August 21, 2012
It's Toastmasters' philosophy that to become a strong leader, one must be an effective communicator. So members practice organizing their thoughts and presenting them to a supportive audience during their meetings, gaining feedback and confidence. Members take that experience with them to use in their personal lives, occupations or philanthropic endeavors. Outgoing President Viviana Ardila recently handed off the gavel to Gary Monji, who will lead Burbank Toastmasters Club 1320 this year.
July 3, 2012
While summer officially arrived on June 20, most folks don't really get into the swing of the season until today. There's just something about the Fourth of July, with its celebrations, family get-togethers and barbecues that says summer is here! The Burbank Emblem Club did their part to welcome in the summer of 2012 as they presented their summer luncheon and fashion show this past week. Staged under the theme “Summer Fashions” at the Elks Lodge on Hollywood Way, members and guests were welcomed by the event's chairwoman, Elaine Paonessa.
November 5, 2011
The Magnolia Park Optimist Club honored several employees from the Burbank Police Department this past week during a dinner held at Elks Lodge. Those honored were Police Officer of The Year Harry Tarrell, Police Reserve Lieutenant Ken Crossman, civilian employee and records department manager Jennifer Guevara and Denise Fleck, volunteer and president of Volunteers of The Burbank Animal Shelter. Burbank Police Chief Scott LaChasse introduced each recipient, who was presented a plaque and certificate.
September 27, 2008
COMMUNITY YMCA HAS ONE-MILE FAMILY WALK Burbank Community YMCA kicked off America on the Move Week by hosting a one-mile family walk, ?Walk This Way,? through Downtown Burbank on Sept. 20, starting at the Burbank Community YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Participants were greeted by YMCA staff at 8 a.m. as they gathered in the YMCA?s parking lot. Before the start of the free event, each participant received an ?America on the Move? T-shirt, bottle of water and walking guide.
October 7, 2006
JOHN BURROUGHS HIGH SCHOOL John Burroughs High School Class of 1961 will have its 45-year reunion on Oct. 21 at Lakeside Golf Club. Classmates will also meet for dinner at Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake on Oct. 20 and meet for a brunch and tour of the school on Oct. 22. For more information, contact Elena (Kellogg) Hubbell at (818) 450-2028 or e-mail at elenahubbellprodigy.net. John Burroughs High School Class of 1956 is planning its 50-year reunion on Oct. 21 at the Pickwick Garden Room, 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank.
February 12, 2005
Emblem Club No. 86 installs officers Burbank Emblem Club No. 86, had its 64th installation of officers on Jan. 27 at the Burbank Elks Lodge No. 1497, 2232 N. Hollywood Way. Supreme Emblem Club President Barbara Braner, from Beardstown, Ill., and her Supreme Marshal Lu Ann Froschauer from Lincoln, Ill., led the installing suite of supreme officers as the Burbank officers were installed. Burbank Elks Lodge No. 1497 Exalted Ruler Ron Tice and Esteemed Leading Knight John Spangler were also honored guests.
January 5, 2005
TODAY Seniors in need of an in-home worker for housework, laundry, meals or other work are invited at 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For more information, call (818) 238-5353. A blood pressure check is available from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Joslyn Adult Center, 1301 W. Olive Ave. For more information, call (818) 238-5353. Burbank Parks and Recreation presents a tai chi chuan class from 6:30 to 7:55 p.m. at Verdugo Park, 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. Tuition is $75 for nine classes.
May 8, 2004
Jeff Tully Jim Sartoris has heard countless stories and tall tales about his father Henry over the years. While most of the stories involving the all-around athlete are true, some of the recollections might have been stretched a bit with the passage of time. "I think one of my favorite stories about my dad has to do with running," Jim Sartoris said. "Legend has it that he once ran 10.1 [seconds] in the 100, in tennis shoes, on a dirt track.
October 11, 2003
TALENT REVUE BENEFITS SCHOLARSHIPS The Patrons' Club met Sept. 18 at the home of Pauline Richardson. President Betty Musacco presided over the meeting at which plans were discussed for the scholarship fund-raiser. The luncheon will be Nov. 7 at The Castaway, 1260 Harvard Road, Burbank. Social hour is at 11 a.m. with luncheon at noon. This year's theme will be "Rewards." A talent revue will be performed by the college students from different departments, like drama, music, etc. Tickets are $32. For reservations, call 845-5400.
December 20, 2000
Shawna Saperstein Galassi, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- We all seem to have those moments when we yearn for the soothing solace of comfort food but aren't in the mood to cook it ourselves. For those of us who are not big fans of diners or cafeteria food, there aren't many options at such times. Though few people know about it, the Elks Lodge in Glendale has been quietly serving up home-cooked alternatives to nonmembers, as well as members, every Friday night for more than 30 years.