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April 2021
Leisa Alexander

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This month we’d like to shine the light on someone few of you may have seen, but may have benefited from her volunteering. Lesia (pronounced Lisa) Alexander has been helping us out since 2020. During that time she has helped serve meals for Thanksgiving, Operation Senior Claus, and most recently, the Grab-n-Go dinners Monday thru Friday she can be helping out her sister, Mae Lucero, getting the dinners from the local restaurants, then helping to distribute them to seniors at the center. However, Leisa doesn’t just come here help to serve food. All that work can wear a person out, so when she’s not volunteering, she enjoys coming to the center’s Aerobics Program to boost her cardio. Originally from Meridian, MS, she and her two siblings came out Calif., to live with, and be raised by their big sister Mae, when their mom passed away. After she grew up she went to work for the Dept. of Corrections where she worked for 27 years before retiring. During that time she raised a son, who in turn, gave her a grandchild. Thanks Leisa for helping to ensure that our senior don’t go hungry.


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The Highland Senior Centers held its biggest event of the year on April 17th. Our annual Golf Tournament is our largest fundraiser and, as always, was a grand success. There were a few worried minds as temperatures soared into summerlike numbers the days before. However, come golf day, clouds moved in to take the heat out of the picture. This provided for great golf weather. Once all the golfers finished their rounds everyone retreated to the nineteenth hole for some food, prizes, and awards.

Leading the pact in the regular division (and overall) was the team of the Unforgettables (Tim Evans, Bob Sturner, Mike Horton, and Ben Hartnell). Their score of 57 put them into a card-off with San Manuel and S.G. Contruction, but their back 9 score gave them the edge. Taking the top honors in the Senior Division were Jim Kline, Dale Telizyn, Joe Guerra, and Ron Pickinpaugh. Next year we will be naming the Law Enforcement Perpetual Trophy as the Public Safety Perpetual Trophy, as for the first time ever, a Fire team took top honors. Congratulations to the San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters, Local 935, who beat a record number 6 other teams in their division.

Our many thanks to our major sponsors - San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Pat Fischer & Family, Cal Fire (aka:CDF), San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters, Local 935, Toyota of San Bernardino, and Jim Brulte and California Strategies. Also, thanks to all of our other various money and product sponsors, our golf committee volunteers. Finally, wed like to thank all of the other volunteers, golfers, and everyone else who helped support the center contribute to a wonderful day and a successful fundraiser.