The Oakmont League Celebrates Close of Successful Year

Installation and Scholarship Luncheon

On May 23, The Oakmont League celebrated the culmination of a successful year with the installation of their new officers, by presenting checks to two charities, and awarding high school and college scholarships during their final luncheon of the year at Oakmont County Club.

Outgoing Oakmont League president Lydia Trout, after presiding over a very successful two-year term, passed the gavel to newly installed president Allison Weir. Officers installed were longtime members Esther Bowen and Judy Mendicina. Bowen, in addition to being a past president, is also Weir’s mother, making it the first time a past president has installed her daughter as president.

Installation and Scholarship Luncheon

Awarding scholarships is a high point in The Oakmont League’s year. This year, Scholarship Chair Nina Ratliff introduced five high school students and three Glendale Community College students who were awarded scholarships to assist in their continuing education. High school recipients were Jullian Yanal from Glendale High School, Brian Guan from La Cañada HS, Mari Jrbashyan from Clark Magnet HS, Johanna Linna from Herbert Hoover HS and Zerxes Bhadha from Crescenta Valley HS. GCC students were April Shin and Kristine Shahverdy, and the GCC Fine Arts Scholarship went to Brian Longlax.

Each student gave an overview of their hopes for the future, to what school they will be transferring and who encouraged them to keep a firm focus on what was needed to achieve their goals.

Installation and Scholarship Luncheon

Philanthropy Chair Mary Kay Prather also presented checks on The Oakmont League’s behalf to Hillsides Learning Center, and Stela Fejtek and Tina Anderson-Wahlberg of Glendale Community College Disabled Students Program Services.

The Oakmont League is a philanthropic and friendship organization serving the foothill communities. Over the past 79 the years The Oakmont League has donated almost $2 million back into the community through scholarships and financial support of local charitable organizations.

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