November 10, 2001

Zonta honors volunteers

at annual luncheon

Looking back on her reign as Woman of the Year, Julia Larsen told

guests she appreciated receiving the title, won years ago by her mother

the late Mae Horn.

Larsen passed on the title to Joan Ortiz Nov. 3 at The Castaway.

"It was a great honor and I really did appreciate receiving it,"


Larsen said.

Also nominated for the award were Sandy Dennis and Lorraine


Dennis was born in Burbank and graduated from Burroughs High School. A

Realtor with Century 21 Paul and Associates, Dennis is married to Donald

and they have one son, Michael.

She has been a volunteer with the Girl Scouts, PTA, Cub Scouts and a

member of the Foothill Civitan Club, among others.

She spearheaded the committee to wipe out graffiti and organized

neighborhoods to attend meetings on earthquake preparedness.

Twenty-one years ago, Dennis and four friends revived the Burbank on


Bellis-Mark has been a resident of Burbank for 42 years. She attended

Burbank schools and Cal State Northridge where she met her husband David.

They have one son Kevin.

She has been office manager at PIP Printing in Burbank for 13 years.

Her many civic activities include serving as chairwoman of the Burbank

Youth Board and on the Library Board of Trustees. She is one of only a

handful of women to run for Burbank City Council.

She developed the first Read Across America program at St. Finbar

School and introduced a New Parent Handbook, which she wrote to welcome

incoming families.

She is lector and Eucharistic minister at the 7 a.m. Mass at St.

Robert Bellarmine Church each Sunday.

Past Women of the Year attending the luncheon were Florence Nos and

Councilwoman Marsha Ramos.

Some members and guests vied in the table-decorating contest. Winners

were first place, Julie Modglin for her Christmas table; second place,

Lee Bellis, who created a patriotic theme; and third place, Margot

Wheeler, a Halloween setting.

Mass to celebrate

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini

The Cabrini Literary Guild will have a special Mass celebrated by

Father Maurice Harrigan at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Church in

Glendale to honor the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier Cabrini.

Father Harrigan is from Sacred Heart Parish in Lancaster and is very

knowledgeable about the life and many good works of Mother Cabrini. The

Mass is open to the public.

The church is at 321 E. Elk St., Glendale.

Patron's Club fashion show

raises funds for scholarships

The holiday spirit was celebrated with fashions from Holiday Hats and

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