- Cowboy Cab 2018 - SUNDAY, June 10 at The Barn at Tyge William Cellars, Cornerstone. Tickets and sponsorship material available HERE.
- ServSafe and Service Etiquette Class: Held the first Monday of the month from 4:00-7:30 and includes dinner. Open to all ages! To register, call 707-939-1452.
- Enjoy superb tea and support Teen Services Sonoma: Just order your teas through Upper Case Tea, use the promo code SONOMATEENS when you check out, and Upper Case Tea will donate 15% of sales back to TSS!
A LETTER FROM CRISTIN
Seven years ago, Doug Mo reached out to Teen Services with an exciting idea - the initiation of a fund-raising event - and he had a plan. He proposed to host an exclusive gathering at his home for 30 people to enjoy music, food, and a very special wine-tasting illuminated by Sommelier Chris Sawyer. Doug offered up his home, wine cellar, tasting room and some of his extraordinary wines and dubbed the event Cult Cab...
That was the start of Cowboy Cab - our annual, signature fund-raising event. People still talk about that original event at Doug's beautiful home, and this year, thanks once again to the generosity of Doug and his wife Marcia, Cult Cab returns. This will be just one of several auction items that you will not want to miss (see below).
As you know, Cowboy Cab is an important funding source for all of our programs and it is also tons of fun. I am always thrilled to see the smiles of all who attend and so proud of the teens who welcome and care for our guests - a perfect opportunity to demonstrate the skills and confidence gained through our Ready to Work program.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
With heartfelt thanks to all,
No Name Café Assistant
Kim grew up in Palo Alto and following her graduation from Chico State she joined the Sonoma Developmental Center where she ran their Community Action Volunteer Center
. She then worked as a recreation therapist and taught special education for over 20 years. Kim owned several businesses called Sonoma Girlie Stuff for 12 years while also volunteering for the Sonoma International Film Festival, where she now serves as the Volunteer Coordinator. She has been volunteering with current Coordinator Harrison Mantas at the No Name Café for several months and will take over the Coordinator position in the new school year. She looks forward to bringing her expertise in business and education to teens at the Café.
Carol Hoover, Lovin' Oven Coordinator
Carol is a Natural Chef, certified at Bauman College in Berkeley. She earned a BA in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education at CSU Chico, working in a commercial kitchen and catering to help pay for books and rent. She served as the Head Chef at Lake Trails Base Camp on Oak Island, a small island near the Minnesota/Canada border, working with teen volunteers to feed 60-100 middle schoolers, high schoolers and staff attending the wilderness canoe camp. She has also been a Mentor Chef for the Ceres Community Project. She likes to cook because it makes people happy and teaching young people to cook not only makes them happy, it also gives them self-confidence, independence, and a feeling of accomplishment.
SALUTE TO PAT MEIER-JOHNSON AND RUSS JOHNSON!
From video, to photo, to print, Pat and Russ have volunteered their time and
expertise to bring the heart and soul of Teen Services to the community in which we work. They not only created an amazing video about Teen Services as part of an Impact100 project, they are always there when we need a promotional item or concept. You may remember the wonderful smiling faces that adorned the barn at our 2017 Cowboy Cab. This year we will have some new faces, equally inspiring and all courtesy of Pat and Russ.
we were pleased to announce that Pat and Russ were our 2017 Sonoma Valley Fund Star Volunteers. Due to the fires, the celebration honoring the nonprofit volunteers was postponed until just last week. We were all smiles as Pat and Russ finally accepted their award at a fun event held at Cornerstone. Many thanks to both of them!
OTHER NEWS AT TEEN SERVICES
Good times for the TSS Girls' Group
Each Friday afternoon, seven middle school girls gather to enjoy a variety of activities from scavenger hunts in the Sonoma Plaza to yoga at the Teen Center. The Girls' Group is funded by a generous gift from
Soroptomist International Sonoma Valley.
