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Photos by Julia RABAGO and Paige KENNY 1: Acting as emcee for the installation of the chamber officers was Ken Biermann (left) with Jean Maluccio and CV CAN president Mike Padula.

By Robin GOLDSWORTHY

Civic and business leaders in the foothill community turned out on Thursday, Jan. 12 at the Oakmont Country Club for the annual CV Chamber of Commerce installation of officers and directors. The afternoon included the distribution of money from the Pinola/CVCOC Educational Endowment Fund.

Outgoing chamber officers were acknowledged for their hard work on the chamber board with special emphasis given to Jean Maluccio who invested more than 20 years with the chamber in varying roles including executive director, officer and director.

Outgoing chamber president Leslie Lesh (left) with new president Leonard Ghazarian and honorary mayor Holly Heurkins.

Outgoing chamber president Leslie Lesh (left) with new president Leonard Ghazarian and honorary mayor Holly Heurkins.

Fellow outgoing officer Eleanor Wacker took the microphone to laud her friend, comparing her to the fictional Mary Poppins.

She detailed how over the years Maluccio spearheaded several projects including putting out a call for donations for troops in Afghanistan that resulted in hundreds of items being brought to the chamber office where volunteers stuffed Christmas stockings that were carted to the post office for shipping to the troops.

“She even had the postage costs covered,” Wacker told the estimated 120 people attending the luncheon. “With Poppins, everything is possible.”

Celebrating the day were (from left) Camille Levee of Glendale Healthy Kids and Jo Loomis, member of the board of advisors for the educational fund.

Celebrating the day were (from left) Camille Levee of Glendale Healthy Kids and Jo Loomis, member of the board of advisors for the educational fund.

Another high point was the awarding of $20,000 in grants to 13 educational programs. Amounts varied from $500 to a milestone $5,000 for Rosemont Middle School to launch “a comprehensive pilot program for afterschool programming,” according to a statement by the Community Foundation of the Verdugos, the organization that administers the fund.

Board members for the Pinola/CVCOC Educational Endowment Fund now prepare for the next fundraiser, the 24th annual Smart-a-Thon being held on March 28. For information, call the chamber office at (818) 248-4957.

Mike Smith of Bob Smith Toyota, who helped with the distribution of the funds, takes a look at the many silent auction items.

Mike Smith of Bob Smith Toyota, who helped with the distribution of the funds, takes a look at the many silent auction items.

Rosemont principal Cynthia Livingston holds the check from the Pinola/CVCOC Educational Endowment Fund that is launching an afterschool program. With her are Chris Waldheim, left, and Rosemont teacher Terry Parker.

Rosemont principal Cynthia Livingston holds the check from the Pinola/CVCOC Educational Endowment Fund that is launching an afterschool program. With her are Chris Waldheim, left, and Rosemont teacher Terry Parker.

Community Foundation of the Verdugos Chief Executive Officer Edna Karinski, left, with outgoing CV Chamber president Leslie Lesh, La Crescenta Elementary School principal and grant recipient Kim Bishop and CV Chamber director Warren Boehm.

Community Foundation of the Verdugos Chief Executive Officer Edna Karinski, left, with outgoing CV Chamber president Leslie Lesh, La Crescenta Elementary School principal and grant recipient Kim Bishop and CV Chamber director Warren Boehm.

Warren Boehm of the chamber with grant recipients Molly Shelton, captain of the CVHS Robotics team, Robin Goldsworthy of Prom Plus and Eleanor Wacker, outgoing chamber officer.

Warren Boehm of the chamber with grant recipients Molly Shelton, captain of the CVHS Robotics team, Robin Goldsworthy of Prom Plus and Eleanor Wacker, outgoing chamber officer.

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