TOWN:Kiwanians honor NBC anchorman


July 25, 2007|By DAVID LAURELL

Although NBC 4 anchorman Paul Moyer has received a plethora of awards and honors, including 11 local area Emmys, 10 Golden Mikes, a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and numerous Associated Press and Los Angeles Press Club Awards, last Saturday evening the usually unflappable newsman seemed a bit off-kilter.

"I've never been the lone honoree at an event, so I'm really not sure I know what I should be doing," he said with a laugh to Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos.

Moyer may have been at a bit of a loss as to what he was supposed to be doing on Saturday, but that was clearly not the case when it came to organizers of the Noon Kiwanis Club of Burbank gala who went about staging their 10th annual fundraiser to celebrate their 84th year of service to the community with pure aplomb.


The Lakeside Golf Club served as the venue for the recognition dinner that was co-chaired by Marsha Jackson and Wendell Jackson, and made possible by the club's Grand Benefactors, Bob and Gerri Dickinson, along with support from NBC 4, The Walt Disney Co. and Harley Higginbotham.

Others whose dedication to the cause made the evening a success included committee members Sue Stamper, Gary Peterson, Ron Rothacher, Joe Terranova, Edsel Curry, Mark Hungerford, Wally Kendig, Hamilton Lloyd and the organization's current president, Greg Glaser.

For the past decade, the Noon Kiwanians have presented this yearly event to raise funds to support the many local organizations and individuals they support. Among the club's beneficiaries have been programs that have promoted anti-bullying in schools, local youth who have received scholarships, the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, the Burbank Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and myriad other charitable and nonprofit organizations.

They have assisted in the funding of schools' athletic, music and drama programs, the Burbank Kids Community Dental Clinic, and BCR — A Place to Grow, formerly known as Burbank Center for the Retarded. Along with their local philanthropy, the Noon Kiwanis Club has also stepped up to the plate with support for Habitat for Humanity, the Katrina and Tsunami Relief Funds, the Boy Scouts of America and the Salvation Army.

As supporters arrived at Saturday's event, they mingled, perused a silent auction and found it impossible to take a step in any direction without encountering someone who has played a major role in building and strengthening our community.

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