Kiwanis honors Abercrombie

Kiwanis secretary Bob Haupt (left) presents a community service award to Steve Abercrombie, the local Drug Abuse Resistance Education instructor.

The Kiwanis Club of Tracy recognized Steve Abercrombie, known to many local youths as “Officer Abs,” at its latest weekly lunchtime meeting.

Abercrombie was presented with a Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation community service award for his dedicated service to teaching Drug Abuse Resistance Education curriculum to more than 2,100 students each year in 26 local schools.

The 10-week D.A.R.E. course runs for 50 minutes each week, and the fifth graders learn about the consequences of drug use, bullying, internet safety, gangs and ways to deal with peer pressure.

Kiwanis member Dianne Colon-Montalbo wrote: “Thank you ‘Officer Ab’ for the many years of caring and teaching our kids to live a safe life.”

The D.A.R.E. program is taught in the Tracy Unified, Jefferson, Banta, Lammersville Unified and New Jerusalem school districts, along with St. Bernard’s Catholic School, West Valley Christian Academy and Bella Vista Christian Academy.

Kiwanis is a service organization serving the children of the community and the world.

Last month, Kiwanis Club of Tracy celebrated its 62nd anniversary of serving children in the Tracy community and throughout the world. The club meets weekly on Mondays.

Members of clubs in Tracy or Mountain House are invited to share news about their groups. Send email to, call 835-3030 or leave a note at the Tracy Press, 95 W. 11th St., Ste. 101

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