ORGANIZATIONS

ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS

Altrusa International of Glendale installed new officers for fiscal year 2008-09. Altrusa has been serving Glendale schools, libraries and the community for 54 years.

The club recently provided computer math programs at an elementary school, specialized books for College View School and started a Glendale Community College scholarship for disabled students.

The new officers are Roberta Hagopian, president, of Glendale; Barbara Winsor, vice president, of Burbank; Joan Nellis, treasurer, of La Crescenta; Betty Fogt, secretary, of Burbank; Donnalee Monninger, director, of Glendale; Janet Santiestevan, director, of La Cañada Flintridge; Sandra Moore, director, of Monrovia; and Helen Jones, past president, of Glendale. Beau Stocking, past president of District 11, was the installing officer.

BOWL-A-THON BENEFITS ASSN. FOR THE RETARDED

For the past 17 years, the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded (GAR) has hosted an annual fall Bowl-A-Thon.

This event has been very successful in giving businesses, service clubs, community and board members and clients — developmentally disabled adults — an opportunity to socialize and bowl together, organizers said.

This year, the Bowl-A-Thon will take place on Sept. 21 at the Pickwick Bowl in Burbank. The event begins with lunch at 12:30 p.m. and bowling at 1 p.m. Participants can enter as individuals or as a team. Sponsorship levels are also available.

GAR clients compete in the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament each year and are recognized as one of the top teams in the state, organizers said.

For more information, call Sharon Roth at (818) 242-2434.

COMMITTEE PLANNING A ‘STAMPEDE’ GALA

The Women’s Committee of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Assn.’s annual Symphony Stampede will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 in La Cañada Flintridge.

Among the evening’s highlights will be a barbecued dinner, a $500 raffle, a John Wayne look-alike contest, opportunity prizes, a silent auction and dancing to live music provided by local residents, The Sardo Brothers.

Jennifer Horine, president of the Women’s Committee, has coordinated the Western-themed evening to raise funds for the group’s charities including the orchestra and Ensembles in the Schools program.

Tickets for the Stampede are $40 per person. There is a no-host bar. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at $5 each or five for $20 before or during the event and the winner need not be present. Reservations should be made by Sept. 13 by e-mailing symphonystampede@pacbell.net. Confirmation e-mails will be sent with all relevant information.

The Women’s Committee is a nonprofit organization, which has been in existence since 1959. It is made up of a diverse group of women from the Glendale and surrounding areas who share a love for music and a desire to support that music in the community.

Their mission is to foster both musical education and activities for the community’s youth that will help to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of music.

They support the Glendale Symphony Orchestra as well as the Ensembles in the Schools Program, through which elementary schoolchildren have an opportunity to learn about music and the instruments directly from the musicians, and a Musical Scholarship and Award Program for talented youth who wish to pursue an education in music.


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