"These mixers are an investment in your business," said McDonagh, who also stressed the importance of the mixer's Brand Boulevard location that can be easily seen by passing drivers.
Playing hostesses at the reservation desk were association President Amy Navarette, Immediate Past President Mercy Velazquez and Secretary Nancy Guillen. Another past president, Martha Rivera, was enjoying a five-minute shoulder massage, courtesy of massage therapist Elliot Book. Caterer Michael Lingan from Dock Side Grill in West Covina laid out a beauteous buffet of finger food. Lingan also runs the food concession at the Alex Theatre.
The mixer's $10 admission fee goes directly to the association's GLA's scholarship fund. The group raised $18,000 last year and gave scholarships to 24 Glendale students, several of which will be present at the association's Community Awards Luncheon on Feb. 24.
For 64 years, members of the Patrons Club of Glendale Community College have been raising money for student scholarships. The club has just concluded its "banner year," according to Supt./President Dawn Lindsay, having raised $24,000.
That accomplishment was celebrated as was the installation of officers at Burbank's Castaway Restaurant on Jan. 20. The ever-genial Dean of Student Affairs Paul Schlossman installed club officers. Schlossman is a triple threat. He holds down a demanding job at the college, is the Patrons advisor/installing officer and last November was one of the handsome "hunks" in tuxedo at the annual Patrons Club fashion show.