Bettie Reitz 1967

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Bettie Reitz 1967 - Thursday, January 19, 1967--Van Nuys (Calif.) I...
Thursday, January 19, 1967--Van Nuys (Calif.) I "jzens T^.|ban j ! I DOESN'T TAKE LONG for 1967 officers of newly formed Women's Division, Studio City Chamber of Commerce, to plan ficst concerted activities high school scholarships, attack on babies' ills. Officers elected unanimously at Tahitian Restaurant meeting, seated from left are Mmes. Jessie Gaines, chairman; Mary Parlapiano, chain-nan; Bettie Reitz, vice president. Standing from left are Mmes. Rosalind Scott, secretary; Marion Musser, treasurer; Buna Bodzin, special events chairman; Antoinette Rydzeski, membership chairman. TM* News photo New Women's Chamber Unit Elects By GEORGE SHAPFER | STUDIO CITY -- Members of the newly formed Women's Division of Studio City Chamber Chamber bf Commerce elected officers officers at their first organized meeting and within minutes were immersed in activity for 1967. The meeting was held at the Tahitian Restaurant with Mrs. Mary (Prank) Parlapiano in the chair. Mrs. Parlapiano began the luncheon meeting as acting chairman and ended it as the first official presiding officer. Her election was unanimous as was the choice of other officers recommended by the division's nominating committee. committee. Th'ose joining Mrs. Parlapiano Parlapiano in office for 1967 are: Mrs. Jessie (Sherwin) Gaines and Mrs. Bettie (Ross) Reitz, vice chairmen; Mrs. Rosalind (Phil) Scott, secretary; secretary; Mrs. Marion (Clair) Musser, treasurer. Scholarship Planned Mrs. Gaines will have charge of programs, Mrs. Reitz of hospitality. Others voted in as 1967 officers are Mrs. Buna (Sam) Bodzin, who will be special events chairman; chairman; and Mrs. Antoinette (Roman) Rydzeski, membership membership chairman. Two of the first interest registered by the 30 women who attended the meeting wiU involve participation in a col lege scholarship effort out lined by Miss June Cottrell Studio City Chamber manag er; and a participation on an individual basis in the 1967 Mothers' March for the March of Dimes. Advances Told Mrs. Marian Robertson, a county official of the March o Dimes, explained that this his tone agency, having played its role in downing polio, L very actively concerned wit] research anc' remedial wor on varied birth defects. "We are working as hard a we ever did," Mrs. Robertsor said, ''in hope that in 20 year we will have stopped some c these birth tragedies by th pooling of all the knowledg lat is slowly and expensively] cquired." Mrs. Robertson said that ue to advancement regis- ered by work under Dr. Olivr Olivr Nichols, coordinator of the torch of Dimes treatment cen-, er for birth defects at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, babies who are diagnosed and subjected to care in their arliest life, now are finding orrection for some of the ills rhich could not be handled Defore." Annual Rate Cited She said that specialized work, including surgery that s an innovation, and that has lad much beneficial effect, low is being done toi cases of pinabifida, formerly given up as hopeless. The speaker said that 10,000 Dabies are born ·with, birth, de- ects in Los Angeles County every year -- one every 5% minutes -- and that funds col- ected in the annual March ot Dimes will help attack this flow of disaster by financing research, treatment centers and public attention. Mrs. Robertson mentioned vith pride that March of Dimes leadership in Los Angles Angles County already has given given the county 70 centers for coping with birth defects. Seat on Board She said the March of Dimes was g i v i n g $1,000,000 a year for the next 10 years to the new Jonas Salk Institute r or research and care in La Jolla. Members were told that the! Women's Division is expected! to exert increasingly important important helpfulness with Studio ity Chamber of Commerce, which is making a place on its board for the women's chairman. chairman. Value of the Women's Division Division officers' places and interests interests with the home life, school life, and organizational life of Studio City, in bringing problems problems and solutions to notice of the parent chamber, was stressed lire. Parlapiano, chairman of the new group, is a graduate graduate of Syracuse University, a 27-year resident of the Valley with her husband, mother married daughter, and a married son winning another I graduate degree at Los les State College. PTA Life Member Besides being M a r c Dimes Mothers' March chairman chairman in Studio City for each the past 10 years, she is a member of the Parent Teachers Association, Riverside Drive Elementary School; past president of North Hollywood Hollywood High School PTA, an honoree of the Camp Fire Girls with their Wa-kan (highest) trophy; an active worker with the Heart Drive, and a long time leader in. activities of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Blue Birds, Woodcraft Rangers and Studio City Club. She also is a member of committee, North Hollywood- Studio City District of Camp Fire Girls. ft/,

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  1. Valley News,
  2. 19 Jan 1967, Thu,
  3. Page 23

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