When I think of the people in B'game who created the highly-engaged community we have here, Dan Anderson certainly comes to mind. This piece in the Friday Daily Journal paints part of the picture about Dan by noting his time in B'game and his Lions work
Erik Winkler, Burlingame Lions Club president, was nominated for the challenge of dumping a bucket of ice water on his head by member Marie Woods. He decided to dedicate his challenge to former president Dan Andersen, who is suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis himself.
“I’m doing this for my dear friend Dan who is suffering from this awful affliction,” he said before the challenge Thursday.
Kudos to Angela Swartz of the DJ for highlighting this. Allow me to add some of the historical context. Back in the day the Rec Center was as much of an issue as it is now. Plans were floated to demolish the Lion's Club hall and the tennis courts in Washington Park for a new 40,000 square foot structure. Dan Anderson was the prime mover in forming the Washington Park Society to oppose that plan. Those of us who call ourselves preservationists took heart from that move. Dan also was very active in the hospital redevelopment project. You could even say that Dan's willingness to speak out against City Hall gave impetus to the formation of the original print version of the Burlingame Voice. Here's to ya, Dan. You have my best wishes and gratitude!