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By Jack Clark

Co-publisher and General Counsel

I received a call last week from a concerned TC reader who said it was unnecessary for us to publish the list of Town Crier Charter Members each week. He wanted to know why we do it, and he felt the space would be more useful if it were devoted to Idyllwild School or local businesses instead.

Well, I explained that we do it because Members need to know how well our Membership model is working so they can consider their future participation in it. We particularly feel we should keep people informed as to the progress of this our first year of the Membership model. And we also hope the publishing of Members’ names will encourage their friends and neighbors to join us.

But now that the initial rush to join our Membership program has tapered off somewhat, we are mainly experiencing current subscribers converting their expiring subscriptions into new Memberships. Now we’re thinking we can cut back on the publishing of the Membership list. So, after this week, we’ll be posting the Membership list only every other week, and perhaps, eventually, only once each month.

Also, we have now invited Idyllwild School to submit a weekly student-written column dedicated to student activities and other topics of interest to students. We hope that column can start in August at the beginning of  the next school year, if not this current school year.

As far as businesses go, things are a bit more difficult to arrange. There no longer is an Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce, and a similar business group also has ceased to exist. But we have proposed that the Idyllwild Association of Realtors write a regular column of matters of interest to real property buyers, sellers and realtors themselves. Initial indications are that, after the idea is presented to and accepted by the realtors’ board, we can expect such a column to begin shortly.

So, when our readers speak, we listen. We publish our readers’ letters, whether we share their point of view or not. And for years our readers have participated in our weekly news meetings that are always open to the public. That’s where we decide on the stories we’ll cover for our next issue of the Town Crier. Our next news meeting, after the March 21 meeting, will be Wednesday, March 28 at 8 a.m. in the TC office at 54405 North Circle Drive. Please join us.

And keep telling us what you want!

Town Crier Charter Members

Saving and Supporting the Town Crier
for our Community

(460 Charter Members as of March 20, 2018)

Angels (5) — Other amount, unlimited above $1,000 annually: Nancy Borchers $2,000; Ying Chen & Andrew Lichtman, attorneys at law $1,006; Kathy & Tom Kluzak $1,250; Sub Rosa Apothecary (Julia Meadows & Marc Peterman) $1,200; (1) Anonymous $2,500.

Heroes (4) — $1,000 annually: Anne & Barnaby Finch; Charles “Chic” Fojtik; Janice Lyle; (1) Anonymous $1,000.

Patrons (9) — $500+ annually: Scott Bump & Cynthia Grady; Morgan Cannon; Kitty Kieley Hayes; Pamela Jordan & Christopher Scott; Ron Luebbert; The Mills Family; Dave & Shanna Robb; (3) Anonymous $500.

Sponsors (65) — $250+ annually: Donald Abrams; Sharon & Thomas Apostle; Austin Tile (Chris & Julee Austin); Paul Bailey; Robert Ballard; Anne Bleaden; Christopher Brightman; Pete and Suzy Capparelli; Blair Ceniceros; Diann Coate; Laurel & Redmond Corbett; Arthur & Deborah Cravets; Sandii Castleberry Daigh; Isabelle Dubois; Gordon Duerr, Jr.; Marcia Edwards $300; Guy & Nancy Excell; The Family Business (tax preparation - Craig & Janice Coopersmith); Dave & Laurie Fraser; Marsha & Susan Freed; Friends of the Idyllwild Library; Friends of San Jacinto Mountain County Parks; Dick & Karen Hadik; Paula & Robert Hetzler; David Hunt & Kris Kirschbaum; Idyllwild Backhoe (Carol & David Jones, Denise & Justin Jones); Idyllwild Vacation Rentals (Chris Titus); Christine Iger; Ben & Nanci Killingsworth; Anne & Jon King; Kathy & Will Kleindienst; Dianne Lake; Barbara Larsh; John Larue $350; Jason Laurence & Alexandra Napier; Martha Ludlum & Steven Morris; Chuck & Martha Lumia; Nancy Wallace Lungren for Don & Elizabeth Wallace Family Trust; Linda McCaughin & Phil Strong; Charles & Margaret Mooney; Mountain High Escrow; Sue Nash & Tom Paulek; Thomas Noce; Oakwood Village (Dorie Kanning); Betty & Walter Parks; Ben & Rue Pine; Raphael Plunkett; Andy Ridgwell; Fran & Steve Robb; Martha & Scott Schroeder; Gary Schwandner; 0Judith & Ronald Shenkman; Paul Shnable; Adele & Bob Smith; Karen Smith; Anne Stone; Greg Trigeiro; Alex & Valerie Virtue; Barry & Jolene Wallace; Kay Wanner & Charlie Wix; Brian Weiss; Barbara Woolfolk; (2) Anonymous $250.

