The Volunteer of the Year for 2006 is Chuck Sweet. Chuck Sweet has been a very active volunteer with the senior community, as well as with the whole Mira Mesa community. He was the vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Senior Center, Golden Friends president for 6 years, and on the Board of Governors of the Senior Center for 7 years. He was a member of the Mira Mesa Recreation Council for 8 years, worked on the Mira Mesa Street Fair for five years, and organized the Halloween Carnival for 8 years. He served as treasurer for the Mira Mesa Town Council for two years, and served on the Board as a member at large. He has also served on the Mira Mesa Maintenance Assessment District. He was instrumental in getting a California Flag for the Library. He is very active with the First Baptist Church of Mira Mesa, working as the senior trip coordinator for many years. Chuck moved to Mira Mesa in 1986, after retiring from a 33-year career as a firefighter in Boston, MA.
Pictures from the Volunteer of the Year Dinner April 28, 2007 at the Mira Mesa Senior Center.
by Pam Stevens, Ted Brengel and Steve Stutsman