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Working Magic for Girl Scouts

April 07, 1985|MARY LOU LOPER | Times Staff Writer

The Green & White Select was established under the leadership of Mardena Fehling, community representative at Chevron U.S.A., to draw corporate support for Girl Scout activities.

It's worked some magic, not the least of which has been to assemble an Evening of Magic on May 13 at the Westin Bonaventure, where it will honor former First Lady Betty Ford as the recipient of its Community Service Award.

George F. Moody, president and chief operating officer of Security Pacific, will receive the Good Scout Salute Award.

It's a major effort and the Select has spent a full year planning and garnering corporate support for the fund-raising event for the Angeles Girl Scout Council. Tickets will be $200.

Judging just by the supporters, one knows the black-tie affair will be lustrous.

Gerald D. Foster, region vice president of Pacific Bell, heads the honorary dinner committee, and a few of the committee are Byron Allumbaugh, Robert E. Clark, Peter de Wetter, Philip M. Hawley, Tom Johnson , Justice Mildred L. Lillie, Robert M. McIntyre, Barry Pressman, M. W. Proudfoot, Bruce Schwaegler, Mark Taper and Jim Treadway.

To date, the Select has raised more than $200,000--in just two years--for Girl Scouting, which, Julia B. Silber, fund development director, says is now gracefully 73 years old.

Stars arrived in galaxies for the April Fools' costume party hosted by Operation California at Tramp, Los Angeles' new private club. The 300 had a choice to come as their "favorite tramp" or black-tie for the evening of cocktails, dinner (Hobo Stew) and dancing.

Black-tie seemed the favorite.

Operation California's Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards; Rebecca Holden and husband, Bobby Vassallo, and OpCal director Richard Walden and OpCal chairman Camilla Sparv were buttressed by Alana Stewart, David Niven Jr., Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal, Joan Collins with fiance Peter Holm, Richard Mulligan, Michelle Phillips, Ann Turkel with Hans Bollinger, Richard Perry, Tony Danza and Sally Kellerman.

Operation California is the international relief organization based in Los Angeles and supported by the entertainment industry. In the past five-and-one-half years, it has delivered more than $33 million in aid to Africa, Asia and Latin America. The tramp party netted $55,000.

Oakwood School, a private school in North Hollywood, has most attractive invitations out for the gala it hosts Friday evening at the Sheraton Premiere Hotel.

The night is a "A Tribute to Robert J. Fitzpatrick" and a salute to the arts. Fitzpatrick is being lauded "for his extraordinary leadership of the Olympic Arts Festival, for his vision in developing the CalArts Oakwood program, for his promotion of communication across national boundaries."

Dancing and performances are on the agenda planned by Jim Astman, headmaster, and Sue Hinkin, director of development. Funds will go to scholarships and for an ongoing endowment fund for the fine and performing arts.

Three executives receive Humanitarian Awards at the National Conference of Christians and Jews fifth annual dinner-dance for the aerospace and electronics industries division April 17 at the Beverly Hilton.

Honorees are James Beggs, NASA administrator; Frank S. Wyle, founder-chairman, Wyle Laboratories, and Leopold S. Wyler, chairman of the board, TRE Corp.

Donald R. Beall, president and chief operating officer, Rockwell International Corp., is dinner chairman.

Loyola High School Mother's Guild plans its 54th annual birthday luncheon April 20 at Xavier Center on campus. Tables will be decorated lavishly, some with centerpieces towering six feet, according to Mrs. Javier Guerena, president.

Mrs. William Gould is sponsor chairman. Attending will be the Rev. Patrick Cahalan, Loyola president, and the Rev. Gordon Bennett, principal.

Proceeds go to the school.

The Los Angeles chapter of Hadassah hosts its annual luncheon for Hadassah Israel Education Services on April 22 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton.

Rhoda Balton, chapter president, is organizing a fashion show of European and American designers with Bess Karniol, Anne Cane, Betty Berick and Mary Sobole.

Tickets are $25.

Beatrice Banning Braun of Bel-Air, member of the pioneer Banning family, has been in the social swing, giving a series of little dinner parties, including one at the Bel-Air Bay Club for stockbroker Judy Brandel of Merrill Lynch. Bea's an honorary director of Braun & Co., the national public relations and business counseling firm founded by her late husband, Theodore W. Braun.

Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital plans "May Day in Altadena" on May 1 and will give proceeds to research.

The 33rd annual occasion features tours of three residences chosen by co-chairmen Janet Bockus and Edith Roberts. They're the homes of the Charles Crismiers III, the G. B. Merrills and the Duane H. Zobrists.

The guild also serves tea and dessert at the Altadena Town and Country Club from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to Gay Sanborn and Diana Trautwein. A boutique will feature antiques and handcrafts.

Carol Grant, Barbara Proctor, Jane Boyer, Genny Mathison, Doris Pankow, Harriet Watson, Merry Flinchbaugh and Lisette Wiley are among those working with president Dorothy Hull.

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