Volunteering For All

A giant thank you card to Wendell Freeman from students and teachers at Luther Burbank elementary School
A giant thank you card to Wendell Freeman from students and teachers at Luther Burbank elementary School

The Kiwanis goal is changing the World one child at a time. Oakmont Kiwanis members strive to fulfill that goal even though our numbers and age need refreshing. Please come help us in our efforts and also enjoy a yummy egg breakfast Thursday, 8am at the Berger Center, except for the first Thursday of the month when Oakmont Gardens hosts us at the Gardens. Kiwanians would like to welcome new members. If you come late, you are still welcome.
Now for the letters Charlie read. The first was from Heloisa Heiden, executive director of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates For Children. Heloisa writes, “Thank you so much for your generous gift to our CASA of Sonoma County Program. Because of you, we can continue to provide children who have experienced abuse or neglect with a dedicated and highly trained volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)…”. And in another note, “I would like to extend my gratitude to you and the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont for the support of CASA over the years. You have been part of the steadfast fulfillment of our mission to speak for the best interest for children and youth in foster care.”
The next letter was from the Kiwanis Family House of Sacramento. Executive director, Paula Kelley wrote, “Kiwanis Family House provides supportive services and a place to stay to families who travel to Sacramento while dealing with a family medical crisis. Since 1984 Kiwanis Family House has provided these services to more than 36,000 families from all 50 of the United States, all of its territories and 35 foreign countries. Support from you and others has been vital to the success of our mission.
THANK YOU OAKMONTERS. Your donations are well spent.
We recently celebrated the 98th birthday of long time member, Wendell Freeman. Among many other volunteer services, Wendell has maintained the gardens at Luther Burbank School-keeping areas where children and teachers can plant vegetables. He has cared for a lovely rose garden for them to enjoy and learn about the beauties of nature. He also has planted and maintained fruit trees for joyful eating. The staff and students have named the rose garden the Wendell Freeman garden. Congratulations Wendell. He is one of the hardest working Kiwanis members.
We look forward to meeting anyone interested in finding out about Kiwanis membership. Come join us for breakfast and find out about your Oakmont Kiwanis Club. Contact:Fran Lazzarini 521-9024 or email: FML143@aol.com


Sparkling Bubbles at Tasting Events Club on December 16th

Sparkling Bubbles at Tasting Events Club on December 16th.
Want to taste and compare a $110 per glass, 19-year-old exclusive Champagne with $20 to $50 Sparkling wines from around the world and Champagnes? You can at the next Tasting Events Club Event on Dec. 16th at 6pm at our Oakmont’s East Rec Center.

Unique JoRene Woodworth

In addition to Oakmont classes, JoRene leads four other classes, is certified for instructing people challenged by balance and movement, by Parkinson disease. She says she’s inspired by students and has become certified in leading exercise classes designed for senior adults.