by: Cathy Zermeno
My very best wishes to you all for a very Happy New Year – may all your days be happy ones in 2007!
We had a wonderful 2006:
▪ The City granted us a space to house our memorabilia, to organize the archives, and to work on a great many research projects! It’s been a longtime coming and we are most grateful to the City to work with us to save the history of our very unique community. It is the Society’s task to secure the past and present for future generations yet to come. Soon, we will be putting out the word for volunteers to help us in this mission.
▪ Our annual picnic was a great success! Special guests Susan Ince Bice (granddaughter of film pioneer Thomas Ince) and her husband Dick, City Manager Jerry Fulwood, Director of Parks, Rec. & Community Services Bill La Pointe, along with City Councilman & Past Society President Steve Rose and longtime friend Ed Little, all joined in this annual gathering to share not only some very fine food, but to also have a lot of fun!
▪ CCHS Historic Site #11— “Camp Latham” – was marked with much fanfare on November 12 at the Rotary Plaza. Kudos go the Historic Site Chair Sam Cerra and his committee which worked so hard on researching the history of Camp Latham. (See Page 1 and the Centerfold for more coverage of this wonderful occasion.) Special thanks to Commander Glen Roosevelt and his dedicated Civil War Union group, to Rotary President Jim Machado, to Lynn Caron who prepared a lovely reception following the unveiling of the marker, and to our wonderful emcee, Julie Lugo Cerra.
All in all, we have had a very exciting and busy year, and I look forward to 2007 with lots more exciting events and programs. Again, “Happy New Year” to everyone and I hope to see you at the January 17, 2007 General Membership Meeting!