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April 9, 1980     Cloverdale Reveille
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April 9, 1980

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Page 8 - Wednesday, April 9, 1980 Geyserville's very special kind of Blood Bank Doctors, winemakers secretaries, workmen, writers-you'll meet them all at the Geyserville Blood Bank. As far as we know, this is a one-of-a-kind, very special program. It's an impressive event held 3 times a year at the Grange Hall with people from all walks of life and areas coming to donate blood. At first it's surprising to see such a large number of people there, considering how small the town of Geyserville is. However, after one visit it's easy to understand why so many donors look orward to returning whenever the event takes place. + About 10 years ago local resident Byron Lampson took over the organization of the Blood Bank working in conjunction with the Sonoma County Blood Bank bringing about the present unique program. "My late uncle Everett requested upon his death blood or money be donated to the Blood Bank instead of sending flowers." Byron explained. Lampson carried out his wishes by organizing a group of volunteers and arranged for a dinner to be served to all who helped. This plan was extended to include serving dinner to all donors who wish it-and most do. On Friday, March 31, 90 donors came to the Geyserville Blood Bank to offer blood--men and women of all ages from Geyserville, Cloverdale, Healdsburg and as far away as Santa Rosa, Ukiah and Petaluma. A total of 81 pints of blood were donated. As one donor said, "We just wouldn't think of missing this community event. We come here each time it's held. We give blood, enjoy a fantastic dinner and meet our friends. Everyone looks forward to it." :!i i i  , Byron Lampson, organized Geyserville's unique Blood Bank program 10 )'ears ago. Photos by Janice. This year's dinner, all concurred, was exceptionally greal! Crab Chioppino was served prepared by chief chef Rico Perotti with Roy Sjobund, Laurence Erwin, Jim Rose and Dick Todd helping. It was accompanied with a crisp, tangy salad, garlic French bread, delicious homemade cookies, juice or coffee. (Sounds like we're reviewing a restaurant instead of writing about a blood bank.) Now comes the really great part about this community Blood Bank. No matter who you are-or where you're from, if you need blood the Geyserville Blood Bank will give it to you--and there's no charge! This is incredible, but true. Geyserville. we highly commend you and the capable, efficient and professional staff of the Sonoma County Blood Bank. There is always a need for blood for this very special service extended by this very special town. The next Sonoma County Community Blood Bank for Geyserville is set for Friday, June 27. Wouldn't you like to put it on your calendar? Sl pints of blood were donated at Geyserville's Blood Bank on March 28. 1 II Floy Seward. center, chairman of the Geyserviile Blood Bank for 25 years, is shown ith Mark James of CIoverdale who is registering to give blood. At right Barbara Perkins, a registered nurse, takes information. I f Dr. ('lvde 'ellock. who for five years the (;eyserville Blood Bank. greets vivias i takes time from her busy schedule to -..= l ,- .... .i L "We give blood - donated.Vern ),vila of the Sonoma County Blood Ba I1 .meet our friends and -.. enloy a fantastic dinner. Blood donors enjoyed a delicious Crab Chioppino, dinner. Dr. Chris Barker of the Alliance Medical Center in Geyserviile donated blood. Chief Chef Rico Perotti prepared a great dinner for the blood donors. His Suound. Jim Rose and Dick Todd. r,N Glimpses of the pcrst By JACK HOWELL Lodges and organizations have always been the meeting place for those in the community who shared the same interests and who were usually interested in, the happenings of their town. Among the many lodges that still function are the I.O.O.F. or Odd Fellows, which had a large membership in the No. 176 lodge (The Pride of Geyser Peak) which met in Geyserville. The installation in 1941 was a gala event, and for you who recall, the following officers were in- stalled: Past Grand, Hans Petersen; Noble Grand, C. E. Wallet; Vice Grand, Ben Howe; Recording Secretary, Ray G. Brackett; Treasurer, James G. Gator; Warde, Ben Henderlong; Conductor, Henry Witbro; inside Guardian, Aldo Imbardi; Outside Guardian, Oliver Batt; and other officers which included: E. C. Meyer, W. E. Hiatt, Ira Branson, Bates Dickson, Freedom Hartsock, Earl Black, Mit- chell Parry and Carl Saylor. The Rebeccas were : Past Grand, Rose Nuessle; Noble Grand, Elaine Cazaux; grand, Florence Goodyear; Secretary, Lily Ferguson; Financial Sect., Alice Smith; Treasurer, Anne Cottle; and others include Ann Saylor, Lois Banti, Evelyn Scatena, Grace Hartock, Lila Smith, Jean Witbro, Grace Ham- mersely, Ne] Warner, Lenora Smith and Mildred Brackett. A lot of these names no doubt bring back fond remem- brances and many have in the past 40 years joined the passing parade. Today there are organizations that derived their start from these citizens of yesteryear and it is only fitting they be given the recognition they