Ione Rotary Honors Community Volunteers

 
 
The Rotary Club of Ione honored four outstanding community service volunteers were honored at a dinner on April 2nd at Clark’s Corner in Ione. With 60 people in attendance, Patti and Peter Misurca, Regia Sargent and David Fisher were celebrated for their volunteerism to the community of Ione. For years, these individuals have dedicated hundreds, if not thousands of hours improving the lives of those who call Amador County home.
All four have lived most of their life in Ione. David Fisher is Patti Fisher-Misuraca’s father, and at 96 years old is a “right hand man” when it comes to implementing projects. He was given such an award at the recognition dinner.
 
 
With 60 people in attendance, Patti and Peter Misurca, Regia Sargent and David Fisher were celebrated for their volunteerism to the community of Ione. For years, these individuals have dedicated hundreds, if not thousands of hours improving the lives of those who call Amador County home.
 
All four have lived most of their life in Ione. David Fisher is Patti Fisher-Misuraca’s father, and at 96 years old is a “right hand man” when it comes to implementing projects. He was given such an award at the recognition dinner. Patti is your “go to” person. Her talents and ability to manage a project are second to none. Pete has contributed to many projects including installing the security systems at both the Ione Veterans Memorial Park and the Ione Elementary School, the Evalynn Bishop restoration and installation of the sound system. For the past 10 years they have been the driving force behind the annual Ione Homecoming weekend, carrying on this 139 year tradition. They each define the term “giving back” through unselfishly donating time and talent to the community. Patti has handled the annual Alumni Easter Egg Hunt at Howard Park for the years.
 
Regia Sargent is a fourth grade teacher at Ione Elementary School. Before teaching she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. She was active in Native Daughters of the Golden West and began teaching full time in 2002. She instituted the school’s “Caught Ya Being Good” award program that rewards kids in a positive way. She most recently serves as the on-screen host of Spike Literature, a digital curriculum series she is producing. The series encourages students to read the classics. She describes the them as Cliff notes on video. Regia has served at the president of the Ione Picnic Association, the group responsible for Ione Homecoming for the past 10 years.
 
            Each of these honorees received a “Service Above Self” award. The Rotary Club of Ione is proud to have celebrated each of these outstanding individuals. We are so fortunate to have them serving our community.