May 8, 2011
Honored at Boys & Girls Club 10th Anniversary Celebration
The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday night with a “Hang Ten” gala at the seaside estate of longtime supporters Liane and Richard Weintraub.Women in flowing sundresses and men in light linen suits—or board shorts—attended the event. And one young woman was given the star treatment.
May 7. 6 p.m. HANG TEN GALA � Pierce and Keely Brosnan are among the honorees at the "Hang Ten" gala, celebrating the Malibu Boys & Girls Club's 10th anniversary. The event includes cocktails, dinner, an auction and live performance of Petty Cash, a tribute band to both Tom Petty and Johnny Cash. Expected to attend are Anthony Kiedis, John C. McGinley and Tina and Fred Segal. Arrivals at 6 p.m.; dinner and program at 7 p.m.
Location: Villa Contenta, private estate, 26848 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
Contact: Nina Gordon, PR, (310) 276-3063; Kasey Earnest, club, (310) 457-1400
Violet Miehle, 17, a seven-year member of the Malibu club was recently named the 2011 California Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of America. Despite being diagnosed with dyslexia in elementary school, Miehle worked hard to succeed academically while helping other children with learning disabilities.“Because of my dyslexia, I was sometimes picked on and made fun of by my peers,” she said. “People just automatically judge special-needs kids, but they are really great kids if people would just take the time to get to know them.”Getting involved with the Boys & Girls Club and participating in some of its programs like SMART Girls and Career Launch helped her make friends and the club staff became like family, Miehle said.