Issue 1 / 2015

March-April 2015

Quick Links

National Website

2015 Convention

National Awards! Deadlines Approaching!

Board of Directors

Corey Arashiro

Dana von Sternberg

Vineet Wahi
Immediate Past President

Wendy Cockrell
National Treasuer

Geoffrey Cheung
International Relations Officer (IRO)

Liesl McLean
National Director, Region 1

Jason Coates
National Director, Region 2

Brittany Howell
National Director, Region 3

Tommy Lovell
National Director, Rgion 4

Adrian Diniz
National Director, Region 5

Derrick Karimian
National Director, Region 6


Event Calendar- Club Events

Active 20-30 National Convention

Active 20-30 International Convention





Welcome to the new and improved Twenty Thirtian! The National PR Committee is proud to present our new national newsletter. You will be receiving this newsletter the last Monday of every other month with monthly updates in between. We would love your feedback and contributions – please email member recognitions, highlights, club updates, and any feedback to [email protected]. We want to hear from you! Thank you all for taking the time to read.

Buzzsaw Spotlight: Mike Nohrenberg,
Eugene #920 “A life that Lit Up the Sky”

Active 20-30 is a family. When one heart bleeds, all of our hearts bleed. Our inaugural Buzzsaw Spotlight is Lifetime Member of Eugene #920 and former National President of Active 20-30 US & Canada, Mike “Boom Boom” Nohrenberg. Mike passed away in late February from cancer and our committee would like to dedicate this first issue of the Twenty Thirtian to him.

Mike is an icon in the Eugene community. He has served our organization for many years at the local, regional and National level, building his life around community service. He is most well-known for his 30-year involvement in the annual 4th of July Fireworks celebration in Eugene. Mike first joined Active 20-30 to participate in this event, earning him the nickname “Boom Boom.” A local news station, KEZI, sat down with Mike and his wife LaVena Nohrenberg to reflect on his life. The piece is a beautiful depiction of Mike’s passion and dedication to lighting up people’s lives. You can view it here.

Mike’s impact was much greater than the work he did locally and the ripples from his efforts have spread throughout our international organization and have made a positive impact on so many members. As a tribute to his hard work and love for the community, Active 20-30 members and friends came together to put on a farewell fireworks show outside of his home.

In addition to his work in Active 20-30, Mike was an avid Oregon Ducks fan and a strong supporter of an organization called Donate Life. In 1998, he received a kidney and pancreas donation through Donate Life that saved his life. Mike said “I got 16 and a half additional years to watch my kids grow up, to get to meet and hold my grandsons that I wouldn’t of had, had it not been for the donor.” LaVena relayed that “he hopes other people will think about the legacy they can leave when they die.” Mike, of course, planned to donate his viable organs upon passing - a final selfless gesture from an endlessly generous man.

International President, Evan Hershey asks that we “give thanks to our brother in Active 20-30 for his service to our great organization and his dedication to enhancing the lives of children, not only in Eugene, but throughout our largest national association.” He also has conferred Honorary Membership upon Mike’s children Sarah, Branden and Ryan in recognition of the dedicated service and efforts put forth by their father.

We thank Mike for his service in Active 20-30 and we will always remember him for his selflessness and generosity. He will be greatly missed. Fellow Active 20-30 member, Kathy Jo Leom put it so gracefully, “Anytime I see fireworks, I will think of him, because he is Boom Boom.”

Mike’s family requests that any donations be sent to Active 20-30 Eugene or Donate Life Northwest.

Welcome our Newest Members!
“Youth, to be served, must serve.”

We would like to welcome the following members to the Active 20-30 family! Thank you for supporting the work that we do.

