Volunteer Service Nominations
Co-winners of the 2018 Jere Melo Volunteer of the Year award are Mike Beck (second from left in the very back) and Susan Collins (fourth from left in the front), here with other nominees and board members of the Jere Melo Foundation.
Beck was recognized for his tireless work cleaning roadsides all over coastal Mendocino County. Collins was recognized for her work with Native Daughters of the Golden West, Mendocino Coast District Hospital Auxiliary, Gloriana Theater and many other local organizations. Nominees Julie Whipple, Nancy Bennett and Susan Fraser (second, third and fifth from left in the front) were also honored. Nominee Terrie Curti was volunteering at a Cubs football game and couldn't make it. Congratulations and thank you to all.
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Jere Melo Foundation Board members talk to the audience about the Foundation and their work.

Guest Speaker Ed Shemelya is the National Coordinator for HIDTA’s National Marijuana Initiative, a position he assumed when he retired after 30 years of service with the Kentucky State Police. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Eastern Region Marijuana Coordinator for the Appalachia HIDTA and was responsible for monitoring marijuana cultivation and related activities within the Appalachia HIDTA

Nominees, winners and Jere Melo Foundation Board members.

Jere Melo Foundation
  Newsletter - August 2018 (Click to open)