FOCC Newsletter - November, 2019

ToCave Creek Canyon Friends

Fall In The Canyon & Portal


South Fork Cave Creek, upstream from the parking area.

[Above by Linda Castor]

[Below Bennett Brown]


[Bennett Brown]



[Karin McQuillan]



[Karin McQuillan]



[Fred Espenak]



Looking up and through the sycamore tree in front of the post office.

[Cecil Williams]





JOIN THE FESTIVITIES!

EIGHTH ANNUALMEETING,

PARTY & CELEBRATION


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 4-6 PM


MEMBERS AND PUBLIC INVITED

Geronimo Event Center

[Thanks to Bob and Sheri Ashley]

(Rte. 80, New Mexico)


Prizes! Party! Silent Auction!

Chili Dinner - Regular & Vegetarian

with condiments, & dessert

Refreshments Will Be Served


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EXCITING NEWS TO BE ANNOUNCED!


LARGEST FOCCC PROJECT


FIND OUT ON DEC. 6TH!





FOCCC Looking For a Few Good Men and Women

At the upcoming Annual Meeting, FOCCC members will vote on potential Board members for a two-year term. We are fortunate to have several current Board members willing to serve again. These include Mike and Cecil Williams, Alan Craig, and Rene Donaldson. Also willing to serve is Pat Parran, who has been attending Board meetings and taking minutes. Continuing members of the Board, who were elected for two-year terms last year, are Reed Peters, Sheri Ashley, Bob Ashley, Rick Beno, Stevie Wayman and Kim Vicariu. Even if this slate is approved by the membership, the Board will still have a few vacancies.

To fill vacancies on the Board, the FOCCC Bylaws allow new members to be added during the year by a vote of the Board. We strongly encourage anyone considering serving to contact a Board member for more information. This is a working board, so Board members are expected to do more than attend meetings and vote. Thus, members gain satisfaction from shepherding projects and activities that contribute to our mission. If you wish to have an impact in this way, please step forward.


The Canyon Needs You!




ANNUAL MEETING & PARTY

Many........Many


Auction Items


#1 Fantastic Opportunity

Commission Your Own 16X20 Painting!!!

VALUE$2500

STARTING BID $600

Internationally KnownLocal Artist



CrystalForemanBrown

SHE WILL PAINT YOUR IDEA

FOR YOU !! [SUBJECT MATTER TO BE MUTUALLY AGREED UPON, BUT NOT FROM A PHOTO]

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NATURALIST JOURNEYS TRIPS TO BELIZE

WITH DODIE LOGUE

OR A TRIP TO BOTSWANA OR KENYA WITH

PEG ABBOTT

$500 DISCOUNT*

[CAN BE USED ON ANY NJ TRIP] VALUE $500

MINIMUM BID $250

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OFFER FROM CALIGO VENTURES



$300 certificate toward your stay at thefabulous

Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad.


Join Howard Topoff and Carol Simon in June, 2020or can be used on other Caligo Ventures Trips.


Retail Value $300 Minimum Bid $150*


*[Offers cannot be combined with any other offers]


Special thanks go to to Peg Abbott, Naturalist Journeys and Caligo Ventures for their continued

support for many years.

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A Great Adventure!

FULL DAY Back Country Jeeping Tour

with Bud and Debb Johnson

One or two people can enjoy a 6 hour trip with a choice of visiting an old mine or a cave with ancient Indian pictographs.

Some walking involved. [Includes picnic lunch!]

VALUE $250 MINIMUM BID $100



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SPECIAL AUCTION ITEM


ELBROCK DRILLING IS PROVIDING ASEPTIC TANK PUMP OUT


[PICTURE PURPOSELY OMITTED!]


VALUE $350-$400 MINIMUM BID $200


SPECIAL THANKS TO ELBROCK DRILLING

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Paintings by Carol Constant & Sandy Urban

Many More Auction Items Announced Soon





Local Inhabitants & Visitors!

Male Phainopepla by Tony Donaldson - See the red eye?

Female Phainopepla by Tony Donaldson

Ferruginous Hawk by Steve Wolfe


Sandhill Cranes and the Moon by Mike Jacobi


Rainbow Grasshopper, Graham County, AZ by Mike Jacobi

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Cloudy, misty day by Steve Wolfe







Heavenly Images by Fred Espenak


I've been working on the processing of this image (on and off) for a week or so. It is a deep image of the constellation Orion and it reveals many of the bright and faint nebulae present in the region. The image is actually a composite of seven 4-minute exposures.This time of year Orion is best about 3 am, but it will be better placed in the evening sky by January.





On the evening of Oct. 29, I shot a time-sequence of the crescent Moon setting behind the rugged peaks of the Chiricahua Mountains in Portal, AZ.





Friends Of Cave Creek Canyon

New Membership Category


Become a Lifetime Member of FoCCC!


For $1500 you will be a Lifetime Member:

  • Part of your membership supports the new South Fork Educational and Recreational Project
  • Never have to remember to renew your membership
  • Become a lifetime supporter and Sustainer's Circle member






FOCCC 2019 Officers and Board


Reed Peters President Other Board Members

Sheri Ashley Vice President Bob Ashley Wynne Brown
Mike Williams Vice President Alan Craig Rene Donaldson
Rick Beno
Treasurer Rolf Koford Kim Vacariu
Stevie Wayman Secretary Cecil Williams

FOCCC Board of Directors meets on the first Wednesday morning each month at the Chiricahua Desert Museum on Highway 80. If you have interest in attending or putting something on the agenda, please contact President Reed Peters at 520-558-2334. All members are welcome to attend.



Friends Of Cave Creek Canyon
PO Box 16126

Portal, AZ 85632

Visit Our Website

Thanks to our"Sustainer's Circle" and Lifetime Members

for their generous support:

Tom Arny, Bob and Bettina Arrigoni, Susan Dalby & Eskild Peterson, Nancy and Thomas Denney, Stephen Durkovich, L. Syrene Forsman, Mary George, Bill and Sally Hague, Paul Hirt and Linda Jakse, Fritz and Gayle Jandry, Don Hollister, Ken Jenkins, Leuthold Family Foundation, Barbara Lounsbery, Patrick McNamara, John and Karin McQuillan, Barbara and Pete Miller, Patricia Parran, Cecilia Raak, Tom Roseman and Paula Baldwin, Delia Scholes and Ed Newbold, Jeff and Alice Wakefield, and Bob and Sherry Zoellick.

Please support our Business Memberswho have given generously to Friends Of Cave Creek Canyon. Without their assistance, we would be hard pressed to accomplish our goals. Click on theirnames to check out their websites.

Cave Creek Ranch Chiricahua Desert Museum

Naturalist Journeys, LLCOrchid Davis

Sky Island Rolfing Wynne Brown

Chiricahua Gallery Daussin & Associates

Casa Petra Vera Ed Newbold Wildlife Artist

Quailway Cottage Sky Island Lodge

Sky Island Grill & Grocery The George Walker House
Portal Peak Store and Lodge Umphres Propane

Gardenwerks Ol' Morani Ranch

A.S.K. Pest Control

Business Memberships start atjust $50.00!



Howard Topoff 2011