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September 18, 2008
Juniors plan milestone year For board members of the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club , their annual retreat is a treasured tradition, a mix of business and pleasure that sets the agenda and tone for a new season of philanthropy and community service. This time around, 18 Juniors gathered Sept. 6 at the Monterey Country Club in Palm Desert to gear up for a major milestone: the 40th anniversary of the club’s founding in 1969. “I am so excited to lead this dynamic group of women in our 40th year,” said Juniors president Nina Browning , who hosted the retreat.
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By Jane Napier Neely | June 22, 2011
Bob and Gregg Smith graciously accepted the accolades given to them when they were honored for their generosity and support of Five Acres and their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. Five Acres serves more than 4,500 children and their family members every year. The benefit, held June 11 at the San Gabriel Country Club, raised nearly $150,000 for the 123-year-old Altadena-based agency. Lorraine Reaume and Cathy Weber were the chairs of the fun and lively party, which was themed, “Eastside Boardwalk.” The invitation read, “Slip back in time to Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, where you can sip on bubbly and enjoy an open bar, carnival games, a premium silent auction and an exclusive wine wall presented by redwhite+bluezz.” Many of the guests got into the ambience of the evening by wearing garb from the 1920s.
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | March 21, 2013
I made a getaway to Santa Barbara to visit my twin sister and her family over the weekend. It was foggy in the mornings but beautiful and sunny in the afternoon, when the sea sparkled. I took my pooch, Lola, along with me and she had a great time in the surf and sand. The locals call this one beach we go to Hendry's Beach. Its official name is Arroyo Burro Beach. It only became known as Hendry's because of a founding Scottish family, whose farm was on the cliffs above. The Hendry family owned the land there from the 1890s to the turn of the 20th century.
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By Doris Boyer | January 19, 2006
Passion. I felt it when I met my husband. I felt it when I had my kids. I felt it the first time I sang a song on a stage. Now, I am feeling passion for a new venture. I am beginning my first year as the president of the Glendale Community Foundation -- a charitable endowment just for our community that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. When I joined the Board of Trustees two years ago, I knew of the Community Foundation as a stalwart of our community. It has made more than $3 million in grants to more than 300 agencies, most of which are right here in the Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose and Verdugo City area.
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November 16, 2006
Fresh from a highly successful membership drive, the La Cañada Junior Women's Club has made a strong start to its 2006-07 season of philanthropy, newly focusing its efforts on two charities for a more meaningful impact. "To provide financial and service based support to women and children in need" is the stated mission of the Juniors. "We have always concentrated mostly on helping women and children's groups in our area," said Jo-Lynn Battany, a vice president of the club. "This year we have voted to help Para Los Niños, a Los Angeles-based, nonprofit family service organization, and Haven House, a Pasadena women's shelter."
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December 7, 2006
The Junior League of Pasadena was the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Organization Award presented for National Philanthropy Day by The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles Chapter. The awards luncheon was held on Wednesday, Nov.15 at the Beverly Hilton. Chris Schauble, of the NBC4 morning news show "Today in LA," was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. "The Junior League of Pasadena is honored to receive this award, as it validates the incredible accomplishments of women devoted to making their community a better place through service and leadership," said Mara Lague, Junior League of Pasadena president.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2011
The La Cañada Flintridge Women’s Club, formed as an outgrowth of the Newcomers Club in early 1956 to encourage philanthropy and community service, recently held its final meeting. Club membership grew to more than 120 and a wide variety of community projects were soon on the agenda. Over the years the club raised nearly $175,000 for national organizations such as the Guide Dogs of America, the American Cancer Society and the Salvation Army and locally for the Montrose Search and Rescue, the Community Center of LCF and the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association.
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June 8, 2006
The La Cañada Junior Women's Club wrapped up a successful season of philanthropy, welcomed a new slate of officers and saluted outgoing ones at a festive dinner attended by more than 30 members May 17 at Dish restaurant. Nancy Hempstead was installed as the new president of the Juniors, succeeding Jane Owen, who was toasted by the club members in gratitude for her yearlong term. "It has been a very rewarding experience to be part of this organization," said Hempstead. "I am honored to serve as president and work with such a tremendous group of women."
