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2007
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Contents

Grand Marshal & Community Service Award
Entry Forms, Rules, Etc.
2007 Parade Results
Parade Lineup
Lineup by Category
Parade Entry Categories
Parade Sponsors
Parade Rules

Parade Route (PDF)
2007 Parade Photos on web page
Parade Photos on photo site (downloadable)

The 2007 Livermore Rodeo Parade was held on
 June 9, 2007 at 10:00am
on 2nd Street, Downtown Livermore


Grand Marshal & Community Service Award

The Grand Marshal for 2007 was
Merilyn (Tillie) Calhoun
Read bio

 

Honorary Grand Marshals
Sergeant Cristian Valle', his wife Blanca, and their 1 yr old son, Marshal
Private Justin Leon and his wife Lorena
Read bio
 
Community Service Award Recipient
Rev William E. Nebo
Read bio

The Theme of the parade is the Rodeo, as always.
 


Entry Forms & Contact

Parade entry forms were mailed around April 9 to last year's participants.

Click here for the Entry form Cover Letter (PDF)
Click here for the entry form (PDF)
Click here for the Parade Route (PDF)

Contact Info:
Ron Scott
Parade Chairman 2007
Address: PO Box 845    Livermore, Ca. 94550
E-mail; Livermoreparade@yahoo.com

 

2007 Parade Results

The results are announced and trophies presented at Carnegie Park at 1:30pm

General Sweepstakes Award

Livermore Rodeo Rockettes

Equestrian Sweepstakes Award

Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse

Links go to photos

Equestrian Awards, Judged by the California State Horseman’s Association

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
31 Working Western Senior Oakland Black Cowboy Association (#77)    
34 Mounted Group (Senior) Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse (#2) Calaveras Tuolumne Cattlewomen (#78) Diamond Hills Equestrian Center (#50)
38 Plain Western Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen - Megan Davis (#3)    
39 Novelty Horse, Costume (Open) Horses in Heaven (#49)    
42 Local Western (Junior) Las Espuela - Simõn Gonzalez (#27) Miss Livermore Jr. RodeoQueen  Brittany Voss. #4  
43 Charro/Charra (Open) Jorge Gonzalez (#28) Rancho Las Camelinas (#80)  
44 Parade Horse (Open) Paris Cartier (#31) Rancho Las Camelinas (#80) Savanna Simon (#65)
49

Future Horse Man/Woman

Savanna Simon (#65)    


General Entry Awards, Judged by Pacific Coast Judges Association

Cat # Category 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
4 Commercial G And M Farms (#25) Cooleykatz Toys (#35) Woopsiedaisy Toy Shop (39)
13 Majorette Corp. (Senior) Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group) (#47)    
14 Majorette Corp. (Junior) Napa Pepperettes (Junior Group) (#48)    
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers (#84) Zone 7 Water Agency (#21)  
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) Livermore Rodeo Rockettes (#55) Tri-Valley Cares (#57)  
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) Currin Lee Dancers of the Livermore Dance Center (#61) The Principled Academy's Ballet Folklorico (#69) Girl Scout Troop # 2949 (#38)
21 Color Guard (Senior) VFW Post # 7265 (#33)    
22 Color Guard (Junior) Police Explorer Post #306 Junior Color Guard & mascot (#41)    
26 Antique Vehicles 1944 Mack Fire Engine (Livermore Heritage Guild) (#46) 1923 Doane Truck (#16A) 1948 Farmall Cub Tractor (#87)
27 Classic Cars Northern California F-100 (#73)    

 

2007 Parade Lineup

Click Here for a one page printable version in Acrobat format.

Links go to the photo(s) of each entry.

