May 19 , 2008
Vol. 3 No.7
New Albion Manager
It is with pleasure that we announce Wil Cook as the new Field Station Manager. Wil has served with distinction as Interim Manager for the past seven months. He coordinates all field station activities including group and guest scheduling, food service, and business transactions. Welcome Wil!
We hope soon to announce the new Assistant Manager whose primary responsibilities include housekeeping, maintenance and yard care.
Upcoming Projects and Work Bees
BEAT THE HEAT AND VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THESE PROJECTS IN THE COOL TEMPERATURES OF ALBION. WE NEED YOU! PLEASE CONTACT WIL, GIBBY OR LARRY.
Betty Muth and Wil Cook organized and conducted a yard sale last week. They brought in about $2,500 from the sale of old furniture and obsolete items. It was amazing how “one person’s junk is someone else’s treasure.” The laboratory rooms are now empty and clean. Thank you Betty and Wil!
It is with sadness we announce the death of Serge Lassen on February 25, 2008. Serge was a volunteer last summer during the major construction phases of our renovation project. He married Josette Stevens October 5, 2007. On New Year’s Eve, she took him to the emergency room in Santa Rosa where subsequent tests determined Serge had a brain tumor. Serge donated the funds for the rain gutters and downspouts. He will be missed.
Money is budgeted and in the bank for landscaping, painting, rebuilding the woodshed and applying a seal coat on the paving done last summer. Two items remain that were not part of the renovation but are very much needed.
One is an extension of the Comcast cable down to the camp for high speed Internet service and basic television. Our current satellite service is inadequate to serve our students and guests.
The second is a generator that will supply power to the entire camp during power outages that can last up to a week. We have a 150 kilowatt generator from surplus. The real cost is the PG&E switch and the cabling.
We need another $40,000 to complete these two projects, making the camp very nicely self-contained and comfortable. Whether you are able to volunteer for a work bee, please support the volunteers by making a donation so that we may continue upgrading and improving the field station.
Call the Development Office, 707-965-7500, and Tonya or one of the secretaries will take your Visa or MasterCard transaction over the phone. As yet, we are not able to accept American Express.
Wil Cook , 707-937-5440, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gibby Muth, 707-965-2607, email@example.com
Larry Provonsha, 916-638-0842, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos of Camp
Vanessa with Shrubs Waiting to be Planted
Golden Gate Rhododendron Tree
Golden Gate Rhododendron Tree Flower
Nature by Design Sixth Grade Class in Lab
Dan Wyrick, Director, Nature by Design
Sixth Grade Student in Nature by Design Class
by Gilbert Muth, 305 Sky
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