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2012 Redwood Empire #1029

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S: REDWOOD EMPIRE #1029 2012

BC: The End


1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen scrapebook designed by: Michelle Crosbie | THE WOMEN OF REDWOOD EMPIRE #1029

2: Active 20-30 Code With the productive years of my life before me, with ambitions and ideals to be realized, I accept the following principles necessary in their attainment: To show proper appreciation for my community, and to do everything in my power for its growth and development; to recognize that friendship is reciprocal and that friendly cooperation is the foundation of society; to offer sincere service to the Active 20-30 club and to fulfill to the bet of my ability any task that the organization may assign me. | REDWOOD EMPIRE #1029 chartered February 1990


4: Jennifer Cross | Kelly Peters | Kim Arata | Kimberly Beard | Kimberly Beavers | Kristi Toprakci | Lauren Vale | Libby DuFresne | Linda Miranda | Lindsey Totah | Lorielle Hess Fiedler | Mandy Hodgdon | Mara Correa | Marcie Alvarez | Marisa Zunino | Michelle Crosbie | Nicole Witous | Prapti Rana | Raquel Saxton | Sara Wilbur

5: Sarah Abramson | Sarah Hebein-Warner | Sarah Walker Clark | Shannon Carr | Shannon Griffin | Starla Morton | Stephanie Ottolini | Tiffany Dillon | Gina Roman | Giulia Zunino

6: Kendell Brown, Stephanie Clark Katie Kinzel, Kimberly Grisell Ellen Keegan, Jennifer Macias Karina Orndorff, Eva Pavalicek Kellie Walker, Andrea Wilson | The Members that got away... | Congratulations to our newest Past Active Members | Gioia Hershey Past Active Life | Kristi Horowdel Past Member | Penny Herman Past Active

7: Barbara Beverlin - PAL Jeannie Calverley Leanna Baker - PAL Jennifer Hikiss Cyndi Knisely Catherine Lindquist - PAL Tara Martinelli-PAL Karen Matthews - PAL Laura Sammel - PAL Ann Marie Pryzblyski - PAL Amy Rocklewitz - PAL Sue Bonzell- PAL Linda Bayer - PAL Elisa St. Marie - PAL Judy Walker - PAL Christina Samii Tiffany Ettedgui- PAL Demae Rubins - PA Alysia Landers | Pat Active Life, Past Active, & Past Members of Redwood Empire #1029

9: Spring 2012 Election Night January 2012 Santa Rosa, CA | Election nights are always a fun time for our members. The requirement is you have to perform a skit by yourself or with a group if you are running for a board position. Our board positions are six month terms with the exception of President and Treasurer. The evening allows are members to get to know each other and build leadership skills.

10: President: Kim Arata Past President: Michelle Crosbie President Elect: Kimberly Beard 1stVice President: Kimberly Beavers 2ND Vice President: Alyssa Paker Secretary: Sara Wilbur Treasurer: Mara Correa Board of Directors: Andrea Wilson, Christy Kelly , Danica Cullen, and Kelly Alexander YBF President: Shannon Griffin | SPRING 2012 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS INSTALLING OFFICERS: GIOIA HERSHEY & SARAH HEBEIN WARNER NEWLY INSTALLED PRESIDENT KIM ARATA CELEBRATES WITH MEMBERS & GUEST JOINING THEM FOR DINNER AND ROLLER SKATING!

11: 80's Theme


16: CRAB 4 KIDS 2012

19: Sutter Breast Care Center says "THANK YOU" | In September of each year Redwood Empire #1029 hosts Tini's for Tatas in order to raise money for the Sutter Breast Care Center and their annual Catwalk fundraiser. This was our 8th year participating in the program and they generously honored us in an evening reception for all of our support.

21: Valentine's Day Meeting | In 2010 the Redwood Empire #1029 club started presenting donations to organizations during our monthly meeting an allowing each organization to provide a brief presentation about their organization. We have been very fortunate to raise between $30,000 and $40,000 each year.

22: In February of 2012 the club organized an evening social. The Powder Room Santa Rosa, CA

23: The members enjoyed an evening of hair and makeup and learning from some of the best stylist in Santa Rosa. Thank you to the Powder Room!

