St. Joseph Medical Center Guild continues to bring in donations

Patt Scully is moving full steam ahead to a second term as president of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild after completing a successful first year in which the women’s group raised $165,000 for the hospital’s Hycy & Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute.

Theresa D. Meyers, vice president of the Providence St. Joseph Foundation, accepted the check last Wednesday during the installation tea at Lakeside Golf Club.

The guild's pledge to the institute is $500,000, Scully said, and the current balance is $255,946.

In thanking the guild, Meyers gave members an update on a patient who, while giving birth, had suffered a stroke and was now in rehabilitation. She is walking and talking and should go home soon to her newborn baby and her other child.

“Those are the lives you touch,” Meyers said. “And I can't tell you how much your efforts are appreciated. Every year, I get a bigger kick out of being in this room with all of you, so thank you very much.”

Sister Sheila Browne gave the invocation and offered a heartfelt thank you to all the guild members.

“You are truly making a difference by your presence, your graciousness, your hospitality and the love which you pour into everything you do and we are truly grateful,” Browne said.

Member Angie Scholl used a nautical theme to install Scully and her officers, including Maria Balke, first vice president; Patti Cassidy, second vice president; Pam Shriftman, director of finance; Chicky Abel, corresponding secretary; and Roberta Kerr, recording secretary.

Hours chairwoman Jerry Delauney recognized members receiving their pins for hours volunteered. Ollie Vick received her pin for 30,000 hours; Jo Massimini, 15,000 hours; Julie McArdle, 10,000 hours; and Patt Scully, 5,000 hours.

New members introduced by Patti Cassidy were Pam Shriftman, Connie Lawless and Marti McLeod. The new provisional member is Tracy Daggett.

Past presidents attending the tea were Chik Smaldino, Jo Massimini, Grace Mylroie Patz, Wanda Bistange, Donna Mahoney, Julie McArdle, Terry Campbell, Lucy Brown, Kathleen Marsden and Eugenia Beccarelli.

Upcoming events include card parties on Aug. 14 and Oct. 2 at Lakeside Golf Club and the annual fashion show on May 3 at the Sheraton Universal.

Wesley and Kay Adams to celebrate 65 years

Wesley and Kay Adams will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 25.

They were married in 1948 at the Little Church of the Flowers in Glendale.

They are members of the Burbank Historical Society and the Burbank High School Senior Bulldogs. They have two children, Cindy and Sam, and a granddaughter, Mariah Adams.

Kay is a Burbank native and the entire family still lives in Burbank.


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