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Group compiles services booklet for veterans

July 17, 2012|By Joyce Rudolph
  • Newly installed officers of the Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic are, from left, Deb Ann Orfalea, Glendale Zeta Tau Alpha; Janice Paul, La Canada Delta Delta Delta; Georgine Archer, Burbank Delta Gamma; and out-going President Lynne Graves, La Canada Alpha Delta Pi.
Newly installed officers of the Glendale Area Alumnae… (Photo by Rondi Werner )

A group of volunteers with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is compiling a resource booklet on services available to military veterans in Burbank.

Judy Pike is chairwoman of the Volunteers for Veterans and their Families. The purpose of the group is to identify the services available to men and women of all ages who have returned to civilian life after serving their country.

“We want to find out what is missing and be able to provide that in our community,” Pike said.

Other plans include creation of a job bulletin where employers can post qualifications that match the skills veterans have learned during their military careers.

Future plans are to secure a storefront location where veterans and their families can come to find out about services, sponsor job fairs to help veterans assimilate back into the work force, and having a mixer to link veterans with volunteer organizations in the community.

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To have your service added to the booklet, email information to rsvpvols4vets@gmail.com.

Providence grad given scholarships

Darryn Albert, a graduate of Providence High School's Class of 2012, received two scholarships — one from the Burbank Emblem Club #86 and the other from the Fernando Award Foundation.

He graduated summa cum laude and received the Campus Ministry award and the Social Studies Department award.

He is a member of the California Scholarship Federation and the National Honor Society. He placed first in calculus and second in fractal art at his school's Math, Science and Technology Fair.

He is a four-year Media Focus Program participant at Providence High School, as well as a Mock Trial participant for two years.

He is the current chairman of the city of Burbank Youth Board. He was first elected in 2010 to 2011 and re-elected for 2011 to 2012.

New officers lead parade

Carey Briggs is the new president of Burbank on Parade. The other officers are Wayne Poirier, vice-president/creative director; David Freedman, treasurer; and Trudy Swearingen, secretary.

The parade committee is seeking new members. The parade is an all-city celebration and the committee needs volunteers who represent all the different segments of people who live and work in Burbank.

Volunteers are needed to generate creative ideas for fund-raising, as well as recruiting more participants to appear in the parade and encouraging more float entries to be built.

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