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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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Yuki Kugimiya, our Yoga instructor, is now recognized worldwide! Yuki was already trained in Sendo, but wanted to expanded on what he knew. He then went back to school, attending the Bodden Institute for Yoga Holistic Studies, a registered Yoga School with the International Yoga Alliance which consists of over 55 countries.

After completing 200 hours of learning additional physical and theoretical aspects of Yoga, he also had to do a practicum, actually teaching to students. He spent every weekend for 6 month going to classes and doing homework. He did very well, not only becoming certified but also graduating as their valedictorian.

Now Yuki is able to teach yoga in over 55 different countries (although he plans to stay with us for many years). Congratulations to Yuki for this outstanding achievement. You can congratulate him yourself, or take some yoga lessons. Just stop by the exercise room on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 am for a stress free time.