New volunteer and administrative coordinator
I am very pleased to announce that we have hired Diane Castro, as our volunteer and administrative coordinator.
Diane comes to us with extensive experience working at senior living communities in Sonoma and Marin counties. Her passion for helping older adults is reflected through her positive and caring attitude, and willingness to help.
Diane also brings over 20 years in marketing and public relations where she worked at Public Relations agencies and helped launched start-up companies. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations. She lives in Novato with her husband and rescue dog, Chauncie.
Have you noticed Marin Villages' name popping up more frequently on Facebook? Well, we can give a lot of credit to Twin Cities Village volunteer, Mitchell Marriott for working in the background to promote our Facebook page and our connections with other Aging Organizations. Help us increase our reach and promoteawareness! If you have a Facebook account,"likeus."
More on social media . . . keep an eye on your Nextdoor.com activity. Colin Crawford, Tiburon Peninsula Village volunteer, is coordinating volunteer ambassadors throughout Marin to help get the word out on Marin Villages and our activities. If you see a notice about Marin Villages, feel free to include your own post - what better members and volunteers can we have than your own neighbors!
Old fashion networking and "tabling" - for those who might be attending the Mini Medical Classes at the College of Marin, look around for fellow Marin Villages members and volunteers. Over 50 "Villagers" have signed up and Mill Valley Village member/volunteer (and Board member), Annemarie Clark will be there on February 2nd, "manning the table" and spreading the word.
...and we will also be at Book Passages on Tuesday, February 19th, managing an information table prior to Katy Butler's talk on her new book "The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life."
Here's to a wonderful year ahead . . . many decades to come.
Congratulations Cherie !!
Congratulations to Marin Villages' Board President and Tiburon Peninsula Village Co-Chair, Cherie Sorokin on your induction into the 2019 class of Marin Women's Hall of Fame.
Cherie was a member of the board of the American Conservatory Theater and is currently the national board secretary for the American Association of University Women. She is one of the Executive Editors of the Nonprofit Governance and Management text recently published by the American Bar Association and the Society and is one of the two principal writers for this text.
Cherie was the former Group Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Bank of America, the first woman to hold this position at the bank.
Congratulations, Cherie, you make us proud!
Lisa Brinkmann, Executive Director, Marin Villages
This Month's Village Activities