The Leona Valley Sertoma 2019 Winter Newsletter is out! Bridget Razo deserves accolades for a job well done. Four pages of informative articles and beautiful photos that do a terrific job of sharing what the members of Leona Valley Sertoma are doing to “Make a Difference”. You can also find the Officer’s List and a Calendar of upcoming events and activities of import to all who live in the Lakes and Valley areas of our corner of Los Angeles County.
Below is an excerpt from the 2019 Winter Newsletter. Find the complete 2019 Winter Newsletter further down the page and click on it to download a PDF copy.
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Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People
Sertoma’s “Gala Under the Stars” raised more than $10,000 to help care for and train a Service Ambassador dog for a hearing-impaired person, allowing us to name the puppy on behalf of our organization. The chosen name was Leona V in honor of Leona Valley.
Leona V was born on September 13, 2018 and is now with her puppy raisers Chuck and Connie Braddy in San Diego. She will be there for 18 to 20 months to prepare for her advanced training of an additional six to nine months at the Canine Companions for Independence Training Center in Oceanside. If Leona graduates after learning 30 basic commands and socialization skills, her projected “turn-in” date will be May 20, 2020, where she will be presented to her new Partner for Life. Leona will then become the ears, hands and legs of her human partner and will be considered a goodwill ambassador.
“Some people wait a lifetime for a miracle, but Canine Companions for Independences raises these special dogs one at a time.” Thank you for helping us make this miracle happen.
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Please check our website at www.leonavalleysertoma.org and remember that we are always hoping for new members to help us be the good we want to see in the world and in our community. We meet the first and third Saturday for breakfast at 8 a.m. at Jack’s Place, 40352 90th Street West in Leona Valley.
We hope you will join us!
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