It’s the 100 Club!

Photo by Jonathan Koshi

Photo by Jonathan Koshi.

After the wrap of each school semester, 826 Valencia honors a select group of stand-out volunteers who have contributed a significant amount of time and energy to our organization. To thank our dedicated crew from this past year, we threw two very special 100 Club celebrations, commemorating the end of the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 school semesters. Each 100 Club comprises approximately 100 volunteers who’ve logged the highest number of service hours per semester.

We held our Winter 100 Club Celebration on January 29, 2015, in the Kanbar Forum of the freshly redesigned Exploratorium. Throughout the night guests sparked new friendships and celebrated old ones as they enjoyed a delicious tamale dinner from Mijita and La Palma, cheered one another with brews from New Belgium Brewing Company, and devoured delectable desserts by Miette. During our activity portion of the night, our whip-smart volunteers and interns contested in a game of trivia and got to flaunt their mad knowledge by answering questions about our beloved City by the Bay, teen pop culture, classic Pirate lore, and all things 826. Champions of the evening’s Trivia Night received passes to visit the new Exploratorium, and each volunteer was gifted their own Trivia Night pencil pouch filled with kid-inspired writing tools—sparkly pencils and animal eraser toppers—inspired by their time on the ground at 826 Valencia.

For our Summer 100 Club Celebration on June 9, 2015, we toasted our most tried and true volunteers and interns at Dear Mom. We (unexpectedly) watched the Golden State Warriors battle their way toward NBA championship, and challenged our friends to a good ol’ game of people bingo. Volunteers made new discoveries about one another while interviewing their fellow 826ers about quirky personality traits such as Who here experiences synesthesia? (we quickly learned that no one in our volunteer pool actually experiences this sensation!), Who knows the name of our beloved Pirate Store puffer fish, and Who has played Mr./Mrs. Blue (unwillingly) (most of us).

If you’re new to the organization and are considering becoming an 826 Valencia volunteer, we encourage you to sign up today! You can get started by registering here. We’d love to see your smiling face at our next 100 Club event. As always, we are eternally grateful for ALL the volunteers who give their time and talents, in large ways or small, to make 826 Valencia programs and publications such a success.

Listed below are the illustrious members of our 2014-2015 100 Club.

Winter 2015 100 Club

Lisa Anderson
Gina Bardi
David Becker
Katya Bitar
Clare Blackwell
Jayme Brown
Joel Brown
David Brownell
Kevin Carroll
Eva Chang
Jan Chen
Michele Chen
Kim Connor
Liam Curley
Natasha Dangond
Shannon David
David Davila
Emily (Millie) DeBenedet
Adriana del Mar
Ashley Despain
E. Eastman
Ann Elliot
Ian Evans
Alexandra Feldman
Darryl Forman
Kara Fowler
Laurel Fujii
Cristina Giner
Sarah Glover
Seth Golub
Emily Guo
Natalie Guo
Daisy Guzman
Richard Haiduck
Sondra Hall
Alexis Hawley
Meghann Hayes
Jessica Hemerly
Sonia Hernandez
Christine Herrin
Austin Hoffman
Benjamin Holliday
Rebecca Huval
Katy Jensen
Ilya Kaltman
Elizabeth Kert
Lucy Kirchner
Jonathan Koshi
Krista Kujat
Hannah Lassiter
Roanne Lee
Gloria Lenhart
Joy LeRoy
Tracy Liu
Kavitha Lotun
Brandon Ly
Kehau Lyons
Martin Malloy
Kathleen Cohn Mandry
Carmela Marquez
Diana Martin
Blair Meehan
Helaine Melnitzer
Burt Meyer
Megan Mikhail
Zachary Miners
Eunice Moyle
Claire Mullen
Edith Reisner Newton
Marilyn Nicols
Aidan O’Flynn
John Odell
Kasra Omid-Zohoor
Marty Oropeza
Eric Pang
Angela Penny
LeUyen Pham
Bill Poole
Teresa Pratt
Tim R.
Merle Rabine
Erika Ramos
Devon Reed
Raul Rossell
Randy Salazar
Dominique Santos
Johan Schiffer
Carolyn Schultz
Helaine Schweitzer
Anthony Severini
Tiara Shafiq
Jessica Stahlke
Sandy Tsai
Miranda Tsang
Willie Turner
Melissa van Gelder
Karen Wagstaffe
Fiona Warrington
Susan White
Donna Williamson
Lindsay Wing
Emily Wolahan
Daniel Yadron
Iwei Yun

Summer 2015 100 Club

Naveen Agrawal
Colleen Quinn Amster
Lessley Anderson
Lisa Anderson
Gina Bardi
Richtan Batac
David Becker
Katya Bitar
Jennifer Braun
Wren Brennan
Jayme Brown
Joel Brown
David Brownell
Tehan Carey
Kevin Carroll
Eva Chang
Sarah Clark
Kathleen Mandry Cohn
Kimberly Connor
Elizabeth Cooper
Clay Courchaine
Arlen Cuevas
Heather Cunningham
Liam Curley
Natasha Dangond
Shannon David
David Davila
Emily (Millie) DeBenedet
Adriana del Mar
Ashley Despain
Donna Williamson
E. Eastman
Ann Elliot
Ian Evans
Lisa Fain
Marie Fisher
Emily Forbes
Darryl Forman
Kara Fowler
Apryl Fuentes
Will Georgantas
Cristina Giner
Sarah Glover
Emily Goldberg
Seth Golub
Maggie Grainger
Natalie Guo
Ryan Haas
Richard Haiduck
Madeleine Han
Leo Harrington
April Hart
Christian Hasselberger
Meghann Hayes
Jessica Hemerly
Christine Herrin
Austin Hoffman
Ben Holliday
Gregory Hosono
Brittani Hunter
Katy Jensen
Audra Jones
Jena-Azriele Jordan
Ilya Kaltman
Elizabeth Kert
Lucy Kirchner
Jonathan Koshi
Matthew Krieger
Megan Kurashige
Shannon Lamborn
Jennifer Larson
Gloria Lenhart
Marian Lever
Jennifer Lin
Jessica Lin
Tracy Liu
Kavitha Lotun
Marcus Lund
Kehau Lyons
Martin Malloy
Tanya Mancheno
Gayle Markow
Carmela Marquez
Ana Mason
Trevor Mattingly
Louise McCune
Geoff McHugh
Helaine Melnitzer
Burt Meyer
Megan Mikhail
Andrea Minarcek
Zachary Miners
Anita Montero
Eunice Moyle
Lauren Mulkey
Vilaska Nguyen
Marilyn Nichols
Conan Noonaz
Aidan O’Flynn
John Odell
Martin Oropeza
Alexandra Pantazes
Angela Penny
Mele Perla
Dale Pitman
Anna Rose Pitts
Natalie Poltz
William Poole
Teresa Pratt
Lisa Presta
Tim R.
Merle Rabine
Bulmaro Ramirez
Kelly Cole Rappleye
Charles Raznikov
Devon Reed
Matt Rivits
Raul Rossell
Randy Salazar
Andrew Schlesinger
Helaine Schweitzer
Clinton Seiter
Michael Sellarole
Anthony Severini
Emma Sherwood-Forbes
Louise Shultz
Curtis Smolar
Blyth Strachman
Sonja Swift
Miranda Tsang
Melissa van Gelder
Natasha Redmond Von Kaenal
Karen Wagstaffe
Sullivan Waits
Nikhil Whadhwani
Kevin Wofsy
Jody Worthington
Lindsey Yellen
Tiffany Yoh
Sydney Zelenak
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