The Oakmont Kiwanis Club presented a Community Service Award on April 16th honoring two daughters of member Anna Garcia, Viviana and Vanessa. Anna said,”Volunteering and being part of a service organization have always been part of our family life. I would always recruit my kids to help out at our many pancake breakfasts, at the Redwood Empire Food Bank, our twice yearly Shred-a-thons in Oakmont, and at our very successful 2019 Carnitas and Margaritas fund raiser.” Past president Charlie Ensley presented the award to Viviana and Vanessa Garcia. Anna says, Viviana both worked and volunteered at Canine Companions-she’s a dog lover. Vanessa joined Key Club as a freshman at Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa and continued with the club throughout her high school career.” The high school Key Clubs are sponsored by Kiwanis, and Kiwanians attend Key Club meetings to mentor students in service projects for their community. The Maria Carrillo Key Club will celebrate Earth Day by volunteering for Clean-up at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay on April 24th. Community Service Awards are purchased by local Kiwanis Clubs through the Cal-Nev-Hawaii Children’s Fund. Donations to that fund helps develop future leaders through leadership training and development programs; makes the dream of college a reality by providing scholarships; and impacts lives of children and prevents trauma by awarding community grants. The award is designed to recognize and honor significant contributions by non-Kiwanis members for their volunteer and service efforts.
The Oakmont Kiwanis Club meets of Thursday mornings currently via zoom and at a member’s home on alternate weeks. The club sponsors Key Clubs at Montgomery and Maria Carrillo High Schools. If you are interested in helping schools, children and the community we invite you to join us. Contact Tricia Shindledecker, tricias@EstatePath.com or Jim Stewart, jstewart@royalaa.com , 755-3756.

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