50th Anniversary Luncheon

50th Anniversary Luncheon


Our 50th Year Celebration is slowly drawing to a close, as we capped off our half-decade with a well-attended Luncheon Event on October 22, 2015 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel's Starview Room. It was easy to see that Valley Interfaith Council has many supporters from all walks of the San Fernando Valley. Churches, Synagouges, and Parishes were well represented, as were many service organizations and other local groups who all work together toward's VIC's mission.

The Daily News featured Valley Interfaith Council in an article run in conjunction with the luncheon event. Click here to Read!


Our shining moment of the event was a service auction, held to benefit our growing Meals on Wheels Program. Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious lunches to those who cannot shop or cook on their own in the Valley. The auction raised funds which will sponsor those in need to receive meals in their homes.


Photos from the event below:

From left to right and top to bottom:

Row 1:

Starlight Room, Universal Sheraton

Table (atmosphere shot)

Tom Wallace, VIC Board member, and guests

Row 2:

Left, Max Reyes, Sarina Michaels, Matthew Vallecilla (presents flag from Cong. Brad Sherman),VIC CEO Beverly Ventriss, Surinder Singh and family

Susanne Hayes, Beverly Ventriss VIC CEO, Alice Roth, Deputy-CD 4, Councilman David Ryu

Surinder Singh, Board member Carol Hart and Councilman David Ryu

Row 3:

Rabbi Zachary Shapiro with John Burnett

Board member Rev. Dudley Chatman, Gwen Erby, and friends

Andrew and Marisa Post

Row 4:

Councilman Paul Koretz, LA City Controller Ron Galperin, David Fleming and LA City Attorney Mike Feur

David Fleming with Kelly Chun, LA Co. Dist. Attorney’s Office

Sylvia Gloozman with LA City Controller Ron Galperin

Row 5:

Fritz Coleman NBC weathercaster, event emcee

Former Councilmember Joy Picus, husband Gerry, Tom Elias

Patrick Nichelson, Alyce Akers, and guests

Row 6:

Marilyn and Bill Downs, VIC board member, John Burnett

Surinder & Family

VIC Board member Patrick Nichelson, VIC Board Chair Earl Fagin and wife, Eileen

Row 7:

Fritz Coleman, Susanne Hayes


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San Fernando Valley InterCommunity Council, Inc. (VIC) works in collaboration with the    Los Angeles Department of Aging and with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks 

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