Local woman donates K-9 badgesBy: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
A Roseville resident and longtime police volunteer recently bought official badges for Roseville’s K-9 officers, according to Roseville Police spokesman Rob Baquera.
Sandie Magdaleno, a Women’s Improvement Club member, has played a vital role in support of the Roseville Police Department, according to Baquera.
For the past 23 years, Magdaleno has volunteered for the Roseville Police Department. When there’s a case the department needs to review, Magdaleno provides the written manuscript for the dispatch recordings. She also helps to manage those recordings, according to Baquera.
“The Women’s Improvement Club, led by Sandie’s efforts to support our K-9 program, have truly made a difference for our team,” Baquera said. “We can’t thank them enough for their generous donation and long-time support.”
According to Magdaleno, the club’s motto is “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might.”
Organized in 1910, the Women’s Improvement Club is now going on nearly 100 years of service to the community, according to Magdaleno.
“We joined the General Federation in 1911 and we were incorporated in 1923. We were originally the ‘movers and shakers’ in the community, not so much today though,” she said. According to Magdaleno, the Women’s Improvement Club helped establish the first park in Roseville (Woodbridge), planted trees at Royer Park, made strides with the Roseville sewer system, and started Roseville High School and the first library.
“Back in those days, women did the all of the work. Men just had most of the money. We have 25 members now,” Magdaleno said. “Back then, it was very prestigious to be in the club.”
Today, Magdaleno said, the club contributes to local organizations, including the SPCA, The Gathering Inn and Stand Up Placer.
“Sandie (Magdaleno) is our liaison to the Police Department,” said member Kathleen Crane and former club president. “She been volunteering at the department for years. Sandie and two other members have clocked in about 500 hours a year each, with the records department.” Crane said that it was years ago when Magdaleno recommend that the Women’s Improvement Club buy the badges.
According to Crane, each badge costs roughly $80.
“We bought three badges this time round but have purchased badges before in the past,” Crane said.
The Women’s Improvement Club donated $3,000 to the Police Department in 2012, which made it possible for the department to buy K-9 officer Iggy, according to Magdaleno.
“Back then, not all Roseville K-9 officers had badges,” Magdaleno said. “So we made it a priority to get all of them badges.”
The latest K-9 officers to receive badges are Lance, Rudi and Horax.