February 20, 2010
Marin County Farm Bureau's Annual Dinner & What is Wordles??
Last night we attended Marin County Farm Bureau's (MCFB) Annual Dinner. Over 100 attendees, a great turn out. My husband, Dominic is the current President and has been for the last three years and has sat on the Board for the past 6 years. It seems as though he is following in his father's footsteps in many ways. George, my father in law sat on the MCFB Board from the mid 70's to the mid 90's and acted as President for two of those years. My mother in law, Annette also chaired the Women's Committee for six years back in the 70's. A little of what Farm Bureau is about~ The California Farm Bureau Federation is a non-governmental, non-profit, voluntary membership California corporation that’s purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout the state of California and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community. One of the issues that Marin County Farm Bureau is dealing with is the update of the Local Coastal Plan. This is a huge process that my husband and other Farm Bureau volunteers are working on with county staff planning commissioners and the Board of Supervisors. Updating the Local Coastal Plan in a way that helps protect and preserve agriculture in Marin County is vitally important. The county will eventually have to get this approved by the California State Coastal Commission. There are numerous issues within the Local Coastal Plan such as, wind energy, water quality, environmentally sensitive habitat areas, wetlands protection zones, and trails policies along with other issues, that will have dramatic impacts on agriculture. There are a couple of awards that are given out each year at the annual dinner. One of them being the Farm Bureau Lifetime Achievement Award. This year's recipient is Earl Dolcini. Dominic gives Earl a grand introduction..... Supervisor Steve Kinsey presents Earl with his award... The recipient for the Friend of Farm Bureau Award goes to Ellie Rilla. Ellie is being presented with her award by Supervisor Steve Kinsey..... MCFB is also working on a national level to change the language within the Clean Water Restoration Act to help benefit agriculture and maintain clean water nationwide. Brad Goehring, who is a candidate for the 11th Congressional District Seat was our guest speaker. He spoke to us about the Clean Water Act.... A fun night for everyone! _______________________________________ What is Wordles? Well, I just found out and wanted to share this information with you. I just discovered this fun toy, word art or 'Wordles' on a friend's blog, Chronicles of a Country Girl. How Creative! Wordles can create a word painting from words used on your blog OR using words that you provide. You can change the color scheme, font and layout. These are the words I use most frequently on my blog. The larger the word, the more frequently it's used....... Try it out here Happy Saturday! Pin It