Grill Team feeds Boy Scouts

The Kiwanis Club of Glendale Grill Team brought out the barbecues, food and tables to prepare and serve the area Boy Scout troop members who were walking in the third annual Ten Commandments Hike. The Scouts hiked about 3 miles through Glendale and visited 10 churches in the city on the hike.

The Grill Team fed 129 Scouts and friends who participated.

At the Kiwanis meeting on Feb. 4 the “Grill Team” members, Marko Swan, Ed Gredvig, Kelly Gredvig, Ed’s daughter; Pat Liddell and Jose Sierra, were all recognized for their tireless efforts in preparing and serving the food to the hikers.

The meeting then turned to recognizing the Scout organization for putting on the hike. Kiwanis Board of Directors member Judy Seelig came forward in the meeting to present a Kiwanis check for $500 to Boy Scout Troop 125 for its overall continuing efforts in the community. Assistant Scoutmaster Mike Izumi of Troop 125 accepted the award and thanked the Kiwanians for their support of Verdugo Hills Council of Boy Scouts programs and troops in our community.

The grilling team members were not the only members recognized for work above and beyond. Board Member, David Cormier was recognized for leading the Rice and Beans Project where club members were assisted by members of their Key Club, Circle K Club and again Boy Scouts for repackaging more than 2 tons of food for distribution by the Salvation Army.

Glendale Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Friday at the Glendale Elks Club, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. For information call Vic Legerton at (818) 354-8838.


Richard Sheehan, superintendent of the Glendale Unified School District, was the featured speaker at the Glendale Noon Rotary Club on Feb. 4. Sheehan brought the club up to date on the state of the schools.

Sheehan told club members about dual-language immersion schools. He was proud to announce that Glendale has several new magnet schools to give students a dual immersion in the student’s native language as well as English. He indicated that kindergarten classes will be taught in Armenian, Spanish, Japanese, German and English. He said that dual immersion will give the students the opportunity to be bilingual by the time they reach junior high school.

He indicated there will be a special election in Glendale on April 5. Voters will be considering Measure S, which will provide a special assessment for the school district. The money raised by the special assessment can be used only in Glendale, and the money cannot be transferred to the state budget. The plan is to use the money to upgrade the science labs and computer learning centers in the Glendale schools, and establish broad career learning programs for high school students.

In addition, the funds would be used to remove lead and asbestos from existing school buildings. The district will establish an Oversight Committee to make sure that the funds from the measure are used in Glendale.

Glendale Rotary Club meets at noon every Thursday at the Hilton Glendale, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. For information call Glen Passmore at (818) 957-6476.

BRUCE CAMPBELL can be reached at (626) 403-1010, cell phone (626) 664-2223, or

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