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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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In honor of the death of the patron saint of Ireland we celebrated with a party. To get things started partygoers first filled up on traditional corn beef, cabbage, and potatoes and the traditional green jelly.

Following the food came the fun. Just like in pubs around the world songs filled the air courtesy of our very own Al & Claudia Wrona. We had our very own version of Name that Tune. For those that couldnt we also had a sing-a-long with many Irish favorites including Wild Irish Rose. We also told Irish jokes as well as a bit of trivia. What city dyes it\'s river green every St. Patrick\'s Day? Chicago!

While we didn\'t hand out pots of gold we did hand out lots of great raffle prizes for a lucky few. Thanks to Costco for donating the cake, and to Humana for sponsoring the event. Until next year:

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

And rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.