Greater Sacramento, #1032 Stacy Auslam
Santa Rosa, #50 William Boriolo
Feather River Valley, #669 Jennifer Campbell
Greater Sacramento, #1032 Holly Canada
Santa Rosa, #50 Sonu Chandi
Marysville/Yuba City, #154 Mark Chesini
Tucson, #82 Layton Cox
Feather River Valley, #669 Jacqueline Dailey
Greater Sacramento, #1032 Brooke Droege
Petaluma, #30 Jill Glover
Feather River Valley, #669 Mandy Goenner
Durham/Raleigh, #1045 Brittany Goff
Golden Empire, #1038 Gladis Gonzalez
Santa Rosa, #50 David Graves
Santa Rosa, #50 Daniel Lowenthal
Santa Rosa, #50 Michael Mahoney
Greater Sacramento, #1032 Kim Marcelli
Santa Rosa, #50 Kevin Mawhinney
Santa Rosa, #50 Jack McCullough
Marysville/Yuba City, #154 Steven Mescher
Eugene, #920 Nathan Mischel
Eugene, #920 Royal Mortier
Ukiah, #78 Ricardo Nunez
Santa Rosa, #50 Kyle Nuss
Greater Sacramento, #1032 Colleen O'keefe
Santa Rosa, #50 Justin Pigeon
North Bay, #656 Tim Rangel
Santa Rosa, #50 Austin Rice
North Bay, #656 Vince Salinas
Santa Rosa, #50 Dawit Tesfasilassie
Santa Rosa, #50 Brandon Trammell
New York City # 1044 Okwudili Udeh
Vallejo, #79 Jennifer Warner
Santa Rosa, #50 Sam Williamson


From the National Office
Have you logged in lately?

Take a moment to click here and log into your Active 20-30 profile with your username and password. The landing page takes you to various Quick links to view your profile page, Events calendar, and the Active forums!

Visit the Member Center (hover over the Member Services on the top navigation bar and click on Member Center) to view the Club Operations Manual and the many supplemental materials available or to view the member directory!

News from the Board

The minutes from each Board meeting are posted monthly here in the Member Center. Please take a moment to review them!

In Recognition

Past Active Members
Carson Valley #85

Dan Hochgurtel, aka Hotchy, has contributed over 10 year of his time to Club #85. As a member Dan held every board position available even sitting in as the President for Two Terms. We would like to Honor Dan for his years of service to the club and his contribution to his community, the Carson Valley! He helped set a strong foundation for the club that is still bearing fruit to this day! We thank you Dan for all that you have brought to this Club! UTAH!!!

Community Recognitions
Santa Rosa #50

Congratulations to members Craig Worthen, Dan Vermillion, Brian Noble, Jeff Okrepkie, Sonu Chandi and Steve Shira on being named to the  2015 North Bay Business Journal Forty Under 40 List of top business professionals in the North Bay under the age of 40. That makes 22 of Santa Rosa #50’s past and current members who have been honored with this award since its inception in 2007.

We would love to recognize the work of members in your club in our next newsletter – please submit recognitions to [email protected].

Event Recognitions
Local clubs are putting on some incredible events that are raising a ton of money for local children’s charities. Congratulations to the following clubs on successful events in February and March:

  • Greater Roseville/South Placerville #36 – Crab & Shrimp Feed
  • Redding #143 – Sundial Film Festival
  • Fort Wayne #700 – Puttin’ on the Ritz
  • Phoenix Club #99 – Suitcase Party
  • Santa Rosa #50 – Battle of the Brews
  • Reno #8 – Kards 4 Kids
  • The Q #331 – Night of Enchantment Event

We wish all the clubs with upcoming events great success! You can view upcoming events on the National Event Calendar here.

Member Highlights

Auburn #19
We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Past Active Life Member Jim Blankenship. Jim’s support and dedication will be greatly missed.

Redding #143
Congratulations Ben Dykstra for receiving the Tankard Award! The Tankard is awarded to Redding members who go above and beyond their 20-30 duties. Great job Ben!

San Francisco #4
Congratulations to Immediate Past President, Monica Laird and current President, Martin Uriarte on their wedding in December! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

What’s happening with your members? Submit member highlights and exciting news to [email protected] and we will post it in our next newsletter.

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