Rich Essi is the April Volunteer of the Month in recognition for his support to the Sorensdale Recreation Center.
He has helped with the Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Sorensdale Recreation Center for over 40 years. As a member of the South Hayward Lions Club, he donates turkeys and cider that feed over 150 people at this special luncheon.
Additionally, Rich recruits members of the South Hayward Lions to come to the event and to help carve the turkeys and serve lunch. He has continued this tradition for over 40 years, despite the decreased membership in service clubs and the economic downturn a few years ago.