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Service Clubs: Models are pretty as a picture

June 19, 2010|Isabel Adams

Receiving Kiwanis Citizenship Awards were: Nina Cavalheiro, Caroline Ghanberry and Sam McKinnon from John Muir Middle School; Jake Zedlar, Molly Buffington and Tiffany Mirabal from Jordan Middle School; Jessica Padungyothee, Manny Ilasco and Jessy James Taylor from Luther Burbank Middle School. These are sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Kiwanians David Harris, Loren Jonkey and BruceLilly presented the program.

The Kiwanis Club of Burbank meets at noon every Wednesday at the YMCA, 321 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. For more information, contact Harvey Branman at (818) 954-9294 or at hbranman@

Aktion Club goes to Disneyland

The Burbank Kiwanis Aktion Club qualified through the Disney "Give a Day, Get a Day" program for free passes to Disneyland and took advantage of it on May 7. It was truly a "magical day" for them. Amazing as it may seem to most of us who live in Southern California, some of the members had never been to the Magic Kingdom, so it was all the more exciting to them.


The club earned the passes by working at Ronald McDonald House in Los Angeles earlier this year.

They served the residents dinner, cleaned and sterilized appliances, furniture, door knobs and helped the residents and their families to make greeting cards for the ones that were ill.

The Aktion Club and their advisors from Burbank Kiwanis For Fun and BCR, also enjoyed the Disneyland Parade and they danced salsa with the Disney entertainers.

They loved the Safari Adventure, It's a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean. They were sorry that Thunder Mountain was closed, but it did not stop them from having a great time.

For more information, contact Jan Loporchio at (818) 843-0535 or at

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