Friday, March 4, 2022

Dale Basin Well Owners Meeting - Sunday March 13, 2022

Dale Basin Well Owners Association Meeting

The Dale Basin Well Owners Association (DBWOA) is holding its Spring 2022 membership meeting at the Wonder Valley Community Center on Sunday March 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Wonder Valley residents, property owners and stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The DBWOA was incorporated as a non-partisan community non-profit back in February 1989 but was operating informally for some time before its establishment as a non-profit. Of the various community organizations once active here, the Volunteer Fire Department, Citizens Alliance for Wonder Valley, Wonder Valley Improvement Group, Wonder Valley Citizens against the Formation of a Community Services District (CSD), American Legion Auxiliary Post 729, and the Wonder Valley Hiking Club, the Dale Basin Well Owners Association is the only one still extant.

More than ever, Wonder Valley needs a clear, consistent, non-partisan voice in matters effecting our community. While membership in the DBWOA has been traditionally limited to those who owned wells, the organization is in the process of amending it's bylaws to expand its membership to all Wonder Valley residents, property owners and stakeholders. The mission of the DBWOA is also being updated to include all water related issues and to provide a voice for the community in dealings with County, Special Districts (CSA 70 M) and others local area, state and federal agencies such as Morongo Basin water districts and the Bureau of Land Management.

The Sunday March 13, 2022 membership meeting is for the election of a new 6-member board of directors and discussion of amendments to the bylaws to institute an expanded membership and mission for the DBWOA. Copies of the DBWOA incorporation document, revised bylaws, and agendas of the the special subcommittee that met over last Summer will shortly be available on the DBWOA website. The agenda for the March meeting will be posted online and at the WVCC later this week and public comments are welcome at the meeting.

Former DBWOA president Steve Reyes will kickoff the meeting and suggest a framework for an expanded role for the organization, and provide a report of topics impacting the Morongo Basin.

The Wonder Valley Community Center is located at 80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley. and the WVCC coordinator James Dunham can be reached at 760-367-9880.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Bystander Overdose Response Training a Success

The Bystander Overdose Response Training conducted by We Reach Out Yucca Valley and sponsored by Friends of Wonder Valley (FOWV) on Monday February 28 at the WVCC was a success with a good midday turn-out of 13 local residents who became certified and left with a two-dose Narcan kit that can be used to save a life in the event of an opiate overdose.

SAVE A LIFE: Bystander Overdose Response Training was presented by Seth Farison and he put the opiate crisis in perspective and covered how to counter the stigma associated with Opiate Use Disorder. When a person is suffering from a drug overdose, time is essential, and a trained bystander can save a life.The free training session taught how to identify the signs of an opioid overdose (including fentanyl a synthetic opiate 80-100 times stronger than morphine) and how to administer the overdose reversal drug naloxone.

FOWV would especially like to thank Jill Reinig for her encouragement and support of this event.