In a matter of three hours, a hardy band of American Assn. of University Women members raised more than $800 during its 88th Founder's Day Celebration on Saturday at a luncheon at the Oakmont Country Club.
Sixty-six generous women bought opportunity tickets for some 25 baskets overflowing with goodies and gift certificates. One of the favorite baskets was "Movies and Mojitos." That was won by former Glendale Mayor Eileen Givens, honored in a "Salute to the Past Presidents." Givens was president of the Glendale Branch during 1975-77.
Other past presidents honored included Joyce Covey, who also was recognized for her 50 years of branch membership. She was branch president for 1967-68. Covey, given a "Life Certificate" for her service, is exempt from membership dues for the rest of her life.
Glendale residents on hand included longtime branch members Leni Richardson, Sunny Wheeler, Mary Margaret Smith, Susan Hunt, Florence Chase and Anna Rundle. Vice President of funds, Barbara Merkle, also present, said the $800 raised will be used for the national organization's Education Foundation.