Richard Price was sworn in as president of the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley today, after Karen Stepper being at the helm since the local club opened in 2005.
"He'll be great," said Stepper, who is also a member of the Danville Town Council. "He hardly ever misses meetings. Plus it coordinates so well with what we do."
Price is chief of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, which works with the club on its Child Abuse Prevention Day to fingerprint children and offers safety tips to families. The local club also heads up the Sept. 11 commemoration at Oak Hill Park in Danville each year, and the Fire District provides the honor guard and sometimes the chaplain.
"There is a lot of overlap," Stepper noted.
Another project of the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley is putting replicas of 30 historical American documents, call Freedom Shrines, into schools and public buildings, such as the library.
"We have put in 13 so far," Stepper said.
Price said he plans to continue to focus on community outreach related to child abuse prevention, as well as to promote issues of special importance to the nation and culture of the United States. He said he will also "work to strengthen the education of our children."
The service club meets for lunch monthly on the second Wednesday at Faz Restaurant with speakers from public agencies and other groups of interest. For more information, visit www.srvexchangeclub.org/.