Spotlight on Volunteers: Pete Anderson

Pete Anderson could be described as a “veteran volunteer, “ in more ways than one!

Pete has been contributing to Sun City Shadow Hills and the surrounding desert communities since his arrival at SCSH in 2007. He became the vice president of the Veteran’s Club in 2007, and later, took on the role of president. As president of the Veteran’s Club, he has been serving the community ever since, providing American flags to all residents, and contributing to the Toys for Tots program. Pete is also the President of the SCSH Republicans Club. In addition to his work in our community, he volunteers for the VFW program. Their good works include receiving American flags that are torn or damaged and disposing of them, seeing that they are respectfully burned.

Pete has volunteered to help students at Shadow Hills High school, by teaching ROTC Cadets and has also helped young athletes there by working with the Shadow Hills High School football program. Pete gifted his high school proteges with pocket sized copies of the U.S. Constitution, which many alumni still carry. What a touching acknowledgement of the impact he has made on their lives.

Pete served in the US military in the Vietnam war, from 1965 through 1967. Besides the military, Pete’s many interests include golfing and fitness. (When you see him at the fitness center, be sure to say, “ Hello!” ) Besides golfing, Pete and his wife of 35 years, Belinda, like keeping in touch with old friends from their high school days. In fact, Pete and his wife Belinda could be called high school sweethearts, with a twist. They originally met as students at Palm Springs high school and after many years found each other again at a Palms Springs high school reunion. They married in 1988.

Written by Deb Halper, Information Advisory Committee