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12/27/2023

Tuesday December 26th, 2023
From the messy desk of Amanda Eichstaedt

Happy Boxing Day (And New Year!!)

oxing Day is not really celebrated in the US, but I like the spirit to give to those less fortunate and those in the service industry. And it is a great time to remember to support our local nonprofit organizations. And there is still time to vote in the Participatory Budgeting process, and I hope that you will take a few moments to do so. Think of it as putting your vote “in the box.” Ballots must be submitted by 5 pm on
December 29, 2023 to count.

HERE is the link for the Participatory Budgeting Website.Voting is pretty easy, and if you are having trouble with the process you can give them a call (415-473-3149), or swing by your local library branch, and I’m sure that they can assist you. Because librarians ROCK.

There are 24 projects to choose from and you can vote for a total of 7. There are 3 from West Marin organizations including West Marin Community ServicesNatura Institute, and West Marin Fund

The VOTER GUIDE gives you all the information on each project in more detail. We hope that you will take a few moments to learn about the West Marin and other very worthy projects, and choose the seven that appeal to you! Thank you for standing up for our West Marin partners.

I love the thought of funding for an electric van that can be used to shuttle youth, seniors, and others in West Marin where distance is a big barrier to getting folks engaged with local programs. I know first hand how important safe, well installed car seats are, having worked with Safe Kids in the past. And anything involving nature and healing is a good thing. 

Happy New Year from all of us at KWMR!

__________________________Waylon Update_________________________________

Waylon puppy flashback to over 5 years ago.  photo: AE

It was strange not to have our little buddy with us over the Christmas holiday, but according to Teri, his trainer, he had a stocking full of goodness and got to take walks to look at Christmas lights while being around lots of people and dogs, and he was on his best behavior. Not only that, but he calmed down on car ride and has been able to play with other dogs. 

I am really looking forward to us learning what we can do to continue the positive trajectory for our dog. He’ll be back with on the 3rd, so just over one more week of learning with Teri!

As you make your end of year giving decisions please consider supporting KWMR. We will use each cent wisely. Thank you in advance, and to everyone who has contributed to community radio over this past year.

Amanda Eichstaedt
Station Manager/Executive Director