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Classroom Calendars to all of Sonoma County

Community First Delivers to Schools

17th Annual Distribution of Calendars to County Educators

Aug. 30, 2011 – Santa Rosa, Calif. – California budgetary woes have once again impacted schools.  There have been cutbacks to teachers, counselors, materials and programs.  But, as always, Community First has made the start of the school year brighter with the delivery of more than 4,000 classroom calendars to all of Sonoma County’s schools.

Unlike a typical January-to-December calendar, these oversized wall calendars start and end with August.  “They are highly anticipated,” said Leticia Victoria, manager of the financial cooperative’s branch at Stony Point Road in Santa Rosa, about the enthusiastic reception she receives when entering a school’s office. 

Between Aug. 4 and Aug. 26, managers at the Santa Rosa-based 12,317-Member financial cooperative delivered 4,200 calendars to 143 individual schools, and participated in a back-to-school rally for Sonoma County teachers on Aug. 15.

The calendars are designed in-house at Community First, and use school-important dates provided by the Sonoma County Office of Education.  “Each year, we tweak it a little bit based on comments from teachers,” said Todd Sheffield, CEO of Community First Credit Union.  This is the 17th year Community First (which was founded in 1961 as the Sonoma County Schools Credit Union) has produced and hand-delivered the special calendars to local schools.

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