Volunteer of the Month
This month we\'d to thank someone who just loves to help others. both before and after she retired. Bonnie Hubers has been driving for our Transportation Assistance Program since April, 2005. She first heard about the center and it\'s TAP through the Sun newspaper. She had recently retired and was looking for something to do. When she started out she only wanted to do local rides. Since then she has expanded that to \"no boundaries\" and is considered our long distance driver, taking rides as far away as they need to go. She regularly drives between 200 - 300 miles per month. Originally from Howells, Nebraska. she graduated from the University of Nebraska and got her nursing degree from Creighton University. a Catholic affiliate of U.N. She served in Vietnam as an army nurse. When she came back in 1970 she visited her sister at March AFB in Riverside and never left. That\'s good because it was out here that she met her husband. She nursed at Kaiser in Fontana for a while. but her husband was in the military so she moved around a bit, but he came back to Norton. She did some \"freelance\" work at the old County Hospital (now Arrowhead Regional Medical Center), then went back to Kaiser before retiring. She also spent 22 years in the Army and Army Reserve. Now when she\'s not driving, she also volunteers at Our Lady of Hope Pantry Food Program, serves at Mary\'s Table, and works at the San Bernardino Community Partnership Food Bank. That is when she isn\'t visiting with her three kids, ten grandkids, and two great-grandkids. Thanks Bonnie for taking the volunteering spirit to the extreme.
Date: June 27, 2014
Length: 4 weeks
Description: Summer should be light and breezy, so we will be hosting a light summer session. That way our students will still learn, and both students and teachers will still have a summer vacation. Only seven classes will be available for students: Bible Study, Magic, Watercolor/Chalk, Italian, Sketching, Internet, and Family History. Classes start July 1st and are only 4 weeks in duration. This means youíll still get a mini-summer vacation. Registration for late Summer Session will take place August 8th, when all the classes, including the Adult Ed classes will be back with their regular 9 week schedule starting the week of August 18th.
Noise and Joys Drum Circle
Time: Dailys 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $2.00 members
Location: Exercise Room
Description: Start the New Year off right!! New Class Beginning Exercise/Meditation Noise and Joys Drum Circle With Chrystine Starts Wednesday, January 15th 2014 2:00pm in the exercise room $2.00 per class Everybody has rhythm, no experience needed. Itís fun, relaxing and itís exercise. All materials supplied.
To enrich, maintain, and protect the quality of life of Senior Adults...
TIME CHANGE - The 55 Alive refresher course has been moved to 8:30 a.m. on Mondays.
Membership Dues for the 2014 year: Only $20.00 a year. Annual dues are good until December 31, 2014. Gift Certificates are available. Purchase some Senior bucks also...!!
Board of Directors - The Board of Directors meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at noon.
Enjoy a hot nutrional lunch - M - F / 12 -1:00
June 26, 2014 5:00 - 9:00 - CASINO NIGHT & TASTE OF THE TOWN
Join us for an exciting night of gambling and sampling of food from local businesses. This is a fun fill night with prizes, food and fun. Tickets are on sale now for only $25.00
June 6, 2014 9:00 am - Teacher Appreciation
Join in as we recognize our many volunteer teachers whom have donated their time and talents for our University Classes. This is where we say thank you so very much.
2012 Golf Tournament and Outstanding Senior Recognition Dinner
By: Mike Sylva
In just a few weeks we will be hosting our annual Highland Senior Center Golf Tournament and Outstanding Senior Recognition Award. Each year we honor a senior (or senior couple) who lives/works in the community and has exhibited a long commitment in service. This yearís honorees will be Bud and Margaret Wright.
The Wrights have been heavily involved in the Highland community, and take great pride in its history. Margaret is a lifetime resident of Highland, leaving only briefly to go to the University of Arizona, which was a good thing, as that is where she med Bud. However, they soon moved back to Highland and have been involved ever since.
Margaret taught primary school in Highland and Bud was an entomologist for the County of San Bernardino. Both were in the family citrus business, and both served on citrus packing house boards of directors and water boards. Bud also served on the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation Board for 42 years before retiring, but remains on the North Fork Water Board. Margaret, meanwhile, was a board member of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water Board.
Outside of water boards, Margaret has served on the San Bernardino Grand Jury, was a member of the Highland Kiwanis Club, served on the Highland Street Naming Committee, and currently serves as chairman of the Highland Trails Committee.
Both are charter members of the East Highland Historical Society, and have been active in the Citrus Harvest Festival, Highland Trails Days, and other Highland Events.
It is because of this dedication to our community that the Highland Senior Center is proud to name Bud & Margaret Wright as our Outstanding Seniors for 2012.
There are a still some open slots if you\'d like to join us for a day of golf, or if golf is not your thing, but you\'d still like to help us honor the Wrights for all theyíve done, you can join us for dinner. The big day takes place April 19th at the San Bernardino Public Golf Course and is open to the public. Congratulations to Bud & Margaret and thank you for all that you do for your community.