Coordinating Council installs officers

May 23, 2012
  • Students from La Canada Elementary School honored as Terrific Kids by the Kiwanis Club last week were, from left, Thomas Huh, Haig Manoukian, Madeline Reilly, Nicole Alexander, Saira Singh and Alan Kim.
Students from La Canada Elementary School honored as… (Courtesy of Al Restivo )

Von Karman Auditorium at JPL was the setting May 14 when the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council held this year's Les Tupper Community Service Awards ceremony.

Those presented the awards were Barbara Weber and Randy Strapazon for their individual, broad-based volunteer activities; La Cañada High students Kathryn Battaglia and Alex Keledjian; Jack Johnson, representing the La Cañada Baseball-Softball Assn. and Susan Azad, representing the Flintridge Riding Club.

The evening also included the installation of officers. Stepping off the board this year is Brian Hummel, while new to the board is Nick Berkuta. Others serving with President Sheree Butts as board members for the coming year are Joyce Ruygrok, Martha Burns, Lynda Gordon, Becky Gelhaar, Carl Christiansen, Jeb Long, Irene Mendon, Joe Thompson, Chuck Sambar and Clyde Hemphill.

Tea party organizer to speak

Mike Munzing, a tea party organizer, will address the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women Federated during the organization’s luncheon meeting planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 14. The event will be held at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club, 5500 Godbey Drive.


Cost to attend is $25 and reservations are due by June 8. To reserve a seat, call Ellen Hedrick at (818) 248-0924 or Molly Powers at (818) 248-4825.

Benefit horse show, dinner planned

Move a Child Higher, known as MACH 1, will be holding its 15th annual Musical Horse Show and Benefit Dinner, “Don’t Fence Me In,” on Saturday, June 9 at the Flintridge Riding Club, 4625 Oak Grove Drive.

MACH 1 is a therapeutic horseback-riding program for disabled young riders. It is based in Hahamongna Watershed Park and relies on private contributions and the work of volunteers. Joy Rittenhouse, director of MACH 1, says that her students look forward to riding in this show, where blue ribbons will be awarded.

The horse show will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. A silent auction will begin at 2 p.m. Dinner by Captain BBQ will be served following the horse show. Dinner tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children. To purchase a ticket or to make a donation, call (818) 484-7373. To learn more about MACH 1, call (626) 798-1222.

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