Entry
Position
Name of Entry Entry Class Assemble
 Area
1 Livermore Police Department, Police Vehicles Leading Parade 29 3rd & J
2 Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse 34/50 3rd & J
3 Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen 2007 38 3rd & J
4 Livermore Jr. Rodeo Queen 42 3rd & J
5 Livermore Rodeo Stage Coaches 29 3rd & J
6 Grand Marshal in Convertible 29 3rd & J
7 Rotary Club President 29 3rd & J
8 Council Members on Stagecoach 28 3rd & J
9 LARPD Board of Directors 28 3rd & J
10 Community Service Award Recipient in convertible 29 3rd & J
11 Honorary Grand Marshals in convertible 29 3rd & J
12 Alameda County Fire Truck/County Supervisor 28 3rd & J
13 Livermore Mobile Medical Clinic 29 3rd & J
14 Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) 29 K & 4th
15 Adopt a Unit Tri-Valley/Livermore Sentinels of Freedom 29 K & 4th
16 Operation S.A.M. 29 K & 4th
16A 1923 Doane Truck 26 K & 4th
17 Relay For Life 29 K & 4th
18 1960 Peterbilt Truck 26 K & 4th
19 Granada High School Marching Band 2 K & 4th
20 Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department/ Large Ladder Truck 29 K & 4th
21 Zone 7 Water Agency 18 L & 4th
22 eLivermore.com 29 L & 4th
23 The One Armed Bandit and Company - John Payne.   L & 4th
24 Terry's Tree Service 29 L & 4th
25 G And M Farms 4 L & 4th
26 Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission 29 L & 4th
27 La Espuela Charra- Moncerrath Carolina 49/4 L & 4th
28 La Espuela Charra- Charro Jorge Gonzalez 43/4 L & 4th
29 La Espuela Charra Riders 34/4 L & 4th
30 La Espuela Charra Band 4 L & 4th
31 Bay Area Cowboys and Cowgirls 43/31/38/39/41/44/45/19 M & 4th
32 Antique Car (USMC) 26/27 M & 4th
33 VFW Post # 7265 36 M & 4th
34 1942 Military Jeep 26 M & 4th
35 Cooleykatz Toys 4 M & 4th
36 Christensen Middle School Cougar Marching Band 3 M & 4th
37 Livermore-Pleasanton Elks Lodge #2117 & Women's Emblem Club #413 29 M & 4th
38 Girl Scout Troop # 2949 20 M & 4th
39 Woopsiedaisy Toy Shop 4 M & 4th
40 All About Me Kids Salon 4 M & 4th
41 Police Explorer Post #306 Junior Color Guard & mascot 22 M & 4th
42 Kidsville News 4 M & 4th
43 Fremont Swim School Families 4 M & 4th
44 School Board Members & Administrators on a trailer towed by a truck 29 M & 4th
45 East Ave. Middle School Dolphin Band and Color Guard 3 N & 4th
46 1944 Mack Fire Engine (Livermore Heritage Guild) 26 N & 4th
47 Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group) 13 N & 4th
48 Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group) 14 N & 4th
49 Horses in Heaven 39 N & 4th
50 Diamond Hills Equestrian Center 34 N & 4th
51 2007 Miss Motherload Roundup Queen 44 N & 4th
52 The Oil Changers' 1959 Pink Cadillac Convertible 4 N & 4th
53 Outrageous Bodacious Babes 29 N & 4th
54 (spare) 19 N & 4th
55 Livermore Rodeo Rockettes 19 N & 4th
56 Good News Bears 29 N & 4th
57 Tri-Valley Cares 19 N & 4th
58 Cresta Blanca Girl Scout Association of San Francisco Bay 29 N & 4th
59 Livermore High School Cowboy Band 2 P & 4th
60 The Livermore Opera Guild 29 P & 4th
61 Currin Lee Dancers of the Livermore Dance Center 29 3rd & O
62 (spare)   K & 4th
63 Shriners on Parade 29 K & 4th
64 Reinstein Ranch Mounted Riders 44 K & 4th
65 Horse & Rider (Savanah Simon) 49 K & 4th
66 Tri-Valley SOCKs and the "Bras for the Cause" Moonlight Walk 29 K & 4th
67 Cub Scout Pack #969 29 K & 4th
68 Del Arroyo 4-H Club 20 K & 4th
69 The Principled Academy's Ballet Folklorico 20 K & 4th
70 (spare)   K & 4th
71 Junction Avenue Middle School Band & Color Guard 3 L & 4th
72 (spare)   L & 4th
73 Northern California F-100 Elites 27 L & 4th
74 Gymfinity Gymnastics 20 L & 4th
75 Cub Scout Pack #914 29 L & 4th
76 Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo 2007 52 L & 4th
77 Oakland Black Cowboy Association 31 L & 4th
78 Calaveras Tuolumne Cattlewomen 34 L & 4th
79 (spare)   M & 4th
80 Amigos de Acaballo along with their band Tamboraso las Camelinas 31,38,29,41,43 M & 4th
81 Pack #951, Cub Scouts of America. 29 M & 4th
82 Annual Summerfest 29 M & 4th
83 Mendenhall Middle School Mustang Marching Band 3 M & 4th
84 Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers 18 M & 4th
85 Mosaic Lodge No. 218 F. & A. M. 29 M & 4th
86 Salinas Rodeo Truck & Queen 29 M & 4th
87 1948 Farmall Cub Tractor 26 M & 4th

Numbers 1 to 60 must be in line by 9:30am
Numbers 61 and up must be in line by 10:30am

Entries by Category

NC = Non-competitive (Categories 1, 2, 3, 28, 29, 52)
Categories 4-28 and 30-49 are judged.

