Trinidad Civic Club Celebrates Centennial

Patti Fleschner
Trinidad Tidings

Trinidad Civic Club will celebrate its Centennial as part of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the California Federation of Women's Clubs and the Redwood District on Tuesday, Feb. 11, starting at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall.

There will be a buffet luncheon at noon featuring freshly roasted beef, ham and turkey from Murphy's Market. All of the women's clubs from Garberville to Crescent City are invited along with Trinidad City leaders, and representatives from other Trinidad organizations including the Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, Friends of Trinidad Library, Trinidad Museum and Westhaven Center for the Arts. Reservations are important. Notify Donna Haddock by email at [email protected] or call (707) 496-5350. There is no charge.

Some of the highlights of the day include piano music by Al Macy and Jacque Hogan and entertainment by The Kitchenaires, an Annual Arts and Crafts Competition, a White Elephant Sale, and a brief talk by Gabrielle Parkinson of United Way.

Art students from local schools have been invited to participate in the art competition. Jan West and Janine Volkmar will decorate the Town Hall with Valentines and vintage photographs from the Civic Club scrapbooks highlighting 100 years of community service.

Redwood District President Deborah Bushnell will lead a business meeting at 10 a.m. Joan DePeel is arts and crafts chairwoman.

Donna Haddock, Liz Thatcher, Kathleen Duncan, Jan West, Janine Volkmar, Debbie Dew, Penne O'Gara, Dana Hope, Lena Macy and other Civic Club members will be hostesses.

Trinidad School Superintendent Geoff Proust to Retire

Geoff Proust has served as Trinidad Union School District Superintendent-Principal for 12 years. He'll be retiring on June 30.

Trinidad School has been the center of his life for 31 years, four as the parent of a student, 15 as a teacher and 12 as the school's administrative leader.

He writes that Trinidad School is “truly a one-of-a-kind public school, both in terms of its gorgeous location and because of the exceptional children and adults who call this home,” and that each school day he is inspired by “wonderful examples of kindness, creativity and intellectual effort.”

Geoff offers praise for the talent and commitment of Business Manager Desiree Cather, the School Site Council, the Parent Teacher Organization, Trinidad School Education Foundation, the Board of Trustees, the support staff, and most of all for the teachers who work together “with such perfect collaboration... providing a superb educational environment for our wonderful children.”

There will be many opportunities to wish Geoff Proust well in his next life choices, but community members can begin thanking him for his years of service at the Global Beats and Melodies Concert on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.


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