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November 2019
Linda Sowell

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This month we’d like to shine the light on a new, yet not new volunteer. If you read last month’s newsletter, specifically the Activity Spotlite, you would have read a bit about Linda Sowell. Well this month we’d like to shine an even larger spotlight on her as our Volunteer of the Month. Linda is the new Gadabouts Trip Coordinator. She had been working in the Thrift Store and was asked to be a relief in the Trip office. When a vacancy occurred she was asked to take over, which she was more than happy to do. Since then she has been busy scheduling new trips, chaperoning trips on occasion, and generally managing our hustling and bustling trip office. Linda also serves on our Board of Directors. If needed she also helps out at our special events. Originally from Chicago, IL, she moved out to California with her husband who was in the Navy. Once out here she was not content to stay at home raising her two kids (who themselves provided her with five grandkids), but worked in numerous types of jobs. Her main career was in Food Service. She started out at McDonalds as a cashier, and worked her way up to manager. Then she transferred to the school system where she became the Director of Children’s Nutrition for the Bear Valley School District before retiring. Thanks Linda for helping to take our members on trips of a lifetime.


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Last month we held our second Bunco Blowout. Once again it was a sold out event Now we have Bunco every Friday, but this was a special event. Normally the group plays with 7 tables, but, for over $400 in prizes, the number of tables increased to 10 full tables, with 40 players. We even had a waiting list for hopefuls.

Even with a normal crowd the group is loud. However with the extra people we were surprised we didnt get any noise complaints from the neighbors! For our game prizes were handed out for the most buncos (Vi Webb), most games won (Jean Murtaugh), 2nd - 4rd place, and the least amount of games won (Linda Winn). Thanks to everyone who came out, win or lose, to have a blast playing bunco.