Steering Committee Newsletter
AUGUST 2020
Healthy RC Steering Committee Virtual Meeting
Healthy RC Living
CASA CORNER

Date Bites with Nuts
makes 3 dozens

Ingredients for Salad

  • 3 cups raw nuts
  • 2 13-oz packs baking dates
  • 4 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sesame seeds

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place nuts and sesame seeds in separate trays and bake 10 to 12 minutes to achieve a light golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Place cooled nuts in food processor to chop to desired consistency and transfer in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except the sesame seeds and mix by hand to make a paste.
  4. Using a #40 scoop or a spoon, divide the mix into 36 bites and coat with toasted sesame seed. 
  5. Place all bites on a tray and place in the freezer for 2 hours before serving or cover and keep frozen for later use.
HELPFUL TIPS!

This summer, cool down and save energy by closing the blinds! During the daytime, sunlight passing through windows heats your home, making your A/C work harder. Stay cool by keeping blinds or drapes closed on sunny days. Be sure to #KeepItGolden and support #SustainableRC today and all summer long!
FITNESS FUN

Our facility courts may be closed, but there are still ways to get out and get active. Why not try your own virtual game of hoops with friends and family? Keep the ball moving RC! #RCconnects #RCcommUNITY #HealthyRC
MENTAL FLEX

We know many of you are juggling working full time AND teaching your child/children at home while schools remain closed. If you, like so many other parents, are completely new to homeschooling, here are some tips to set you and your child on the right path as you embark on this educational journey together! 
VIRTUAL REC CENTER

While our facilities are closed and we aren't holding programs, you can visit our Virtual Recreation Center for fun, creative, and educational content!
CITY UPDATES
Rancho Cucamonga introduces RC CARES
The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites you to apply to the COVID-19 Community Relief Program. If you are a Rancho Cucamonga resident or business owner, you may be eligible to receive critical funding to assist with your rent and/or business expenses. 
HEALTHY RC UPDATES
COMPASSIONATE RC
Join us for our Virtual Courageous Conversations
The Compassionate Community Subcommittee continues to host Virtual Courageous Conversations. The events these past several weeks have disrupted our lives and challenged us in many ways, once again putting the spotlight on issues of racial equity and social justice. This subcommittee will continue to work together to ensure that we can provide the #RCcommUNITY a safe space for all voices to be acknowledged and heard. 
 
Through these community conversations, attendees are able to share in a judgement-free environment their lived experiences and perspectives on topics of race, racism and social justice. Through these dialogues, we hope to develop specific action plans tailored for our communities as we remain committed in dismantling any forms of racism and racial inequities in Rancho Cucamonga. The Compassionate Community Subcommittee meets regularly* every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Join us as we learn together and try to find a common ground in addressing these important issues, and identify practical and feasible solutions that foster healing and unity in our City.

If you are interested in joining us or for any inquiries, you may email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043.

*Days and times subject to change.
Helpful Resources
In collaboration with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, the Compassionate Community Subcommittee recommends the following resources and reading lists that may provide additional guidance on important conversations regarding the topics of race, social justice, and celebration of diversity:
Together, we can create a unifying and compassionate environment for everyone!

Don't forget to share your #BeKindRC story and tag us on social media. You can also participate by joining our planning committee or being involved with any of our activities. For inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043.
MENTAL HEALTH
We are here for you at our Monthly RC Community Check-ins
As a response to the need of more consistent mental health support groups in Rancho Cucamonga, Healthy RC partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Pomona Valley to provide virtual community conversations called Community Check-ins. We encourage people to just grab a cup of tea and get comfortable at home, while logging on the Community Check-in safe space to share what’s on your mind.

Check-ins are scheduled on the first Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m-7:30 p.m. The purpose of this group is to share, listen, collaborate and learn from your fellow community members. NAMI Executive Director James Curtis facilitates and guides the conversation so that people can find the right tools, resources, and strategies to practice self-care and wellness. For more information, simply click on the flyer above!  

For any inquiries regarding Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee and its initiatives, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2044.
YOUTH LEADERS
It’s that time of the year again! The City of Rancho Cucamonga has opened recruitment for middle and high school teens to join Healthy RC Youth Leaders. We are now accepting applications from youth ages 12-17 interested in making an impact in our community. Work on issues that matter to you and create the change to build a healthier community. 

Your voice matters and in Youth Leaders, you are a part of the policy-making process. You will gain leadership skills, team building skills, and most importantly, the confidence to use your voice to create meaningful change. This isn’t like any other leadership volunteer program around - you’ll actually get recognized and feel supported throughout your journey of becoming the incredible leader you are! For more information on Healthy RC's Youth Leaders program, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2044.

SUSTAINABLE RC
Lower your Electric Bill by 50-90%
Have solar installed on your home free of charge through the Grid Alternatives program! Income-qualified homeowners living south of Foothill Boulevard can qualify. Save money and join your fellow Californians to make a positive difference by applying today! Call (951) 465-2864 or visit EnergyForAllProgram.org.

“I love these free solar panels on my home! My electricity bill is almost nonexistent, and it will make a huge difference in the summer when we need to keep the house cool with the air conditioner. I am encouraging my friends and family to apply!”   

-Claudia Paz, RC Resident
OTHER NOTABLE UPDATES
Respond to the 2020 Census today—and help Rancho Cucamonga plan for the next 10 years of healthcare, infrastructure, education, and more. Shape your future and learn more at 2020CENSUS.GOV.
GET INVOLVED WITH HEALTHY RC!
Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
City Hall
Tri-Communities Room
10500 Civic Center Drive,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Central Park
Creative Corner Room
11200 Baseline Road,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
Community Champions
Meeting

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
RC Family Resource Center
9791 Arrow Route,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
City Hall
Chaffey Conference Room
10500 Civic Center Drive,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Youth Leaders

To learn more about the application process, visit: Healthy RC website

For any other inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2044
Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2045
Evaluation Subcommittee

Every 4th Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
City Hall
Chaffey Conference Room
10500 Civic Center Drive,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
For inquiries: e-mail HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
PARTNER UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Community resources at your finger tips! Connect IE helps you connect to the resources you need: housing services, job training, food pantries, transportation and other low-cost or free programs. Visit www.connectie.org to begin searching today from your smartphone or computer.
Victoria Gardens
Farmers' Market
Every Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Terra Vista
Farmers' Market
Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
GREAT NEWS!
Heritage Farmers' Market has set up an online ordering system for those who may not be able to make it to the market due to transportation and/or other quarantine-related issues.
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 477-2700