By Becky and Jack Clark

Co-publishers

With 16 business members, seven nonprofit members and two public-agency members, along with 411 personal memberships, the Town Crier Charter Membership list continues to grow. We are now at about 80 percent of the minimum amount we estimated last August we would need in the first year to enable the Town Crier to continue to serve our community.

The objective of this Membership drive is, and has always been, to bring the Town Crier up to where it all its employees — including the editor-in-chief — are paid a reasonable salary. This would enable us to attract younger publishers, so as to avoid the Town Crier retiring when we retire. In less than seven months, we have reached about 80 percent of our goal for the first year of our Membership drive that began in mid-August, but we still have another 20 percent to go.

As would be expected, the rate of increase in new Memberships has tapered off quite a bit, but we still have folk taking out Memberships as their old subscriptions expire. If we can achieve the last 20 percent of our goal in the next five months, we should be close to where we need to be to find new publishers to carry on when we retire.

Please join us soon at a weekly Town Crier news meeting, which are open to the public. That’s where we decide on the stories we will cover in the next issue of the paper. Some readers have regularly attended and contributed for years. The news meetings currently are at the Town Crier office at 54405 North Circle Drive, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., unless Monday is a Town Crier holiday — then the meeting is at 8:30 a.m. the following day, Thursday. The next meeting after this Wednesday morning’s Mar. 7 meeting is Wednesday, Mar. 14, at 8:30 a.m.

Town Crier Charter Members

Saving and Supporting the Town Crier
for our Community

(436 Charter Members as of March 5, 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; (2) Anonymous $500.

Sponsors (64) — $250+ annually:  Donald Abrams; Sharon & Thomas Apostle; Austin Tile (Chris & Julee Austin); Paul Bailey; Robert Ballard; Anne Bleaden; Christopher Brightman; Pete & 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; Betty & Walter Parks; Ben & Rue Pine; Raphael Plunkett; Andy Ridgwell; Fran & Steve Robb; Martha & Scott Schroeder; Gary Schwandner; Judith & 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; (3) Anonymous $250.

Sustaining Readers (354) — $100+ annually:  Karl Abert; Patricia Altman; 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; Cheryl & Lon Barr; Kristen Barry; Lulu Baskins-Leva & Gary Leva; Albert Bates; Jeanne Bauer; Kathleen & Ron Beaufort; Nancy Beddingfield & Paul Leverenz; Nancy & Richard Beggs; 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; 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; 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; Roland Gaebert; Bruce & Carolyn Ganoe; 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 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; Larry Hyder; Barbara Hynes; Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends; Idyllwild Master Chorale; 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; 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; Cal & Nancy McIntosh; Dick McKee, a gift from Jerry & Kathryn Holldber in memory of Virginia; Michael McKenzie & Robert Thorson; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; Bob & Carol Steele; Heather Steer; Kirk & Yvonne Stephenson; Richard Stinson; 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; Anne & Douglas Walker; Barb & Thom Wallace; Sue Wallen; John Walsh; Nancy Walters for Jane Lucero; Pamela Walton; 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 goft fpr Grace Moore; Lynn Young; Sandy Ziegler for Michael Van Zee; Alexander & Lorna Zukas; (1) Anonymous $200; (8) Anonymous $100.

Thank you, all!

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