August VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT ON Doug Key
Coordinating Team would like to thank and recognize Doug Key for his work as the Chalice Safety Officer. Doug has overseen the weatherizing of one of the play structures, adding hay bales behind the play structures at the edge of the swale, working on additional lighting for the upper parking lot and keeping an eye on the general safety of the Chalice campus.
WHAT MINISTRY / GROUP / TEAM DO YOU VOLUNTEER WITH?
Currently: I am a member of choir and also perform in Cabaret. I have also assisted Larry with some of the campus repair projects.
WHEN DID YOU START COMING TO CHALICE?
I started coming to Chalice regularly about 9 years ago.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO VOLUNTEER?
Since I have retired, I have wanted to contribute to Chalice more than I have in the past.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT VOLUNTEERING?
The people I work with.
DO YOU VOLUNTEER WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, OUTSIDE OF CHALICE?
WHAT PURPOSE/VALUE/FEELING DO YOU FEEL/GAIN/HAVE WHEN YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING?
I feel a sense of contributing something that I have the skills to do. I worked many years for the national parks where we had many visitors who were out of their element and did not perceive the dangers that existed in the parks. We were always being observant of dangerous situations or environments that they might encounter.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN/RAISED?
Born in Pacific Beach but mostly raised in Lakeside, CA.
FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY?
Camping and fishing with my family.
WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO SAN DIEGO?
After being away for a number of years, I returned to take a full-time teaching position at Palomar College.
WHAT IS YOUR JOB/PROFESSION OUTSIDE OF CHALICE?
Retired professor of geography and earth sciences at Palomar College. I still work there part time.
I’m married to Wendy (you all know her) and have a 12-year-old daughter, Natalya (you all know her, too.)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?
7 Years in Tibet and The Sandlot.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO GET BURRITOS?
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM?
San Diego State Aztecs!
coffee or tea?
Coffee the way people who like coffee drink it; black.
Doug on White Mountain Peak