Assistance League of Pasadena Kicks Off Its 75th Year

Cadets ready to enterPresenting ColorsCadets from Blair High School\'s JROTC raising the flag   over the chapter headquartersMayor Tornek addressing the attendees


11:42 am | April 12, 2016

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Assistance League of Pasadena, a nonprofit, philanthropic, volunteer organization serving the needs of Pasadena and the surrounding community. Its members kicked off the celebration March 10 with a ceremony in which a special flag of the United States was raised over its chapter headquarters. This special flag was flown over the United States Capitol on January 13, 2016, to honor the Assistance League of Pasadena on the date of the actual anniversary of when the chapter received its charter.

“We are very proud of our organization, its dedicated members, and our continued commitment to serving the changing needs of the Pasadena community. We will be celebrating this major milestone with events throughout the year, and we were thrilled to kick it off in such a special way,” stated the organization’s president Irene Miller. “And we were privileged to have our guest of honor, Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, say a few words.”

Mayor Tornek and attendees gathered in the courtyard of the Assistance League of Pasadena’s chapter headquarters and witnessed the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps of Blair High School, under the leadership of First Sergeant Ervin L. Turner, present the National Colors and hoist the United States flag, which will continue to fly over the headquarters throughout this celebratory year. The ceremony was presided over by chapter President Irene Miller. Board member Julie Escudero led the Pledge of Allegiance, guest Alan Pinel sang the National Anthem, and chapter member and ordained minister Jolene Cadenbach gave the invocation.

Assistance League of Pasadena is a chapter of Assistance League – a national, nonprofit, volunteer organization formed in 1935, with over 26,000 member volunteers in 120 chapters. Founded in 1936, Assistance League of Pasadena is one of the longest standing chapters. Last year, the chapter’s volunteers dedicated over 15,000 hours of service and touched thousands of lives in Pasadena and the surrounding communities through their hands-on philanthropic efforts.

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For additional information on the Assistance League of Pasadena, contact the chapter office at (626) 449-2068 or visit its website at