By Beverly Fitzpatrick
September is a busy month for Peace Fresno, as it has been since 2001. Today, Peace Fresno continues to speak out against war and oppose injustice.
Soon in your mailbox you will receive an envelope with a letter, a membership application (to renew your yearly membership) and a S.H.A.R.E.S. card.
Peace Fresno is active in the local peace and justice community. Peace Fresno promotes, participates in and makes financial contributions to other groups.
Your membership and donations make this work possible. Peace Fresno continues to offer a year of the Community Alliance to new subscribers at the reduced rate of $20 (normally $35).
Participation in the S.H.A.R.E.S. program is beneficial to Peace Fresno. Peace Fresno thanks those who are using the card and encourages others to do so. There is no cost to use the card. Save Mart/Food Maxx donates a small percentage of your purchase to Peace Fresno. If you already have a card, pass the enclosed card to a friend or relative.
If you are not already on our mailing list and do not receive an envelope in the mail, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership application.
Next on Peace Fresno’s calendar is a Celebration for Peace Madera’s One Year Anniversary. A year ago, Teresa Castillo, with guidance from Camille Russell and the support of other Peace Fresno members, launched Peace Madera. To help them celebrate, meet on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Me-n-Ed’s (120 Dwyer St., Madera) and continue the celebration with a Fresno Light Brigade at the Walmart side of Cleveland and Fairgrounds under the Madera Marketplace sign. Everyone is invited to join the celebration. A peace group in conservative Madera: That is really something to celebrate.
Lastly, September is election time at Peace Fresno. On Sept. 17 at 7 p.m at the Fresno Center for Nonviolence (1584 N. Van Ness Ave.), an annual meeting will be held to elect officers and directors at large. The elected officers are the president, first vice president (membership), second vice president (publicity), treasurer, secretary, and four directors at large. If you are interested in placing your name on the ballot for one of these positions, contact Dan Yaseen at email@example.com.
Beverly Fitzpatrick is a retired school teacher, a homeless advocate, and current president of Peace Fresno. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.