- Paradise Rotary Welcomes New Member, Andrea Reid
Andrea was born in New Jersey and grew up in Arizona, Massachusetts, and Alaska in a U.S. Air Force family with a sister and a brother. Andrea’s first marriage to a school teacher, took her around the world, living in Australia and traveling the U.S. and Europe in the process.
Andrea’s higher education was focused on business and computer-oriented courses at Phoenix College, Colorado State University, and DeAnza College.
Andrea spent most of her business career with International Business Machines (IBM) as a software product, marketing, and worldwide brand manager, with extensive experience in many disciplines, such as, marketing, communications, facilitation, geographic information systems, database, query and reporting, and branding.
Andrea moved to Paradise ten years ago with her husband Clay, (who was raised in Chico, and whose family is all still nearby), built a home on the ridge, and enjoy family, new friends, and the many musicians and music events in the area.
Andrea retired from IBM after 34 years, went back to work for them as a contractor, doing product announcement for their Security Division, and plans to retire (for good!) in early 2016 and is looking forward to many new friendships and activities in Rotary in the future.
- Tickets are available now for the 4th Annual Steak and Lobster Affair
Get your tickets for the Paradise Rotary Club’s 4th annual Steak and Lobster Affair. It includes a fabulous Steak and Lobster meal prepared by Executive Chef Hobart and a fun Comedy and Juggling act by Kenn Sorrano along with a no host bar and great fellowship, The event, a fundraiser for the Paradise Rotary Club, helps the club continue the service projects in our community. This year the club is building a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Lab at Ponderosa Elementary among the many other projects they take on each year.
Tickets are available at PIP Printing, Wells Fargo (Paradise), Caldwell Banker Ponderosa or any Paradise Rotary Club Member.
Don’t miss this fun and worthwhile event. It’s the “Affair” of the year.
“The Place” Paradise Lutheran Church
780 Luther Drive
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10/1 – Club Assembly; “High Level Collaborations”
10/8 – Jody Jones & Lauren Gill; Town Sewer System
10/15 – Congressman LaMalfa; State of the District
10/22 – Evergreen 6th grade; Solar project
10/29 – Zyanya Vargas; Foreign Exchange Student
- Meet Donna Colosky, One of our newest Rotarians
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the youngest of four children Donna attended neighborhood public schools. Upon High School graduation she attended Community College and then the University of British Columbia where she earned a Bachelors of Music Degree in 1984. She subsequently earned her teaching certificate at UBC in 1985 and was offered a contract to teach in a small district in Littlerock, CA.. In 1987 Donna married William Colosky (Bill) and they relocated across the high desert to Apple Valley, CA where she held numerous teaching and administrative positions. It was here they remained for the next twenty seven years, raising their children, As she starts her thirtieth year as a public educator, Donna is proud to be the Superintendent of Paradise Unified School District. Public Education is her passion as she serves all of the children in our community, no matter what their needs and background. In the words of Nelson Mandela, “ Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
Paradise Rotary welcomes Donna to our club as we strive to live the Rotary Motto “Service Above Self”
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