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Name: Luci Fisher.
Family: Husband, Joe, five children, eight grandchildren.
Residence: Yuba City.
Occupation: Retired banker.
How long have you lived in the Yuba-Sutter area? Most of my life.
Hobbies, interests: Gardening and reading.
For what groups do you volunteer? Catholic Daughters of the Americas No. 640 at St. Joseph for many years. I am past president and was just elected as its Woman of the Year. St. Joseph, with its food locker, feeds those in need two days a week.
I was chairwoman of the Catholic Daughters' recent fundraiser salad/potato luncheon.
Young Ladies Institute at St. Isidore, member and past president — we support seminarian aid, participate in the Hands of Hope winter months shelter program and support Madonna Manor in the Bay Area for elderly ladies.
I've always been an advocate for the needy so the winter shelter program got me interested in helping the homeless. I have committed myself to feeding the homeless in the river bottoms by preparing hot meals monthly and providing clothing such as socks, gloves and hand towels. I'm just one of many who help feed the hungry in the river bottoms.
I am also secretary of the Marysville Deanery. We interact with different organizations in the church community, keeping us all connected.
I am a senior advocate for ladies I've met through work and church, in that I take people out and to their doctors' appointments. If I see there's a problem, I encourage them to go to the legal center.
In my younger days, I belonged to Soroptimist International.
My mother was my inspiration and my mentor. We grew up in a household of helping others.
How do you fit volunteering into your schedule? I make a things to do list for two days — nothing feels better than looking at your to do list and seeing all those check marks. I've been doing this for years.
Words of advice: If people want to volunteer, they can find a way. There's wonderful kudos to helping others. Just a smile on their face brightens your day. I even find time to volunteer at my daughter's school — she is a teacher.
Why be a volunteer? To help those in need; there's always people who need. It's our duty toward our community. It's obvious to me that a lot of organizations or places of business could not operate without volunteers.
Quote: "Feeding the hungry has been a very humbling thing for me. It makes me count my blessings."
Volunteer of the Week runs Tuesdays. To submit the name of a volunteer to be featured, contact Community Editor Leticia Gutierrez at 749-6552.