CLUB SERVES EASTER MEAL : KIWANIANS FEED 250 SIMI SENIORS.
Byline: JEAN RUSSELL VOGEL
On Sunday, Lynda, Wes and John Miller and other Kiwanians worked on one of their favorite volunteer efforts, serving Easter breakfast to approximately 250 elderly guests at the Simi Valley Simi Valley (sē`mē, sĭm`ē), city (1990 pop. 100,217), Ventura co., SW Calif. in an oil, fruit, and farm region; laid out 1887, inc. 1969. Senior Center.
Lynda said that she always enjoys working at the Easter breakfasts because the guests are ``such a lively bunch of seniors.''
This was the fifth year that Randy Green has been in charge of the breakfast, which was first undertaken by the local Jaycees 20 years ago. When that group dissolved dis·solve
v. dis·solved, dis·solv·ing, dis·solves
1. To cause to pass into solution: dissolve salt in water.
2. , Green joined the Kiwanis Club, which ``adopted'' the event in 1993.
The long history of the Easter breakfast and his experience as chairman make coordinating the donations from local restaurants relatively simple now, Green said.
Repeat breakfasters ``now recognize me, and often greet me with a hug along with their thanks,'' Green said, adding that in his opinion that makes it all worthwhile.
The Kiwanians also make Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day, national holiday in the United States commemorating the Pilgrims' celebration of the harvest reaped by the Plymouth Colony in 1621, after a winter of great starvation and privation. The celebration was probably held in October. special for Meals on Wheels n. 1. A program that delivers hot meals to persons, such as the elderly or disabled, who are confined to their homes and unable to cook for themselves; also, the meals thus delivered. Such programs are usually conducted by governmental or charitable organizations. recipients by dressing up the trays with flowers and favors made by the Girl Scout troop they sponsor. In between holidays and other special events, the club continues its support of youth, its original priority.
In her family, Lynda Miller is a relative newcomer to the Kiwanis. Although the club began accepting women members in 1987, Lynda waited until 1994 before joining her husband, Wes, and her son John in the Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley.
Wes has been a member since 1981 and was president in 1990 when John joined. Now John is the president.
But Lynda has been part of Kiwanis activity long before she joined.
``It felt good to help with the community projects,'' she said. But now she enjoys also having a voice and a vote in club decisions. There are 17 women in the 50-member club.
Lynda now chairs Senior Concerns, a ``Priority, Too,'' in the club that is noted for its support of youth-serving agencies. John said that ``Priority, Too'' was adopted in 1993 in recognition of demographic changes suggesting more attention to needs of the elderly.
As far as Wes knows, his family's two-generation, three member participation is unique among service clubs, although he knows several clubs that have couples as members.
The five Millers, all natives of Iowa, moved to Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. in 1974. Wes and Lynda opened the family cosmetology cos·me·tol·o·gy
The study or art of cosmetics and their use.
[French cosmétologie : cosmétique, cosmetic; see cosmetic + -logie, -logy. salon ``A New Technique'' in Simi Valley the following year and moved here in 1978. Ten years after his high school graduation in 1979, John joined the family business full time and is now manager.
The Miller daughters, Kristin and Candace, have worked as the salon's receptionists. Kristin continues in this job part time. Candace has established herself as an actress.
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Photo: (1--color) Wes Miller Warren Weston Miller (born January 28, 1983 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) is an American professional basketball player, currently starring for London Capitals of the British Basketball League. observes Michele Grasteit's pancake pancake, thin, flat cake, made of batter and baked on a griddle or fried in a pan. Pancakes, probably the oldest form of bread, are known in different forms throughout the world. flipping Sunday at the Simi Valley Senior Center.
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