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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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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.