by Tom Clawson
As I write this article we are finishing preparations for our first attempt at a virtual 49er Festival which is
one week away, on Saturday September 19 th . The Festival committee enjoyed the different experience
in planning, scheduling, coordinating and producing this virtual event.
I want to thank the committee members for their efforts; Earl Wright (committee chairmen,
webmaster), Janis Killion (chili corner), Carmen Taira (Honorary Mayor, prizes), Bob Turney
(entertainment), Miguel Maldonado (movie producer, pictures) and Tom Clawson (sponsors).
I sincerely want to thank our sponsors and donors for their support. This year continues to be a
challenging business environment and for them to step forward and help us is truly remarkable. I
strongly recommend you visit the 49erfestival.org website and support the business listed there as
sponsors and donors (the list is too long to include here).
I want to thank the community for their support for viewing the website and the contestants for their
participation in the events. The inners will be announced in next month’s article.
Finally, the Yosemite HWY 120 Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates for the Board of Directors
election at the annual meeting that will be held on October 22, 2020. The details for the annual meeting
will be announced shortly.
There are three (3) seats up for election this year. To qualify, you have to be a traditional business
member of the Chamber which is defined as any member in good standing, engaged in a business,
partnership, corporation or other entity engaged in business, using good business practices.
If you are interested, or want to recommend someone, please contact one of the following individuals:
Name Phone Email
Carmen Taira (209) 962-0429 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Clawson (209) 984-3947 email@example.com
Carole Smith (209) 962-6119 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elisabeth Barton (209) 732-5161 email@example.com
Bob Turney (209) 962-0923 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate your interest or make your recommendation by October 8 th , 2020 so we can confirm the
nominations and distribute the ballots to the voting membership. A candidate should provide a brief
bio, approximately 5 to 7 sentences in length to send out with the ballots.
Tom Clawson is the President of the Chamber and owner of Don Pedro Dry Storage, to Contact: 408.406.1929