Chapter HG

Celebrating 80 years in the community are members of the Glendale Philanthropic Educational Organization, Chapter HG, from left, Shirley Johnstone, President Elaine Williams, Carol Platz and Virginia Grande. (Courtesy photo by Andrea Farestveit / August 1, 2012)

Jewel Price of the Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club has been selected to lead the club’s Group Study Exchange to Japan this fall. Among the seven candidates, officials said, Price has exhibited outstanding leadership, exceptional organizational skills and abundant international experiences.

Price is the dean of students at Glendale Community College and has been a Rotarian for the past 13 years, during which time she served as president in 2008-09 and District 5260 Assistant Governor in 2009-11.

She is also a former Ambassadorial Scholar to Ireland, but she said, “My first choice of country to study was, in fact, Japan.”

The exchange team will travel to District 2620, which covers Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. The district is about 100 miles west of Tokyo at the foot of Mt. Fuji, and is famous for beautiful landscapes, good wine and some world-class companies such as piano giants Yamaha and Kawai, and Suzuki Motor Corp. The team will leave on Oct. 19 and spend four weeks for professional and cultural experiences.

Panhellenic presents scholarships

Scholarships have been presented by members of the Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic, a nonprofit organization of sorority alumnae volunteer women.

Awards are given annually to eligible area high school senior girls and Glendale college women who are planning to attend a four-year college or university in the fall.

The college recipients are Sophia Brady of Glendale, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta at UC Berkeley, whose double major is theater/performance and history; Katherine Freeman of La Crescenta, a member of Alpha Omicron Pi at Cal State Long Beach, majoring in theater arts; Celina Rodriguez of Burbank, a member of Alpha Delta Pi at Duke University, majoring in public policy; and Christine Westhoff of Glendale, a member of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Oregon, majoring in educational foundations.

The high school recipients are Burbank residents Alyssa Ehredt, a graduate of Burroughs High School, who will attend Cal State Fresno; Elizabeth Pascual, a graduate of Burroughs High School, who will attend Cal State San Diego; and Valery Vasquez, a graduate of Burbank High School, who will attend Stanford University.

Other high school recipients are La Crescenta residents Marisa Gonzales, a graduate of Crescenta Valley High School, who will attend the University of Miami; and Jessica Palacios, a graduate of Clark Magnet High School, who will attend Whitman College; and Glendale resident and Notre Dame High School graduate Allison Lipscomb, who will attend UC Santa Barbara.

The Glendale Panhellenic membership has also installed its officers. They are President Harriet Rector, of Glendale, Phi Mu; Vice President/Benefit Chairwoman Deb Ann Orfalea, Glendale, Zeta Tau Alpha; Secretary Janice Paul, La Cañada Flintridge, Delta Delta Delta; Treasurer Georgine Archer, Burbank, Delta Gamma; Benefit Co-chairwoman Kim Westhoff, Glendale, Alpha Omicron Pi; and Social Chair Elaine Chapman, La Cañada Flintridge, Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Others include Scholarship Chairwoman Jackqueline Dwight, Burbank, Alpha Xi Delta; Scholarship Committee members Jerri Johnson, Pasadena, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Cathy Daniel, South Pasadena, Pi Beta Phi, and Julie Weller, Glendale, Delta Zeta; and Files Chair Lynne Graves , La Cañada Flintridge, Alpha Delta Pi. The Website Coordinator is Janis Rosebrook, Glendale, Alpha Xi Delta. Rondi Redmann, Glendale, Zeta Tau Alpha, will be assisting Orfalea and Westhoff with the 2013 Scholarship benefit.

For more information, visit www.glendalepanhellenic.org.

Chapter celebrates 80th anniversary

The Glendale Philanthropic Educational Organization’s Chapter HG recently celebrated 80 years of sisterhood. Thirty-two of the chapter’s 46 members gathered at the home of Shirley Johnstone for a meeting, followed by luncheon on the patio, complete with birthday cake.

Also celebrating were the group's new members Cynthia Carli and Karen Milman.

The chapter is part of a national organization. Local chapters work together to support women in their academic goals.

Kiwanian honored on 90th birthday

The Glendale Kiwanis Club recently honored member Don Berkus on his 90th birthday.

Berkus owned Windsor’s, a dress shop at 142 N. Brand Blvd., for several decades. He joined the club 1966.

JOYCE RUDOLPH can be contacted at rudolphjoyce10@gmail.com.