Fuller Connection: October 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

California Pink Ribbon License Plate

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Increased awareness and early detection is an important step in the battle against cancer.

For these reasons a group of breast cancer survivors began a campaign to give Californians an option to show their support for the fight against cancer. Their idea was to offer the California Pink Ribbon License Plate to help raise breast cancer awareness and provide free or reduced breast cancer preventative treatments.

Passed by legislation in 2014, the initial voluntary contribution for a California Pink Ribbon License Plate is $50 ($40 annually) for a random set of numbers, or $98 ($78 annually) for a personalized set of numbers. This contribution will be added to your normal DMV registration and a portion is considered a charitable contribution.

The funds generated from sales of the California Pink Ribbon License Plate will be deposited into the Breast Cancer Control Account for treatment, detection and awareness.

For more information about the California Pink Ribbon License Plates please visit: https://pinkplate.org/.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Before any California Pink Ribbon License Plates can be produced, or any contributions can be used for preventative cancer treatments, the DMV must receive a minimum of 7500 orders. You can order your new license plate at: https://pinkplate.org/cart/.

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Investing in California Awards

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I was proud to join AT&T California to present Kern Valley Hospital Foundation and Taft’s Historic Fort with an Investing in California Award.

AT&T’s Investing in California Awards provides resources and recognition to organizations and programs that are improving lives in their communities and the state by advancing economic growth, educational opportunities, new technologies, or by providing other essential community services.

2016 Investing in California Award Recipients

The Kern Valley Hospital
A nonprofit, public benefit corporation with a mission of providing Kern Valley Hospital with modern, state-of-the-art equipment to insure the finest healthcare possible for the residents and visitors of the Kern Valley. The all-volunteer Foundation offers contributors a multifaceted program of gift opportunities and ways to give, from commemorative giving to a carefully designed program of deferred giving. (Source:http://www.kvhd.org/foundation/)

Taft’s Historic Fort
The Taft Fort is patterned after Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento, California. This local landmark stands as one of the few remaining adobe structures in Kern County. Its beautiful auditorium, garden courtyards and gazebo are surrounded by walls of authentic adobe which offer an intimate setting for local events as it displays the unique early California atmosphere and charm of the 1940’s era. The Fort Preservation Society was formed in 1992 to maintain, preserve and improve The Fort, as well as, increase awareness and appreciation of its historic heritage.

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Ridgecrest’s Stand Down Helps Homeless Veterans

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Nick Coy with the Ridgecrest Veterans Advisory Council delivers the welcome address at this year’s Veteran’s Stand Down in Ridgecrest at the Kerr-McGee Center. Romeo Agbalog with Team Fuller presented a Certificate of Recognition to the group to commemorate the Stand Down’s 6th year in operation.

Stand Downs provide supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. (Source: http://www.va.gov/homeless/events.asp)

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9/11 Memorial in Bakersfield Unveiled

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On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks the Bakersfield Fire Department unveiled a memorial to honor the victims of that tragic day. The memorial included a 22ft beam from the World Trade Center and is located at 1315 Buena Vista Road in Bakersfield.

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New STEM Building at Bakersfield College

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At the re-dedication ceremony for the new STEM building at Bakersfield College, Team Fuller presented Certificates of Recognition to both Bakersfield College and AERA Energy. AERA and Bakersfield College partnered to create this added resource for students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Tulare County’s 23rd Annual Educators of the Year Ceremony

Tulare County’s Office of Education celebrated its 23rd Educator of the Year award ceremony by honoring 3 Tulare County educators. The annual event, held on Confucius’ birthday, is hosted by the Central California Chinese Cultural Center. The Educators of the Year are: Kristy Caesar - Kennedy Elementary School (Lindsay Unified School District), AmyRose Lardner - Frank Kohn Elementary School (Tulare City School District), and John Domingcil - Dinuba High School (Dinuba Unified School District).

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Congregation B’Nai Jacob 100th Anniversary Celebration

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On September 10th the Congregation B’Nai Jacobs, the oldest synagogue in Bakersfield, held their 100th Anniversary celebration. Team Fuller presented the Congregation with a California State Senate Resolution to honor the achievement.

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Hometown Emporium Celebrates 20 Years in Exeter

Hometown Emporium celebrated 20 years in Exeter this month. The family owned business bakes fresh bread, cookies and pastries every morning. Hometown Emporium also bakes their own meat and makes their soup from scratch. In addition to their breakfast and lunch crowd they have expanded their business to include custom specialty and wedding cakes. The Alves family has worked tirelessly for the last 20 years to give as much back to the community as they have received from their loyal customers.

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University of La Verne 125th Anniversary

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Team Fuller was in attendance at the University of La Verne’s Anniversary in Bakersfield with numerous members of the community who recalled the university’s impact on their lives and our community. As part of the honors, Team Fuller’s Pam Rose presented a Senate Resolution recognizing the university for its 125 years of quality education.

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Community Spotlight

Boron Alive! is a non-profit organization located in Boron with a focus on community revitalization, supporting key community institutions, and filling gaps in services. The organization represents Boron on many government and non-government agencies in Kern County. Representatives also attend all community meeting in Boron to support the efforts of other individuals and organizations. Boron Alive! is uniquely positioned to support all aspects of their community including: seniors, educations, crime deterrence, community cleanup efforts, and of course Twenty Mule Team Museum.

Boron Alive! will host a Senior Expo to connect health care providers with seniors and caregivers in Boron. The event will provide ample opportunity for the public to discuss with key providers the services currently available, and potential future plans for Boron. This open-format event will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Boron Senior Center starting at 1:00 PM.

For more information on Boron Alive! please call (760) 267-5760 or visit their website boronalive.org.

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Mobile Office Hours Schedule for October

Mobile Office hours are held to facilitate communication between my office and the communities we serve. The following is a list of Mobile Office locations for the month of October. Hope you can find the time to stop by!

October 5th:
Taft Chamber of Commerce
10:00AM-11:30AM

October 5th:
Visalia Chamber of Commerce
10:30AM-12:30PM

October 6th:
Mojave Air & Spaceport
NOON-1:45PM

October 6th:
California City Chamber of Commerce
2:00PM-3:00PM

October 10th:
Tulare Chamber of Commerce
10:00AM-NOON

October 11th:
Ridgecrest City Hall
1:30-3:30PM

October 12th:
Barstow Visitor’s Center at the Harvey House
2:00-4:00PM

October 13th:
Frazier Mountain Communities Family Resource Center
3:00-4:00PM

October 18th:
Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce
10:00AM-11:00AM

October 20th:
Kern River Valley County Admin. Building
1:30-3:30PM

To schedule an appointment with a member of the staff, please call the District Office at (661) 323-0443.

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