We had a fantastic meeting on May 12th!
Our speaker was Donata Mikulik, the Elder Justice Coordinator for Sonoma County since 2017, with the non-profit Senior Advocacy Services. This role shines the light on systemic challenges to elder abuse while striving to improve prevention and response efforts. She spoke to us about the issues they address and the programs they run to mitigate them.
Member Andy Esquivel then introduced the recipients of this year’s Drew Esquivel Memorial Scholarship, most of whom attended the meeting and talked about their educational plans and career objectives. The recipients were:
  • Chase Sommer – Interact Club President and Vice President, ASB officer, varsity basketball, top salesperson at HRC, makes a mean street tack
  • Emersyn Klick – Interact Club member, highest GPA award, numerous FFA awards, started a bee business, danced with Drew at Healdsburg Ballet
  • Diana Guzman – volleyball, softball, musician, lots of work and volunteer experience, 3 Stanford STEM summer programs
  • Hernan Mondragon – Interact Club, academic award in science, JV soccer captain, wants to invent something that helps people
  • Nadya Rued – 2-time Interact Club President, made sure we had an Interact Club during the pandemic, graduated early to attend National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Jesse Graves – wrestling, FFA, volunteer, lots of work experience, currently a cellar worker, wants to improve the natural world
Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/T6fY_WgI-ug