Message from the President
Greetings to members and friends of the Jenner Community Club.
On behalf of the newly elected Board of Directors, I wish to thank the members who were able to attend the May 19 General Meeting. With the proposed slate of candidates voted in by unanimous acclaim, we are honored and thankful for the trust that you place in each of us to uphold the mission of the JCC.
I would never have entertained even the thought of taking on the position of President without the team of marvelous folks who have volunteered to share their time, energy and resources with the JCC. Just to remind you, our new Board members are as follows:
Assisting me in my role as President are Cal Ares, Vice President; Sue Sprowl, Treasurer; Jill Lippitt, Recording Secretary; and Members at Large; Dr. Peter Elias, Gregory Keim, and Beth Thorp.
Many thanks to those who helped make the General meeting a success. The Annual Report is available to the public at the Community Center office. Information received at our Community Congress in March has already helped shape outreach and scheduling plans for 2019. A special thanks to the Nominating Committee, Laura Hieb and David Kenly, for getting elections ready. Special thanks to Kate Fenton for her tireless work on graphics, editing and database upkeep. The Friends of the Jenner Creek environmental committee, chaired by Carol Sklenicka, has received donations for the Elinor Twohy Memorial Environmental Fund totaling $2,750 earmarked for environmental, sustainable projects. Lots more news and info to come, but in the meantime, I want to personally thank you for your support through your annual membership, annual giving, and your volunteer energy.
None of our projects, events or continuing 61 years of our legacy would be possible without each and every one of you.... Let's get busy and have some fun as we celebrate the lives of family, friends and community in this very special place where the river meets the sea!!!
Sincerest thanks for your support and trust,
Michelle K. Irwin
President, Jenner Community Club
You may update your annual membership dues for 2019, make a donation towards operating costs, or donate to the Elinor Twohy Memorial Environmental Fund by mailing your check to:
PO Box 1
Jenner CA 95450
(Please note in memo line of your check how we should earmark your tax deductible donation. Thank you in advance!)
To update your contact information please reach out to us at:
Call us with questions or comments at 707-865-2771 (JCC office)
“There are those to whom place is unimportant.
But this place, where sea and freshwater meet,
The heart and soul of our community center and club is the celebration of life here in the little town that time forgot, Jenner by the Sea. The club and the center are dedicated to you, fellow Jennerites. To your happiest birthday party or to the loving celebration of the passing of a soul mate. The town comes together here at the Jenner Community Center.
The Jenner community has a storied history of coastal conservation dating back to the 1960s, when the entire Russian River mouth area was threatened with massive dredging and full scale development of the hillsides surrounding the basin. The beautiful landscapes that surround Jenner now are the result of great labors which continue to this day.
Living in this place of great beauty and diversity also means we have a great responsibility to our wild neighbors. Two of those neighbors are our wonderful Harbor Seal colony, also our once abundant but now highly endangered Coho salmon, and Steelhead trout. The Jenner lagoon plays an important role in the protection of both salmonid and pinniped neighbors.
The club was and is deeply involved with the restoration of the woodlands and watersheds which surround Jenner. The Rule Ranch, roughly 6,000 acres which mostly surrounds Jenner, has been purchased by Sonoma Land Trust and managed by The Wildlands Conservancy which will keep it undeveloped for perpetuity.