The Glendale home of longtime Las Candelas member Fran Buchanan was the venue for the installation of 2014-15 officers and committee chairs on May 12. Employing a baseball theme, past-President Cathy Keen installed the new slate, dubbing the ladies “The Las Candelas Angels.”
Taking the mound again next year will be Jeannie Flint. Flint’s key players will be First Vice-President Debbie Hinckley; Second Vice-Presidents Sharon Anderson and Cindy Martin; Third Vice-Presidents J.C. Byer and Ginny Simpson; Fourth Vice-Presidents Patti Baker and Alice Abramian, Fifth Vice-Presidents Margaret Steenken Cline and Jeri Benton, and Sixth Vice-Presidents Bobbi Gangi and Diane Russell. Treasurer will be Ann Jones, and Karen Whyte will repeat as Philanthropy treasurer. Nancy Stone will be recording secretary and Cathy Keen will repeat as corresponding secretary. The team umpire (or parliamentarian) will be Monica Sierra. Committee chairs installed include Joan Campbell, Harriett Rector, Mary Lane, Linda Gregg, Gladys Kabateck, Anna Brewer, Ellyn Semler, Val Moorhead, Marilyn Olson, Shirley Johnstone, Fran Buchanan and Marion Graydon Greene.
A luncheon catered by The Spot followed the installation of the “new team.”
Las Candelas is a Glendale based organization of 40 women whose mission is to give volunteer service to emotionally challenged children and to promote better understanding of mental health. Monthly programs are brought to the students residing at the Hillsides Education Center in Pasadena and the Hathaway-Sycamores home in Altadena. Last month the students of HEC were treated to a day-long field trip to Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena. Coming up are year-end parties and picnics at both facilities for students and staff. Las Candelas also provides support to Didi Hirsch, the YWCA and Glendale Healthy Kids for children’s mental health services.