Volunteer of the Month
Archives

October 2021
Don Harper

Photo of Don Harper

This month we’d like to shine the light on Don Harper is one of our longtime Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) drivers. Don has been a member for about 7 ½ years, and has been driving for 5 ½ years. During that time he has become one of our go-to drivers driving multiple times a week, and sometimes several trips in one day. He first heard about the center from his mother-in-law, who is a Wii Bowler. She got him a membership and he came and joined the Wii Bowling league. He then remembered then Outreach Director, Holly Andrade, talking about TAP and how they needed drivers. He gave it a test drive, enjoyed it and has been doing it ever since. He loves driving, and loves the people. He thinks of this as his job, but a job he enjoys. The clients love him too and has clients who ask for him. Originally from Fort Worth, TX, his mom brought him out here when he was two. He inched his way over from Blythe, to Beaumont, to Highland. We are thankful that his travels brought him closer to us. Thanks Don for driving that extra mile for us!


Featured Class


Featured Activity

The Highland Senior Centers held its biggest event and fundraiser of the year on April 19th at the San Bernardino Golf Club: The annual Golf Tournament and Senior Recognition Dinner. God must have approved of the selection of Pastor Zinn as we had perfect weather for golf.

The day began with golfers hitting the greens. The shotgun start seemed appropriate as some of the golf balls were hit in the same pattern. Some to the left, some to the right, and some right one. This years Law Enforcement winners made it a repeat of sorts, as one of the teams from Patton Corrections: Darrin Martin, Bobby Hawkis, Carl Eversol, and C.J. Eversole wrested the Law Enforcement Trophy away from their fellow Patton mates shooting a 54. With that score, they also won the overall tournament. 1st place senior division winners: Jim Stark, Bill Mills, Rene Johnstone, and Marcos Alonzo, who shot a 59. Taking honors for Most Honest (aka: Highest Score) team of Yevette Ramos, Toni Callicott, Laura Tolbrit, and Ryan ODonohue. Regardless of the score, everyone has a great time. Trading in a day of work for a day of golf made everyone a winner..

This year the center recognized Pastor Rob Zinn as our Outstanding Senior for his hard work and dedication to the community. Our many thanks to our major sponsors - San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California Strategies, and Patricia Fischer. Also, thanks to all of our other various money and product sponsors, and raffle donors. Finally, wed like to thank all of the volunteers, golfers, and everyone else who helped support the center and honor Pastor Rob Zinn.