deserve as perhaps some of their descendants are still filling their shoes. People still find pleasure in belonging to organizations that bring them together in a common cause and the socialability ivr which they yearn. Some have noble causes worthy of support while others are purely social in nature. No matter what the reason, its a healthy outlet. Today there seem to'be fewer members because there is ore home entertainment and family togetherness, and "yet we seem to have more problems with youth and on the domestic scene. I wonder why? Perhaps people need to be joiners again, after all what do you really see on T.V. other than portrayals of ourselves or those who would undermine our society with their false ideals and con- ception of right or wrong. Well, those of you who were the joiners of the past, what say you? And those of you who think they would enjoy the benefits of an organization whose interest appeals to you, why not give it a try? This narrative concerning inflation appeared in the Reveille in 1941 being a timely topic I will quote from it. "The very man who has the deepest interest in sound currency is the man who earns his daily bread by his daily toil." Daniel Webster said that over a century ago. France in 1795 proved its verity when inflation forced workers to pay $9 for a pound of bread, and .$40 for a bushel of potatoes. Germany in 1919 also sky-rocketed earnings; Russia proved it when their leaders used inflation to drag every worker down to a state of regimented and dependent penury. It always crushes the thrifty and encourages the speculator. How can the average citizen escape this menace? Force the politicians to eliminate waste and piling up of public debt, and you remoeve the threat." So there is nothing new under the sun, only faces and times change and the remedy is always there so why is the problem there? Ah, cruel fate, twas ever thus. The movies in 1940 were of a more cheerful note as at the Del Rio Theatre you could see Jack Benny and Fred Allen in "Love Thy Neighbor" and Gloria Jean and Nan Grey in "A Little Bit of Heaven." On the same bill Dick F0ran, Wallace Ford and Peter Lorre took you into the deepest tombs of Egypt's pharaos where you were scared out of your wits by the "Mummy's Hand." According to AI Mon- tedonico, who operated the government's official rain guage, Cloverdale had 46.48 inches of rain in January 1941. We had about that much this year too. Al doesn't have the rain guage anymore but he is still around to tell you about it, he's been working down at Handyman lately. Among those wed in that eventful year were: llva Filippi and Louis Giampoli; Sydney Spring and Flora Cook; Elizabeth Seymour and Paul Pellegrini, Jr.; Alice Giovanetti and Emilio Picchi; Joyce Hulbert and Jerry Muffly; Josephine Brignole and Cesare Camaur. And in Lakeport, the 19th child of the E. B. Barker family was born, 17 are still living-wow! It must be the water up there, and I'm not sure you're ready for this, but 600 acres of grazing land near Cloverdale was sold for $8,000 to Mr. Herman Hansen. If he still owned it would that make him well off today? Those were the days! In those days people yearned for better times, too, as a famous writer once said,"These are the best days of our lives-if we but know what to do with them." Historical Society News Our first Flea Market of 1980 organized in the capable hands of Ruth Oeding will be held Saturday, April 12. Your support in these functions help build our treasury so that someday Cloverdale might have its own museum. The hardy band of mem- bers that work so diligently to sponsor these projects have a new undertaking when they recently agreed to sponsor a community history book! This publication will feature the histories of Cloverdale's residents, past and present, and will include a section with photos of the history of Cloverdale. You will be receiving in the mail more information about this project and we urge everyone Chamber Directors elected for 1980-82 The ballots were counted on March 31 by the nominating committee for the Board of Directors elected for a two- year term commencing July 1, 1980. The results were as follows: Meredith Draper of First National Bank, John Pearson of Papa John's, Pat Rose of D. Frank Rose Construction. pale Peterson of Peterson T.V., Jan Sinclair I of PG&E, Ray Cavagnaro of Pellegrini Chevron, and Chris Wirtz of Cloverdale Bakery. Diane Doble, Pat Snider and Joe Bowman are hold- over Directors who still have one year to serve. The Chamber would like to thank the membership for the good turnout on the vote. 80 ballots were returned, from the 115 members. *Weeds. to tall? Can't find your fence? Fire hazard? NEED ROTOTILLING? Call Greenside Up 894-3670 ]00lul For 89,00 to try and participate; it will cost nothing to submit your family biography and a photo if possible. This book will include new and old residents and will be a chronicle of Cloverdale that will be cherished by many families )20 C( for its historical value and the ROI' record of your own family. Once the book is published it will be offered for sale to the .participants and the TERg! public. This is a one-time' offer and opportunity to record your family history.