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February 13, 2014
The Oakmont League of Glendale is celebrating 75 years of service, friendship and philanthropy in the communities of La Cañada Flintridge, Glendale and La Crescenta. Its next general meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Feb. 26 at Beckham Grill in Pasadena. The evening's post-dinner entertainment will be provided by Franny McCartney, a former back-up singer to Bette Midler. To learn more about the league, call Donna Sauer at (818) 244-2363. -- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com ALSO: St. Francis High basketball can't close out Chaminade Around Town: A proper place to reflect and dine La Cañada officials warn of potential beetle infestation
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July 20, 2006
National Charity League Inc., Glendale Chapter's Class of 2009 chose to assist at the Special Olympics of Southern California during the Summer Games in Long Beach as the group's chapterwide project for 2006. Tenth grade Ticktockers created and oversaw the game and activity booths located in the Olympic Village on Saturday, June 17, with each girl donating at least six hours of volunteer time toward the preparation and supervision of the project. Ticktockers and patronesses from the other grade levels worked a minimum three-hour shift either at the track and field events or at the game booths in the Olympic Village.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 21, 2013
I made a getaway to Santa Barbara to visit my twin sister and her family over the weekend. It was foggy in the mornings but beautiful and sunny in the afternoon, when the sea sparkled. I took my pooch, Lola, along with me and she had a great time in the surf and sand. The locals call this one beach we go to Hendry's Beach. Its official name is Arroyo Burro Beach. It only became known as Hendry's because of a founding Scottish family, whose farm was on the cliffs above. The Hendry family owned the land there from the 1890s to the turn of the 20th century.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | June 22, 2011
Bob and Gregg Smith graciously accepted the accolades given to them when they were honored for their generosity and support of Five Acres and their efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. Five Acres serves more than 4,500 children and their family members every year. The benefit, held June 11 at the San Gabriel Country Club, raised nearly $150,000 for the 123-year-old Altadena-based agency. Lorraine Reaume and Cathy Weber were the chairs of the fun and lively party, which was themed, “Eastside Boardwalk.” The invitation read, “Slip back in time to Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, where you can sip on bubbly and enjoy an open bar, carnival games, a premium silent auction and an exclusive wine wall presented by redwhite+bluezz.” Many of the guests got into the ambience of the evening by wearing garb from the 1920s.
FEATURES
September 18, 2008
Juniors plan milestone year For board members of the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club , their annual retreat is a treasured tradition, a mix of business and pleasure that sets the agenda and tone for a new season of philanthropy and community service. This time around, 18 Juniors gathered Sept. 6 at the Monterey Country Club in Palm Desert to gear up for a major milestone: the 40th anniversary of the club’s founding in 1969. “I am so excited to lead this dynamic group of women in our 40th year,” said Juniors president Nina Browning , who hosted the retreat.
FEATURES
December 7, 2006
The Junior League of Pasadena was the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Organization Award presented for National Philanthropy Day by The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Los Angeles Chapter. The awards luncheon was held on Wednesday, Nov.15 at the Beverly Hilton. Chris Schauble, of the NBC4 morning news show "Today in LA," was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. "The Junior League of Pasadena is honored to receive this award, as it validates the incredible accomplishments of women devoted to making their community a better place through service and leadership," said Mara Lague, Junior League of Pasadena president.
FEATURES
November 16, 2006
Fresh from a highly successful membership drive, the La Cañada Junior Women's Club has made a strong start to its 2006-07 season of philanthropy, newly focusing its efforts on two charities for a more meaningful impact. "To provide financial and service based support to women and children in need" is the stated mission of the Juniors. "We have always concentrated mostly on helping women and children's groups in our area," said Jo-Lynn Battany, a vice president of the club. "This year we have voted to help Para Los Niños, a Los Angeles-based, nonprofit family service organization, and Haven House, a Pasadena women's shelter."
NEWS
By Doris Boyer | January 19, 2006
Passion. I felt it when I met my husband. I felt it when I had my kids. I felt it the first time I sang a song on a stage. Now, I am feeling passion for a new venture. I am beginning my first year as the president of the Glendale Community Foundation -- a charitable endowment just for our community that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. When I joined the Board of Trustees two years ago, I knew of the Community Foundation as a stalwart of our community. It has made more than $3 million in grants to more than 300 agencies, most of which are right here in the Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose and Verdugo City area.
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