Sustaining Readers (377) — $100+ annually: Karl Abert; Patricia Altman; Becky Andelson; Diane Anderson; Ellen Anderson-Alkire; D.M. Ankenbrandt; Carolyn & James Ausman $200; Jim & Mary Austin, a gift from Patricia Austin; Baily Winery (Carol & Phil Baily) $150; Bruce Bainbridge; Lynnette Banks; Randy Barnes; Cheryl & Lon Barr; Kristen Barry; Lulu Baskins-Leva & Gary Leva; Albert Bates; Jeanne Bauer; Kathleen & Ron Beaufort; Nancy Beddingfield & Paul Leverenz; Nancy & Richard Beggs; Charles Bennett; Donald Bentley; Harvey Berger & Janice Mulligan; Kerry Berman; Rick Bernardin; Alan Bick; Cathy & Doug Bernhagen; Antoinette Berthelotte $125; Donald & Robert Blackman; Jan Boller; Will Bonnar & Karen Georg; John & Susanne Bonnet; Douglas & Maureen Boren; Ron Boustead & Ruth Riven Boustead; Deeann Bradley & Tim Chavez; Bernard & Jorgine Brause $200; Denise Brown & David Golman; Paul Browne; Paula Browne & Joseph Stumpf; Ann & Will Brundage; Edgar & Joyce Bryan; Kathy Bryson; Charles Buchanan; Jeanne & Jerry Buchanan; David & Marilyn Buck; Peter Buerkle; Kenneth Camoirano; Bruce Campbell; Garrett & Harmeet Capune; James Cate; Steve Chadwick; Duane & Ermylee Chamlee; Ben & Jean Chase; Sanders Chase; Liz Chiment; Reg Cohen; Nancy Collins; Gail & John Cooley; Roberta Corbin & Lawrence Kueneman; Elena Courtemanche; Melanie & Tom Cox; Wayne Craycroft; Virginia Criste; Joe Curtis; Barbara & David Cutter; Barbara Czescik; Margaret & Michael D’Ambra; Namir Danluji; Catherine Davis; Jayne Davis; Mark Davis & Eduardo Santiago; Iris & Peter Davison; Doug & Marta Deffenbaugh; John & Linda Denver; Mizzi Diamond & Tim Doyle; Tom Dickinson & Bev McCullough; Sherryn Digby; Linda Dinko, a gift from Spanky; Jon Dittmer; Ruthe Donlon; Bonnie Doshier, a gift from Jean Stein; Carol & Dennis Dunbar; Greg & Nancy Dunlap; John Dunne; Alicia & Stuart Eberhardt; Sverre & Gerd Eng; Anne Erikson; Jennie & Steven Espinosa; Everitt’s Minerals & Gallery (Janet & Larry Everitt); Ellen Feeley & David Jason; Cleve & Peggy Ferguson; Fern Creek Medical Center; Fern Valley Inn (Gary & Marcie Erb); Fern Valley Water District; Farah Fisher; Amy Fogerson & Kent Weishaus; Chris Fox; Michael Franich; Françoise Frigola; Mike & Julie Furby; Roland Gaebert; Bruce & Carolyn Ganoe; Gary Garcia; Merle & Rosemarie Gardner; Don & Louise Giger; John Gill; John & Kathleen Gilliland; Cathy & Gil Gillogly; Elaine Godzak; Dick & Jan Goldberg; Christine & Jan Goldsmith; Eleanor Gorth $200; Mary Gosney & Rebecca Gunn; Galal Gough; Patti Gould; Gary & Joan Gray; Bob & Corrine Greenamyer; Karin & Richard Greenwood; Harry Griswold & Stephanie Webber; Mark & Angela Gross; Mark Gumprecht & Christine Rheaume; Carolyn Hall; Donna Hannefield & Russell Smith; Linda Hanson; Marcia Harlan & Charles Phelan; Alan Harvey; Judy Haw; Maury Heden; Emily Heebner & Eric Young; Hemet Public Library; Hemet Unified School District; Janice Herdey; Carole Herman & Sandi Mathers; Paul & Theresa Hert; Wayne Hester; Robert Hewitt & Janice Murasko; Helen & Jeff Hixon; Jim & Mary Hobbes; Heidi & Todd Hoggan; Jerry & Kathryn Holldber; Peggy Holsclaw; Richard Honn & Marguerite Snow; Douglas Hopper; Christy & Robert Howard; Eugene Hubbard; Frank Hungerford; Larry Hyder; Barbara Hynes; Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends; Idyllwild Master Chorale; Idyllwild Water District; David Israelsky & Janice Zahn; Don “Jac” & Mimi Jacaruso; Jan Jaspers-Fayer (#1); Jan Jaspers-Fayer (#2); Martha Jay; Laurie Jewell & David Wieder; David & Marla Johnson; Josh & Lea Johnson; Barbara Jones; Wendy Kahle; Lorraine Kassarjian; Dave Keena; Doug Kelbert; Donna & Sam Kelly; Marilyn Kemple; Donna Kennedy & William Linehan; Teresa Kilfoyle; Ted & Beverly Kilman; Barbara & Ted Kinoshita; Dan Kirby; Helen Knauer; Lydia & Wolfgang Knauss; Julie Koppel; Marcia & Ron Krull; Nadiene Kuhn for Diane Smith; Diana & Terry Kurr; Carl & Pamela Lagoni, a gift from Maxine Wells; Don & Mimi Lamp; Gordon Larson; Elaine Latimer; Erin Latimer; Ileana Lee; David Leonard; Daniel & Jane Levy; Trudy Levy; Bob Lippert; Elizabeth Locke; Elaine Lockhart; Barbara & Michael Longbrook; Cathy & Dave Lopez; Kathy & Ken Luber; Virginia Lumb; Marsha Lytle; Kerry & William Manos; Pandra & Tapio Markkula; Michèle Marsh & Peter Szabadi; Brian Marshall; Brian C. Marshall; Barbara Mathahs; Erin Matthews; Lynette Maxey; Barbara & Robert McCalla; Lucy McCampbell; Bret McCaughin-Strong; Carol McClintic; Ralph McClurg; Joan McCullough; Maureen McElligott; Bob & Marilyn McEwen; Cal & Nancy McIntosh; Dick McKee, a gift from Jerry & Kathryn Holldber in memory of Virginia; Michael McKenzie & Robert Thorson; Colonel & Bonnie McLyman; Jane Meier; Carol Mendoza; George & Sheila Meyer; Leslea Meyerhoff; Maurice Meysenburg; Middle Ridge Winery Tasting Gallery (Chris & Melody Johnston); Susan Millard; Mary Ann Miller; Marcia & Richard Montaño; Melissa Montgomery-Lynch; Tim Moore; Maria & Mark Morgan; Walt & Liz Mueller; Carol Murrel; Lauren & Mark Myers; Wayne Myers & Aaron Twombly; June Nelson; Marion Nelson; Kristin Neubauer; Christen Ng; Shannon Ng; Gwen Oesch; Dawn & Jim O’Keeffe; Ron & Stacy Olivier; Steve Olson & Stephanie Yost; David Oltman; Perry Osborne; Robert