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Board of Directors & President's Monthly Newsletter

  An important aspect of community leadership is to set aside a time of thanks and adoration to those who have served their fellowman with distinction and honor. This month is such a time.

  First, ADOBE extends heartfelt thanks to Weichert Realtors-Lake Realty, for their kind donation of the “Thank You Banner” that adorns the ADOBE Gold Canyon Monument. The banner expresses gratitude and praise to the firefighters and their support staff for protecting the Gold Canyon Region during the recent Woodbury Fire. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all” – author unknown.  

  It is with loving thoughts that we say goodbye to Ms. Mary Von Tress, the mastermind and kind heart behind Gold Canyon Community Connection. Mary was a personal joy to work with, always supportive, and an excellent teacher in all things computer-related. Thank you Mary, and may God Bless you and yours always. We are so grateful for your community service. You will be deeply missed.

  With Mary’s exit, Ms. Sue Schaffer is respectfully seeking citizen volunteers to help run Gold Canyon Community Connection and the Northern Pinal County Visitor Center. Thank you Sue for supporting and providing these indispensable community services throughout the years. If you wish to volunteer a few hours a week to these important community functions, please contact Sue at info@goldcanyonconnection.com.

  ADOBE says thank you to Gold Canyon, Apache Junction, and Mesa businesses that have supported ADOBE for our 2018 -2019 ADOBE Membership Year. As part of the business membership process, ADOBE lets the citizens know who these businesses are by posting their names on our website – adobegoldcanyon.org – and in this publication. Thus, ADOBE extends sincere gratitude to:
1. AJI Sporting Goods – Apache Junction
2. Canyon Lands Insurance
3. Canyon Rose Storage – Desert Rose Corporation
4. City of Apache Junction
5. Concrete Craft of the East Valley - Mesa
6. Gold Canyon Best Western Hotel
7. Gold Canyon Cafe
8. Gold Canyon Computer Repair
9. Gold Canyon Consignment
10. Gold Canyon Embroidery
11. Gold Canyon Golf Resort 
12. Gold Canyon Motor Works
13. Gold Canyon Nails & Spa
14. Gold Canyon Professional Suites – Ms. Pamela McMahon-DDS
15. Lewis & Clark Enterprises – Apache Junction
16. Lions Club of Gold Canyon
17. Lori Blank & Associates, LLC - Realtor
18. Pet Services of Gold Canyon
19. Robin Rotella Real Estate
20. State Farm – Tim Byke
21. The Salon of Gold Canyon
22. Wauters & Wauters – Tax Return Preparers and Professionals

  KUDOs to the aforementioned businesses for your support of ADOBE. Your kindness in joining ADOBE year after year is greatly appreciated. All Gold Canyon Region businesses deserve our support, so please support all local businesses – they are a key component of our community.

  To the businesses that have not joined ADOBE but are interested in supporting this energetic grassroots organization (since 1998) please contact Ms. Bunny Butler at 623-229-1986. ADOBE would love to have all Gold Canyon Region businesses join our effort as we work together as a team to “get things done.”

  ADOBE is more than monthly meetings with guest speakers, coffee and cookies. Yes, it is even more than identified projects such as lowering sewer rates, keeping a garbage dump out of the area, the bypass, or the recent Sleepy Hollow Trail matter – these are just parts of what ADOBE does. ADOBE is here as a recognized entity that will fight for the rights of citizens in order to maintain the beauty and serenity of our prepossessing Gold Canyon Region. Our Region sits in the crosshairs of a host of community/political issues that could destroy or disfigure what we now have. ADOBE will stand firm to continue to move forward with relevant action to ensure the environmental integrity of the Gold Canyon Region remains safe, and secure.

  I wish to everyone a wonderful August, 2019.

Glenn A. Walp
ADOBE – “The Voice of Gold Canyon since 1988”