New officers seated for Franciscan Seniors

February 04, 2011

The Franciscan Seniors new officers are, Burt Gallagher, president; Elaine Paonessa, vice president; Lois Clemensen, secretary; and Jim Burry, treasurer; Patsy Bailey, historian; Arnold Frank, parliamentarian; and Joan Roulston, Bernard Baima, and Yvette Gingraf, trustees.

The group is a social and travel club. Members meet at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month at St. Frances Xavier Church Holy Cross Hall, 3801 Scott Road, Burbank. A business meeting is followed by a light lunch, social hour and bingo for those who wish to play.

Dues are $5 per year and one needs not be Catholic to join, just 55 years or older. Be the club’s guest for a first meeting. Information: (818) 768-2321 or (818) 845-6851.


Burbank Masons install new officers

Burbank Lodge #406 F & A M, of California, has installed new officers. The master (presiding officer) is Elvan (“Al”) Moen. He and his wife, Lori, have been residents of Burbank for the past 42 years. He is a retired police officer, member of Burbank First United Methodist Church and member of the board of directors, Wesley Homes, Inc. (senior housing nonprofit corporation in Burbank).

Other officers are Steven R. Harris, senior warden; Billy D. Campbell, junior warden; William A. Cunningham, treasurer; Norman A. Furman, secretary; Tommy Quiroz, chaplain; Eric R. Rhoades, assistant secretary; Erik Adams, senior deacon; Todd H. Nicholas, junior deacon; David J. Williams, marshal; Simon A. McIlroy, senior steward; Jeremy Chongco, junior steward; Andrew E. McReynolds, organist; Anthony L. Sandino, tiler.

California Masons opened some of the first public schools in America and lobbied in the 1800s for state-supported education and colleges. Today, Masons provide support for California’s public schools in many ways. Burbank Masons annually have a public schools observance, recognizing a deserving student and teacher at each level within the Burbank School District.

Vocalist performs in sign language

Liz Vigil will perform sign language to songs by Melissa Manchester and Faith Hill for members of the California Retired Teachers Assn. Glendale — Foothill Division 11 at their Monday meeting at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale.

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