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The Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Regions

The Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Regions was started by Charles Knox, a former legislative aide and civil rights activist, in 1998. He joined with other persons in the community: Ajit Singh, a businessman from India, Dr. Joseph Diaz, an educator of Mexican descent, Michael Madrigal, a Native American

A New Year, New Members and a New Focus

The Idyllwild Community Fund Advisory Board begins 2014 with five new members, new officers and an energized commitment to serve the needs of the community by making grants to local non-profits – assisting those local organizations in accomplishing their missions. In newsletters to come, we’ll profile last year’s grantees, their roles in the community and

Developing Youth Philanthropists: The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers

The Idyllwild Youth Grantmakers Committee is the newest project to which the Idyllwild Community Fund is devoting time and resources. It is an exciting initiative designed to develop young philanthropists, seeking to cultivate in them a lifelong commitment to giving and community service. Current board member Trish Tuley, who along with Dianne Suechika, spearheaded the

smARTS Program Expands Middle School Offerings

Joanne Tomsche, middle school art coordinator, told this month’s guest editor, Dianne Suechika, how the role of art in the middle school curriculum has been amplified with help from ICF. (Joanne and student are pictured left.) Since its inception in 2002, the smARTS program has been widely acclaimed for its dedication to integrating the arts

Mountain Disaster Preparedness at the Ready

This month’s guest editor, Marshall Smith, discussed Idyllwild’s emergency preparedness with MDP President Mike Feyder.  Mr. Smith is also a CERT-trained member of MDP and commander of the DAS unit D at Town Hall. Mountain Disaster Preparedness (MDP) is a local non-profit Hill resource that may be critically important when the sleeping San Andreas Fault

It’s All About Communication

“We’re going to be no good up here unless we can talk to each other,” said Mountain Disaster Preparedness President Mike Feyder. MDP depends upon radio communication.  With eight Disaster Aid and Assembly Stations spread throughout Idyllwild, Pine Cove, and Mountain Center, radio communication from those units to an incident command center as well as