The community gathered on June 14 to acknowledge Norm Guest for his many years of service to REACH for Special Adults of the Tri-Valley by dedicating a REACH home in Pleasanton to him as he retires from the board.

Members of the Guest family were present from Connecticut, Oregon, and Texas. Norm, a retired Castro Valley High School teacher, served on the REACH board for 22 years.

The dedication also included Lloyd Hanson, who retired from the board a few years ago. Norm and Lloyd were both founding members of the organization and remained on the board for such a long time. Hanson is a retired engineer. Both are long-time residents of Pleasanton.

“We can’t thank these men enough for having the vision to create, lead and inspire our organization for more than two decades,” said Kay King, the Board’s current Co-Chair. “It’s almost exactly 25 years ago today that our founders first met with the purpose of creating our organization.”

REACH currently supports 26 special needs adults in its six Pleasanton and three Livermore homes. During its tenure, REACH has sponsored other services for the developmentally disabled adults in the community including athletic teams, nutrition programs, dances, and educational opportunities.

Their annual golf fundraiser is scheduled for Monday, July 27th at the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. For more information go to