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The Santee Historical Society preserves the most important things – our city’s memories. A dedicated group of volunteers helps us fulfill our mission by performing a variety of tasks in every department – and by promoting the SHS in the community.
Would you like to catalog books or objects, research a historical topic, garden, monitor the antiques and rare books market, perform administration tasks, help keep our collections in order, assist at special events – or even clean or paint? Do you like to repair old furniture, sew, or iron? There might be a perfect Santee Historical project just for you! In turn, you will have many opportunities like networking, making new friends, and building valuable work-related skills and experience.
We also need help in the following:
We need volunteers to photograph the buildings of Santee.
• Transcriptions of Old Articles
We have been transcribing articles so that they are searchable (These articles contain a wealth of information, and are amazing resources for researchers. However, we need help transcribing these articles from their original newsprint pages to digital form. We need some quick typers to help us make these transcriptions!
• Fundraising and Corporate Sponsorship
We need help fundraising and finding corporate sponsors for the Historical Society. Are you good at getting people to become members? We would appreciate help from anyone with experience in this area. If you are good at charming the socks off someone, this may be the volunteer job for you!
The Barn is open to the public from 10am to Noon Tuesdays and the third Saturday of the month. The Historical Society needs house sitters to give tours and supervise visitors during this time. House sitters typically work just 2 hours per month.
• Oral Histories
Oral history interviews of older Santee residents are so important. These are fascinating pieces of history, containing information that could easily be lost. We need volunteers to conduct oral history interviews of today’s older generations, to make sure that their stories of life in Santee are not lost. If you are one of these older residents, we also need your history.
We are not asking for a lifetime commitment. We are merely asking for an hour or two of your time each month. If you can give us this or more, please contact us at (619) 449-2024, or email us at:
SanteeHistoricalSociety@mail.com or TheSanteeHistoricalSociety@gmail.com.
Our website is SanteeHistoricalSociety.org and find us on Facebook at THE Santee Historical Society.
You can also stop by the barn when we are open on
Tuesday from 10 a.m. to Noon and
the 3nd Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm.
The Santee Historical Society is a private, tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization. We are not a City agency or financially supported by the City of Santee. That’s why public support is so crucial!
(1974 – San Diego Union)
The Santee Fire Protection District yesterday announced plans to initiate the county’s first paramedic program sometime next year at an estimated cost of $100,000.
Santee Fire Captain Jack Stephenson said six Santee firemen will enter the Los Angeles County paramedic training program next April based on tentative approval from the program’s director.
The $100,000 will cover all training expenses, salaries for six new firefighters who would be hired to replace those entering the program plus the cost of equipping the ambulance, Stephenson said.
Gene Ainsworth, chairman of the board of directors of the fire protection district, anticipates half the amount needed could be raised through community donations.
Several fund drives already have been started by local mobile home parks..(SMOAC)
Ainsworth also said the board is responding to a request by Santee citizens for implementation of the paramedic unit.
“There is no doubt in my mind that we can save more lives if we are given the proper training to do so,” Stephenson said.
Santee had attempted to interest other East County fire agencies in the program but the cost factor ruled out their participation for the time being.
Chief Ron Berry said, “If we get this pilot program started others will follow suit.”
Though Santee will pay the entire cost of training its men, approval of the department’s participation also must be obtained from Sr. Sylvia Micik, director of the county Emergency Medical Services and Dr. J.B. Askew, county health director.
Stephenson said the cost per man is $5,048, including salary for three months while training at Harbor General Hospital in Los Angeles County.
The six firefighters would then work a month in a hospital, most likely Grossmont, for eight hours a day and afterwards return to their fire station.
Before becoming licensed paramedics, the fire fighters would spend another month in the field responding to emergencies with a paramedic nurse or doctor.
Grossmont Hospital has indicated a willingness to act as the base station for the program. Cost involved will be $16,000 for the extra training required of the nurses who will handle the paramedic emergencies. Any action on the part of Grossmont Hospital must still be approved by its board of directors.
Bell, Muriel (Mike)
Burns, James L
Hansen, Tom Hansen
Koerner, Charles F
Roehl, Randall (Randy)
Davis, L Charlene
Twickler, Nira (Rusty)
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