchase new

trees to be planted this year at Ralph Foy Park. The reforesting at

Foy Park is necessary due to the loss of some large specimen trees at

the park that were knocked down in rainstorms this winter.

Arbor Day Celebration

in Burbank

First-grade students from Stevenson Elementary School sang songs

about trees and helped plant a tree during the city of Burbank's

Arbor Day ceremony March 31 at Verdugo Park.

Barbara Chalton, deputy forester, and Musbau Halid, forestry

technician from Los Angeles County, presented Burbank with the Tree

City USA banner. This is the 27th year the city received the


The city of Burbank has chosen to dedicate the month of March to

promote the awareness of the benefits trees provide to the

environment. Arbor Day is celebrated throughout the nation to

encourage the planting of shade and forest trees, to encourage the

harvesting of forest crops by approved conservation methods, and to

encourage the protection of forests from the scourge of devastating

fires, insects and diseases that destroy the woodlands, as well as

their wildlife.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph

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