On The April ModestoView Cover


On the Cover
By Kelly Gregerson

The Modesto Sunset Leo Club is an officially chartered club of Lions Clubs International. There are over 6,500 Leo’s Clubs in more than 150 nations throughout the world. LEO stands for Leadership, Experience and Opportunity. The goal of the Leo Club is to provide young people with the opportunity for development and contribution, individually and collectively, as part of the community. Community service is the cornerstone foundation of the Leo program, training kids to make a lifetime commitment to helping others. The Modesto Sunset Leo club meets once a month and tries to do a community service project every other month. Some of the projects the Leo’s have done are: serving Christmas dinner at the Howard Training Center, volunteering at the Gospel Mission, buying and filling backpacks for students at Shackelford, organizing a pajama drive for Sierra Vista children’s center, working at “Parker’s Prom” at Madera Children’s Hospital, running a booth at Earth Day and inspecting and cleaning thousands of donated eyeglasses to be given to those in need – just to name a few. They are always looking for great projects to help out the community.

If anyone would like more information about the Modesto Sunset Leos or would like to join they can contact Leo Advisor Karin Rodriguez at 595-3202 or Susie Hatfield at 604-8371.

Some of the Sunset Leos are pictured on the cover Henry Hauschlidt, Ana David, Anna Gorman, Leia Johnson, Chloe Glasscock, Nathalie Castillo, David Gorman, Monica Virgil, Sofia Johnson, Anya Baily, Micah Corralez and Kayli Wilson

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.