City of Laguna Niguel Recreation Brochure Fall 2017 - Page 5

Citizen of the Year At the City’s Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on May 20, 2017, long-time resident and community volunteer David Tuma was named the 2016 Citizen of the Year. For many years, David has dedicated time and effort to support various community programs and events. David’s volunteerism includes coaching the YMCA Itty Bitty Sports Programs which encourages young players to learn sports fundamentals including good sportsmanship and teamwork. David was a PTA and Booster Club Member at Crown Valley Elementary and Niguel Hills Middle School. He chaperoned school dances, field trips, served as a Historian and participated in fundraising efforts for school clubs. David also assisted the Boys Scouts Troop 743 with merit badges and camp-out activities. David is part of the Laguna Niguel Disaster Preparedness Team, and for five years Da vid was a member of the Police Auxiliary Citizen Team. David volunteered with the You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program which offers a measure of safety for people who live alone. He volunteers in numerous Laguna Niguel Parks and Recreation events including the Haunted Trails event, Summer Concert Series and serves on the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade Committee. He also volunteers his time at the YMCA’s July 4th Run in the Park, the Laguna Niguel Fire Patrol during Red Flag Warning as well as the many events sponsored by the Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee. For the last five years, David served as a Committee member for the local Relay for Life event and participated in fundraising for the American Cancer Society. David is an active member of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus a Catholic fraternal service organization. David’s outstanding, dedicated service to the community is indeed worthy of recognition and very deserving of the 2016 Citizen of the Year Award. Congratulations David and thank you for all that you do! The Citizen of the Year award began as a joint project of Laguna Niguel Service organizations to recognize a citizen who has demonstrated outstanding voluntary service. A committee of former Citizen of the Year recipients convenes annually to select the winner. Nominations are usually accepted during the month of April. If you would like to nominate someone for the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award, details will be available on the City’s website in early 2018. Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee (LNMSC) The City’s adopted military units—the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment; the Navy guided missile destroyer USS Stockdale; and our newly adopted 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment of the U.S. Army National Guard, are constantly on the move to keep our nation safe. This summer, the 1/4 Marines will be returning home from an overseas deployment. The LNMSC conducted a “Welcome Home” Care Package Drive on April 8th at the City’s Albertsons stores to support and provide returning Marines with various toiletries. The LNMSC also conducted a “Support Our Sailors” Car Wash on May 6th to benefit the sailors and families of the USS Stockdale DDG-106. Check the LNMSC website www. for upcoming events and for updates on the comings and goings of our units. Laguna Niguel One of the ways the LNMSC supports our adopted military families is by providing baby care packages for expectant mothers, loaded with all sorts of baby supplies. In April, the LNMSC held a successful drive at the City’s Walmart store, collecting new items and cash to prepare the baby packages. A warm thank you to all of our residents, volunteers, and donors for their generous contributions. 4th Annual The LNMSC’s flagship event this Fairways to Freedom Oct 16, 2017 year is the 4th Annual Fairways to Freedom Golf Tournament, to be held on October 16, 2017, at El Niguel Country Club. This event will include a fun-filled day of golf, with lunch, El Niguel Country Club prizes, a festive dinner, and more. Golfers will also have the opportunity to play golf with our Marines, Sailors and Army soldiers. Many sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information on how to sponsor, play, or donate to the event, please check the website at Shred Identity Theft! DOCUMENT SHREDDING EVENT Hosted by Laguna Niguel Police Services SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 7am-12pm, or until trucks reach capacity. City Hall, 30111 Crown Valley Parkway Limit of ten banker boxes or comparable sized containers per car load. For more information, go to or call Police Services at (949) 362-4346. PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE: (949) 425-5100 | RECREATION HOTLINE: (949) 362-4351 ONLINE REGISTRATION: | REGISTRATION FORM: Page 32 3