Volunteer of the Month

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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  • We're accepting dessert donations for our Thanksgiving luncheon to be held on November 16th. Sign-up at our Front Desk.

  • Tickets now available for our annual Thanksgiving luncheon. On Saturday, November 16th, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Tickets sold in advance ONLY. $5.00 for turkey dinner with all the fixings and dessert too. This SELLS OUT so act now.

  • STOP Senior scammers. Join Assemblyman James Ramos, and his Team, for an educational presentation designed to identify and avoid scams aimed at the Senior Community. FREE event beginning promptly at 9:30 AM on Monday, October 28th.

  • AARP Mature Driving Course at the HSC. November 21 - 22 / 2 day course. Call the Front Desk to register or if questions.....862.8104.

Upcoming Events


  • October 31, 2019 10:30 AM - Halloween Party & Costume Contest
    Always FUN and always FREE. Trick or Treating, games and a costume contest. RSVP at our Front Desk.....862.8104.

  • November 16, 2019 11:00 - 1:00 PM - Thanksgiving Dinner
    Join us for our annual Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings. Tickets STILL a mere $5.00 each so bring your Family & Friends. We will NOT be selling tickets at the door.

  • October 1, 2019 varies - Lunch Bunch Van
    We're taking the Lunch Bunch to; - Seven Oaks Dam - Perris Auto Speedway - The Redlands Bowl and MORE. Ticket prices vary and are in advance ONLY at our Front Desk. Call 862-8104 for information.