PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE, JUNE 2017
SUMMER! I don’t know about you, but Summer is definitely my favorite season. In June I get to celebrate both my wife Jenny’s and my birthday, and our wedding anniversary. For some it means end of the school year and Graduations. (Congratulations Class of 2017)! Vacations are taken, visits to parks, the beach, lakes, camping, etc. Daylight lingers well past 7 pm, and outdoor dining or just visiting with neighbors happens during week nights along with the weekends. Communities celebrate summer with County fairs, community picnics, fun runs and other events.
We just celebrated our first three day weekend of the summer season, Memorial Day. June has of course Fathers’ Day (Sunday the 18th), and Flag Day just before that (Wed. June 14th), the same day as our Mixer hosted by Mark Croda and family at the El Sobrante Town Garage. July is of course Independence Day on the 4th (a Tuesday) and the Chamber Mixer on July 12th hosted by Jim Cowen at Farmer’s Insurance. In August, the mixer is on the 9th, hosted by the Boys and Girls Club and Nerd Crossing. Finally, we wrap up summer with two special weekends, Labor Day weekend and of course our Stroll, now in it’s 24th year.
I am reminding you of these dates so they are at hand while you plan out your summer. Now I get that a trip to the Grand Canyon or back East to visit family might fall on those dates, but we sure like seeing everyone at these mixers.
On a completely different subject, the County has responded to our inquiry about the condition of San Pablo Dam Road and has put us in a priority position to get resurfacing when funding becomes available. The county continues to plan the next phase of its walkability project, this time along Appian Way. And we have a new volunteer at the Chamber to coordinate and act as a liaison between property owners along these two streets and the County, particularly with landscaping and Planter issues. We are grateful and pleased to introduce Sharon Korotkin who has agreed to take on this task. We also are extremely grateful and give our thanks to Martha Booz who held this position until now. Thank you, Martha!
Enjoy your summer, see you in the community!
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