The Woman’s Club of Playa del Rey recently installed its new officers for the 2008-’09 club year, with Betty Ford selected as president.

The other club officers who were installed include Christina Machado-Essex, first vice president; Belle Hutchinson, second vice president; Margo Moran, third vice president; Eula Hawthorne, fourth vice president; and Jane Harmon, treasurer.

Other officers are recording secretary/publicity chairwoman Joann Duray, corresponding secretary Mary Whitley, executive member Fran Hanes, house chair Delight Poske and parliamentarian Verna Garcia.

Philanthropy is a primary focus of the Woman’s Club, which makes donations to local organizations in need, including the LAX Food Pantry, Westchester and Del Rey Continuation High School students, Military Women in Need and the LAX USO.

The club meets monthly at its facility at 8039 Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, and schedules various activities throughout the year.