YEAR ROUND CHEER

Posted on January 6, 2018 by AL Greater-Placer Nugget Julie and Santa ‘Barbara’        Written by Julie Sage During November and December, marketing solicitations filled my mailbox. On TV, the radio, in the newspaper, and on street corners, I was inundated with pleas for monetary and material contributions.  All were organizations and vendors who … More YEAR ROUND CHEER

ALGreaterPlacer-Nuggets Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE Posted on December 2, 2017 by AL Greater-Placer Nuggets   Written by Julie Sage They come shopping with a sense of optimism and purpose in fulfilling their needs.  Customers at our Assistance League Thrift Shop oftentimes share their shopping requests with our volunteer staff.  For me, it is always interesting working … More ALGreaterPlacer-Nuggets Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

 Written by Julie Sage HOOKED! The sun shone overhead, the pool water was clear and refreshing, and 1960’s music permeated the outside space.  An aerobics swimming instructor called out the exercise cadence and 8 mature women stepped lively to the beat.  I was surrounded by 4 women whose bodies moved easily in the water and also … More Transforming Lives – Strengthening Community

AL BEAR Award

    Written by Julie Sage and Sharon Roloff   Who doesn’t remember a favorite stuffed (now called “Plush”) animal that was your favorite friend in childhood?  Mine was a cuddly rabbit that I carried everywhere in my youth.  He was my companion and we experienced life together.  As the years passed and I moved … More AL BEAR Award

Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Written & Compiled by Julie Sage “I can’t SEE it”, whispered four-year-old Jesse to our Assistance League volunteer sitting next to him. The eye chart was on the wall 10 feet in front of Jesse.  Instead of letters of the alphabet, it has rows of pictures of different shaped objects that preschoolers can easily identify: … More Screen Eyes Early (S.E.E.) = Sight Detectives

Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies

 Written by Julie Sage plus guest contributors  Successfully entering our 30th year of operation, (1987-2017), we have had dedicated member volunteers who have provided valuable leadership to our nonprofit organization. They have contributed their time and talents to our Assistance League of Greater Placer chapter’s development and helped further our mission.  We began in 1987 … More Pass the Gavel – 8 Leadership Legacies