Mixing it up with Burbank Jaycees

July 03, 2002


The Burbank Junior Chamber, a.k.a. Jaycees, is having a July

membership mixer at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road. Join them at

7:15 p.m. Tuesday to socialize, network and enjoy complimentary

appetizers. Attendance is free for Jaycees and $5 for nonmembers.

Burbank Jaycees meet on the second and third Thursdays of each

month at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, 200 W. Magnolia Blvd. For


membership information, contact Jackie Lewis at 438-2042.

"We're doing a lot of these types of fun events, especially in the

next few months," said Lewis, the club's president. "Our diversity

encompasses a broad spectrum of the Burbank community and we enjoy

getting together."


Burbank Noon Lion member Marva Murphy just returned from a trip to

Morelia, Mexico, where she volunteered in a two-day eyeglass clinic.

Recycled eyeglasses collected in the Burbank community, along with an

additional 3,000 to 4,000 from elsewhere, were given out to more than

550 villagers living in abject poverty.

Also present were eye doctors and other Lions club members from

Northern California who helped screen people for eye diseases --

ultimately finding several cases of cataracts.

"It was truly an uplifting experience," Murphy said. "The people

were so grateful, and I felt a real human connection to it all."

Burbank Noon Lions meet at noon on the second and fourth Thursdays

at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road. For membership information,

contact Murphy at 955-8018.


Burbank Sertoma Club recently submitted the name of Kelly Chulick,

firefighter with Burbank Fire Station 14, for the Los Angeles/Hawaii

Sertoma District's Service to Mankind Award. He won and, surrounded

by eight of his family members, he received the prestigious award and

a standing ovation at a May 5 banquet in Laughlin, Nev.

Chulick received the award as a result of endless hours of

volunteer work with Burbank Temporary Aid Center, the Burbank

Coordinating Council, the Spark of Love program with KABC and Sav-on

Drug Stores, the Grossman Burn Center and his involvement as an

instructor in firefighting programs at the College of the Canyons and

the Glendale Unified School District. His name will be submitted for

the International Service to Mankind award that will be given at the

Sertoma International Convention next week in Toronto.

"Luckily for our community, Kelly joined the Burbank Fire

Department, bringing his commitment of service to mankind," club

Secretary Sandie Tomer said. "He is an outstanding example to all of

the true American spirit."


The Burbank Family YMCA Y's Men voted into office a new battery of

officers at its June 4 meeting.

The new officers are Jacques Volpei, president; Randy Rahm, vice

president of programs; Ellie Aspey, vice president of membership;

Gayle Ocheltree, secretary; Betty Sakata, treasurer; and Rowleen

Grossman, historian.

"They're a great bunch of people," veteran club member Denny

Grossman said. "I'm looking forward to working with them."

Burbank Family YMCA Y's Men service club meets at 6 p.m. on the

first and third Tuesday of each month at the Burbank YMCA, 321 E.

Magnolia Blvd.

For membership information, contact Denny Grossman at 841-0387.

* EDWARD HEADINGTON's service club column runs alternating

Wednesdays. Reach him by e-mail at, fax at

688-8005, or mail at P.O. Box 10489, Burbank, CA 91510.

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