Mojave Foundation’s Joyce Nash is honored as Supervisor’s Constituent of the Month

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Congratulations to Joyce Nash for being selected as Kern County District 2 Supervisor Zach Scrivner’s Constituent of the Month in September!

Joyce, along with boyfriend, Ryan, moved from Atlanta, Georgia to California when Ryan was offered a job with Scaled Composites in Mojave. Joyce began working with The Mojave Foundation in June 2014, after researching non-profit organizations in the local area. Joyce has been busy writing grants for the Mojave Foundation, both for general funds, and for her biggest project – the Mojave community gardens. Joyce has been a great asset to The Mojave Foundation as she has assisted with daily tasks that are required to run a non-profit organization.

Joyce enjoys reading, cooking, and sewing. Her favorite foods are hot dogs and pizza.
Her dedication and enthusiasm about Mojave is apparent to anyone that interacts with Joyce. Feel free to stop by The Mojave Foundation office to introduce yourself.

One fun fact about Joyce: she can parallel park like a pro!

Read Supervisor Zach Scrivner’s newsletter HERE

 

THE HIGH DESERT JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL OCTOBER 17, 2014

Join us as we kick off The Mojave Foundation’s annual Pledge Drive!

Artist Lineup:
Chaise Lounge Sextet featuring Charlie Barnett
The Lori Andrews JazHarp Quartet

DATE: October 17, 2014
LOCATION: MOJAVE AIR & SPACE CENTER
STU WITT EVENT CENTER
POOLE STREET, MOJAVE, CA 93501

TIME: 7:00pm

SPONSORS:
Scaled Composites, Inc
Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company
Farmers Insurance – Brett Hitchcock

TICKETS:
the concert is FREE
benefitting Mojave Foundation and Mojave IDeA Foundation
RSVP highly suggested for a head count/chair
if you come without reservations, please bring you own chair.

BBQ meals available for purchase. No alcohol will be served, but BYOB is accepted.

For questions, call Steve at: 661.547.5708 or email Steve at: qedqed@verizon.net

Event Website: http://mojavemusic.blogspot.com/

Mojave Foundation Registers with Amazon.com

Amazon SmileThe Mojave Foundation is now an officially registered charity with Amazon’s “Smile” program, which donates 0.5% of each purchase to the customer’s favorite charity. As part of Amazon’s corporate philanthropy program, online shoppers will not see any difference in prices or product offering, and the proceeds come out of Amazon’s operating costs. AmazonSmile contains the exact same products at the same prices. Just go to www.Smile.Amazon.com and search for “The Mojave Foundation” to select us as your preferred charity; and begin making your purchases! Otherwise, to make a tax-deductible donation directly to The Mojave Foundation directly, please visit our “Donate” page.

First Workday in the Community Space Garden Scheduled

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Hello Gardeners! Our first garden work day has been scheduled:

When: Saturday September 27, 2014 8am-12pm. You do not have to work the whole time, feel free to show up late or leave early

Where: Legacy Park (Airport Blvd. and Sabovich St. at the Rotary Rocket)

Goals: Weed and level the garden space. If there is time, we will begin staking out garden plots.

What To Bring: Water, gloves, sunscreen, hat, closed toe shoes. If you have a shovel, wheelbarrow, or hoe/metal rake that you could bring, please let me know!

If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact me via email or phone (661) 749-0940. I’m looking forward to digging in the dirt with all of you! 

-Joyce

Spay and Neuter Clinic

In association with Kern County Animal Control Services and the office of District 2 Supervisor, Zach Schrivner, Southern Kern Vet Hospital is offering a voucher to spay and neuter your pets.  You must bring an ID (and proof of address if address is different than what is on the ID) and pick up the voucher in person at the times listed below, at the Rosamond Fire Station.  Limit 4 vouchers per household.

There is no income qualifications for this program and no cost for the vouchers.
District 2 Rosamond spay neuter

Massive Sidewalk Grant to be Submitted in Spring 2015

Sidewalks to SchoolAugust 28: In May 2014 Kern County Roads submitted a grant proposal to CalTrans to install sidewalks along northern Hwy-14 near Stater Bros. The Active Transportation (ATP) grant was ultimately denied by CalTrans, according to Bob Neath, Engineering Manager at Kern County Roads. However, The Mojave Foundation submitted a larger sidewalk grant to Kern County Roads in May, which Mr. Neath intends to submit to CalTrans in 2015. The grant, titled “Sidewalks to School” is expected to top $1.4 million, and include 27,000 linear feet of sidewalks, spanning the entire downtown area and part of Mojave Gardens. The grant application intends to take advantage of California’s “Safe Routes to School” program, which is a special category within CalTrans’ ATP which gives special preference to municipal infrastructure project that enhance public safety for children. “We think we have a really good shot at this grant”, said Mr. Neath at Thursday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Mariah Inn in Mojave. “Our Stater Bros sidewalk application missed the cut-off by one this year, so we think that this ‘Sidewalks-to-School’ grant is really competitive.”

Sidewalks - family walkingThree pedestrians were killed by vehicles in Mojave in 2013, one of which was a 16-year-old girl crossing the road on her way to school. The Mojave Foundation worked with Kern County Roads and Southern California Edison to install a flashing cross-walk at this intersection, but we feel that the problem of pedestrian safety is systemic, and can only be solved with a comprehensive municipal investment in sidewalks and streetlights. We are currently fundraising for a municipal lighting project, and we look forward to working with Kern County Roads to bring sidewalks to Mojave’s streets as rapidly as possible. To see the full grant The Mojave Foundation submitted to Kern County Roads, click here: Part-1, Part-2, Graphics.