Archive for September, 2009

PAL Loves Pancakes…and Mentoring!

September 28, 2009

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Several members of the Tehama County Police Activities League Board of Directors gathered today with two mentees in the Tehama County Mentoring Program to promote the upcoming Monster Pancake Breakfast on October 3, 2009 from 8-11am at the Tehama District Fairgrounds. All proceeds support the Tehama County Mentoring Program.

Pictured here are:   Danny Rabalais of the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Paul Nanfito of Red Bluff Police Dept, Melissa Mendonca, Mentoring Coordinator, Lt. Kyle Sanders and Officer Mike Coley of the Red Bluff Police Dept.  Front are mentees Jake and Owen Onopa.

Mentoring is widely recognized by law enforcement as a positive youth development actvity that supports a caring, safe community.

Monster Pancakes + Monster Trucks= Monster Fun!

September 15, 2009

pancakesIt’s time again for the annual Monster Pancake Breakfast to support the Tehama County Mentoring Program! Join us Saturday, October 3 from 8-11am at the Tehama District Fairgrounds. The Red Bluff Rotary Club will be serving up pancakes and ham made with ingredients donated by Rolling Hills Casino. Mentors and mentees will be serving our guests. Delicious Dutch Brothers Coffee and juice will wash it all down. Tickets are $5 each, with all proceeds going to the Tehama County Mentoring Program.

The highlight of the event will be Monster Trucks on display from the Major League of Monster Trucks! Drivers will be having breakfast with our guests and are happy to sign autographs.

We will also have the famous raffle baskets available. Volunteers from the Tehama County DSC02238Department of Social Services have outdone themselves this year with brilliant baskets of exciting goodies. The themes this year are Positively Purple, Think Pink, Green is Keen, Candlelight and Tender Loving Care. Tickets are $1 each or 10 for $5. Baskets are available for viewing at Umpqua Bank in Red Bluff now through Friday October 2. They will also be on display at the Monster Pancake Breakfast, where the prize drawing will be held.

The Mentoring Program is also teaming up with St. Elizabeth Community Hospital and the Major League of Monster Trucks to add an additional opportunity to meet Montser Truck Drivers and see their amazing trucks up close. Join us from 2:00-6:00pm on Wednesday, September 30 at the St. Elizabeth Surgery Center, 2340 Liberty Park Way. The festivities will include hot dogs, Dutch Brothers smoothies and Baskin Robbins Ice-Cream, all sold at very reasonable prices, with portions of proceeds benefiting youth mentoring.

The Tehama County Mentoring Program wishes to thank the many businesses and community organizations that work so creatively with us to support the youth of Tehama County. We urge you to visit their websites, which are linked in this article.

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No Kidding! It’s Fair Time Again!

September 14, 2009

DSC02289The Tehama County Mentoring program has joined the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 2009 Tehama District Fair. Tina Zastrow, our colleague at Student Support Services, helped us transform a Chamber-supplied metal cutout into a fantastic mentoring goat on his way to the fair after a Lunch Buddy meeting with his mentee “kid”. Our new goat friend is spending time at the Tehama County Department of Education before heading out to the Tehama District Fairgrounds  September 24-27. See if you can find him there!DSC02288 He gives new meaning to the fair’s theme “Be a Kid Again!”

You’ll find the Mentoring Program in some surprising places this year at the fair.  See how many places you can find us and then let us know what you discovered!