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July 2015 News and Notes

News from Azalea Blossom- New Board of Directors and Program Director!

Azalea Blossom, the not for profit 501c3 organization, which Margaret founded dedicated to the prevention, awareness and education of domestic violence and child abuse has a new Board of Directors and Program Director. We are delighted to appoint former board member Jocelyn Stoddard as the new President; Longtime board member Katie Cross as the Vice President; Former board member Andrea Gross as Secretary/ Treasurer; and Ariana Williams as our newest board member. Margaret Bernstein has re-assumed the role of Program Director. Soon you will be able to read about their background and expertise of all our board members, staff and volunteers on our website. Learn more about our mission and the SAFE through the Arts violence prevention program as well as ways in which you can help at

Employment opportunity at Growing Azalea Music

Growing Azalea Music has an opening for an Office Manager beginning 30 hours a week in mid August or early September. We are currently looking for a qualified individual with music industry background preferred in the Renssleaerville (Albany New York) office to double as our marketing and licensing director. For further information including job responsibilities and pay, please inquire at Inspiration

Inspirational Person In honor of her July birthday, Margaret’s beloved Great Aunt, Katherina Forbes Dunlop, is the inspirational person of the month.

Inspirational Place Margaret’s old stomping ground, Point Reyes National Seashore, is the inspirational place for the month of July.


Congratulations – To Leanne and Christopher Bath on the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Elise.

– To Gale and Greg on their recent marriage.

In Need of Prayer – To anyone who in pain – be it physical, mental or emotional suffering. – To everyone who is grieving a loss – be it the loss of a loved one (friend, family member, pet) or employment.

Birthdays Margaret B, Katherina FD, Marilyn L, Iris O, Alek S, Clare M, Marlena A, Ruth G, Diane N, Diane S, Maria M, Jeanette R, Mary W, Mary G, Alexandra M, Faith A, Kyla P, Leela G, Dennis S, Rose R, Abe B, Ben B, Andrea T, Chris O, James M, Susan W, Richard R, Rob S, Alyson P, Ed L, Marty G, Marshall H, Katherine L, Vanessa M, Mandy K, Kevin C, Jordan E, Olayinka P, John S, Cassie B, Nancy G, Laurie C, Tony F, April C, Colin A, Beth G, Peggy S, Dana F, Kacee W, Jamie N, Tom M, Katie R, Mary T, Ava and Marlowe O, Cecca W, Nan W, Prudence H, Ziek P, Dorothy C, Syd B, Kathy M, Mira K, Melody B, Ed H, Holly H, Dana F, Terri B, Beck K, Willa H, Kim A, Tom D.

Quote of the Month “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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