You can download the April Newsletter by clicking on the April 2016 link on our Newsletters page. You will find past issues of the Leona Valley Sertoma newsletter available there, as well.
Leona Valley Sertoma Newsletter April 2016
By Tom Smith
By Tom Smith
Sertoma and LVIA are working to raise funds to repair/reconstruct the driveway at the Leona Valley Community Building which was destroyed during last October’s epic and unexpected rainstorm.
invite everyone to join their Friends and Neighbors
Community Potluck Fundraiser
Leona Valley Community Building
8367 Elizabeth Lake Road
Saturday, May 7, 2 to 5 p.m.
Sertoma and LVIA are working to raise funds to repair/reconstruct the driveway at the Leona Valley Community Building which was destroyed during last October’s epic and unexpected rainstorm.”
The driveway leads to our Heritage Park and its Museum, 1915 One-Room Schoolhouse & the Gymkhana Arena. It is also the pathway for LVIA, Sertoma, Historical Society, Town Council and 4-H meetings and special events.
OUR DRIVEWAY LEADS TO THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR COMMUNITY & WE NEED EVERYONE’S SUPPORT TO MAKE THIS DRIVEWAY SAFE AGAIN.
WE ARE COUNTING ON EACH OF OUR LOCAL & LAKES & VALLEYS GROUPS
TO PARTICIPATE BY BRINGING THEIR FAVORITE DISH AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS!
Join in a great afternoon with
Great Food • Music • Silent Auction • 50/50 Drawing
Wine & Beer $3 • Sodas & Bottled Water $1
Donations are definitely welcome
and a DONATION BOX will be set up by the door.
For more information contact Jan Clark at 661-270-9268
The strength of a community lies in the willingness of the people who live in it to come together to take action when the need arises. That has always been the case when it comes to the folks who live in the Leona Valley, Elizabeth Lake, Lake Hughes, and Green Valley areas. There is a true sense of community that has neighbors looking after neighbors, seeing a problem and taking action to fix it, and that is why this is such a great area in which to live. The damage to the community building driveway is a perfect example of the sense of community that exist here. The building serves as the focal point of so many of the activities that take place in the area, so repairing the driveway to insure access is a no-brainer.
By Tom Smith
Spring is just around the corner and that means high school graduations and thoughts of college for many graduating seniors. The Leona Valley Sertoma has offered scholarships to local graduating seniors since 1999 with almost $50,000.00 given out in that time period and is proud to continue this fine tradition.
March 1, 2016 is the official kickoff of the 2016 Leona Valley Sertoma Scholarship Program and all applications must be submitted by March 31, 2016. With two scholarship categories, one for graduating seniors, and one for community college students looking to transfer to continue their academic studies, the Leona Valley Sertoma looks to help worthy students as they move on from high school and community college.
Throughout the year Leona Valley Sertoma holds a variety of events and fundraisers and providing scholarships is one of the programs near and dear to their hearts. The number, and the amounts, of the scholarships are dictated by the amount of monies raised and the worthiness of the applicants. By helping students to continue their educations and build careers these Sertomans recognize they are insuring that the future can be a positive and exciting one.
Their hard work in putting on these events is supported by the community through their attendance and participation, which means the whole community can take pride in knowing it is supporting the hopes and dreams of these graduating seniors as they begin their journey in to adulthood. The educations they receive will enable them to become responsible adults with the ability to handle the challenges they will face in their careers, as parents, and as citizens.
The Leona Valley Sertoma Scholarship Program plays a key role in helping it’s members in achieving their stated mission of improving the quality of life in their local communities and to accelerate progress in health, education, freedom, and democracy. Through this program and their other programs they are helping people to help themselves and encouraging personal development.
By Tom Smith
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Leona Valley means joining with family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy a traditional Irish meal and perhaps even a little Irish coffee, too. All this is sure to put smiles on the faces of young and old alike as they gather at the Leona Valley Community building in a fellowship that unites the community, as neighbors get to know neighbors, and helps to create bonds of friendship that will last a life time.
These good times also serve a good cause as the dinner is an annual fundraising event put on by the Leona Valley Sertoma with the proceeds going to support their community programs. Leona Valley Sertoma meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, at 8:00 a.m., at Jack’s Place on 90th Street West, in Leona Valley. To learn more about Sertoma talk to a current member, visit www.leonavalleysertoma.org, or come to one of the breakfast meetings. You will find the members to be a great bunch of folks with a commitment to bettering their communities. After all, SERTOMA comes from the phrase SERvice TO MAnkind.
Leona Valley Sertoma Presents a St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. Along with a great selection of desserts AND a BAR – featuring Irish Coffee.
This all takes place on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Leona Valley Community Building, located at 8367 Elizabeth Lake Road, in Leona Valley, California.
Children $4.00 (12 and under)
For more information you can call Juanita Kirkpatrick (661) 270-0588 or Charlene Moore (661) 816-5177.
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By Tom Smith
Donate just $10 for an AFC or NFC Championship Game held on January 24th
Or $20 for the Super Bowl Game held on February 7th
Put your NAME and PHONE NUMBER in a block
(the numbers for the ending scores will be drawn at the start of each game)
Then join SERTOMA and your friends for a “BIG BASH at BEX” 706 W. Lancaster Blvd – Underground Bowling Area
And watch the games with friends and neighbors
Who knows, you could be the lucky recipient of the
50th Annual Super Bowl Game Trophy &
A Basket Worth $400 or a
$200 Basket awarded for each Championship Game.
Also, at each Quarter Food Certificates will be give out.
All of the money will go to the Scholarship Fund
For those deserving seniors and
For a Antelope Valley College student majoring in deaf studies.
Be part of the Solution. Help SERTOMA in this worthwhile endeavor
And have “FUND” doing it.
BEX – will have many specials on food and drinks for your enjoyment.
Call Linda at 724-0737 for further INFO
Dear Sertoma Supporters,
Each year Sertoma awards a Scholarship to the deserving local graduating seniors that apply and are selected by the Leona Valley Sertoma Scholarship committee. In addition, a Scholarship is also given to a college student who is studying in the field of the Hearing Impaired. To do this, SERTOMA must raise funds each year. Therefore, we are holding a “Football Bash” at BEX for the Championship and Super Bowl Games. Football fans will have an opportunity to win prizes of food and dinner certificates for a donation to the Scholarship fund. This will allow all the money to go to this worthy cause and not be passed to winners.
WIN/WIN: We are hoping you will provide us with a certificate to be used for this purpose. We know you are asked many times for these during the year. It is hoped, however, that you get a benefit from this in that you get name recognition, when our donors come they bring friends or children, they spend more than allotted on food and drink and they like your place so well they return many times.
We appreciate your consideration of our request.
The SERTOMA Scholarship Committee
(Committee Chairperson – Linda Lorenz)