Happy New Year!! January saw the induction of our two newest members; Phyllis Cremer and Anne Ehrlich. Dr. Phyllis Cremer is the associate vice president for Student Development at Woodbury University and as Dean of Students, Dr. Anne Ehrlich oversees health and counseling services, residential life, student involvement and leadership, student conduct, international student programs, parent programs, and assessment at Woodbury. We are so fortunate to have them both!
Phyllis and Anne receiving their Rotary pins!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Reports show that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems missing critical instruction time where reading skills are an important focus and the building blocks of future learning. Furthermore, students who have experienced recent oral health pain are four times more likely to have lower grade point averages than their counterparts who have not. That is why Burbank Sunrise Rotary partnered with Kids Community Dental Clinic to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month and raise awareness about the importance of good oral health. Parents and children are encouraged to brush their teeth for two minutes, two times per day, as a way of building good oral health habits. To assist in this endeavor, Burbank Sunrise was proud to present Dale Gorman, Executive Director from Kids Community Dental Clinic, a check for $2250 to purchase dental supplies for their Give Kids A Smile program!!
Rotarians also helped out the Clinic by cleaning up the outside areas!
Lastly, we assisted the Clinic at Miller Elementary School where they screened 800 children
for dental health issues and each child was given a dental kit with a toothbrush, tooth paste,
and floss! Above we see Lee Stacy, Phyllis Cremer, Beth Anderson, and Janice Lowers stuffing bags with Dental goodies!
We also found time for fun!! We held our annual Oscars Party at Morton’s!!
Looks like we’re off to a good start!!!