Julia Larsen said.
Members brought gifts to donate to the Family Service Agency of
Burbank CARE program, which provides counseling services to battered
women and their children. Accepting the gifts was program counselor
Woman's Club members also remembered their friends at the Veterans
Hospital in Sepulveda, filling decorated one-pound coffee cans with
cookies. The vets also received gifts such as white socks and toiletries.
Ellen Tanner, children's librarian for the Burbank Central Library,
accepted two sets of books for young adult readers from the club. The
books' topics were women's history and famous American women.
The Woman's Club also donated $500 in Vons gift certificates to the
Burbank Coordinating Council's holiday basket program and $500 to the
World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. in memory of the servicemen who
fought in that war.
The donation will be going through the Veterans Commemorative
Committee of Burbank. Larson says it was appropriate because the meeting
was held on Dec. 7, the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
A $300 donation was made in honor of past presidents to the Police K-9
Past presidents attending the luncheon were Arline Michaelson
1952-'54, Dorothy Oldson 1964-66, Virginia Dodge 1979-'80 1991-'93, Gerry
Karraker 1985-'87 and Julia Larson 1978-'79 and 1996-2000.
New members accepted into the club were Masami Brooks, Mary Hoffman,
Lenore Lacey, Franchon Rice and Mary Zaryika.
The Van Bloem Singers provided the entertainment with a selection of
Friends of the Burbank Family Service Agency saw some of Burbank's
loveliest homes decked out for the holidays on the annual home tour.
Gary and Tracy Canfield invited guests into their charming country
home with a welcoming front porch, cozy family room, hardwood floors,
newly remodeled kitchen with lovely tiles and second-floor bedroom
suites. Visitors marveled over the beautiful outdoor pool and garden
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Drive opened their home, an English-style country