The morning dawned bright and sunny as we had
been anticipating this day for weeks. We were not sure what
the weather in San Francisco held for us though we were advised
to dress warmly in layers. But as we crossed the Golden Gate
Bridge on foot the sun was shining bright on the city with just
a hint of fog threatening us from afar. It was an exciting day
last Saturday when 5 members of Sunol's girl scout troop #2921
joined thousands of other Junior girl scouts from all over the
state and beyond to "bridge" into the next level of
scouting, Cadette girl scouts. A 20-year annual tradition, this
ceremonial walk was completed by Caitlin Carter, Hayley Nielsen,
Nicola Barnes, Stasia Hylas and my daughter Jessica Christian.
Not to be left behind in this memory making event were parents,
Victoria Barnes, Lori Nielsen, Ralph Nielsen and myself.
The Little Brown Church is organizing a Social Justice Meeting
on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. This is not considered a worship service
- just faith based. Pastor Ron Hunt says, "What we would
like to work for is for social justice and peace in society,
so that's what we are really looking to do. How we can as individuals
find not only our inner peace within because our faith but also
how we can impact our local communities and the world with our
faith. The meeting will be open ended, people from all walks
of faith, whatever religion, from the worlds religion to their
own individual faiths, it doesn't matter, everyone is welcome
so the dimension on it is that it's not just a political group,
we are interested in social justice, we are interested in peace
and were coming at it from faith based. We will meet and see
what we feel and where we want to go".
This is the first meeting and hopefully there will be more
meetings to come depending on the attendance and interest level.
Sandi Bohner and Bill Webster's Little Valley Vineyards have
been busy winning wine awards. So far this year they have won
3 Silver medals from the San Francisco Chronicle's Wine Competition
for their 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2001 Chardonnay and 2000
They also won a Bronze medal at the Finger Lakes International
Wine Competition for their 2000 Tempranillo and at the Los Angeles
County Fair Wines of the World Competition, out of 3,900 wine
entries, they won a Bronze medal for their 2000 Tempranillo.
Sandi says, "We are proud to represent the Livermore Wine
Country and most of all Sunol!"
Dedicated parents Paulette Beemiller and Caren Foster were
presented with the "Vivian Scheib Award" at Sunol
Glen School's annual Volunteer Tea at Elliston Vineyards on
June 3. These women have given many years of service to Sunol
Glen and now their children Griffin Beemiller and Adam Foster
will be entering Foothill Hiogh School in the Fall.
And now without further ado I present this years eighth grade
graduating class of Sunol Glen School; Geoffrey Woods, Scott
Sweetnam, Michael Stromberg, Alexzandra Roden, Colleen Peterson,
Shea Murphy, Justin Mott, Saba Mashadialirez, Zachary Keck,
Colebrook Jackson, Parmida Izadi, Joshua Hobbs, Andre Green,
Christina Gatterman, Jordan Franco, Adam Foster, Anthony DeValle,
Richard Cook, Jessica Bruno, Griffin Beemiller and Chelsea Barberio-Kitts.
Good luck to you all, you hold the world's future in your hands.
Thanks also to the staff at Sunol Glen and especially Teresa
Donovan and Miki Whitfield for you their assistance in keeping
me up to date this past school year.