L'Aureole of Glendale donates $10,000 to youth program

The highlight of the recent installation luncheon of L'Aureole of Glendale was the presentation of $10,000 to the Glendale Salvation Army.

President Kathy Kashuba passed the check to captains Rio and Rachel Ray for their youth after-school Zone Program. These funds were raised by the benefit fashion show at the La Cañada Country Club in April.

Past president Jeannine Jones was commentator for a fashion show of apparel provided by Holiday Hats & Gowns of Montrose. The models were Jeri Adamson, Shirley De Perini, Amanda Huddleston, Georgia McAninch, Carol Pickett, Rachel Ray and Susan Skiffington. Joan Taylor was model coordinator.

New officers are: President Kathy Kashuba, First Vice President Phyllis Marks, Second Vice President Bonnie Kunkle, Third Vice President Joan Taylor, Fourth Vice President Marilyn Williams, Treasurer Mary Owen, Recording Secretary Jeannine Jones, Corresponding Secretary Nancy Suelau, Budget Secretary Lucille Mellon, Newsletter Chairwoman Joan Taylor, Social Chairwoman Mary Wollam, Yearbook Chairwoman Shirley de Perini, Parliamentarian Margaret Clarke, Amenities Chairman Marilyn Hewitt and Auditor Irene Goodell.

Kiwanis presents scholarships

The foundation of the Kiwanis Club of Montrose-La Crescenta, led by President Lynn McGinnis, recently gave nine scholarships totaling $4,800 to students graduating from Crescenta Valley and Clark Magnet high schools.

Recipients are Molly Shelton, Andre Aboulian, Jonathan Malmrose, Jennie Scott, Rachel Kwon, Aimee Yeghiayan, Natalie Sarukhanian, Tevin Youn and Michelle Tomasian. Lt. Col. David Worley is a Kiwanis Educator of the Year, and received a Distinguished Service Award, for his work with the CV's JROTC program. The Kiwanis Club also made a $500 contribution to the JROTC program.

Travel Awards went to Rio Cabrera, who will attend the International Key Club Convention in Florida, and Stanimira Karttolova, a junior at Clark Magnet High School, who will attend the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care, in Washington, D.C., this summer. Additional contributions were made to a number of school clubs and community activities, including the Crescenta Valley High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Rosemont's Civil War Night, the Rosemont Bowl and the Crescenta Valley Mountain Bike Team.

The Kiwanis Club of Montrose-La Crescenta supports the charters and activities of the Key Clubs at Crescenta Valley High School, Clark Magnet High School, Verdugo Hills High School, and Village Christian School, as well as the Builder's Club of Rosemont Middle School, K-Kids of Pinewood Avenue Elementary, and five local Girl and Boy Scouting troops.

Proceeds from fundraising projects throughout the year, including a quarterly Bingo Night, help to fund community activities such as Prom Plus and the Wheelchair Division of the LA Marathon.

For more information, visit www.montroselacrescentakiwanis.org.

BTAC beloved volunteer retires

Fellow employees, volunteers and clients are missing Stacy Schumacher of Glendale, who has retired from Burbank Temporary Aid Center. She was hired as executive administrative director in 1994 after volunteering for several years at BTAC. Her title at retirement was intake manager, and in that position, she interviewed incoming clients and provided them with what they needed.

To honor her, the BTAC board of directors has named a room after her, “The Stacy Schumacher Food Pantry.” The naming was sponsored by Warner Bros. Studios, also a longtime supporter of BTAC.

Schumacher has been an important part of BTAC's history, said Susan Borders, chair of the board of directors.

“She has helped provide stability during times of transition,” she said. “Her good heart and commitment to BTAC will be missed.”

Employee Helen Brazell called Schumacher warm, kind, caring, compassionate and composed under pressure.

“I have never seen her upset. She always seems nonplused and always in a good mood,” Brazell said.

What has changed the most over the years is the rise in the number of clients, Schumacher said, especially in the last 10 years.

“We would be surprised to have 30 clients in a day back then,” Schumacher said. “Today we can have 30 in an hour.”

Schumacher plans to spend more time with her husband and grandkids. But she will reserve some time to return to BTAC as a volunteer, she promised.

JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com.

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