Ramona News Briefs: Kiwanis Makes Super Saturday Pancake Breakfast Griddles

The Ramona Kiwanis Club will present Super Saturday Pancake Breakfast IV at the Ramona Community Center from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 10.

Breakfast will include pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, with those 3 and under admitted free. Opportunity draws will be held for a variety of themed baskets.

Proceeds from the fundraiser help fund youth, military, community and senior projects such as scholarships, school supplies and back-to-school shoe and sock programs, Project Lifesaver , Student of the Month awards, and contributions to the Ramona VFW and Girl Scouts. , Boy Scouts, Senior Center, active military families, high school building program, NJROTC, Ramona Skatepark Champions, high school football spirit packs and 4th of July fireworks.

Sponsorship opportunities ranging from $50 to $500 are available from Tiffany Lynch at 619-871-3721 or tiffanytlynch3@gmail.com.

$500 and $250 table sponsorships include admission tickets – eight for $500 sponsors and four for $250 sponsors – company logos on event placemats and recognition on the wall banner. Additionally, $500 sponsors receive a special thank you featuring their logo and a link to their website on the Ramona Kiwanis Facebook page.

Sponsors who contribute $50 will receive single-sized business cards on the placemats that will be on the tables the day of the event, while those who donate $100 will receive double-sized business cards on the corners of the placemats.

To date, Rancho Land Co. is a $500 sponsor, and Ramona Disposal, Senior Solutions, Nora Seidl and Mallett & Barnes are $250 sponsors.

The Ramona Community Center is located at 434 Aqua Lane. For more information, visit the Ramona Kiwanis Facebook page or ramonakiwanis.org or call or text event chair Chris Bertolero at 858-790-9843 or Lynch.

Ramona Boy Scouts collect pajamas to donate to foster youth

Ramona Boy Scout Troop 768 is collecting donations for youth in foster care that the nonprofit Promises2Kids will distribute.

Ramona Boy Scout Troop 768 is collecting donations for youth in foster care that the nonprofit Promises2Kids will distribute.

(Troop 768)

Ramona Boy Scout Troop 768 is collecting pajamas for foster children up to age 18 which will be donated to Promises2Kids.

Donations of new pajamas can be made in person at VFW Post 3783, 2247 Kelly Ave., until February 5.

The project was started by Eagle Scout Brando Duran while he was working on his citizenship merit badge in the community four years ago, said Cyndi Wear, his grandmother and legal guardian.

Duran was placed in foster care for a short time after his father’s sudden death.

“It was hard, my grandmother and I know what it’s like to be in the system, how alone you can feel and how mistreated you can be,” Duran said. “Just getting something from someone you don’t know can make a difference.”

Promises2Kids is a San Diego nonprofit serving foster children and young adults who have aged out of the foster care system.

Children will receive the clothes before Valentine’s Day.

Duran asked the troop if they wanted to get involved after that first year, said Matthew Case, the troop’s scout leader.

“Scouts would ask their neighbors, friends and family and bring everything they collected to place in the box,” Case said. “It was pretty successful.”

This year, the VFW Post donated $500 to purchase clothing for foster youth. The money will be used to fill gaps in age groups that haven’t received as many donations, Wear said.

Foster children often don’t receive gifts specifically for them, Case said. Most of their possessions are second-hand items or items that were already in their host’s home.

Robin Joy Maxson, left, was named Jan. 23 in her honor by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

Robin Joy Maxson, left, who was recently elected SANDAG’s first unincorporated advisory member, had a day — Jan. 23 — named in her honor by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.

(Robin Joy Maxson)

January 23, a big day for Ramona resident and advocate

Robin Joy Maxson, who was recently elected as SANDAG’s first unincorporated advisory member, had the honor of naming a day after her.

San Diego County supervisors announced last week that January 23 was Robin Joy Maxson Day countywide.

“Receiving this recognition from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors was a complete surprise,” Maxson said. “I believe that public service is a privilege and a trust. I am honored to work on behalf of the 513,000 unincorporated residents and to be recognized for this work.

“It was an amazing day for me personally and a great day for unincorporated communities,” she said.

Maxson is well known in the county for her passion for serving others, through her career in health care administration, her volunteer efforts for the International Rescue Committee and her extensive involvement in community organizations in Ramona, a said District 2 Supervisor Joel Anderson.

Maxson, a member of the Ramona Community Planning Group, the Ramona Leadership Council and the San Diego Refugee Forum, recently founded the Association of Planning Groups — San Diego County to ensure that traditionally underrepresented rural communities have access to critical infrastructure, resources and public services. , Anderson said.

“Thanks to Robin’s hard work and passion, SANDAG now has a seat on its board to represent the unincorporated areas of San Diego County,” he said.

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