24: Redwood Empire Food Bank March 2012

25: Redwood Empire #1029 organized a weekend Social at a Shark's Game in San Jose


28: HAPPY EASTER | Our annual Easter Egg hunt was held for the children of COTS, Committee on the Shelterless - April 4, 2012- Rohnert Park, CA cots-homeless.org COTS Mission Statement: COTS offers help and hope to homeless persons in Sonoma County by providing safe shelter and housing, helping people develop steady incomes and helping them get back under a roof of their own.We help homeless families become stable and break the cycle of homelessness by teaching homeless parents to make their children's needs a high priority and to provide a safe, loving and secure home for their children. Founded in early 1988, COTS started as an expression of Mary Isaak's and Laure Reichek's concern for children and adults who were sleeping outdoors in culverts, dumpsters or other unsafe and unsuitable conditions. Community volunteers provide over 50,000 hours of their time each year. COTS is also strongly supported by the cities of Petaluma and Rohnert Park, and the County of Sonoma. COTS works cooperatively with numerous social service providers in the area Our event consisted of breakfast, facepainting, egg dying, cookie decorating, an Egg-mazing hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny and some good quality fun!

29: Members of Redwood Empire #1029 enjoyed several movie nights during the year.

30: Region 6 Meeting Hosted by: Petaluma #30 for Gioia Hershey - Region 6 Director

32: Redwood Empire #1029 worked at the South Park Youth Center

33: Global Youth Service Day

34: Redwood Empire #1029 joins The Human Race This local race sponsored and organized by the Volunteer Center provides a fundraiser for all local non profits in Santa Rosa. Our members ran, walked, and enjoyed an 80's theme of fun!

36: Women's Appreciation Meeting

37: The women of Redwood Empire #1029 ask members to bring a guest to our annual Women's Appreciation Meeting. Typically we invite our mothers, sisters, and other influential women in our lives.

39: The women of Redwood Empire #1029 joined San Francisco # 4 for a social in the city. It provides an opportunity for our members to get to know other members in our Region.

40: Santa Rosa #50 sponsored a float in the annual Rose Parade celebration in Santa Rosa. They promoted their annual July 4th fundraiser; Red White & Boom. Members and guests of Redwood Empire #1029 participated on the float in support of the event.

41: Rose Parade 2012

42: Redwood Empire #1029 first annual Scholarship Night!

43: The Youth Benevolent Committee created an implemented an annual Scholarship award for local high school students. Each student submitted an application and was awarded based on need and community service activities.

44: Line Dancing Lessons Ellington Hall - Santa Rosa, CA

45: The women of Redwood Empire #1029 joined a line dancing class at Ellington Hall in Santa Rosa in order to get ready for the Healdsburg Barn Dance.

46: Healdsburg Barn Dance

48: NATIONAL CONVENTION RENO, CA | 2012 National Convention - June 22- 24th Peppermill Resort - Reno, NV Hosted by the Active 20-30 club of Reno #8

50: Roaring 20's Theme | Redwood Empire #1029 member Alyssa Parker took 1st place in the Speech Contest! Congratulations Alyssa!

52: National Board of Directors 2012-2013 National President: Jason Deshayes, Albuerque #103 National President-Elect: Vineet Wahl, Seattle #215 Immediate Past President: Trena Roudebush, Indianapolis #1036 Region 1 National Director: Corey Arashiro, Indianapolis #1036 Region 2 National Director: Gino Fortis, Sacramento #1032 Region 3 National Director: Stephen Dinkel, Albuerque #103 Region 4 National Director: Sheri Russell, Reno #8 Region 5 National Director: Paul Gordon, Bakersfield #27 Region 6 National Director: Julianna Landrum, Napa #57

53: Redwood Empire #1029 celebrated two birthdays at convention. Kimberly Beard & Michelle Crosbie

54: Election Night 2012 | Fall 2012 Election Night Danica Spero hosted the event at her home in Santa Rosa. Election night is always a fun time for members. Any member running for a position and the new members are required to perform in a skit. All board positions are six month terms with the exception of President and Treasurer.


57: San Francisco #4 Installation

58: FALL 2012 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS | Installing Officer: Gioia Hershey Our newly installed President Kimberly Beard celebrates with members & guests. Epic Social Lounge Santa Rosa, CA

59: President: Kimberly Beard Immediate Past President: Kim Arata President Elect: Kelly Peters First Vice President: Jacqueline Wood Second Vice President Gina Waggoner Treasurer: Alyssa Parker Secretary: Shannon Carr Board of Directors Diane Frier Tiffany Dillon Christy Kelly Giulia Zunino Linda Miranda Mandy Hodgdon Youth Benevolent Fund President Denise Blabon | FALL 2012 OFFICERS

60: Santa Rosa's Red White and BOOM isn't just fireworks! We invite you to make a whole evening of it - bring a picnic or patronize one (or more!) of our many food & beverage vendors, and enjoy the early summer weather with games and activities on the fairground field. | Members of Redwood Empire #1029 volunteered to run the watermelon eating contest!

