This month the Santee Chamber of Commerce’s After-5 Mixer was at Tutoring Club of Santee. There was a good turnout, especially considering that August is usually a slow month because of vacation time. Our thanks to Rachel and Robert Folsom for hosting the get-together.
The After-5 Mixer is always a great way to meet and get to know some of the other business owners in Santee. This month’s attendees ran the gamut from home-based and small business owners to the head of the Santee Post Office to the owner of the Santee Inn.
Another attendee was Rudy Reyes, former candidate for East County Supervisor and now candidate for Santee City Council. Rudy was also one of the heroes of the 2003 Cedar Fire, and was critically burned while helping people escape the blaze. He is very focused on making sure that San Diego County is ready for the next huge fires – whenever they come.
This month’s 50-50 drawing winner was Ike Enzenauer of the Santee Lions Club. He will put the money into the fund the Lions Club has to build a Sensory Garden at Santee Lakes. If you would like to help the Lions with this project, you can get more information on their website Santee Lions Club. The Lions also put up a handicapped fishing pier at the Lakes, and you can find pictures from the dedication and other activities on their site.
The next After-5 Mixer will be on September 18 at La Trattoria Restaurant located at 9720 A Mission Gorge Road. For more information, visit the Santee Chamber of Commerce website, or call them at 619-449-6572