ORGANIZATIONS

CANCER CENTER IS TOPIC OF GUILD MEETING, LUNCHEON

The Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center, now under construction in Burbank, is the topic for the general meeting and luncheon of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild at 10:30 a.m. May 14 in Hope Center of the medical center.

Dr. Raul Mena, the medical director of the cancer center being built across the street from the medical center, will be the guest speaker. He will give an update on cancer center.

The guild has made a $1-million pledge to the cancer center.

Those interested in joining the guild for this event, can call (818) 766-5908 for a reservation. The luncheon is $11. Deadline for reservations is May 12.

SENIOR BULLDOGS NUMBER 92 AT MONTHLY LUNCHEON

For the second month in a row, the Burbank High School alumni group, the Senior Bulldogs, had an attendance number of 92 at the April luncheon at the Burbank Elks Club.

Those attending for the first time were Jennifer Tutterrow Todd, Class of 1970; and Lorraine Weaver Robertson, Class of 1948

Also attending were three women who came as the Skate Key Girls Club. Members are Cathy Nicholls Coyle, Class of 1967; Sallie Shelton Thomas, Class of 1968; and Pam Zipfel Kirkwood, Class of 1964. Thomas even has her mother Marion Brown Shelton’s key from the 1930s.

The next reunion luncheon will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Burbank Elks Club, 2232 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. Guests have a choice of a beef, chicken or pasta lunch for $12 including tax and tip.

MOTHER GOOSE THEME CHARMS LEAGUE MEMBERS

Members of the Assistance League of Glendale were treated to a high tea under the theme “The World of Mother Goose” in March at the League Center, 314 E. Harvard St., Glendale, where the Thrift Alley is also located.

Coordinating the high tea were co-chairwoman Sally Benson with Ginger Dotson, who provided tea sandwiches and desserts.

Sylvia Kowal designed the enchanting flier for this event and served as the contact person for collection of responses to tea invitations plus providing all guests with Mother Goose cookbooks of the day’s recipes. The entire League Center was adorned in homemade flowered tablecloths made by Benson and flowers arrangements. Punch was served on the center patio where members, both past and present, greeted league auxiliaries and guests.

Members attending included President Lina Harper, Ann Wilson, Thrift Alley chairwoman; Deb Ann Orfalea, last year’s high tea chairwoman from Glendale; Slyvia Kowal, Merry Franzen and Roseann Case from Burbank; Sally Benson, Ginger Dotson, Angela Hardee and Ellie Pipes of La Crescenta; Marcie Haug and Beverly Lloyd, hospitality chairwomen from Glendale; and Herta Collins from La Cañada Flintridge.

MYSTERY AUTHOR SPEAKS TO CABRINI LITERARY GUILD

Author and journalist Denise Hamilton will speak to members of the Cabrini Literary Guild on Thursday at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. At this time elections will be held and past presidents will be honored.

Hamilton is a local award-winning writer of the Eve Diamond mystery novels. She will share her background and experiences that led to her career both as a writer for the Los Angeles Times and then as a novelist. Her latest novel “Last Embrace” will be released in July.

The meeting begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. The program is at 1 p.m.

For information and reservations, call (323) 257-9873.

GERMANY TRIP IS TOPIC FOR GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Immigrant Genealogical Society will have guest speaker Susie Phelps talk at 2 p.m. May 18 at the society’s headquarters, 1310 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, about her trip to Germany.

Phelps went with the National Genealogical Society in 2001 on its Northern Germany Genealogy Tour. There will be pictures and narrative of Berlin and Hamburg Archives and Bremerhaven Ships Museum.

For more information, call (818) 848-3122.

FOUNDATION RAISES FUNDS WITH ‘SMILES FOR LIFE’

The Pasadena Community Council of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is partnering with Temple City Dental Care and dentist Jack Von Bulow, whose practice is donating 100% of proceeds from teeth whitening services to charity.

Instead of charging a fee, now through June, The “Smiles for Life” campaign asks for a $225 donation to the Smiles for Life Foundation in exchange for professional “take home” teeth whitening, a $600 value. Half of the donations go to the Los Angeles Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and half to a variety of children’s charities nationwide.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was founded by parents of Type 1 diabetics (also called juvenile diabetes), an autoimmune disease affecting 3 million Americans, most often striking during childhood, and unrelated to diet or obesity, as is the more common Type 2 form.

Last year alone, the foundation raised more than $125 million for diabetes-related research.

A brief appointment is all that is required to begin teeth whitening, which starts with an exam by the doctor to ensure you are a good candidate for the whitening.

Von Bulow can be reached at (626) 285-3161. For more information about the foundation, or the Pasadena Area Community Council of the foundation, call (213) 233-9903.


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