The Burbank Road Kings car club is still on the gas. The 60-year-old organization has pooled funds raised from two car shows this year and distributed $18,000 to its community charities during a dinner meeting on Sept. 11 at the Elks Lodge.
President Rick Kalisz conducted the meeting and called for a moment of silence to remember victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and their families.
Representatives from local charities took the stage to thank the Road Kings for their donations and to deliver a synopsis of what their organizations do.
Burbank Historical Society board members Les and Elaine Rosenberg accepted a donation on behalf of the historical society. Elaine Rosenberg noted that the society's Gordon R. Howard Museum, next door to the Creative Arts Center in Izay Park, is one of Burbank's greatest treasurers, as well as the city's best-kept secret.
“We really don't want to be,” Elaine Rosenberg said, adding the facility is open from 1 to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday, has guest speakers, tours for children, a vintage auto display, and displays celebrating local businesses like Lockheed, Disney and Warner Bros.