Garden Grove Host Lions Club handed out donations worth $11,500 at its meeting on Wednesday evening.
The recipient is the Garden Grove Unified School District and it’s worth $5,500. Michelle Rymer represented the district at the meetings.
Checks for $1000 each were presented to Adam Hefner (Beyond Blindness), Scott Quinlin (Guide Dogs for the Blind), Rachell Gellerman (Garden Grove Boys and Girls Club), Dr. Freddy Perez and Pat Dundas (California Lions Friends in Sight) and Randy McMillen (Lions Camp at Teresita Pines and City of Hope).
Get your free compost
A free compost giveaway will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Garden Grove Municipal Service Center, located at 13802 Newhope St.
The event is open to Garden Grove residents only and proof of residency is required. The distribution will be held in the center’s parking lot on a first-come first-served basis. Vehicles must enter the parking lot through A Better Way, accessible from Anabel Street.
Residents must bring their own containers and are limited to 60 gallons per vehicle. Bags are not permitted.
Being good digital families
At the workshop, parents can learn about helping students use technology, avoid dangers and converse with their children about “responsible media engagement.”
To register, go to:
- bit.ly/digitalparentengviet (For English and Vietnamese);
- bit.ly/digitalparentenspan (For Spanish).
Employees of the Month honored
Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education on Tuesday night recognized its April 2022 Employees of the Month. They are Shaquinta Clark (Hill School food service lead) and Vi-Thuyen Dao (Vietnamese teacher at La Quinta High School). To view a video about them, go to: https://youtu.be/9hVaC5DBzTA
Smith is principal of the year
Dr. Morgan Smith, principal at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, has been honored as 2022 Secondary Principal of the year by the Association of California School Administrators.
Marina is part of the Huntington Beach Union High School District.
Be prepared in Stanton
A disaster preparedness class for Stanton residents is planned for Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. Offered will be informational sessions with the Orange County Fire Authority on how to make a family disaster plan, create emergency supply kits and protect your family from any disaster.
For more information or to sign up, visit StantonCA.gov/classes or call (714) 890-4270.
New Lions officers are elected
Garden Grove Host Lions Club on Wednesday elected a slate of officers for 2022-23. They are:
- President: Rick Lerma
- First Vice President: Lynda Durand
- Second Vice President: Michael Farrar
- Secretary: Chuck Lake
- Treasurer: Mark Surmanian
- Immediate Past President: Ginny Moore
- Tailtwister: Chris Barr
- Lion Tamer: Diane Quinlan
- First Year Directors: Judy Barr and Ruth Smith
- Second Year Directors: Ron Pierce, Yvonne Gurrola and Craig Durand
- Membership Co-Chairs/GMTs: Chris Barr and Ginny Moore
- Service Chair/GST: Keith Riley
- Marketing/Communications co-chairs: Lynda Durand and Rina Riley
- Global leadership trainer: Craig Durand.
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