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
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
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.
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
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
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
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph