Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 14, 2011

Shapiro, Dronkers dubbed for Legacy Awards

Honors to be given at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast

The Tri-Valley YMCA will present Legacy Awards to three exceptional Tri-Valley leaders and one visionary program at the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 24 at the Pleasanton Marriott.

This year's awardees are:

* Bob Shapiro, business leader and Pleasanton resident, Team Leader for Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton/Livermore. Shapiro was chosen for demonstrating a generous concern for others and a spirit of service in many capacities including as a director for the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the board of the Pleasanton Foundation, volunteer for the Tri-Valley YMCA, the Las Positas College Foundation, the Sandra Wing Healing Foundation, the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, and his leadership in various community service efforts through Keller Williams Tri-Valley Real Estate "Red Day."

* Roy Dronkers, business leader, a Realtor with Keller Williams Tri-Valley Realty and a resident of Pleasanton. He was selected for his passion in connecting people and mentoring as shown by his membership in the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, as a past board member of the Bay East Association of Realtors, as founder of an annual Realtor charity fundraiser that has raised $184,000 for Tri-Valley agencies since 2007, as past co-chair of Operation Care, and as a regular participant at Pleasanton Downtown Association meetings.

* Janet Lockhart, community leader, best known for her service to the city of Dublin as Mayor from 2001 to 2008. Prior to that, she served on its City Council and on the Board of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce including as its president in 1995. She is a founding member of Dublin Partners in Education and presently its executive director. She also serves as vice president of the Las Positas College Foundation Board and as a board member for the School of Imagination.

* Campus Change Network (education leader) at Las Positas College is a collection of employees dedicated to creating access, inclusiveness and equity through dialogue, reflection and action at Las Positas College. They approach their journey toward social justice with conviction, courage and compassion. Campus Change Network exemplifies the inclusion and diversity principals of Martin Luther King Jr., noted the organizers.

For ticket information for the Fellowship Breakfast, contact Marilyn Casper at 475-6108 or mcasper@ymcaeastbay.org.

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