Leona Valley Sertoma 2015 “Service to Mankind” Award Recipient – Larry Tyler
Larry moved to Leona Valley 10 years ago. He joined Leona Valley Community Church and Sertoma. He joined CERT and Volunteer on Patrol over the last few years. He enjoys getting the patrol car for the flashing lights, and setting up safe ways for people to cross Lake Elizabeth Lake Road. Larry has done traffic control for numerous Sertoma events and also for LVIA activities such as the Cherry Parade. I think he enjoys going on patrol with Dick Floyd on Wednesdays the best. They drive to different areas each week and usually try a new restaurant before returning home.
Larry takes vacation information from our neighbors so they can leave home knowing the VOP’s will check their property while they’re gone.To increase the neighborhood safety, Larry started Neighborhood Watch in Leona Valley. He keeps us aware of illegal activities in the area. He organizes meetings and speakers for our meetings which are interesting and informative. Mostly Neighborhood Watch trains us to watch for unusual behavior and report any illegal activity.
Larry has been through CERT training and often volunteers to be a “victim” during drills. He has been a victim in an “earthquake” drill a couple of times. He has also been a “victim” for sheriff training at the jail.
Larry proudly displays his 2015 Service To Mankind Award. With Larry are Bev Brownfield (center) and Cathy Toso (right). Bev heads up the Service To Mankind Award committee and Cathy is the President of Leona Valley Sertoma. The Service To Mankind Award is an opportunity to recognize a non-Sertoman member of the community whose volunteer activities enhance the community.
The Leona Valley Sertoma members are a hard working, dedicated group that works together to improve the lives of the people in the communities served by Leona Valley Sertoma. This is done through a variety of events, activities, and fundraisers they sponsor and hold each year. These have become much anticipated and looked forward to by hose who live in the Lakes and Valleys communities and surrounding area.
Leona Valley Sertoma invites you to join them at a Saturday meeting to learn more and consider becoming a member.
One of the benefits of being a member of Leona Valley Sertoma, or any Sertoma group for that matter, is the opportunity to work with like-minded people and development friendships with people you grow to truly care about. So fellowship opportunities are a natural part of the Sertoma experience. One such event is the annual members Christmas party, where they can get together to eat, swap gifts, and enjoy each others company. The 2015 Christmas party was hosted by Steve and Stefanie Fredericks and the smiles on the faces of those in attendance says it all.