Entry Class Category Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry
2 High School Bands 19 NC Granada High School Marching Band
2 High School Bands 59 NC Livermore High School Cowboy Band
3 Jr. High Bands 36 NC Christensen Middle School Cougar Marching Band
3 Jr. High Bands 45 NC East Ave. Middle School Dolphin Band and Color Guard
3 Jr. High Bands 71 NC Junction Avenue Middle School Band & Color Guard
3 Jr. High Bands 83 NC Mendenhall Middle School Mustang Marching Band
4 Commercial 25 1st G and M Farms
4 Commercial 30   La Espuela Charra Band
4 Commercial 35 2nd Cooleykatz Toys
4 Commercial 39 3rd Woopsiedaisy Toy Shop
4 Commercial 40   All About Me Kids Salon
4 Commercial 42   Kidsville News
4 Commercial 43   Fremont Swim School Families
4 Commercial 52   The Oil Changers' 1959 Pink Cadillac Convertible
13

Majorette Corp. (Senior)

47 1st Napa Pepperettes (Senior Group)
14

Majorette Corp. (Junior)

48 1st Napa Pepperettes ( Junior Group)
18

Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed)

21 2nd Zone 7 Water Agency
18 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 84 1st Cactus Corners Youth Square Dancers
19

Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over)

54   3 Stooges Fan Club
19 Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over) 55 1st Livermore Rodeo Rockettes
19 Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed) 57 2nd Tri-Valley Cares
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 38 3rd Girl Scout Troop # 2949
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 68   Del Arroyo 4-H Club
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 69 2nd The Principled Academy's Ballet Folklorico
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 74   Gymfinity Gymnastics
20 Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under) 61 1st Currin Lee Dancers of the Livermore Dance Center
22

Color Guard (Junior)

41 1st Police Explorer Post #306 Junior Color Guard & mascot
26 Antique Vehicles 16A 2nd 1923 Doane Truck
26

Antique Vehicles

18   1960 Peterbilt Truck
26/27

Antique Vehicles

32   Antique Car (USMC)
26 Antique Vehicles 34   1942 Military Jeep
26 Antique Vehicles 46 1st 1944 Mack Fire Engine (Livermore Heritage Guild)
26 Antique Vehicles 87 3rd 1948 Farmall Cub Tractor
26/27

Antique Vehicles
Classic Cars

32   Antique Car (USMC)
27

Classic Cars

73 1st Northern California F-100 Elites
28

Political (Incl. Cars)

8 NC Council Members on Stagecoach
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 9 NC LARPD Board of Directors
28 Political (Incl. Cars) 12 NC Alameda County Fire Truck/County Supervisor
31

Working Western Senior

77 1st Oakland Black Cowboy Association
31,38,29,41,43 many 13   Amigos de Acaballo along with their band Tamboraso las Camelinas
34/50

Mounted Group (Senior)

2 1st Alameda County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
34/4 Mounted Group (Senior) 29   La Espuela Charra Riders
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 78 2nd Calaveras Tuolumne Cattlewomen
34 Mounted Group (Senior) 50 3rd Diamond Hills Equestrian Center
36 Color Guard 33 VFW Post # 7265
38 Plain Western 3 1st Miss Livermore Rodeo Queen 2007
39

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

49 1st Horses in Heaven
42

Local Western (Junior)

4 2nd Livermore Jr. Rodeo Queen
42 Local Western (Junior) 27 1st Las Espuela - Simõn Gonzalez
43

Charro/Charra (Open)

28 1st La Espuela Charra- Charro Jorge Gonzalez
43 Charro/Charra (Open) 80 2nd Rancho Las Camelinas
43/31/38/39/41/44/45/19   31   Bay Area Cowboys and Cowgirls
44

Parade Horse (Open)

31 1st Paris Cartier
44

Parade Horse (Open)

