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Community Volunteers

Barbara Leader Teaches Her Children the Value of Community Service
4 years ago

Barbara Leader Teaches Her Children the Value of Community Service

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Barbara Leader and her husband Ron moved to Rancho Peñasquitos to raise their three children. Having grown up in a small farming town in Minnesota, Barbara appreciated the fact that …
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Alyssa Navapanich: Scouting  Out Amazing Experiences
4 years ago

Alyssa Navapanich: Scouting Out Amazing Experiences

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Even though Alyssa Navapanich, a volunteering dynamo and mother of four in the Crestmont neighborhood, claimed, “my children are the driving force behind my involvement,” it’s obvious that she …
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Gregory Chappelle — Community Volunteer Extraordinaire!
4 years ago

Gregory Chappelle — Community Volunteer Extraordinaire!

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Dedicated to the Boy Scout Oath: What do you get when you cross a Scoutmaster, a children’s ministry teacher, and a marching band tournament organizer? You get Gregory Chappelle, volunteer …
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Jerry and Keri Bohart: Setting Up the Foundation to Benefit Local Schools
5 years ago

Jerry and Keri Bohart: Setting Up the Foundation to Benefit Local Schools

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With budget cuts affecting California’s schools, there is an unprecedented need to raise funds for the educational cause. Luckily Jerry and Keri Bohart, 20-year residents of Rancho Peñasquitos (they relocated …
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PTA President Mary Esteban Loves to Help Make School Better for Everyone
5 years ago

PTA President Mary Esteban Loves to Help Make School Better for Everyone

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 Mary Esteban’s life of volunteerism began with Rancho Peñasquitos sports teams and has matured into the Canyon View Elementary PTA President.

Mary, her husband Eddie, and sons Michael, Nicholas and …
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Steve and Christiane Staninger are Dedicated Volunteers for Their Community
5 years ago

Steve and Christiane Staninger are Dedicated Volunteers for Their Community

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Steve and Christiane Staninger met while Steve was a high school senior and Christiane an exchange student from Germany. The two instantly connected, later married, and today are parents of …
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David Hetherington Making a difference for Kids with the Blast Program
5 years ago

David Hetherington Making a difference for Kids with the Blast Program

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Four years ago, when David Hetherington retired from a 46 year career in shipbuilding, he dreamed of spending his days on the golf course and fishing at Lake Poway. Yet …
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Hospice Helper Says Volunteering Has “Nourished Her Soul”
5 years ago

Hospice Helper Says Volunteering Has “Nourished Her Soul”

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There are certain jobs that only a very special sort of person can do. Working in a hospice care facility is one of them. While it’s not a place any …
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Claudia Tedford helped make the 92131 Rancho Family YMCA a reality
5 years ago

Claudia Tedford helped make the 92131 Rancho Family YMCA a reality

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She has called Scripps Ranch home for nearly 20 years, and has never stopped loving this area. “It’s a great family-oriented community and the residents care deeply about protecting the …
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Al Baskin and the 24th Annual Invitational Cross Country Meet
6 years ago

Al Baskin and the 24th Annual Invitational Cross Country Meet

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It just so happens that when a committed Rotarian and a dedicated coach get together, things get done.

Back in 1988, Al Baskin’s 11-year-old son, Michael, signed up for cross …
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