The endless rain has not dampened Indivisible Ferndale’s spirits. About 50 of us showed up last Monday at the community center (otherwise known as the “Fig Twig”) for our March general membership meeting. Thank you, as always, to the Hospitality committee members: Barb, Steve and Vicki, Karen and Pat and Kathleen and Tom! We really couldn’t do these meetings and events without you!
I also want to thank, CR Trustees Bonnie Deister and Danny Kelley, who shared their thoughts about one year as elected representatives. It was enlightening. Keep up the great work! And thank you, Galen (Danny’s daughter) for hanging out with me. You are welcome anytime!
IF member, Nereida Campos, made a wonderful announcement at our meeting. Her daughter and Ferndale High senior, Mariela Campos-Rodriguez, has been accepted into the Animal Science program at UC Davis! She is currently interning at Ferndale Vet and hopes to become a veterinarian. Congratulations, Mariela!
Indivisible Ferndale Volunteers are needed!
Indivisible Ferndale has three events where your help is needed. Over 40 IF members have volunteered so far. More are always needed.
Event: Avenue of the Giants Marathon
This event is a MAJOR fundraiser for Indivisible Ferndale. This time will be our third. Each year, we raise between $1300 to $1600 by volunteering for various activities on both days.
- Dates: Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5
- Time: various times on both days
- Location: Honeydew/Petrolia exit on Highway 1o1
- contact Susan Aste
Event: Implicit Bias Workshop
This is Indivisible Ferndale’s first event where we are reaching out to the entire community. We need our members to help with food preparation, set up and clean up.
- Date: Saturday, May 18
- Time: 9 am to 5 pm
- Location: Ferndale Community Center
- contact Jackie Cory
Event: Kinetic Sculpture Race
This event brings thousands of people to the Kinetic Sculpture Race’s finish line on Main Street, Ferndale. We need volunteers to cook the famous Betty Diehl chili recipe and serve it up from Betty’s front yard on Main Street.
- Date: Monday, May 27
- Time: 11 am to 5 pm
- Location: Betty Diehl’s home on Main Street
- contact Susan Diehl-McCarthy
Check out the April Calendar and Action pages on our website
Please check out our calendar and action pages for information about upcoming April meetings and events.
Jonas is Our Hero
Just in case you haven’t seen the flyers around time, Ferndale High student, Jonas Bramwell, is fighting a brave battle against Lymphoma. Read more about this amazing young man here.
Jonas will need months of chemotherapy to kill off the remaining tumors in his body at Lucile Packard Children’s hospital. The trip is five hours away. Jonas and his parents will stay for 5 to 6 days with each visit to Palo Alto. The financial strain on this family will be great, but there is a way we can all help out.
A fundraiser has been scheduled:
- Event: Jonas is Our Hero
- Date: Sunday, April 7
- Time: 1 to 5 pm
- Location: US Bank parking lot on Main Street
FES Multicultural Festival was a great success
Thank you to over 20 Indivisible Ferndale members who attended the first Ferndale Elementary School Multicultural Festival this past Friday. Hundreds of community members were treated to delicious foods and entertainment from a variety of cultures. Check out the photos on our website here.
This is truly who We are: Indivisible Ferndale!