May is the time of year for Ferndale’s rhododendrons to show off their incredible colors. It is also the time when the Greater Eureka Chamber selects the top finalists from their Rhododendron Youth Ambassador Program. Each year up to twenty-five high school juniors are selected from among those recommended by area high school counselors. This year, our own Mariela Rodriguez-Campos was selected to represent Ferndale. Her mom, Nereida Campos, is an IF community committee member.
If you ever have the opportunity to meet and speak with this young woman, you will be dazzled by her intelligence and poise. It comes as no surprise that Mariela was the top finalist in this program and received a $3,000 scholarship! Congratulations to Mariela and her very proud mother! Read a short article about the program here.
The June primary is just around the corner . . .
Are you prepared to make an informed decision on the five propositions before us this June on the primary ballot? Do you need more information to make that decision? Why not join Stephen and Jennifer at their home this Thursday and be a part of the discussion?
Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 6:45 pm
Location: Jennifer and Stephen’s home at 1057 Fifth Street, Ferndale
What to bring: Pick a proposition, research it and share your findings, a dessert and/or a favorite evening liquor (port, sherry) to share.
English Express Benefit this Sunday, May 20th
English Express, the program which brings English and community to our immigrant neighbors is holding its first benefit. This is great way to provide some sustainable funding to an excellent program for our community. Buy your tickets here.
Date: Sunday, May 20
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Location: Sequoia Conference Center
And last, but never least . . . Power Lunch
We came. We ate. We called! Now, it’s YOUR turn! The Eel River Valley Power Lunch met this past Friday, May 11 at Firemen’s Park in Ferndale. Bruce and Chris Will, Lori Knowles, Barb Sopjes, Dottie Riffenburg and I made 93 calls to our state representatives and Members of Congress (as well as other state MOCs) on topics ranging from Net Neutrality to the reduction of HUD subsidies to the removal of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA.
Now it’s your turn to “Make your voices heard!” Here are the call sheets we used. Don’t hesitate. Call Today!
Together, We are Indivisible!