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Happy 2015 From Your Sonoma Valley Grange!

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Hi Grange Friends and Members!
Seth Dolinsky here, honored of be chosen as the new Sonoma Valley Grange President!
I am aware of the great history of the Grange in this country and state, as well as here in our beautiful Valley.
Sonoma has a great agricultural history, being blessed with excellent climate, soils, and innovative and hardworking people that have contributed to great production in fruit and vegetable crops, vineyards and world class wines, cattle and dairy production, sheep and other livestock, plant nurseries, great farmers markets and so much more!
The Grange was founded as a means for farmers to congregate and collaborate, but has always carried the larger purpose of being a center of communities.  Our grange has been built and maintained by a very generous and welcoming community for many years.   This hall has served as a gathering place for Grange members as well as for our Sonoma Valley Community for many years.
We are indeed lucky to have this important heritage, and are working to continue this tradition of serving our members, community, and food and agricultural producers in a manner which will create ongoing and increasing community health and resiliency.  For my part, I hope to add to this legacy by overseeing the completion of our renovation project so that we can add even more value to the role S.V. Grange plays in our Valley, and to the larger society and environment we exist within.
I hope to hear from all of our members and supporters, and will work to build and expand our network to all other community and governmental organizations.
And finally (sorry, lots to say on this post!), I would like to thank our outgoing president Michael Acker for performing and exemplary job as President, Jim Callahan for his amazing skill and knowledge, Lauren Ayers for her excellent role as Secretary, Margarita Ramirez for helping to coordinate our large events and fundraising activities, John McReynolds for bringing a huge measure of support (and for all he’s done) and our many members who have contributed this past year and for many years before.  (This list is very long and all are valued for their contributions!)
Please help us by joining or renewing your membership using the form posted on the left of this page>>
Thank you
Seth Dolinsky
Sonoma Valley Grange President


Annual Holiday Celebration & Cookie Exchange December 8

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ornamentWhere: The Sonoma Valley Grange, 18627 Sonoma Hwy (Across from Mary’s Pizza)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Monday, December 8, 2014

Come share in giving and gifting back to our community. Bring a friend and get to know Slow Food Sonoma Valley and the Sonoma Grange members. Be part of the excitement growing in the Springs with the Grange Renovation Project.

What to Bring: 3 dozen of your favorite holiday cookies, or more and if you are inspired  and time allows bring a pot of warm soup or stew to share. We’ll provide the Bread. Bring your cookies on a platter labeled with your name for easy return or an eco-friendly disposable container.
• You take home 2 dozen cookies of your choice from the community
cookie exchange table throughout the evening.
• Bring one dozen cookies in a separate bag or container labeled with
the kind of cookie, please! This is your contribution to Brown Baggers
and Meals on Wheels.
• If inspired, bring a hearty Crock of Soup or Stew to share.
The Giving Back: We will “gift back” one dozen cookies from each person’s contribution
to Meals on Wheels and the Brown Baggers to include with their holiday meals.

We Provide: Non-alcoholic cider and several pots of warm hearty soups. Please bring
wine, beer or drinks of your choice to share. We’ll supply the glasses and everything else.
Entertainment: Live music provided by some of our favorite local musicians!
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Help us set-up, decorate, wash dishes; volunteer for the evening. Please email or call to
assist with set-up, evening logistics, and if you are willing to bring a pot of homemade
soup to share. text or email 415 328 5056. There is also a PDF flyer available.
RSVP (always welcomed, but not required): email: or
call 707-939-7638 or cell 415 328 5056.
Slow Food Sonoma Valley
and The Sonoma Valley Grange
December 8, 2014
4th Annual Holiday Celebration
Cookie Exchange

Business Meeting Monday Evening, 10 November

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Our next business meeting is this Monday, 10 November, 6pm at the Grange Hall. Below is the agenda. Everyone is welcome!

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Monthly Grange Business Meetings changed to 3rd Mondays, 6PM

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We recently changed our business meetings to the third Monday of each month.  6pm is our official start time, but come early to share ideas and learn about our agenda.  These meetings are short (usually no more than an hour), friendly, and are a great way to help shape what it is we do. Come have your voice heard!

The Grange Hall closed for construction

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The Sonoma Valley Grange hall will not be available for rental after Tuesday, November 4, 2014, through the end of the year.

Whole Hog Fall Feast September 21!

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As summer is winding down, the celebration of the transition to fall is about to begin!  Join us for our Whole Hog Fall Feast on the Autumn Equinox, September 21!  We will, as always, be featuring delicious and healthy locally sourced food and drink for our guests culinary enjoyment.  Music will accompany this FunRaising event to ring in the harvest season and help us move our renovation project forward!

Tickets on sale at Reader’s Books and Pharmaca, or call me, Seth, at 707.934.7332