Later in the day members, participants and friends gathered at The
Castaway restaurant to honor Burbank's City Manager Mary Alvord, who
was introduced by Sunder Ramani as this year's community service
"In the past 10 years, Mary Alvord has made wonderful advancements
for our city," Bertrand said. "We thank her for her tremendous
A dinner and silent auction were part of the evening's
Proceeds from the tournament will fund club-sponsored activities,
including 10 $500 scholarships for the five local high schools, essay
and speech contests, contributions to Burbank Unified School District
Gifted and Talented Education programs, sponsorship of the John
Burroughs Girls Basketball Tournament and cash contributions to the
Optimist Youth and Family Services Home.
The Burbank-Magnolia Park Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the
first Thursday of the month at the Burbank Elks Club, 2232 N.
Hollywood Way and at 7:30 a.m. all other Thursdays at DeBell Golf
Clubhouse, 500 Walnut Ave. For more information, call Jesse Fox at
JUNIOR CIVITANS GET CHARTERED
The John Burroughs High School Junior Civitan Club joined the
proud family of service clubs at chartering ceremony on May 25 at The
The new junior club, sponsored by the Foothill Civitan Club of
Burbank and advised by senior club member Lauren Marcos, started off
with a bang with 112 members and senior Civitan Club builders Shirley
Pratt and Sandy Lucas.
Present for the celebration were more than 80 juniors, senior
Civitan members from the Foothill, Burbank and El Monte clubs, Area
three Lt. Governor Paul Muntz, and John Burroughs High School
Principal Emilio Urioste. Burbank City Councilwoman Marsha Ramos
presented new junior president Jessica Yount with an official
recognition of the club from the city of Burbank.
"I was inspired to join Junior Civitan for a couple of reasons,"
Yount said. "My dad just recently died a couple of months ago and
since he died, I have been searching for some way to give back and
something to feel passionate about again. Junior Civitan just seemed
to fit perfectly."