Update from Abby 5/5/08

V.O.I.C.E. Celebrates 11 Years!

V.O.I.C.E. Celebrates 11 Years!

We accomplished a lot this weekend!

Paula, Tomi, Norma, Debi, and Pat put together another fabulous Yard & Bake Sale. As you know, we rely on donations to support our organization, and these gals worked hard to earn some much needed funds. Oh, and they had fun while they were at it, too! We are so pleased with all the support of our work by people who donated stuff to sell and sweets to eat. I’m so impressed with everyone’s baking skills! Our local bakers are gaining quite a reputation, so if you missed this one, stay tuned – we’ll have another sale after a while.

We also sponsored an information booth at the V.O.I.C.E annual picnic. V.O.I.C.E – Volunteers Organized in Conserving the Environment – celebrating their 11th anniversary this year, was formed in 1997 to address the need to preserve open space in the local mountains. The group’s main focus right now is to Save the Verdugo Hills Golf Course. Sheri and I represent the STA on the Save the Golf Course Committee along with other groups such as the Little Landers Historical Society, Crescenta Valley Historical Society, Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club, the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and many others. We had a great time talking with folks, enjoying the beautiful weather, and we sold some tickets to elect Joe as Honorary Sheriff, too! Which reminds me to plug the sale of those tickets! Each ticket you buy for only $1, is a vote for Joe, enters you in a raffle for some great prizes and goes to a good cause as a fund raiser for our group and the ST Chamber of Commerce.

And yes, Home Depot still has our attention!

The excitement over the “Sunland-Tujunga Dialogue” hasn’t died down. We’re still getting lots of questions from people who want to know what happens next. Weeelll, we’re trying to get a peek at the documentation the Dispute Resolution Program claims to have from those elusive supporters of Home Depot, who didn’t attend the dialogue. Stay tuned. We’ll keep you posted with any info we find out.

In the meantime, Victoria Pynchon, Esq. is interested in our experience, and you can leave your comments and thoughts about the “Dialogue” on her blog. Her business is Settle It Now Dispute Resolution Services, in Beverly Hills.

Here’s Tomi Lyn Bowling speaking at the “Sunland-Tujunga Dialogue”

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  1. Paula

     /  Monday, May 5, 2008

    I just wanted to give a personal THANK YOU to all that helped put on, bake, and volunteer their time to make the yard/bake sale such a HUGE success. And… thank you to our wonderful community for opening your pockets and buying all these lovely trinkets and goodies! We will do it again, just when it gets a little cooler.

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