Her community service resume includes past president and board member of the A.V. Domestic Violence Council; she served as an organizer, president and ways & means chairwoman for Valley Oasis Amigas; she chaired or co-chaired events for the Assistance League, Alpha Charter Guild, American Association of University Women and Phi Delta Kappa (honorary teacher’s society); and she served as the Palmdale representative for the Antelope Valley Trails and Recreation Society. As a young adult, Pluss set four seemingly impossible goals for herself: cross the Mississippi, hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, see the top of Mount Whitney and ride a bicycle across the United States. Having attained all these goals, Pluss laments that she didn’t set her sights a little higher. Today, she encourages others to set goals and set them high. “The one thing I have learned in life is that you do whatever you set as a goal for yourself.” For more information on Antelope Valley Women’s Conference 2007, go to http://www.avwomensconference.com http://www.avwomensconference.com/, e-mail [email protected]:[email protected] or call 661.267.6990. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com. Boundless passion. These are the two words that brought the name Linda Pluss to the attention of Antelope Valley Women’s Conference organizers. Scout leader, gourmet cook, poet, bicyclist, bound-buttonhole-making seamstress, elementary teacher and senior fitness instructor are but a few of the self-descriptions Linda Pluss accords herself. But regardless of the activity labels on her resume, this local senior citizen brings enthusiasm to all she undertakes. And more, she inspires all she meets. Whether teaching preschoolers or encouraging seniors, Pluss imparts a philosophy that learning is a never-ending joy and that the real challenge is motivating students, young and old, to want to learn. That spirit of generosity will be acknowledged by the A.V. Women’s Conference on May 17. This award will not be her first. Pluss was named the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year in 1985. For the academic year 1997-98, the Palmdale School District named her Teacher of the Year. And in 1999, she won the Mesquite PTA Continuing Service Award. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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