Volunteer of the Month
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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.


Featured Class


Featured Activity

We are currently forming an interest list for a Miniatures Club which will meet here at the center. Miniatures are simply scale models of larger objects. Most of us are familiar with scale model trains, cars, airplanes, dioramas, or even doll houses, but there are also models called a room box. Room boxes are just what they suggest. Models of rooms. However they can be interior view, exterior views, or a combination of both.

The group leader will be Noni Axe who is prepared to teach people how to create a minature, from start to finish. Basic tools you would need to bring would be an exacto knife, a fine tip tweezer, and some sharp nose scissors. Anything else would depend on what you intend to build. Some items can be made from household items, while others can be bought. It just depends how what you want to do with it and how simple or elaborate you wish to make it. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please contact us so we can put your name on a list. If we have enough interest you will be called back with a time and date and start putting your hands to work.