by KATE GLENN

What’s New in PQ?

The weather rarely cools in the fall around here, giving us more opportunities to enjoy our local parks and the preserve. Many of us are preparing for the annual Octoberfest and Halloween celebrations and Thanksgiving trips. The Town Council busy working on the selections of Craft Beer to present at our 1st Annual Octoberfest Craft Beer Garden/Fundraiser benefiting the July 2019 Fireworks show. We are enjoying the ever so slight coolness in the air and the opportunities to come together during the fall season on the Rancho.

Our Mission

“Dedicated to maintaining a clean, safe, and vibrant Rancho Peñasquitos for families.” The RPTC mission statement is the driving force behind all our programs that support PQ community. Every member on the board is a volunteer dedicated to raising the bar and opportunities for an enhanced experience of life.

Grants: This year, our grants funding limits are at $500 for groups and $300 for individuals. The grants committee meets monthly to review grant applications and select deserving recipients. The next review is Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., so, if you have a project that will benefit PQ that needs a little funding, please apply today!

Sponsorships: Throughout the year, we sponsor our amazing residents in community service programs such as BLAST, Grad Night, school clubs, sports clubs, and charity events.

Contests: Currently, students from K-12 reflect on “Growing up PQ.” This essay contest is in full partnership with 92129 Magazine! This year’s deadline is Nov, 15, so read more here!

Volunteer Awards: We love to recognize the community service of our residents during the Fiesta de los Peñasquitos in May. These annual awards honor one adult, one business, and a student from each of our public schools for their community service efforts in PQ.

These wonderful programs are funded through our gifts and donations by the residents, local businesses/community partners, and the Annual Fiesta de los Peñasquitos. Please attend a meeting or visit our website to learn more!

October Events

Oct. 1 – 5th Annual Growing Up PQ Essay Contest: All PUSD students eligible, submission deadline Nov. 15. Send entries to web.print.rptc@gmail.com.
Oct. 7RP Town Council Meeting: Hotel Karlan, Del Mar Room, 14455 Peñasquitos Dr. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 13 – Fall Fest: Black Mountain Middle School, 9353 Oviedo St. 3 – 6 p.m. Festive Halloween carnival for the whole family.
Oct. 19 – Octoberfest & Beer Garden: 6 10 p.m. San Diego Parks and Recreation final PQ event. German food, entertainment. RP Town Council hosting Craft Beer Garden (Fundraiser). Hilltop Community Park, 9711 Oviedo Way.
Oct. 27 Mount Carmel High School 42nd Annual Tournament of Bands: 9550 Sun Devil Way, 9 a.m. – 9p.m
Rancho YMCA Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 9400 Fairgrove Ln.

November Events

Nov. 1: RP Town Council Meeting, Hotel Karlan, Del Mar Room, 14455 Peñasquitos Dr. Meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1-3: Mail Ballot Drop Off Location, Rancho Peñasquitos Branch Library, 13330 Salmon River Rd.
Nov. 19-23: PUSD School Recess.


Find out more about the Town Council:

Website: www.rpcouncil.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/rpcouncil
Instagram: @RanchoPenasquitosTown
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 720783, San Diego, CA 92172-0783
Phone: 858-848-7782