LANCASTER – Service clubs can better serve their communities – and earn money as well – by helping provide election poll workers. With always a dire need for more help at elections, Los Angeles County election officials are reaching out to members of service clubs to staff polling places. “There were 2,172 poll locations in Los Angeles for the Nov. 8, 2005, election. That equated with 2,172 inspectors, plus 11,835 clerks. For the county as a whole, there were 5,000 polling places with a total of 23,000 people working,” says Jefferson E. Hill, coordinator of the county Registrar-Recorder’s Service Club Pollworker Program. The poll worker program is a public-private partnership between service clubs and the Registrar-Recorder’s Office, Hill said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Since the poll workers are paid for their time, there is the potential to make a lot of money for club treasuries,” he said. Begun in 2004, the poll worker program works like this: Service clubs sign up members to work at the polls on election day for a stipend of $50 to $75 a worker, plus a $25 bonus for those who attend a training class. Twenty-five members working on election day could generate $2,000 for a club to use at its discretion, said Hill, who spoke recently at the Antelope Valley Northrop Grumman Retirement Club. “Of course, to benefit the club, the member must endorse his or her check over to the club as a fundraiser,” Hill said. “One of the best things about is that the county doesn’t dictate what the money is used for. It can go to support the group’s charitable foundations or just boost the club treasury. That’s up to the membership.” Poll workers get logoed T-shirts to keep. Hill said the program’s goal is to boost the pool of election-day poll workers. Currently, there is a need to place poll workers for the June 8 primary election, Hill said. Hill is available to speak to other organizations. For more information, contact Michael Clark, administrative services manager, at (562) 462-2992 or at [email protected] Any Northrop-Grumman retiree who wants to help should call president Lee Phllips at (661) 942-6866. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Hot roast beef sandwich, soup, mashed potatoes, winter squash, marinated salad, apple pie. Tuesday: Chicken divan, buttered noodles, stewed tomatoes, egg drop, creamy coleslaw, Jell-O with fruit. Wednesday: Roast pork, bread dressing, peas and carrots, marinated beets, orange. Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, spinach, chicken soup, tossed salad, peaches. Friday: Taco salad, macaroni salad, orange juice, tapioca pudding. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret at (661) 943-2998 or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Daily News office at (661) 267-5742. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!