One of the pleasures of serving as SACHF’s President is the ongoing opportunity to get acquainted with youth in the area, especially Cal Lutheran students.
This semester, for instance, the first Cal Lutheran class based at 26 Faculty Road―History with a focus on Vikings― is being taught by Prof. Sam Claussen in the Scan Center’s main room two afternoons a week. So appropriate!
Recently several Cal Lutheran students from Norway involved in ANSA (see earlier photo and info) met at the Scan Center. Such a lively, happy time! While holding their Annual Meeting and electing leaders, they watched some of Norway’s best Winter Olympics athletes while enjoying “snacks” prepared especially for the ANSA viewers.
Some of those students have already offered to help with the Scandinavian Festival in April. That’s good news!
Two Cal Lutheran students serve on the SACHF Board of Directors, where one has become Co-chair of Membership. The other is President of the Scandinavian Student Club at Cal Lutheran and an automatic member of the SACHF Board.
Another student works in the Scan Center office helping with processing donations into our Inventory system.
Over the past several years, many Cal Lutheran students have given Brown Bag Lunch presentations—from musical performances to talks about various topics.
Dozens of Cal Lutheran students will be helping in other ways at Scan Fest, April 21 and 22.
Also, at the April Scan Fest, the audience will again enjoy a lively performance of the Redwood Middle School’s jazz band—back by popular demand.
So, while serving as President has the expected challenges, extra stress and surprises, there are many satisfactions and real pleasures! [Also, there are some personal connections—students from areas where I lived, who sometimes know people I know; students from my grandparents’ homeland communities, etc. Wonderful surprises!]
Our Mission Statement directs this organization to reach out to “Southwestern United States,” but as my report indicates, we are actually reaching across the Atlantic to Norway as well. Nor should we overlook those students from U.S. states far away from Thousand Oaks!
Your SACHF President,
Anita Hillesland Londgren