Kenwood is saying goodbye to Gini Dunlap and her husband Peter, which is a real loss for our town. Gini served on the VOTMA board of directors and has been an active member of the community since they moved here in 1995, and Peter created a beautiful succulent garden that remains behind for those of us cruising through the Village to enjoy. The two are moving back to San Francisco.
Gini says, “This is our 16th move in 28 years together. No kidding! I think it is genetic for Peter. He used to move every year with his Russian grandfather who liked to ‘flip’ houses. When we grow up we are going to stop this...”
I made a mistake in my write-up about 96-year-old Marjorie Davis last month, saying that she had retired from Fawn Rescue. [I also said she was 95.] Not so! While she is no longer on the board, she is still an active volunteer, working under the capable direction of Matt Wolfe, the current head of Fawn Rescue. Marjorie picked up her first fawn in 1986, working as a volunteer with another wildlife organization. So she’s been about the business of fawn rescue and rehabilitation for 31 years now. Sorry about the misinformation, Marj!
The Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood crab feed on March 25 was a big success, and lots of fun. Everyone was raving over how delicious the crab was. It was held in the Deerfield Ranch Winery cave, which is a unique venue for an event. Big thanks to Robert and PJ Rex and their nephew Addison Rex for offering the space to the club. All the funds raised go to local and international projects – buying iPad minis for Dunbar School’s Grade Level Proficiency Program, supplying supplemental weekend food for students, buying sleeping bags, jackets and backpacks for Sonoma Overnight Support (SOS), and funding clean water and sanitation projects in Guatemala and Thailand, to name a few. You can find out more at www.rcgek.org.
Karen says that at present Cuba is filled with tourists, mostly from Europe and Canada, all trying to visit now “before the Americans get here and change it.”
It’s April, and that means we’re heading toward graduation season. It’s not here yet, but make a note right now to send us your graduation news. We publish the high school graduation notices on June 15, and college or post-grad news as it comes in. Please send photos, too! [the KP does NOT have to be in them!]
Thanks to everyone who sent in news and photos for Village Chat. It’s easy to do – email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 833-5155 and chat me up! – AQP