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Glen Ellen Forum June 2020 Newsletter

Glen Ellen Forum June 2020 Newsletter

Resilient Landscaping: Gardening in the Defensible Space Zone – May 16, 10AM-1:PM When: Saturday, May 16 10am -1pm Where: Join Zoom Meeting: Press Zoom Link Here Meeting ID: 940 1369 3940 Password: 590411 Learn how to create and maintain a fire-wise, sustainable garden that supports biodiversity…

Rezoning Sites for Housing

Rezoning Sites for Housing

Click here for information on the Housing Sites EIR Virtual Scoping Meeting The comment period initiated by the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Rezoning Sites for Housing project has been extended to May 14. The NOP (published March 11 and updated April 15) notified…

SDC PAT Virtual Community Kickoff

SDC PAT Virtual Community Kickoff

The SDC PAT virtual Community Kick-Off was last Thursday and Friday. A very important continuation for our community outreach as we all discuss the future of the SDC Campus and lands.

Thursday, April 30th COMMUNITY OUTREACH 1:00-1:45 John McCaull -Sonoma Land Trust

Thursday, April 30th MARKET CONDITIONS 2:00-2:45 Keven Feeney, Robert Upton, Kelso Barnett -Real Estate Economics and Real Estate Development consultants.

Friday, May 1st SITE ECOLOGY 1:00-1:45 Richard Dale -Sonoma Ecology Center

Friday, May 1st HISTORIC PRESERVATION 2:00-2:45 Gregg Montgomery, Teresa Murphy, Charlie Mikulik -GEHS

Visit sdcspecificplan.com to participate.

All four presentations very important for our community to know about and participate in.

Board Meeting – 1/16/20

Board Meeting – 1/16/20

Glen Ellen Forum Board of Directors Meeting January 16, 2020 at Jack London Lodge; submitted by Jim Shere, secretary A recording in the form of a sound file has been retained for reference. Present were Melissa Dowling (Board President), Angela Morgan (Board Vice President) Jim…

Board Meeting – 4/16/20

Board Meeting – 4/16/20

Minutes to be posted soon. Click here for the meeting presentation PDF.

COVID-19 Virtual Presentation Newsletter

COVID-19 Virtual Presentation Newsletter

COVID-19 resource page at WWW.GLENELLEN.ORG

We've added a button on the WWW.GLENELLEN.ORG home page that will lead you to information about local restaurants and grocery stores that are offering take-out and delivery as well as links to state and county information about COVID-19 and resources to get help.

COVID-19 Virtual Presentation

Overview of: public health, epidemiology, immunology, clinical findings, prevention

You are invited to attend a virtual presentation on the science, immunology and epidemiology, of the COVID-19 pandemic presented by Shannon Lee, Phd, and Nancy Padian, Phd both of Glen Ellen.

The presentation will explain what is known about the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and COVID-19; its epidemiology and immune response.

When: Monday, March 30, 2020 6:30 PM

Where: Through Zoom remote conferencing. To participate using your computer, smartphone, or tablet, using this link https://zoom.us/j/877879677. If you haven’t used Zoom before, you will receive several prompts. Answer yes to all of them.

Glen Ellen Forum Monthly Meeting Reminder

When: Monday, April 6, 6:45– 8:30 PM

For the safety and health of our community and to honor the County and Governor's shelter in place orders, our April Meeting will be broadcast live using Zoom video conferencing in order to include as many people as possible. We will be sending out a link in early April. By clicking the link from your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and answering "yes" to any prompts, you will be joined to the meeting via video.

We'll open the meeting a little early before the 7:00 PM start to make sure everyone who wishes to has time to log in.

If you would like to download the free version of the Zoom app in advance of the meeting, you can click here for Zoom video conferencing. For additional help, you can use the guide prepared by our Steering Committee using this link here: Zoom instructions. If you have any questions, you can contact the Glen Ellen Forum board and Steering Committee by sending an email to forum@glenellen.org.

Apply to join the Glen Ellen Forum Board of Directors

Get involved! We are very grateful for the service of Jim Shere and Margie Foster on The Glen Ellen Forum Board. They both will be retiring this April and we will be holding elections for a new Board Secretary and Treasurer as well as for more Directors at our April 16, board meeting. If you are interested in running for election to the GE Forum Board, review the Forum by-laws here and our manual of policies and procedures here and send a note to forum@glenellen.org to express interest and ask questions.

More information will be available at our monthly meeting on April 6.

Save the Date: upcoming Glen Ellen Forum and other Community Events

Monday, April 6, 7:00 PM – April Monthly meeting, We will be hosting our meeting via "zoom" to allow for as many participants as possible. You can download the app to your smartphone or tablet or visit zoom.us on your web browser from your computer.

Thursday, April 16, 6:30 PM -- Glen Ellen Forum Quarterly Board Meeting, we will be conducting the meeting via zoom.

