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Charity League welcomes members at tea The...

April 17, 2004

Charity League

welcomes members at tea

The peaceful music of Hawaii filled the air at the Membership Tea

hosted by the Burbank Chapter of National Charity League.

Using an "aloha" theme, Tea Chairwoman Nancy Baylon and her

committee turned Cabrini Hall at St. Francis Xavier Church into a

tropical paradise to welcome the chapter's newest members.

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Surfboards lined the stage and palm trees graced the hall where

the tables were decorated with pineapple and orchid centerpieces.

The program began with a greeting from President Dana Brooks,

followed by an inspirational message given by Ticktockers Senior

Class President Ashley Kurges.

Introducing each new mother and daughter to the chapter's

membership was Vice President Jamie Reeves. Members who completed

their first year were congratulated by Provisional Chairwoman Linda

Lizotte and Ticktocker Coordinator Sharon Kurges.

Special guests attending were Ticktockers founding member Mary

Alice O'Connor, former national president Janet Killian, past chapter

presidents Sally Hooper and Natalia Oliver, Sustaining Chairwoman

Georgine Archer and the new Miss Teen Burbank and Charity League

member Samantha Fountain.

Helping on the tea committee were Yvonne Besvold, Christina

Nelson, May Khoury, Meghan Mize, Lee Gonsalves, Allyce Archie, Pat

and Alyssa Maskell, Martha Carrasco, Chantal Arellano and Gail and

Kelly Reinig.

Good Shepherd Center

benefits from luncheon

The Auxiliary for Good Shepherd Center For Homeless Women and

Children will have the annual Forget-Me-Not Benefit Luncheon to

celebrate its 20th anniversary April 24 at the Wilshire Country Club.

The day will begin at 11 a.m. with a reception and silent auction

followed by luncheon at 12:30 p.m. All persons interested in the

future of homeless women and children are invited to attend. The

ticket price is $65.

Sheila McGuire and Chickie Byrne are co-chairwomen. Mary Beth Legg

of Toluca Lake is press chairwoman, and Margareta Stark of Burbank,

and Emily Rosso and Arline Glasser of North Hollywood are on the

Benefit Committee.

Mary Kane of Sherman Oaks is auxiliary president. Included in the

silent auction will be gift baskets filled with tickets to sporting

and musical events, restaurant certificates and hotel packages. There

will be a drawing for an eight-day trip to Hawaii for two.

Proceeds will benefit the Women's Village project in Los Angeles,

which provides transitional living and job training for homeless

women. For reservations, call Byrne at (323) 936-7589.

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