Winds of Change Newsletter, September 2006 See sidebar for table of contents
T H A N K S !
OVEC would like to offer its gratitude to the staff of the Cedar Lakes Conference Center for all the ways they accommodated our many requests and needs for Healing Mountains, the joint Summit for the Mountains / Heartwood Forest Council. We highly recommend their services to any organization planning a conference. What a wonderful group of people with whom to work. Thanks Cedar Lakes staff!
An extra special thanks to a teen supporter from NYC who helped fund the Mingo Organizing Project. She wrote: I heard about your program and problem through my father. I have realized that not all of America is the way it is in movies and books. There are many things wrong in our country, and not having clean water is one that needs to be fixed. Now. Having your homes destroyed also needs to be fixed! That is why Im donating 2,500 dollars (from my bat mitzvah) to your cause. I want to show my support.
A Huge Heap of Healed-up Mountain Thanks to:
The numerous co-sponsors of Healing Mountains and the groups that worked on making the conference a huge success.
Kathryn Stone for her reliable support.
Regina Hendrix, Kenny King for their relentless work on Blair Mountain.
Larry Gibson and his persistent efforts to stop mountaintop removal.
David Duke for his help at the OVEC office.
Eric Fout for his loyal, steady support of OVEC.
Dan Kash for his dedication to OVEC.
Michael Morrison for his leadership.
Winnie Fox for being a great role model and hosting so many OVEC volunteers and friends.
Jeff and Victoria Bosley, Thomas Kincaid, John Taylor, LaShonda Bare, and Elinore Taylor for their service to OVECs board of directors.
The Bank Street Group, especially Sal and Ann.
The Miller / Caudill family for always being willing to show the world what is up.
Brent Rowley, Cabell Hodges, Jennifer Jackson, Willie Dodson, Monica Brown and Tyler Pannell for their Mingo Organizing Project work.
Mel Tyree for thinking of the future.
Jack Frazier for all the clippings and to-do notes.
The great folks in Bandytown, Marnie and Twilight areas for the hard work you are all doing to preserve your home towns.
Caroline and Taylor at SouthWings for tirelessly and cheerfully helping us to get airborne.
Congrats to Jack Spadarofor winning the 2006 Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award
Congrats to Elisa Young for winning a 2006 Women of Peace Award from the Womens Peacepower Foundation.
Congrats to OVEC organizer Abe Mwaura for his Generation Next Award, from the State Journal, for up and coming young professionals.