Officer Randy Pratt from the Solano County Sheriff’s office gave the FaST Lions an update on the K-9 Unit, saying it takes about $7,000 to $10,000 to train a dog. The unit is supported by outside funding. In addition to the department, FaST Lions donates to the K-9 unit on a regular basis. Pictured is FaST Lion Ron Howe, left, Randy Pratt and FaST Lion President Jay Huyssoon.
FaST Lions installed new officers at the regular meeting at Evelyn’s Big Italian Restaurant, June 21. The new officers, from left, are Bill Fell, Ken Perkins, Pete Smith, Gary Ames, Joe Chu, Dan Brock, Bob Dias, Mary Lorenz, Barry Fredenberg, Brian Lorenz and Jay Huyssoon.
The FaST Lions participated at the Jelly Belly Candypalooza by selling birdhouses and bubble gum, which proved very popular with the youngsters. All funds raised go back to the community. Pictured from left is Past President Pete Smith, Emily Smith, Tyler Buffa, Vice President Mary Lorenz and Ron Howe.
FaST Lions supported Midnight Sun Foundation with money from fundraisers. Presidents Pete Smith, left, and Bob Dias donated to the Midnight Sun Foundation on behalf of the Fight Against Breast Cancer.
The California Retired Teachers Association Solano County Division 24 Scholarship group met at Rancho Solano May 21 to present 14 scholarship winners with checks. The Solano Chapter gave a total of $35,000 to Solano students who wish to complete a fifth year of college in order to earn a teaching credential. Pictured is Carlton Arnold, of Fairfield, left, and Ann Romer, scholarship chairperson, presenting him with his check.
The Sons of Italy members met May 30 for a night of cards. Pictured from left are Pat Klung, Rick Tracy, Lena Cradduck and Sam Abughazaleh, all of Fairfield.
Shirley Firpo, left, Helen Barker, Pam Boes and Jerry Firpo met for the monthly Sons of Italy meeting in May.
Candida Edwin, hostess, left, and Janice De Pasquale gathered at the Sons of Italy Book Club meeting in May.
Joy Bruno, left, Maria Reginato and Sue Bell gathered for the Sons of Italy Book Club on May 29.
Diane McGinnis received the Order of the Rose Degree on June 14 at the Vacaville City Council luncheon held for the Order of the Rose Beta Sigma Phi members. From left are LaDonna Atallah, Jamie Lloyd, McGinnis and Carol McCrary.
Elaine Cromer, left, joined members Carol Tanner, a NCC representative from San Jose; Louise Stith, Mary Perrin and Marie Fischitli for the Vacaville City council luncheon held for the Order of the Rose Beta Sigma Phi members on June 14 at Pietro’s 2 in Vacaville.
Mark Hostler, left, and Cynthia Garcia are recognized for their hard work in producing the Fairfield Suisun Rotary Club’s newsletters all year. Pictures from the video made about them saying thanks are in the background.
President Suzanne Bragdon of the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club recognizes Bob Sherman and Stan Wellins for their help in setting up the meeting rooms with all the Rotary flags, and more, all year.
Rotarians Jon Unger, left, and President Suzanne Bragdon recognize Ray Schoch for his contributions to the Paul Harris Foundation at the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club meeting.
President Suzanne Bragdon recognizes Rotarian Bud Ross for his many years on the board and as membership chair for the Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club.
Kristina Lapira, left, a student at Armijo High School, and Elizabeth Hubbard, of Vanden High School, received this year’s Soroptimist International of Central Solano County Assist-a-Grad money to help with college for their volunteer services throughout their high school years. The girls were honored at the Soroptimist luncheon June 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn of Fairfield.
The Soroptimist International of Central Solano County teamed up with Athenian Grill for a Dine and Donate night to benefit Meals on Wheels in Solano County. Soroptimist member and Athenian Grill owner Shelly Kontogiannis, left, with member Jackie Hopkins and Meals on Wheels Executive Director Cathy Hall hold the check for the money raised. More than 100 meals will be provided to seniors from the fundraising night.
Past president of Soroptimist International of Central Solano County Arletta Cortright handed over the gavel to the incoming year’s president, Betsy Sullivan.
The Soroptimist International of Central Solano County Club donates books all year to the “Reach out and Read” program in Solano County. The books are given to children at their well-baby visits. Pictured is 2013-14 Soroptimist President Arletta Cortright of Fairfield.
A skit was presented during the demotion dinner for outgoing Rotary Club of Cordelia President George Paz. Pictured from left are Rotarians Brian Wills as George Paz, the psychiatrist; June Johnsen as his nurse and Jason Perkins as Dr. George Paz under hypnosis.
Rotary Club of Cordelia member Bob Marston reacts after being installed as the club president for the 2014-15 Rotary year.
Rotary Club of Cordelia Past President Dr. George Paz pins the new President Bob Marston as he is installed. Marstan began his new role as club president July 1.
Rotary Club of Cordelia members Jason Perkins and Martin Pehl congratulate Brian Wills for being selected “Rotarian of the Year” of the Rotary Club of Cordelia on June 12. Wills took the lead as chairman and worked many hours on the club’s annual Spring Extravaganza fundraiser, which raised $32,000 for community needs.
Rotary Club of Cordelia Past President June Johnsen presents Dr. George Paz with a plaque to thank him for his service as president for 2013-14, during Paz’s demotion dinner at Salvio at the Rock on June 12.
Rotary Club of Cordelia members participate in a bocce tournament hosted by Martinez Rotary Club on June 14. Pictured from left are John Paz, George Paz, Carol Collison, Nancy Garver, Liz Barrueto, Jason Perkins and Jason Nelson.
Rotary Club of Cordelia Past President Dr. George Paz with Gaylen Tips and Dr. Chris Bandy, the chief of trauma and emergency service at Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center at the June 25 meeting. The club learned about the trauma centers in Solano County.
From left, Rotary Club of Cordelia President Bob Marston, Sgt. Keith Hopper, of Solano County Human Trafficking Task Force, Past President Dr. George Paz, Debbi Davis, executive director of Children’s Nurturing Project, and Dawn LaBar are at the June 18 meeting where the club learned about human trafficking in Solano County.
Rotary Club of Cordelia Past President Colleen Knight, left, District Governor John Dwyer, Past President Dr. George Paz and President Bob Marston.