Operation Bicycle Valet Service Returns
TSS's Operation Bicycle and the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition have partnered once again to bring the bike valet and mobile repair station back to the Tuesday Night Farmers' Market for yet another year. Every Tuesday, from 5 p.m. - dusk, OB's teen staff and volunteers will be parking bikes, keeping them safe, and performing minor repairs. The valet station is located between City Hall and the Rose Garden and runs from May through the end of September
Congratulations to Alondra Perez!
, we told you about Alondra, who was the lone girl who completed our welding and carpentry skills program held last summer. That program not only introduced her to new career possibilities, it also opened the doors to new opportunities. We are excited to announce that this summer Alondra will be attending the 2018
"Engineering Possibilities in College" summer program at Cal Poly.
A SNEAK PREVIEW OF COWBOY CAB 2018
What fun we have planned for all of you this year!! You will hear from our alums, meet TSS coaches and learn of their stories, share good times with friends... all while enjoying lively music, a variety of liquid refreshments, and an amazing dinner served by our teens in a magical setting overlooking the vineyards and distant hills of Sonoma.
Ed Gold returns as our energetic auctioneer who will encourage your active participation in our live auction and Fund-a Need that support our Ready to Work program serving more than 300 teens each year. Complete details of the silent auction, raffle, and live auction items are available
on our website,
but just for a bit of a teaser...
- Dates for a Year: Culture, Cuisine and Comfort - an amazing package of special things to do in Sonoma Valley
- Life in the Fast Lane - Hot Laps and lunch for eight, plus some surprise additions to this first-class, VIP experience at Sonoma Raceway
- Seasonal Winery Lunch and Wine Pairing at Edge - eight guests will enjoy a three-course plated seasonal lunch paired with Stone Edge Farm estate grown wines
- Cult Cab Wine Tasting with Doug Mo - a unique wine tasting experience, appetizers, and an exploration of hard-to-impossible-to-find cabernets plus a sampling from Doug's private collection
- Epicurean Escape at Friday Harbor House - a two-night stay for two plus whale watching and a $500 travel voucher
- A Dude Ranch Adventure - a three-night stay for two that includes food, lodging and many activities
- Basking in the Glory of the French Riviera - six days and five nights at the Fairmont Monte Carlo in a suite for two plus a variety of special tours
Make sure to get your tickets before they sell out! And remember that buying a Table for Ten is only $1,000 - a $250 saving!
New this year, Bidding by Proxy: If by any chance you can't make it to Cowboy Cab, but would love to bid on one of our live auction items, please contact Joelynn Lee -
Tickets for this popular event are $125 and include a full dinner, a variety of beverages, entertainment, amazing auction items, and a heck of a lot of fun! And if you decide to purchase a table for ten, the bargain price is only $1,000 - a savings of $250!
With thanks to our current sponsors:
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS!
Kimberly and Simon Blattner
Dennis and Kathy Bloch
John and Phyllis Gurney
Pat Meier-Johnson and Russ Johnson
Steve and Holly Kyle
Doug and Marcia Mo
Pamella Olson and Donald Ryndak
John and Sydney Randazzo
Stephanie and Gregg Stubbs
Dave and Vicki Stollmeyer
Liz Tunney Williams
Chuck and Cathy Williamson
Blue Star Gas
Cold Stone Creamery
County of Sonoma
Deerfield Ranch Winery
Friedman's Home Improvement
Friday Harbor House
Geo's Pool, Spa & Solar Company
HOBA - Ela Khostovan
Levi Strauss Corporation
Mary's Pizza Shack
Maya's Legacy Whale Watching
Miller Oberlin Photography
North Bay Insurance
Parkpoint Health Club
Puente Internacional - Salvador Chavez
Sonoma Golf Club
Sonoma Land Trust
Sonoma Media Investments
Sonoma Mission Gardens
Sonoma Valley Film Festival
Sonoma Valley Sun
Speedway Sonoma LLC
The Red Grape
Warren Construction and Roofing
Wine Country Cyclery
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