Our Valuable Volunteers: Nettie Washington

By Bob Merritt, IAC

Nettie Washington

Every year, the County of Riverside, along with the Coachella Valley's nine cities, honor senior citizens 65 years of age and older who have inspired others through their volunteerism and active support of our lives here in our desert communities. This annual event is now in its 27th year of honoring these unsung heroes for their ongoing contribution and dedication to improving our communities.

Of the 11 unsung heroes selected this year, Nettie Washington from our community has been selected to represent the City of Indio!

Ticket prices for the awards dinner begin at $30, and over 600 attendees are expected at his year’s 27th Annual Senior Inspiration Awards Luncheon to be held on March 22. The ballroom doors will open at 11 AM and the program begins at 11:30 AM and continues to 1:30 PM at the Palm Springs Convention Center on 277 North Avenida Caballeros in Palm Springs.

Please give Nettie a “thanks” for all the time and energy she has given in support of our community the next time you see her at one of our SCSH’s activities!

Our Valuable Volunteers: Sue Gates

Sue Gates Delivers the View with a Smile

Sue Gates comes from a family who believed in volunteering and service. She grew up in a small Michigan community of about 1200 people. Her Dad was the Mayor.

Sue graduated from Michigan State (Go Spartans!) with a degree in Elementary Education. Immediately after graduation she moved across the country to take a job in Orange County. Over her career she taught several grades, but her favorite was first grade.

Sue Gates, delivery volunteer for The View magazine

Sue moved to Sun City Shadow Hills about 10 years ago. Once settled she was anxious to get involved in the community. She loves people and makes a point of greeting new neighbors.

Sue volunteers to distribute the View Magazine. Many of her friends in the community are also volunteers. She loves her life here and enjoys surrounding herself with service minded people.

If you know Sue, you know she always has a smile and a warm hello.

Thank you for volunteering Sue! This community runs smoother thanks to people like you! We appreciate your service to the Sun City Shadow Hills Community!

Our Valuable Volunteers: Sheila “Sam” Clow

Sheila “Sam” Clow
Lifestyle Desk Volunteer

Sheila ‘Sam’ Clow has led an adventurous life with interesting careers. She’s worked as a Nurse, a Stewardess, a Lumber Buyer and now a Lifestyle Desk Volunteer.

Sheila grew up in Ontario, Canada and immigrated to the US in 1964. She met her husband on a Windjammer Cruise in 1966. Among other places, the couple spent four years living in Australia and three years living in New Zealand.

It was in Australia that Sheila became “Sam”. At the time, in Australia, the name Sheila had a less-than-favorable connotation. Her husband chose the nickname Sam. It stuck.

Sam moved to Sun City Shadow Hills a couple years ago. She chose Sun City to be near her daughter, Tracy, who lived in LA at the time. Tracy has since moved to Austin, Texas.

When Sam moved here she wanted to meet people and get to know how things worked in the community. Working as a volunteer at the Lifestyle Desk is the perfect place to do just that.

Thank you for volunteering Sam! It is people like you that help this community run smoothly. We appreciate your service to the Sun City Shadow Hills Community!