TRINIDAD CIVIC CLUB
Wondering What Happened to the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse?
Coastal erosion made it necessary to relocate the Lighthouse. The Cher-ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria came to the Trinidad Civic Club’s rescue when they offered a temporary location on their harbor property at the base of Trinidad Head. The Trinidad Civic Club is conducting a major fundraising campaign to build a permanent site for our Memorial Lighthouse commemorating the memory of those lost or buried at sea.
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THE 25TH ANNUAL TRINIDAD MEMORIAL CEREMONY
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 ceremony was cancelled. A few Trinidad Civic Club members and public officials performed a private ceremony at the site of the memorial plaques.
"We thought you could use a break.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
We will get there Together."
Trinidad Civic Club Community Service Project
Hospital Gratitude Baskets & Protective Wear
The Trinidad Civic Club showed its appreciation to local hospital personnel by creating gratitude baskets filled with treats, which were delivered to Mad River Community and St. Joseph Hospitals last week. A chance meeting between Holly Slay of Trinidad, an Emergency Room nurse at St. Joseph Hospital, and Dana Hope, Trinidad Civic Club Co-President, inspired the project. When the vision was shared with Co-President Jan West, Civic Club and community members were invited to donate and responded with donations, which included goodies for the baskets, face masks and surgical caps sewn by Carol Brainerd of Big Lagoon.
Civic Club members Patty Stearns and Barbara Cline, along with Carol Brainerd and Carol Cox of McKinleyville, also sewed masks that have been distributed to the Trinidad Community, including Trinidad Mobile Produce Pantry recipients, city employees, postal and grocery workers.
Sharon Winnett & her sweet Bella
Hearts of Gratitude
Hearts of Gratitude
Inspired by her grandchildren’s stay-at-home school project, creating “Happy Hearts” to hang in their windows, Trinidad Civic Club member Sharon Winnett decided to do a heart project of her own, but with a small twist. She inscribed a set of “Gratitude Hearts” to honor the many workers who are keeping all of us going through this extraordinarily difficult and challenging time. They hang on her fence in Trinidad, and remind all who pass by how important community is to all of us. Many of those passers-by stop to view, comment and even photograph the hearts, and around town now we are seeing similar expressions on people’s homes.
Thank you, Sharon, for your spirit of appreciation and inspiration to the Trinidad community!
Brave New Medicine: A Free e-Booklet by Cynthia Li, MD
In the current pandemic, the strength of your immune system is the critical difference between milder and more severe illness caused by the COVID-19 virus. In a free e-booklet, How to Shield Yourself Against COVID-19, physician and author Cynthia Li, MD, offers key science-based strategies, beyond physical distancing and hygiene measures, for building up what she calls your “inner shield.”
ABOUT THE TRINIDAD CIVIC CLUB
The Club is a non-profit community service organization devoted to civic improvement, stewardship of the Memorial Lighthouse, child welfare, education, and the promotion of harmonious community spirit.