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July 2019
Charles Roberts

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This month we’d like to give thanks to a familiar face, but one you might not know of in relation to the Highland Senior Center. Charles Roberts is the former editor of the Highland Community News, where he was a big supporter of the Highland Senior Center and would often visit the center to cover our events and activities. However when he retired at the end of 2017, he continued to support our center, but in a different capacity. Before retiring, he asked Jeff, the Outreach Director if we could use some volunteers, as he did not want to become bored. Well, he asked the right person, as he was immediately made a Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) driver. He volunteers to drive just about every weekday, and sometimes on weekends as well. Yet his helping us out doesn’t stop there. He also helps out in our Food Program, three days a weeks. He sorts outs the food we bring in and then helps us to pass it out to our seniors. We would also like to thank his wife, Myrna, who gives him time off from his retirement Honey Do list to help us out.


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In just a few weeks we will be hosting our annual Highland Senior Center Golf Tournament and Outstanding Senior Recognition Award. Each year we honor a senior (or senior couple) who lives/works in the community and has exhibited a long commitment in service. This years honoree will be Charles Roberts.

Charles is currently the editor of the Highland Community News. During his tenure he has made it is job to not only inform the community about what was going on, but to also be one of its biggest promoters. Even if he doesnt belong to a service group he makes sure that we know about them, and what they are doing. This varies from meetings of the city agencies and boards, the San Bernardino County Courthouse and Federal Court in Riverside, to such clubs as: the Rotary Club of San Bernardino/Highland, the Highland Kiwanis clubs, the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce, the Highland Citizens on Patrol, the Woman\'s Club and is the Red Hat Hubby of the Radiant Rubies Red Hat Society. He let\'s us know about everything that goes on in the community. It doesnt matter what a group does. If it matters to us, it matters to him.

There are a still some open slots if you\'d like to join us for a day of golf, or if golf is not your thing, but you\'d still like to help us honor Charles for all he\'s done, you can join us for dinner. The big day takes place April 21st at the San Bernardino Public Golf Course and is open to the public. Congratulations to Charles and thank you for all that you do for your community.