64   Reinstein Ranch Mounted Riders
44 Parade Horse (Open) 51   2007 Miss Motherload Roundup Queen
44

Future Horse Man/Woman

65 3rd Savanna Simon
44 Parade Horse (Open) 80 2nd Rancho Las Camelinas
49/4

Future Horse Man/Woman

27   La Espuela Charra- Moncerrath Carolina
49

Future Horse Man/Woman

65 1st Savanna Simon

Non-Competitive - Open
Entry Class Category Entry
Position
Place Name of Entry
(Links go to photos)
29   1 NC Livermore Police Department, Police Vehicles Leading Parade
29   5 NC Livermore Rodeo Stage Coaches
29   6 NC Grand Marshal in Convertible
29   7 NC Rotary Club President
29   10 NC Community Service Award Recipient in convertible
29   11 NC Honorary Grand Marshals in convertible
29   13 NC Livermore Mobile Medical Clinic
29   14 NC Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
29   15 NC Adopt a Unit Tri-Valley/Livermore Sentinels of Freedom
29   16 NC Operation S.A.M.
29   17 NC Relay For Life
29   20 NC Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department/ Large Ladder Truck
29   22 NC eLivermore.com
29   24 NC Terry's Tree Service
29   26 NC Livermore Area Youth Advisory Commission
29   37 NC Livermore-Pleasanton Elks Lodge #2117 & Women's Emblem Club #413
29   44 NC School Board Members & Administrators on a trailer towed by a truck
52   53 NC Outrageous Bodacious Babes
29   56 NC Good News Bears
29   58 NC Cresta Blanca Girl Scout Association of San Francisco Bay
29   60 NC The Livermore Opera Guild
29   61 NC Currin Lee Dancers of the Livermore Dance Center
29   63 NC Shriners on Parade
29   66 NC Tri-Valley SOCKs and the "Bras for the Cause" Moonlight Walk
29   67 NC Cub Scout Pack #969
29   75 NC Cub Scout Pack #914
52   76 NC Miss Rowell Ranch Rodeo 2007
29   81 NC Pack #951, Cub Scouts of America.
29   82 NC Annual Summerfest
29   85 NC Mosaic Lodge No. 218 F. & A. M.
29   86 NC Salinas Rodeo Truck & Queen

 

 

Parade Entry Categories

Not all categories have entries.

Class #

Category

1st 2nd 3rd Awarded in 2006
1

Civilian Bands

NC NC NC  
2

High School Bands

NC NC NC  
3

Elementary, Jr. High Bands

NC NC NC  
4

Commercial

Trophy Trophy Trophy Yes
5

Pipe Band & Drum Corps

$165 $110    
6

Drum Corps (Senior)

$165 $110   Yes
7

Drum Corps (Junior)

$140 $85    
8

Drill Team (Open)

$140 $85   Yes
9

Drill Team (Military)

Trophy Trophy    
10

I D Unit

$100 $75    
11

Tall Flags (Senior)

$140 $85 Trophy  
12

Tall Flags (Junior)

$85 $85    
13

Majorette Corp. (Senior)

$165 $110   Yes
14

Majorette Corp. (Junior)

$140 $85 Yes
15

Solo Majorette (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
16

Solo Majorette (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
17

Professional Float (Towed, Self-P)

$220 $110 $55  
18

Amateur Float (Self-P, Towed)

$165 $85 $55 Yes
19

Novelty Unit (Sr. 14 and over)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
20

Novelty Unit (Jr. 13 and under)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
21

Color Guard (Senior)

$85 $55   Yes
22

Color Guard (Junior)

$85 $55    
23

Color Guard (Military)

Trophy Trophy   Yes
24

Drum Major (Senior)

$85 $55    
25

Drum Major (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
26

Antique Vehicles

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
27

Classic Cars

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
28

Political (Incl. Cars)

NC NC NC  
29

Non-Competitive (Open)

NC NC NC  
Horse Entries (CSHA Judged)
30

Matched Pair

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
31

Working Western Senior

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
32

Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
33

Pony/Horse Drawn Vehicle (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
34

Mounted Group (Senior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes
35

Mounted Group (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
36

Color Guard

Trophy Ribbon    
37

Working Western Junior

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
38

Plain Western

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon Yes
39

Novelty Horse, Costume (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
40

Silver Mounted (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
41

Local Western (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
42

Local Western (Junior)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
43

Charro/Charra (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon Yes
44

Parade Horse (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon Yes
45

Fancy Parade Horse (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
46

Lady's Side Saddle (Open)

Trophy Ribbon Ribbon  
47

Arabian Costumed (Open)

Trophy Ribbon   Yes
48

Indian Costumed (Open)