Parker; Neil Passage; Gerald Pauley; Hank Pawlak; Anthony Pearson; Barbara & Dave Pelham; Tony Peña; Performance Pumping, Inc. (Brad Hamby); Kim & Mark Perine, a gift from Robin Boyd; Heather Perry; Cecil & Shirley Peters; Robert Peterson; John Petty; Marlene & Thomas Pierce; Daniel & Susan Pietsch; Jim Pomeroy $150; Sharon Price; Jack & Nancy Pyster; Queen of Angels Catholic Church; Bob & Elaine Rahman; The Red Kettle (Bruce Ross); Ed & Sandy Reed; Mike Reed; Jim Rees; George & Kathryn Reeves; Don & Nancy Reiterman; A. & Linda Rewiski; Linda & Manny Rider; Margaret & Ned Roberts; Debbi Roeder; Maureen & Steve Rose; Don & Julie Roy; Robert Sandifer; Sandlin & Son Refrigeration (David Sandlin); Lenore Sazer; Dan Scanny; Alice & Vic Scavarda; Charles Schelly; Maxine Schenk; Joye Schmiedt; Dick & Kathy Schmitt; Richard Schnetzer; Jeanette Schultejann; Steve Shaw; Dale Sheneman; Doug & Lois Sheppard; Teruo Shida; Mary Jo Shinkle; Terry Shirley; Silver Pines Lodge; Carol Simonek; Bee Smith; Bill & Linda Smith; Greg Smith; Lindsay Speed; John Spielmann; Jeannie Sprenger; Patricia & Will Sproule; St. Hugh’s Episcopal Church; Edward Stavert; Jean Stein & Pamela Williams; Steven Steinberg; Bob & Carol Steele; Heather Steer; Kirk & Yvonne Stephenson; Richard Stinson; Charles & Kathy Storrie; Patsy & Steven Stratton; Richard Succa; Daniel & Gigi Suiffet; Stephen Sutton; Gregory Swajian; Virginia Swendson; Mary Talley; Jim Tanner; Jacob & Theresa Teel; Temple Har Shalom of Idyllwild; James & Joanne Tenney; TetraDym Inc. (Bill Protzmann); John Thomford; Norman Toback; Ian & Jeanie Tober; Arthur Tobias; Alicia & Howard Tuttle for Bill Tuttle; D.F. & Giana Tweedie; Scott Tyler; Brenda Underwood; Deidre & Joe Vail; David Verplank; Jacqueline Wagner; Bob Wailes; Marcia Waldorf; Anne & Douglas Walker; Barb & Thom Wallace; Sue Wallen; John Walsh; Nancy Walters for Jane Lucero; Pamela Walton; Cheryle Waner; Bill Waring; Glenn Warren; Sallie Warwick; Annette Wasell c/o Aria Board & Care; Gary & Susan Weber; Judy & Mike Weeks; Leslie Weidner; Charles & Susan Weisbart; Sheila Weldon; Sharon & Stephen White; Whitman Physical Therapy (Bill Whitman); Bob & Sunny Wilcox; Richard Wilkerson; Barbara & Steve Wilkes; Carl & Ruth Williams; Joanne Williams; Halie & Johnny Wilson; Elizabeth & Thomas Wirt; Jim Wise; Catherine Wood; Dennis & Jane Woodard; James Wymer; Fredricka & Paul Young; Linda Young, a gift for Grace Moore; Lynn Young; Sandy Ziegler for Michael Van Zee; Alexander & Lorna Zukas; (1) Anonymous $200; (9) Anonymous $100.

Thank you, all!

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