OCTOBER WAS OLMOS PARK YOUTH COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP DRIVE MONTH
Membership Month Events Included:
Oct. 5 Membership Information Session at 2:30-4:30 pm
Oct. 20 at 5:30 pm – Annual Membership Welcome Event! Olmos Park neighbor and C.H. Geunther & Son, Inc. Chief Executive – Dale Trembley spoke at the home of Drs. Catherine Spezia and Michael Lindner 624 East El Prado. Tremblay highlighted formative milestones from his youth, education and career path that has made him the leader he is today. He also gave advice about searching for a college.
Oct. 27 – Pumpkin Carving Benefiting Kids4KidsWCancer: The pumpkin carving was another huge success with parents and kids coming out to carve more than 75 pumpkins. OPYC members helped kids with carving and playing games like plinko, trap a rat and bean bag toss. It was an extraordinarily beautiful day and the event helped raise nearly $2000 for Kids4KidsWCancer.
Community Service, Leadership Opportunities and Networking Among Membership Benefits
Youth residing in the city of Olmos Park have an opportunity to learn about and serve their city. Olmos Park Youth Commission (OPYC), a nondenominational, membership-based nonprofit launches its 2nd annual membership drive in October. Activities throughout the month include an information session, a gathering to hear featured speaker, C.H. Geunther & Son, Inc., President and CEO— Dale Trembley and a Halloween pumpkin carving benefiting Kids4KidsWCancer. OPYC brings together a corps of youth residents ages 11-18 (5th – 12th grade) in pursuit of four areas — community building, community service, leadership and enterprise-touring local businesses and meeting with leaders from an array of professions.
Since the organization’s launch one year ago, OPYC has garnered more than 40 youth members and counting. Collectively, these members have volunteered more than 250 community service hours. For those interested in earning community service hours, Olmos Park Youth Commission offers a variety of opportunities to volunteer.
OPYC’s activities this year have included meeting Mayor Ronald Hornberger, decorating the city of Olmos Park for the holidays, and hosting a Thanksgiving potluck for Olmos Park fire, police and city staffs. Youth and parents also turned out this past spring to plant trees and shrubs on Contour Drive for “Plant the Park,” hanging Fiesta ribbons on Olmos Park’s streetlamps in April, as well as assisting with the neighborhood July 4 parade and festivities. Most recently, youth members helped raise awareness for the city’s recycling pilot program by distributing flyers to neighbors.
Olmos Park residents interested in OPYC membership can also visit OlmosParkYC.com for more information. The cost of membership or renewal is $30/member annually. Contact: 210-602-2573 with interest or questions.
Businesses/professionals: If you are interested in providing a tour and/or speaking to members of Olmos Park Youth Commission about your professional endeavor or business, please contact 210-602-2573 with interest or questions. Scheduling is underway.
Olmos Park Youth Commission is a registered nonprofit and a federal tax exempt 501(c)(3).