 

Redwood Empire Food Bank

www.refb.org

The Redwood Empire Food Bank is continuing to offer food distribution for anyone in need at the Parking Lot of the Jack London Village the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each Month from 9:00PM to 11:00AM.

A small stalwart crew made the trek for our first Glen Ellen Forum volunteer day at Redwood Empire Food Bank earlier this month. We packed 5,400lbs of Apples! Full disclosure, we had a little help from other volunteers from all over Sonoma County.

The Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help in their warehouse. More information is available at www.refb.org.

Please Donate to the Glen Ellen Forum

We need and appreciate your donations to support our ongoing operations and committees. You can make a donation to the Glen Ellen Forum in any amount, large or small, on our website glenellen.org. You can also mail a check payable to The Glen Ellen Forum to PO Box 464 Glen Ellen, CA 95442. Thank you for your support!

Please follow us on the Glen Ellen Forum Facebook Page.

Wishing you health and safety,

The Glen Ellen Forum
website: www.glenellen.org
email: forum@glenellen.org

Food Services – Open, Delivery, Takeout

Food Services – Open, Delivery, Takeout

What’s Open and When – Glen Ellen and Kenwood With the new Sonoma County “Shelter in Place” order in effect through April 7, 2020, there are still food and service options in our community. Residents are encouraged to utilize these local businesses, keeping our community…

February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

Glen Ellen Forum Monthly Meeting Reminder When: Monday, February 3, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Where: Dunbar Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 1100 Dunbar Road Featured speakers include representatives from the Glen Ellen Kenwood Rotary and the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Glen Ellen Forum Board Elections Get…

January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

Glen Ellen Forum Monthly Meeting Reminder

When: Monday, February 3, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Dunbar Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 1100 Dunbar Road

Proposed speakers include representatives from the Glen Ellen Kenwood Rotary and the Redwood Empire Food Bank

We are taking a break in January and will not have a monthly meeting. See you next month!

Renovations to Begin on the Garden Court/McCormick’s Mercantile Building

Renovations are starting this month on the building at the Northeast corner of Arnold and Carquinez. Great news! The Garden Court Cafe will remain open until construction starts later this winter and McCormick’s Mercantile will be opening a temporary pop-up shop across the street in the old veterinarian’s building in February. Both businesses will reopen when construction is complete early this summer. Look forward to an enlarged Garden Court Cafe with outdoor seating, new bathrooms, and a modernized kitchen. The new building will have 8 residential units and an electric car charging station! Construction schedules can certainly change. Cross your fingers for an on time completion.

Great time had by all at the Glen Ellen Community Holiday Social and Community Meal!

Thank you to all who attended our Holiday Community Meal at the Kenwood Depot on November 17, and our festive gathering at the Jack London Lodge on December 9. Thank you to our generous donors and our wonderful volunteers who make these events possible.

Jack London Yacht Club Dinner and Boat Auction

The second annual Jack London Yacht Club Dinner Auction will be held Sunday, January 19, at Viansa Winery. This is your chance to buy a boat for this year’s Jack to Jack yacht Race slated for Saturday, April 18. Tickets are selling out fast. You can buy yours here JLYC Dinner Auction Tickets

SDC/Eldridge Visioning Session Results

The SDC Coalition recently published the compiled results of the June 15 SDC/Eldridge Visioning Workshop held at the Hanna Boys Center. They have shared these results with our government representatives. About 170 people participated in the visioning session and provided feedback on a draft vision statement and guiding principles for redevelopment of the site. You can review the summary here: SDC Visioning Summary

Save the Date for the following upcoming Glen Ellen Forum Events:

Thursday, January 17, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Glen Ellen Forum Quarterly Board Meeting, Jack London Lodge restaurant space 13740 Arnold Drive. RSVP required to Forum@glenellen.org if you would like to attend and if you wish to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.

Monday, February 3, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM – October Monthly meeting, Dunbar Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room

Monday, March 2, 7:00 PM – March Monthly meeting, Dunbar Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room

Please Donate to the Glen Ellen Forum

We need and appreciate your donations to support our ongoing operations and committees. You can make a donation to the Glen Ellen Forum in any amount, large or small, on our website glenellen.org. You can also mail a check payable to The Glen Ellen Forum to PO Box 464 Glen Ellen, CA 95442. Thank you for your support!

Please follow us on the Glen Ellen Forum Facebook Page.

Warm Regards,
The Glen Ellen Forum
website: www.glenellen.org
email: fourm@glenellen.org

©2020 Glen Ellen Forum | www.glenellen.org

Board of Directors: October 2019 Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors: October 2019 Meeting Minutes

Glen Ellen Forum Board of Directors Meeting October 17, 2019 at Mayflower Hall; submitted by Jim Shere, secretary Present were Melissa Dowling (Board President), Angela Morgan (Board Vice President), Jim Shere (Board Secretary), Margie Foster (Board Treasurer), Nancy Padian (Board Member), Bettina Sichel (Board Member),…