October 2019 Newsletter
Glen Ellen Forum Monthly Meeting Reminder
When: Monday, October 7, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Where: Dunbar Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room, 1100 Dunbar Road
Our featured speakers will be the owners of three new businesses in town. Sanjeev Singh of the new Mill at Glen Ellen restaurant, Melinda Phoenix of the Creekside Healing Village, and Ricci Wheatley of 707 Candle Company will introduce their new businesses and be available for Q & A.
The next Glen Ellen Forum monthly meeting will be Monday, November 4th, at 7:00 PM, at the Dunbar Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room. Speakers will be announced on the Glen Ellen Forum website.
The Glen Ellen Fair is next Sunday
The Annual Glen Ellen Village Fair is coming up on Sunday 10/13 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Parade commences at 12 noon featuring our Grand Marshall Jim Shere! Immediately following the Parade all booths will be open and the entertainment begins! Live local bands, delicious food, beer and wine for the adults, 80+ booths, face painting and pony rides for the kids. On 10/13 Arnold Drive will be closed from Warm Springs Road to London Ranch Road from 9:30am to 6:00pm
Introducing the Glen Ellen Forum “Enviro” Committee
The Landscape & Environment committee will inform the community about fire wise, water wise and wildlife friendly landscaping. There are some potential tensions among the three goals. For example, fire wise literature emphasizes “well irrigated” plants, and some people misinterpret that, installing lawns or high water ornamentals. Fire wise literature emphasizes a 5 foot non-ignition zone around the house, along with well spaced plants with impervious surfaces between them, in the 0-30′ zone. People often exaggerate in their response to these recommendations, clearing beneficial plants from their yards and destroying wildlife habitat. We hope to educate the community on how to navigate these apparent conflicts, finding the sweet spot to arrive at recommendations that preserve and even add habitat, while promoting fire and water wise landscaping. Stop by the Enviro Committee’s booth at the Glen Ellen Fair on October 13, to learn more or get involved.
Jack London Yacht Club Awards Grants to the Glen Ellen Forum
The Glen Ellen Forum is honored to have been awarded several grants from the Jack London Yacht Club at their event on September 8th to benefit the Glen Ellen Community. The Yacht Club members have generously provided us funds to hold a community meal, cover our meeting facilities fees for the year, purchase equipment for our village clean up events, and other projects. Thank you Jack London Yacht Club!
Fall Clean Up of Glen Ellen’s Rural Roads
Join our Glen Ellen Forum Projects Committee for the fall Rural Roads Clean-up morning on October 26. We meet at the Post Office parking lot at 9:00 AM , then spread out in teams along pre-arranged routes to pick up rubbish along our beautiful country roads. We expect to be done by 11:00 AM. We’ll be using our new safety vests and trash picker uppers purchased using the grant from the Jack London Yacht Club. It’s a great way to meet new friends and help our village. See you then!
Our Glen Ellen Forum Family Day was a Big Success
Thank you to Poppy Darby and Family, Leslie and Kevin Vaughn and all the helpers from our Engagement Committee who prepared a fabulous lunch and organized a wonderful free event for the Glen Ellen Community on Sunday, September 29. A big thank you also to Morton’s Warm Springs for hosting.
How to file a PG&E claim for damage from the 2017 wildfires
Thank you to Helen Sedwick for providing our community with important information during our September monthly Glen Ellen Forum meeting on how to file a PG&E claim and be part of the ongoing lawsuit even if you don’t have an attorney. If you missed the meeting you can read the instructions here. Remember, the deadline to complete and submit the form is October 21, 2019.
Stay informed on possible PG&E Power Outages
PG&E has a new website to monitor weather and the potential threat of a power shutdown. We are in Zone 3 on their map which you can view here.
Save the Date for the following upcoming Glen Ellen Forum Events:
Monday, October 7, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM – October Monthly meeting, Dunbar School Multi-Purpose Room
Thursday, October 17, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Glen Ellen Forum Quarterly Board Meeting, Mayflower Hall 5311 O’Donnell Lane Please RSVP to Forum@glenellen.org if you would like to attend and if you wish to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.
Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM – Commerce and Tourism Committee monthly meeting Schermeister Winery 14301 Arnold Drive
Saturday, October 26, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Glen Ellen Rural Roads Cleanup. Meet at the Glen Ellen Post Office 13720 Arnold Drive
Monday, November 4, 7:00 PM – November Monthly meeting, Dunbar Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room
We need and appreciate your donations to support our ongoing operations and committees. You can make a donation to the Glen Ellen Forum 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!
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