It is bittersweet that I say goodbye and good luck to Office Coordinator Keri Swindle and Secretary Sue Wiruth, who are both leaving the valley for new adventures and welcome our new office coordinator, Lily Mason. We feel extremely fortunate to have Lily on board, she has significant talent and creativity that will definitely benefit our chamber. I hope to see many of you at the mixer at Kern Valley Red’s Marina on May 10, at 5:00 p.m. to wish a fond farewell to Swindle and Wiruth and welcome Mason. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Fred Clark for stepping up to take on the position of secretary. Please RSVP.
This month’s speaker for the general meeting at the Moose Lodge on May 10, at noon, will be Attorney Jerry Pearson, with Young Wooldridge, speaking on cannabis laws as it pertains to the workplace. Lunch will be catered by Jim Wyly of Mt Mesa Market.
To my Chamber Family, I would just like to say thank you so much for allowing me to come and work for such an amazing organization over the past 3.5 years. I have learned and grown so much, and I will greatly miss the Kern River Valley; this is and will always be my home. I would like to thank the Board of Directors that I had a pleasure in working side-by-side with over the years. I have never seen such dedication and commitment than what I saw in these fabulous, hardworking individuals. You will always have a special place in my heart. I know you will all be in the best of hands with my pal Lily. She and I bonded and sparked a friendship because of the passion we have for amazing community. I hope you all can make it to the Chamber Mixer on the 10th so I can properly say goodbye to you.
-Keri C Swindle, former Kern River Valley Chamber Office Coordinator
Dear Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce,
It has been a great privilege to represent the small business community of the Kern River Valley. I’m honored by the Kernville Chamber board who put their faith in me for the last four years. And while it is with some sadness that I left the Kernville Chamber, it is with great excitement that I was given the opportunity to serve at the Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce (plus Kernville is in good hands-Thank you Mr. Mason-wink).
Working with my community has been, and continues to be, a very exciting and rewarding experience for me both personally and professionally. I am very excited about serving at this chamber. Please feel free to stop in and say hello! I’m always available to offer a hand where needed. Thank you again and I hope to make all of you, and Keri, proud!
-Lily Mason, Office Coordinator