20-30 Club Week to Be Observed in Napa

The following is a transcription of a newspaper article first written in The Napa Valley Register in 1971.

Monday opens International Active 20-30 Club week which will be observed in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.

The 20-30 Club, as it was originally known, was organized in Sacramento in 1922 by Paul Claiborne who saw a need for a young men’s service club.

According to George Carl, local president, the club has grown from four to more than 200 in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America.

The Napa group was formed in 1929 and charter members are still active in local community affairs.

Although no special events have been announced for this week, the annual membership drive will conclude Wednesday (Feb 17) during the 7pm meeting at the Red Hen Restaurant. Persons wishing to join should contact Carl or the Napa Chamber of Commerce. Membership is open during the year.

“All of our club projects are youth oriented,” said Carl.

Some of the projects are the maintenance and construction of bus stop shelters throughout the Napa area, supply raingear to the junior traffic patrol, supply a Christmas Party for the children at Wintun School, maintain the Silverado Boy Scouts Summer Camp at Silver Lake, distribute Christmas baskets of food to needy families, sponsor a scholarship program at Napa School, restoration of the Old Bale Mill, the Napa Antique Fire Engine, the March of Dimes project, kite contests, bicycle safety contest, Enchanted Hills project, sponsors a little league team, a diabetic detention project, Riverside park project, and other selected activities.

Funds for the club’s many projects are raised through the sale of ice cream at the local parades and a hole-in-one golf contest.

Officers for the year are Carl, president; Dan Schramm, vice president; Ken Dal Porto, secretary; and Craig Colledge, treasurer.

“20-30 Club Week to Be Observed,” The Napa Valley Register, no.150, Saturday, February 6, 1971, p8B


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