Trophy Trophy Ribbon  
49

Future Horse Man/Woman

Trophy Trophy Ribbon Yes

NC = Non-Competitive (not judged)

 

Parade Sponsors



 

Waste Management
City of Livermore
Livermore Rodeo
Tri-Valley Herald
LARPD

 

Livermore Rodeo Parade Rules for 2007

They are the same as 2006

1. PARADE CLASSIFICATION must be entered on parade entry form. If you fail to do so, you will be classified as #52, Non-Competitive.
2. ENTRY FEES: Commercial/Political Entries $125. All others $40. Applications will not be processed prior to receipt of the fee.
3. ENTRY NUMBERS and instructions will be mailed one week prior to the parade. The main judging stand is at 2nd and "K" Street on the right side of the parade route. All identification numbers must be placed or worn on the right front of the entry in plain view of the judging team.

a. If you are ASSOCIATED WITH ANOTHER ENTRY where you need adjacent entry numbers and we did not provide you with consecutive Entry Numbers, YOU MUST NOTIFY the Parade Chairman IMMEDIATELY. NO Entry Numbers will be Changed less than 5 days prior to the Day of the Parade.

4. HORSE ENTRIES entered in judged categories must arrive prior to 8:00am for CSHA pre-judging at Carnegie Park at 3rd and "K" Streets. This rule is made by the CSHA, not the Rodeo Parade, and may affect awards given. Riding on the parade route before lineup is not allowed.
5. FLOAT ENTRIES must have flame retardant materials or chemically treated decorations. NO SMOKING WHILE ON ROUTE! Motorized units must have fire extinguishers. No open flames on or around floats. No loud noisemakers to scare horses.
6. CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES by parade participants is not allowed by City Ordinance. This includes parade lineup area as well as the parade route.
7. PARADE ASSEMBLY TIME: Entries 1 – 60, 9:30 am; 61 and higher, 10:30am. Late arrivals will be placed at the end of the parade.
8. PARKING information will be included with entry packets.
9. ENTRY LINEUP Parade officials will be there to assist you with lining up. Parade starts promptly at 10:00am.
a. THIS MEANS "3rd & J Assembly Area" STARTS AT 9:45 SHARP MOVING DOWN 3rd STREET TO THE BEGINNING OF THE PARADE AT 3rd AND "O" STREET.
b.  Multiple horses, vehicles, or persons with the same entry number must proceed as one group (no spacing).
c. Maintain your spacing between entries and, PLEASE, not more than 50 feet at any time.
10. Participants must MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THEIR VEHICLES AND ANIMALS at all times. No one under the age of six (6) years may be in control of these without an adult, 18 years or older.
11. ENTRIES CAN BE DISQUALIFIED FOR:
a. Failing to maintain a maximum of no more than 50 feet or a minimum of no less than 25 feet from the preceding entry.
b. Not completing the entire parade route.
c. Throwing objects or squirting liquids from your unit
d. Shooting firearms or fireworks near horses.
e. Refusing to obey parade marshals or police.
12. Allowable time for performing before the ANNOUNCING STANDS:
a. A ROUTINE of NO MORE THAN 60 SECONDS by any Entrant
b. A PENALTY of 5 POINTS WILL BE ASSESSED FOR EACH VIOLATION for EXCESSIVE TIME. In addition, other sanctions may be imposed (See map for announcing stand locations).
c. All other units must maintain FORWARD MOTION at each of the four announcing stands.
d. Any non-competing entries with repeated rule violations may be excluded from participation in future Parades
13. Allowable time for performing before the judges stand:
a. A routine of no more than 60 seconds
b. Equestrian units- one complete circle
14. Decisions of the judges will be final.
15. PARADE AWARDS will be announced and presented at Carnegie Park (see map) at 1:30 pm. If you are not present to accept the award, ribbon, or cash, the cash award will be mailed to the address on your Entry Form. Trophies, plaques, and ribbons may be picked up at Livermore Trophies and Tees, 1947 2nd Street, Livermore (925.447-0860), within 10 days.

General Sweepstakes – Trophy

Equestrian Sweepstakes – Trophy

The California State Horsemen Association Riles will apply to all mounted entries. California Drum and Drill Rules apply to all marching units. American Legion competitive flag code will apply to all color guards and/or flag lines. Parade sanctioned by Parade Sponsors of Northern California, Inc.

Parade Committee reserves the right to refuse any entrant’s parade participation.

