Congratulations to long-time public servant Julie Fulkerson, who will serve as Trinidad’s new Mayor starting at the Jan. 9 meeting of the City Council. Councilman Dwight Miller was selected as Mayor Pro Tem at last week’s Council meeting.
Current Mayor Kathy Bhardwaj will continue to serve on the council along with Tom Davies and newly elected Maria Bauman, who will occupy the seat of retiring Councilman Mike Morgan.
Mike Morgan will continue to serve on the Humboldt County Convention and Visitor Bureau advisory committee. Other commissioner positions will be filled in January by council members.
Mike Morgan was presented with a Proclamation for Service by Mayor Bhardwaj and thanked for his work not just on the Council but for his active participation in the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department, the Planning Commission and for his volunteer work for Trinidad Museum Society, Trinidad Library Committee, Trinidad Chamber of Commerce and Trinidad Civic Club.
Ladies Fine Arts Salons
Donna Haddock, co-founder of Inner Center Fine Arts Institute, will present a series of Ladies Fine Arts Salons in Trinidad on four consecutive Fridays in 2013. The theme is “Through a Contemplative View of Fine Arts and Nature, One Can Reach a Higher Knowing,” which is part of the Institute’s global mission.
The first salon is Friday, January 11 with a feature topic, “Intuition Wireless, the Non-locality Mystery” followed by “Your Co-creator Role in Nature on January 18; “Inspiration from the Quantum” on January 25; and “Consciousness, a Proof and a Kay” on February 1.
Salon topics are taken from “Seventh Mystery-Nature and Your Quantum Observer-Creating Worlds from Possibilities” by Charles Haddock, founder of IC Fine Arts Institute.
All Salons are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at a cost of $10 per person for each Salon. Coffee and tea will be offered.
Seating is limited so reservations are required. Call 496-5350 for details.
‘A Christmas Prayer for the Earth’
by Family Stephenson
Susan, Jim and Michael Stephenson produced and composed the song “A Christmas Prayer for the Earth” last year. It is on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0PWxKgGhAE) and on a news web site in Bhutan, where Susan gives Montessori workshops. Pictures of Bhutan, Holland, India, Israel, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Sikkim, Sweden, Thailand, Tibet, and the USA, including Trinidad, are shown as Michael sings and plays the tune, which goes like this:
A Christmas Prayer for the Earth (Trinidad, CA sunset)
Tomorrow is Christmas; I’ve nothing to give. (Tibet, near Lhasa)
But that doesn’t keep me from wanting to live (Jordan River)
Not dreaming of future or memories past (Trinidad, CA)
But that I’ll remember to make Christmas last (Trinidad, CA)
The snowfall that glistens like teardrops from heaven (Bhutan, Haa)
The carols reflecting the joy on your face (Trinidad, CA)
Christmas is not just for shopping and cooking (Sweden Montessori Infant Community)
But for being in the moment and loving this place (Trinidad, CA)
A prayer for the earth is one thing I can give (Trinidad, CA)
May we wake up and help our dear planet to live (sky)
A prayer for the trees, the clean water, the sky (McKinleyville, CA)
Caring for others without asking why (Bhutan Montessori Class)
I send you good tidings for a better next year (Jerusalem)
Not for more things, but for time to be here (Trinidad, CA)
Time with your family, yourself, and your friends (Trinidad, CA)
And wishes for patience and making amends (Israeli-West Bank wall, painted by Susan)
Tomorrow is Christmas I’ve said it before (Trinidad, CA)
May you waken to peace and good feelings galore (North California)
May you waken to gratitude and if you’re asked how (Russian Montessori class)
Just tell ’em the secret of Christmas is now (Holland, Hugo de Vries)
Musical Interlude (Bhutan mountain, Portland children, monkey in Dharamsala, India, West Bank)
Tomorrow is Christmas I’ve nothing to give (Nepal broom seller)
But that doesn’t keep me from wanting to life (Sikkim Montessorians)
Not dreaming of future of memories past (Japan)
But that I’ll remember to make Christmas last (Sarasota, FL)
A prayer for the earth is one thing I can give (Thailand Montessori)
May we wake up and help our dear planet to live (Montessori class)
A prayer for the trees, the clean water, the sky (Bhutan)
Caring for others without asking why (Bethlehem)
Tomorrow is Christmas I’ve said it before (road to Portland, OR)
May you waken to peace and good feelings galore (Big Lagoon, CA)
May you waken to gratitude and if you’re asked how (Trinidad, CA)
Just tell ’em the secret of Christmas is now (road to Portland, lotus flower in the Chinese tea garden in Portland)
(You can email Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org.)