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SERVICE CLUBS:Lodge 406 honors member for service

January 20, 2007|By ANNIE P. HOVANESSIAN

It's going to be an afternoon of fashion and celebration that can't be missed. The Kiwanis Aktion Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis For Fun of Burbank, will be hosting and participating in a fashion show and luncheon at 11 a.m. March 31.

"Fashion in Aktion: Picnic With a Purpose" is the theme for the event, which will be held at the beautiful La Bella Banquet Hall, 237 E. Olive Ave., Burbank.

All proceeds will be donated to the new Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.


The event will honor Steve Veres of the Burbank Noon Kiwanis for his tremendous dedication to the building of the center.

Opportunity drawing tickets are $1 each or six for $5 to win first prize of $300, second prize of $200 and third prize of $100.

The Aktion club is a community-service group for adult residents living with a disability. It provides members with opportunities to develop initiative and leadership, to be integrated into society and to demonstrate the dignity and value of residents living with developmental disabilities.

Burbank Kiwanis For Fun meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the Hillstreet Café, 3301 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

For more information for this event, call Linda Curtin at (818) 841-4667.


It may be January but the holidays being over didn't stop the Burbank Jaycees from enjoying the season one last time as the club spent the evening in downtown Los Angeles skating the night away at Pershing Square recently.

A fun, safe and festive time was had by all. Then this past Thursday it was back to business as Scott McGookin, a redevelopment project manager for the city of Burbank, spoke to the club about the exciting new economic development activity going on in the city, including recent developments in Downtown Burbank and Community Development projects on the horizon. Members also had the benefit of an informational question-and-answer session.

Burbank Jaycees members will launch the Million Trees L.A. project from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in Studio City.

In the past decade, U.S. cities have lost 20% of their trees leading to $234 billion in environmental and health problems nationwide.

Million Trees L.A. is the brainchild of L.A. City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Tree People, with the mission of planting 1 million trees in the city of Los Angeles in the next few years utilizing the help of community groups, schools, businesses and individuals.

Also known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Burbank Jaycees is a group dedicated to community improvement and personal betterment.

They are an organization of younger adults, 21 to 40 years old, who devote themselves to contributing to the advancement of the community by providing an opportunity for young professionals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, fellowship and entrepreneurial ability necessary to create positive change.

For more information, call Elana Edelstein at (818) 846-7128.

  • ANNIE P. HOVANESSIAN, a Burbank resident and an attorney in Los Angeles, writes about service clubs in the area. Contact her at (818) 846-6373 or

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