Once again, we can be proud of the significant charitable contributions we distributed throughout the county. During the course of the year, we donated over $20,000 to various worthy causes. The breakdown is as follows:
|Children's Museum of Art$||$110|
|Clearlake Oaks Fireworks||$12,000|
|Community Care HIV/AIDS||$100|
|High School Graduates' Scholarships||$2,500|
|Lake County Food Drive||$200|
|Live Oak Sr. Center Meal On Wheels||$2,500|
|Lower Lake High Drama Deptartment||$100|
|Lower Lake High Sober Grad Night||$100|
|Lower Lake Youth Football & Cheerleaders||$270|
|Lower Lake High Cheer Team||$200|
|Redwood Children's Services||$200|
|Clearlake Oaks Fire Children's XMAS||$500|
|North Coast Opportunities||$200|
|Food for XMAS Baskets||$607|
The primary source of our funds was our annual Catfish Derby. Thanks to the able leadership of Catfish Derby Chair, Gail Jonas, the multitude of hard-working volunteers, and the generosity of sponsors and donors, the Derby was a resounding success; providing excitement and family fun for catfish anglers, bringing in considerable extra commerce to our community, and netting over $14,000 for our community charity funds.
With CLOGBA funds, Red and White Market sponsorship, help from some CLOGBA members and students from East Lake School, we distributed 20 Christmas meal boxes to needy families in our area.
Our Maxine Sherman Memorial Annual Fireworks once again delighted crowds on the lake and on the shore. Thank you, Bill Stone for chairing that project and thank you A&B Collision and Red and White Market for contributing as sponsors.
We also had a number of speakers presenting topics of local interest at our monthly membership meetings throughout the year. They included:
Scott DeLeon, County Director of Public Works Carolyn Jarrett, Konocti Unified School District - CMAS Program Chuck Lamb & Holly Harris - Konocti Trails Ken & Kim Young - Lake County Senior Support Services Jay Beristianos, North Shore Fire Chief Dr. Bill McDougall, KUSD Superintendent Jim Steele, County Consultant - Lake Pollution Issues Joann Sacato, Lake County Co-op Donna Becknell, Incoming KUSD Superintendent Denise Rushing and Eric Seely provided monthly updates on County devopments and projects
Thanks to everyone for working together to accomplish all that we did last year.