 

Grand Marshal Bio
Marilyn (Tillie) Calhoun

Merilyn ( Tillie) Calhoun was bourn on April Fools Day, followed four minutes later by her twin brother Frank Holm.  The twins grew up on the Holm Farm on Stanley Boulevard - 100 acres bordered by Isabel Ave. Murdell Lane was built through the eastern hayfield.

Merilyn graduated from Livermore High School as class valedictorian.  She

  • attended San Jose State College as an art major.

  • Married Wayne Calhoun in 1950

  • Had three daughters - Susan, Merry, and Nancy

  • Continued her art education at Cal State Hayward and U.C. Berkeley

  • Became qualified to teach art courses = drawing, painting, and art history

  • taught Basic Drawing through Sonoma School Adult Education Program.

  • Wrote and illustrated two booklets for LVJUSD (Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District) - "Rodeo" and "Early Days in the Amador-Livermore Valley"

  • Held popular art and local history workshops for teachers

  • Taught a series of courses in local history for Chabot College

Merilyn has established the History Mobile, sponsored by the Heritage Guild, with artifacts and displays on local history, for fifteen years taking the History Mobile to visit many local groups and events, including thousands of third grade students.

Merilyn has received awards and commendations from such varied groups as:

  • Livermore Art Association
  • Livermore Heritage Guild
  • Livermore Chamber of Commerce
  • Livermore Rotary Club
  • LVJUSD 1989 Employee of the Year
  • Marilyn Avenue School PTA Life Membership Award
  • Fifth Street School PTA Life Membership Award

Merilyn has served on the Livermore Cultural Arts Council for thirty years as the Livermore Arts Association representative, assisted by Wayne, her husband of fifty seven years.

 

Honorary Grand Marshals Bio
Sergeant Cristian Valle', his wife Blanca, and their 1 yr old son, Marshal
Private Justin Leon and his wife Lorena

In December, Livermore brought home from Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. two young men and their families - our first two Sentinels of Freedom.

Sergeant Cristian Valle', his wife Blanca, and their 1 yr old son, Marshal (born at Walter Reed)

Private Justin Leon and his wife Lorena.

Cristian and Justin have future plans of finishing their college educations and saving to someday won homes in Livermore.

Livermore Sentinels of Freedom is a program to help severely injured troops successfully re-enter civilian life and the program has helped secure housing in Livermore, employment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and on-going mentoring for Livermore's two newest sons.

Thank you gentlemen and thank you for your families for your sacrifice.

 

Community Service Award Bio
Reverend William E. Nebo

Professional History:

Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, California, 1976 to present
Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, 1972-1976
Assistant Pastor, First United and Portalhurst Presbyterian churches, San Francisco, California 1968-1972
Seminary Assistant, First United Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, 1965-1968

Education:

Master of Divinity, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1968
B.A. Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1964
High school diploma, Alhambra High School, Alhambra, California, 1960

Community Volunteer History:

  • Valley Volunteer Center: worked in this early days in 1970's, helped to bring it online as a United Way agency

  • Served on and chaired the Valley Covenant Ministry Council, mid-1970's

  • Created and maintained the Valley Memorial Visiting Chaplain program in the late 70's and early 80's

  • Founding member of the Valley Memorial Bioethics Committee.  Currently serves as a member of the ValleyCare Health System Bioethics Committee and its institutional Review Board.  Continues on these presently.

  • For the past 13 years, has served on the Institutional Review Board for human subjects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  Continues to serve on their board.

  • Citizen member of the Department of Energy Working Committee on Human Subjects.  Continues membership presently.

  • Served as citizen representative to the Army War College in 1992.

  • Member of the board of Directors of ValleyCare Health System, 1993-1998

  • Served the Livermore School Board as chair of the Advisory Committee for Budget Reduction.  Chaired Citizen Input session of this committee.

  • Served on City of Livermore's Drug Awareness Task Force

  • Member of Rotary Club of Livermore for past 25 years.

  • In cooperation with the Livermore Police Department, created neighborhood drug awareness nights.

  • Served as volunteer counselor with youth and young adults facing possible incarceration

  • Past member of ERPEG (ELSI Research, Planning and Evaluation Group), and advisory committee considering ethical, legal, and social implications of genome research for the National Genome Research Institute

  • Serves as a member of the Center for Community Dispute Settlement

  • Is working with members of the Center for Community Dispute Settlement to form a Tri-Valley Youth Court in answer to a requst from the Alamdea County Juvenile Court

Interests:

Bioethics, Astronomy, Golf, Fishing.

 

 


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