Danville Express

Living - May 11, 2007

Of note

Exchange Club activities

Members of the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley participated in a "Believe in the Blue" National Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Project on Saturday, April 21, by manning stations at Lunardi's Market and the Farmers Market in Danville, and at Safeways in Alamo and Blackhawk. The Danville Police Department volunteers offered fingerprinting for children at two of the stations.

The Exchange Club will be dedicating Freedom Shrines at three San Ramon Valley middle schools on May 16, made possible by grants from AT&T, PG&E, Sharon Dare and Pacific Rim Recycling. The Freedom Shrines project is a partnership between the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley and the All Wars Memorial Foundation. The Shrines have copies of 34 of our country's most significant documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to the JFK Inaugural and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech. The middle schools are Los Cerros, Iron Horse and Windemere Ranch.

Alamo looks cleaner

Members of Alamo Rotary pitched in and picked up trash on the main roads of Alamo on a recent Saturday. The workday cleaned up Danville Boulevard between Hemme Avenue and Rudgear Road as well as Stone Valley and Livorna roads between Danville Boulevard and I-680.

About 25 people participated in the cleanup, which resulted in two truckloads of trash. This is their way of giving back to the community, said Alamo Rotary members who participated.

Eight girls headed for Tech Trek

The Danville-Alamo Branch of the American Association of University Women has selected eight girls in the seventh grade to attend the 2007 Tech Trek at Mills College from June 24-30:

* Stone Valley Middle School: Mackenzie Bailey, Erica Bender, Eleanor Ross

* Diablo Vista: Kyla Aiuto, Adde (Austin) Carrington

* Charlotte Wood: Nisha Dalvie

* Los Cerros: Nicole Rideout, Samantha Scizak

* Alternate, from Diablo Vista: Danielle Yee

Tech Trek is a weeklong summer math and science camp for middle school girls who have completed seventh grade that features hands-on activities in math, science and related fields. Instructors include credentialed middle school teachers and women currently engaged professionally in science, math and technology fields.

Campers attend core classes and mini-labs during the day, and evening programs in fields such as astronomy, engineering, marine biology and environmental studies. Highlighting the activities will be a field trip to the Chabot Space and Science Center.

AAUW California has supported Tech Trek Camps since the first camp at Stanford University in 1998. There are now six camps in California, including the Mills College campus camp, sponsored by the Danville-Alamo Branch.

Autonomic Software is conducting a series of roundtables and educational seminars that look at network security challenges for small and mid-sized businesses. The Danville seminar was held April 26; the next one will be in Pleasanton at its Chamber of Commerce building, from noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, May 22. For more information, call 820-8209.


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