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September 2020
Mike & Sharon Pierce

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This month we’d like to shine the light on some familiar faces around here. Mike & Sharon Pierce are a mix of new and old to the center. Sharon has been a member since 2010, while Mike joined in 2018. Before the shutdown, Mike was wearing several hats, working in the Trip Office and working in the Nutrition Program two days a week. They both also enjoy working at our special events, and were first time drivers for our Operation Senior Cause. During the shutdown they’ve both have been volunteering in the Thrift Store as well as serving as Transportation Assistance Program drivers. Mike and Sharon are both from the area. Sharon was born in Boston, but came out here when she was three. Mike on the other hand was born and raised out here. They met on a blind date when she was 18, and he was 22. They were married 6 weeks later! Together they have two kids and five grandchildren. He worked for Fedco and retired from Beaver Medical for over 20 years each whereas she worked for the same mortgage company. We would like to thank the Mike and Sharon for their ongoing dedication to the center and its members during these troubling days.


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The Highland Senior Centers held its biggest event and fundraiser of the year on April 21st at the San Bernardino Golf Club: The annual Golf Tournament and Senior Recognition Dinner. For days prior the sky were gloomy with bits of sprinkles here and there. However, when the day came it stayed dry, albeit a bit cloudy, which kept things nice and cool. Once again it was a sold out event.

Watch out! Theres a new sheriff in town. Well, maybe not in town, but definitely on the golf course! This years representatives from Patton Corrections: Arnold Urtiaga, Danny Gomez, Tom Adame, and Vince Gonzales wrested the Law Enforcement Trophy away from the perennial champs at the Sheriffs Office, shooting a 54. 1st place senior division winners: Pete Guereca, Pete Pequeno, Jr. Carrillo, and Andy Garcia (SP) tied with another team at 57, winning in a a card-off. However, neither team could beat out the overall winners: Tom Battaile, Tim Lucia, John Thornes, and Danny Jimenez, who shot a 52! We also had, for the first time ever, a hole-in-one! Andy Garcia made the shot on a hole-in-one hole making him the lucky winner, not only of bragging rights, but of two round trip tickets to any destination.

The scores were a lot lower than in previous years, which means either theyve been spending too much time on the golf course, or they put those mulligans to good use! One bit of interesting news is that we only had one Ladies team this year, (Toni Callicott, Yevette Ramos, and Betty Bean) which gave them the unique title of Ladies Champions while also earning the distinction of Most Honest for their high score!

This year the center honored one of its biggest supporters, Charles Roberts, whose achievements you read about in last months newsletter. Our many thanks to our major sponsors - San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and Patricia Fischer. Also, thanks to all of our other various money and product sponsors, raffle donors, and our golf chairperson, Denise Lundy. Finally, wed like to thank all of the other volunteers, golfers, and everyone else who helped support the center and honor Charles Roberts.