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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.


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For those naysayers who thought our ongoing renovation was surely as a standstill, wed like to point out that slowly but surely, we are still fixing up the place. It might not pop at you as much as a new coat of paint or carpet, was we are sprucing up the place regardless.

We recently purchased some much needed equipment to be used for our various activities. We have now added a mobile TV stand with a lockable cabinet, to keep our equipment from growing feet and walking off. We now also have a ceiling pulldown screen in the game room / computer lab, as well as a huge tripod widescreen screen we can take from room to room, as well to outside events.

This is not the end of the work either. It is still a work in progress and yes, we are still planning on the addition on the sun room which will give us lots more room for more activities. So keep your eyes open and youll be amazed and the ongoing changes we have in store for you.