Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Community Meeting AGENDA - August 10, 2015

Second Monday of the month, August 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Wonder Valley Community Center
80526 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277
Wonder Valley MAC Delegate and Meeting Chair: Teresa Sitz
Everyone is invited and welcome to attend and participate.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; 
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

  1. Call to order
  2. Introductions
  3. Community comment on items not on the agenda
    The community is also invited to comment after the reports and during the discussions below.
  4. Reports and Presentations
    a. San Bernardino County Code Enforcement, Ignacio Nunez, Code Enforcement Supervisor
    b. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
    c. Discussion and possible action: Shall the community endorse the delegate’s MAC Report to be read at the MAC meeting tonight?
  5. Ongoing Business
    "Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh
    a. Neighborhood Watch and NextDoor
    b. Illegal Dumping and Adopt-a-Road Program
    c. Discussion and/or possible action: Shall the Community enlist a group to form a “Friends of Wonder Valley” group to raise funds for various community needs, like Neighborhood Watch signs and Adopt-a-Road programs?
    d. Discussion and/or possible action: Shall the Community schedule a community potluck for sometime in October?
  6. Agenda planning
    The community is invited to suggest items to place on the next meeting agenda.
  7. Announcements 
  8. Adjournment 

August 10, 2015, MAC Report: Wonder Valley
by Teresa Sitz, Wonder Valley Delegate

Our NextDoor network has increased to 39 members. A lot of useful conversations are taking place and there’s a good degree of enthusiasm building.

We had a community meeting this morning with ___ in attendance. We were very happy to welcome Ignacio Nunez, Code Enforcement Supervisor, to present. Also on the agenda was the creation of a Friends of Wonder Valley group to address community needs and provide community support.

On July 25 we had a very exciting event at the Palms. High Desert Test Sites sponsored Austrian artist Gerhard Treml who, with his partner Edith Edith Schwarzl, screened nine short films created around stories of people who live in the Morongo Basin, including Darlene Parris, our columnist at the Desert Trail. About 100 people were present and it was a beautiful night for films on the patio.

Neighbors continue to meet nearly every Sunday for community breakfast at the Palms between 9 am and noon. There’s a big community table in the back and breakfasts start at $3.50. There’s also been a gospel/folk sing along at a time determined by our pianist Miss Ida Lane. People come from all over and everyone is welcome so don’t stay away just because you don’t live in Wonder Valley.

There’s a Goodbye Summer party at the Palms on September 5th at 7. The Adobe Collective and the Sibleys will be playing. Admission is free.

The Wonder Valley artist Perry Hoffman is having a mail art show at the Glass Outhouse and needs people to send him postcards. Contact me if you’d like more information.

On a personal note, we bought our house in Wonder Valley last August so have now officially been here one year. It’s true we weren’t born here but we got here as fast as we could.
Thank you.