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PAL Celebrates Season of Giving

December 09, 2004 00:00



The Police Activities League (PAL) of Greater Portland will present volunteer awards and cultivate new potential donors at the "PAL Pacesetter's Season of Giving Recognition Reception" at the "Christmas Wishes" decorated Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Drive, Thursday, December 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Special guests will include Mayor-Elect Tom Potter, U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut, Portland Police Bureau Assistant Chief Jim Ferarris and Vancouver Police Chief Brian Martinek. The award presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the sound of piping by the Portland Police Bureau Highland Guard. The event is being sponsored by Comcast.

PAL will present its George Weatheroy Sr. Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award to Officer Jerry Cioeta, who helped PAL provide volunteer security and support at the local Safeway Classic Golf Tournament and is a volunteer teacher and coach. He will be surprised with the award tonight. His dedication directly helped PAL raise $60,000 in private support for programs. PAL Pacesetter awards will also be presented to Officer Greg Baldwin, Officer Brock Sorensen, retired Portland Tennis Center Director Jim Flynn, and Multnomah County Search and Rescue Post #631. PAL Agency of the year award will be presented to Lisa Turpel, on behalf of Portland Parks and Recreation.

PAL youth gain leadership skills, participate in recreational activities and make a difference in the community. PAL offers year-round programming, including athletic programs, camps and center-based recreation and educational programs. PAL recruits for volunteers year-round, and is looking for college interns for Winter Term to be based in Sherwood, Tigard, Molalla, Gresham, Portland and Vancouver, Washington. Call 503-823-0250 for an intern or volunteer packet. For more information on PAL, please check out their web page at Oregon Law Enforcement Consulting Group, as a donation to PAL, maintains its web page.


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