61: Proudly Presented by the Santa Rosa Police Officer's Association, Santa Rosa Firefighters Local 1401, and the Active 20-30 Club #50.

62: 2012 International Convention Costa Rica | The International Convention was held in Costa Rica; here's President- Elect Wahi's rundown of the events: A fantastic time was had by all attendees this year at the Active 20-30 & WOCO International Convention in Puntarenas, Costa Rica!! Approximately 100 Members represented the US & Canada. Our 20-30 and WOCO Brothers and Sisters attend- ed from Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Cyprus and France. We learned about what our fellow Clubs had accomplished during the previous year and our collective goals for the upcoming year. It was wonderful to reconnect with great friends and make new ones. Many members enjoyed a zipline tour as part of Convention. We had an amazing Nations Night on the beach and enjoyed each others company throughout the week at the pool and bar. It wasn't all just fun and recreation; there was the International Board Meeting and International Annual General Meeting as well. There were several items discussed but a summary of important information for the Membership to know about is be- low.

64: Bob Burke's Kids is a year-round fun activities program for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Activities include summer barbecues each Wednesday evening along the beautiful Russian River in Forestville, California. These delicious get-togethers treat children to a day in the woods. During winter, there are bowling and trout fishing trips, plus pizza and halloween parties. To celebrate the holiday season, children enjoy a Thanksgiving party and a Christmas Social. For over 30 years Bob Burke and his supporters have provided this loving non-profit program for seriously challenged children, teens, and for families who have lost a child. Bob Burke's Kids' Program operates solely by financial contributions from the public.

65: Ice Cream Social - Bob Burke's Kids

66: Past Active Celebration

67: Our Past Active celebration was organized to honor Gioia Hershey, Penny Herman, and Kristi Horowdel

68: Redwood Empire #1029 celebrates with Gioia, Penny, & Kristi in honor of the years of service dedicated to disadvantaged youth in our community!

70: Redwood Empire #1029 hosted a month of soccer games for the children of the South Park Youth Center. | Kicks 4 Kids July 2012

72: On August 4, 2012 members of Redwood Empire #1029, Santa Rosa #50, and Healdsburg #205 invited 192 children to participate in our National Project, Kidspree. Children were invited from local programs Boys & Girls Club of Grater Santa Rosa, Catholic Charities, Committee of the Shelterless, Kidstreet, Millennium Housing Project, and Salvation Army. The success of our 2012 Crab 4 Kids, a $3,000 donation from Soroptimist of Santa Rosa made it possible to contribute more money to this project than the year before. Our Kidzone provided a safe area for the children and parents to reconnect. It also provided a area to eat breakfast, learn a little something, bounce around, and spin the Wheel of Fun.

73: KIDSPREE 2012

74: June 13th General Meeting & Check Presentation

75: August 22nd - General Meeting Tequila Tasting Caitlin


80: Redwood Empire #1029 hosts baby nights for all the new babies in our club. Our fines are doubled for the evening and the money raised is matched by the parents and a savings account is opened in the name of the child.


83: 'Tinis for Tatas 2012

85: Sutter Breast Care Center annual fundraiser CATWALK FOR A CURE



89: Halloween General Meeting October 2012 Costume Contest and Games made our evening entertaining!

91: Hands On Halloween Party Catholic Charities


94: On behalf of the 4Cs Board of Directors, I am happy to have the honor to announce the 2012 Champions for Children award recipients. An independent selection committee reviewed the impressive Champion for Children nominations and has determined the following ten award recipients: Olga King, 0-5 Early Care and Education Champion Gioia Hershey, Business Champion ArtQuest, Creative Arts Champion Jennie Tasheff, Health and Medical Champion Barbara Fisher, K-12 Education Champion Matt Hall, Media Champion Greg Begin, Public Service Champion Deb Holmes, School-age Programs Champion Redwood Empire Active 20-30 Club #1029, Service Groups Champion Gricelda Correa, Youth Leadership Champion | Champions for Children Award Breakfast



97: Greg Darcy of Darcy's Fine Jewelers hosted our November social. We enjoyed wine, cheese, and fruit. Greg gave us 4 items to choose from as the item to be auctioned off at our annual Crab 4 Kids fundraiser. It was a tough choice for out members, and the chosen piece was beautiful! Greg also raffled off his signature heart necklace and member Raquel was the lucky winner! Thank you Greg!

99: Christmas Party for the children of Millennium Housing Hands On Event December 2012

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