Thursday, January 29, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Young Community Leader award established to remember Jay Gerber

By
From page A3 | January 24, 2014 |

Gerber JayW

Jay Gerber. Courtesy photo

Emerging Davis leaders will get their moment in the spotlight, thanks to a new award created by the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club in honor of the late Jay Gerber.

Naming the honor the Jay Gerber Young Community Leader Award is a fitting tribute to the longtime local businessman who died last April at age 69, two of his fellow Rotarians say.

“Jay connected with everybody,” said Dennis Lindsay of Nugget Markets. “He represented everything good about any of the organizations he was involved with.”

Added Jeff Adamski of First Northern Bank, “Jay took a lead role in everything that makes a community — sports, music, politics, business. We were blessed to have him in Davis.”

In describing the award, a news release echoes their sentiments: “Jay was known for bringing his infectious smile to everything in which he was involved. Whether it was coaching Little League, being president of the Davis Rotary Clubs and the Davis Chamber of Commerce, serving on numerous city commissions and the Yolo County Planning Commission, heading up work parties at Davis Community Church or helping establish the University Retirement Community Foundation, Jay brought that enthusiasm that made others want to join in the activity.

“Jay had an uncanny ability to bring people together with solutions that benefited the entire community.”

The Jay Gerber Young Community Award has been established to recognize and honor a young leader — under age 40 — who demonstrates the characteristics that Gerber exemplified to build community:

* Enthusiasm;

* A positive attitude toward others; and

* Participation in activities beneficial to the Davis community.

Choosing an emerging leader to honor was an easy decision for Rotarians, Lindsay said: “Jay was a mentor to his employees (at Cable Car Wash). He made all of those kids better off than they ever were before they went to work for him. He gave so many kids a chance.”

The recipient will be honored at a dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis.

Nominations are available on the Davis Sunrise Rotary website, www.davisrotary.org, and will be accepted through Feb. 28.

Completed forms should be submitted to Lindsay as email attachments at [email protected], or mailed to Dennis Lindsay, 4310 Amoroso Place, Davis, CA 95618.

Questions may be referred to Lindsay at [email protected] or 530-758-1506.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

Work continues to modernize Davis Healthcare Center

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

 
Holman continues to educate and inspire

By Daniella Tutino | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
‘Huck’ and ‘Tom’ float old Arboretum dock to removal

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Author joins radio show

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

Meet the mayor for coffee at Peet’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Make your own SoulCollage on Sunday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Overweight video game avatars ‘play’ worse than fit ones

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Calling all chicken owners: Apply for coop crawl, share information

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Walk through Quail Ridge Reserve on Feb. 14

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Hopmans named associate vice provost for global affairs

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

Review motivation to refresh your healthy-habits plan

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Tips to protect skin this winter

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

For health and healthy appearance, there’s just one quick fix

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
.

Forum

50 years since Ash Hall

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
Can climate change bring us together?

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

Paso Fino coming to a vote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
.

Sports

Aggies still looking for record hoops win

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Blue Devil Hammond has a huge day at home

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Pent up? Join Davis’ latest athletic event

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Two in a row for Devil boys

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

UCD roundup: Aggie football players crack the books

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

 
Youth roundup: Harper hoopsters off to hot start

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Treys send Toronto past Kings

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

What’s happening

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

 
College Corner: Have wanderlust? Go overseas for college

By Jennifer Borenstein | From Page: A8

District learns from bomb threat incident

By Kellen Browning | From Page: A8

 
It’s Girl Scout Cookie time!

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Feenstra-Fisher wedding

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

 
.

Arts

Show explores the evolution of dance

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
A rose by any other name — if there is one

By Michael Lewis | From Page: A11

 
Acclaimed guitarist Adrian Legg to play at The Palms on Saturday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

.

Business

.

Obituaries

James George Tingus

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, January 29, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B6