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January 2020
Lee Lombard

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This month we’d like to give thanks to Lee Lombard. Lee is one of our Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) drivers. In fact he is one of our top TAP drivers, consistently in the top three for miles driven and hours. He came to the center nearly five years ago, just looking to donate some books, when he happened to see a TAP flyer on the board. He asked the Front Desk person what TAP was, and she took him straight to the TAP coordinator. That was all it took, and he=s been driving ever since. He now drives every weekday, and even on weekends, sometimes taking 2 rides a day. He drives all over the Inland Empire which doesn’t leave him much time to explore the fun things our center has to offer, but he hopes to get involved soon. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, his father’s travels in the Air Force eventually brought him out to March AFB in Riverside, and he=s been here ever since. He did a stint in the Air Force, where he got trained in Military Pay, which helped him after he left, to get into Money Management, which he turned into a 30 year career as a banker and financial advisor. Now single, he has a daughter and two grandsons. Thanks Lee stepping up big time into this important program.


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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.