Press Release - Club Welcomes New Board



The Active 20-30 Club would like to congratulate the newly elected board members for the upcoming fiscal year and say thank you for the outgoing members. On June 13th, the Active 20-30 Club welcomed the new officers at their annual installation dinner held at a private location in town. The leadership for the club is:

Immediate Past President~ Justin Maier

President~ Todd Jones

President Elect~ Benjamin Dykstra

Treasurer~ Monika Long

Secretary~ Patty Davis

Board Members~ Cassie Dellaragione and Nicole Crain.

Club President, Todd Jones, said of the new board, “I am excited for this year, we have an enthusiastic, and hardworking team. Thank you to our previous board, and all of our members!” For more information about The Active 20-30 Club of Redding, please visit


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Press Release - Redding Club Awarded at National Level



The Redding Club is honored again at The Active 20-30 Club National Convention in recognition for their continued work in the Redding Community! The Redding Club is in its ninth year, and was chartered in 2006 by Courtney McElvain of Redding.

On June 6th, 2015 the local chapter of the Active 20-30 club was awarded; 1st Place in Public Relations, with their efforts of the Frank Sawyer Memorial Kids Fishing Day, 1st Place in their Fundraising Concept of the Redding Lighted Christmas Parade, Secretary of the year for the US and Canada was member Samantha Klein, and Ian Stripling took runner up for being an Outstanding National Mission Statement Representative. All of this took place at the organization’s annual National Convention, held this year in San Francisco, California. The Active 20-30 Club of Redding is proud to be in partnership with this community and is excited about what is to come.  The Redding Team had the privilege of acting as Sargent in Arms and raised $1050 in fines to help a new children's project for Active 20-30 Club of Petaluma #30! Remember Stay Active and anyone can make difference!

Outgoing president Justin Maier was stunned to be recognized for these awards but stated, “I’m surprised but, we all put in a lot of hard work. We are see the need in this community, and we want to make an impact on the special needs of children in the Redding area”. 

The Redding Club is known locally for its’ community service, notably the Sundial Film Festival, the Redding Lighted Christmas Parade, the Alta Mesa Easter Egg Hunt, “The Big Race” for Week of the Young Child, and the Back to School Shopping Spree. The Active 20-30 Club of Redding holds many other events, and members participate as volunteers for multiple local charities every year.


Friday, August 7, 2015

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President's Column

July 18, 2016

It has been about a month since we started our new club term, and also about a month since I was installed as the 11th President of the Redding Active 20-30 Club. To be honest, things have been a bit of a blur…taking over the Presidency requires a lot of legwork and paperwork! 

Nevertheless, even though I’ve been spending a lot of my time dealing with that, our term is off to a great start! Planning is well underway for our Back to School Shopping Spree on August 14. This year, we will again be taking 40 kids back to school shopping for clothes, shoes, new backpacks, and much more. These are kids who could not otherwise afford to buy these things. It’s one of the events I look forward to most out of the many we do, because it’s so great seeing these children get to have the things they desperately need to succeed in school. We are also gearing up to kick off an ad campaign to honor our Active 20-30 Club contributors for 2016: Foothill Distributing, Tri-Counties Bank, Sierra Pacific Industries, and Cattlemen’s Restaurant. The contributions we’ve received from these organizations has helped us greatly to put on our charitable events this year, and we’re glad to count them among our Club’s supporters.

And that’s just the start! We have our usual slate of great events coming up over the next year, such as our two biggest fundraisers, the Sundial Film Festival and the Redding Lighted Christmas Parade, and children’s events such as the Frank Sawyer Memorial Kids Fishing Day. I think this could very well be the best year the club has had, and I’m glad to be a part of it!


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With a lot of sweat and help from Sunset Rotary, we recently completed the transition of One SAFE Place’s playground to the new Sierra Center and held our largest Back-to-School Shopping spree to date, taking 40 kids back-to-school shopping. These two activities epitomize the mission of our club, “…improving the quality of life for the special needs of children in their community”.  Neither of these projects would have been possible without the support of our community and the 20-30 club’s efforts to increase collaboration with other non-profits in our area.

With this work comes increased publicity and awareness of our club that has helped our club grow to 33 members as of this writing with many new members on the horizon.  I am looking forward to the growth, as are all of our members that have worked so hard over the years for our club.  With these new members come fresh energy, ideas, and perspectives.  Many hands make light work and will empower our club to make an even bigger impact on our community. 

I look forward to the rest of this fiscal year and seeing what our club can do!