Craig Nystrom was the guest speaker at the October 5, 2022 weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Antelope Valley.  Craig spoke to the Club about a project that he started in 2021.  Project Santa provides for a visit from Santa and a small gift for students with significant medical issues and disabilities who are unable to travel to see Santa at local appearances during the Holiday Season.
Last year Craig and his team were able to visit multiple Palmdale School District campuses and Special Education classrooms to spread Christmas cheer.  Along the way teachers and administrators spent their own money on gifts for the students for Santa to give out.  This project supports families by promoting parental engagement by really showing families that Palmdale School District cares for them and the students, and is working hard to make school fun and interesting for all students.  When the families can see that others are helping them support their children, it goes a long way to keeping families and parents engaged in the school district. 
This year Craig is asking if the Club can help support the project for the upcoming Holiday Season.  The Club was more than happy to help support the project for 2022.  A check was presented to Mr. Nystrom to initiate the project as soon as possible.
After Craig Nystom’s presentation, Joshua Konrad was presented his Rotary Badge and pins my President Chuck Church.
Craig Nystrom Briefs Antelope Valley Rotary
Mr. Nystrom Presents the Details of Project Santa
President Chuck Church Thanks Craig For Being Our Guest Speaker And Discussing Project Santa
The Club's Newest Member Joshua Konrad Receives His Badge And Pins
President Chuck Church Congratulates Joshua On His Membership In The Club