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Aktion clubs combine for annual picnic

The members of the Kiwanis Aktion Club had their second annual picnic with the Pomona Valley Aktion Club and they had a wonderful time. The picnic was held next to Puddingstone Lake at Frank Bonelli Park in San Dimas. It is a very pretty and wonderful place to hold a picnic. This gives the clubs a great opportunity to get together, enjoy each other’s company and plan different ways to help their respective communities.

The third annual Aktion Convention will soon be here. They are all excited about this upcoming event that provides them with the experiences such as learning to share, doing projects together, learning from each other and finding out how many ways are available to us all to help each other. The training they receive is outstanding.

The Burbank Aktion Club is still a little short of funds to make it to convention Sept. 10 to 12. With this in mind, the members will be selling lemonade at Burbank’s Be-boppin’ in the Park in Magnolia Park from 3 to 9 pomp today. They are hoping that while you come out to admire all the beautiful classic cars and “be seen” you will visit their booth and enjoy some of their great lemonade.

For more information about the Burbank Kiwanis Aktion Club, please contact Jan Loporchio at (818) 843-0535 or at



The John Burroughs High School Arrowhead Club in conjunction with Burbank Kiwanis For Fun will hold a Car Show and Arts and Crafts Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at Johnny Carson Park on . This fundraising event will benefit the Burroughs Football program. Kiwanis For Fun will be serving their “world famous” pancake breakfast, followed by a great lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and their tasty fries.

To exhibit your vehicle, be a vendor, or for more information, call Tony Wade at (818) 846-8487 or at (818) 822-2901.

Burbank Kiwanis For Fun meets at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Hill Street Cafe, 3301 Glenaoks Blvd., Burbank. For more information, contact Jan Loporchio at (818) 843-0535 or at



All the clubs appear to be, as usual for this time of year, in a “relaxed mood.” All of them work very hard throughout the year raising money to help the various organizations they sponsor.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that they are not doing anything, it is just that they are not very visible and they tend to rest a little because come September they will all be as busy as little bees gearing up for their big events.

In the meantime, the Magnolia Park Optimist Club, for instance, is planning a “Luesta” at Pam and Terry Scott’s house for their next meeting. As it was told to me this is a combination between a “fiesta and a luau.” Sounds like fun. Well, I will be able to tell you all about it in my next column, as I have been invited and plan to attend.

The Kiwanis Club of Burbank had their big Gala at the beginning of August, and you have heard all about it from our wonderful society reporter, David Laurell.

The Burbank Kiwanis For Fun held a “thank you” dinner for all the wonderful people that assist them at all their fundraising events. The dinner was held on July 31 at Vittorio’s restaurant in North Hollywood. There were about 33 people in attendance.

ISABEL ADAMS can be reached at (818) 842-7359 or at