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May 15, 2010
Vol. 4 No. 7

President Signs Albion Endowment

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Dr. Knight Signing Albion Endowment

Endowment Established

President Heather Knight met with Larry Provonsha and Gibby Muth on April 7 to sign the ALBION FIELD STATION OPERATIONS ENDOWMENT. The purpose of this endowment is to provide financial assistance to the Field Station to cover the cost of operations that are not otherwise covered by receipts from user fees and donations. Our goal is to raise at least $2 million and use the interest to subsidize our annual shortfall. We need this endowment to continue making the Field Station affordable to all.  

At the signing, Dr. Knight expressed her solid support for Albion and sees Albion as a part of the PUC campus. She has also made similar public statements. PUC's administration plans to encourage academic departments to use the Field Station for retreats and classes by giving grants to these departments.

We know of at least three individuals who have named Albion in their estate plan or have donated to the endowment fund. You also can donate to this fund directly or by naming Albion Field Station in your will or trust. Contact either Larry or Gibby (contact information below) for more details.


Latest Albion Development


The interior is nearly complete. The interior trim, fireplace surrounds and flat screen TVs have been installed, and the snack bar and library are finished. The benches on the back deck have also been installed. As Dennis Donovan is able, he will be completing the audiovisual cabinets, the computer tables and the false beams for the ceiling.

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Snack Bar in Lab Hallway


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Refurbished Library


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Deck With Seating Benches Installed


Garage Additions

We are adding two bays to the current garage complex, one at each end. This will allow us to house all our vehicles, store all our parts and supplies, and give us a desperately needed wood shop. On May 6, we poured the concrete for these two bays.

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Pouring Concrete for Garage Bay Pads


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Pumping Concrete for a Garage Bay Pad


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Jerry Thompson Finishing a Garage Bay Pad


Generator Enclosure

A 125-kilowatt emergency generator is being installed in an enclosed addition to the women's restroom. This will serve the entire camp when the power is interrupted (four times this year already). Our power interruptions are severe enough that we must have this equipment installed, not only for our guests, but to preserve the food in the freezers and refrigerators. The cement slab for this addition was also poured May 6.

A work bee to frame and complete these additions is scheduled for September 19 - 30. Make plans now to be there and help us.

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Generator Pad Ready for Pouring Concrete


We Need Your Financial Help!

To purchase the materials necessary to complete the garage and generator additions we need $20,000 for our September work bee. If ten Friends of Albion donate $1,000 and twenty donate $500, we would meet our goal. Please make your contributions payable to Pacific Union College and mark them ALBION PROJECT. Send them to the following address:

Development Office
Pacific Union College
One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA 94508



Story of Albion DVD

A new DVD has been produced. The “Story of Albion” traces the history of the Field Station with Harold Clark telling how he came to find the property and purchase it back in 1947. If you would like a copy send an email to or write Gilbert Muth, 305 Sky Oaks Drive, Angwin, CA 94508 with your request. Be sure to include your contact information.


Rooms at Albion

The rooms at Albion are available for individual and family getaways as well as for groups. It is now possible to book online ( You can also call Wil at 707-937-5440 to reserve a room.



Wil Cook , 707-937-5440,

Gibby Muth, 707-965-2607,

Larry Provonsha, 916-638-0842,


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Written by Gilbert Muth, 305 Sky Oaks Drive , Angwin , CA 94508 (707) 965-2607


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