Sonoma County Medical Association Alliance Foundation

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President's Letter

November, 2017

Dear Alliance Members,

Since the destructive fires of October, the Alliance has been in action. We've established a Wine Country Relief Fund and have been reaching out to Alliance members who have lost their homes. In all, 28 Alliance members lost their homes, and over 200 physicians in Sonoma County must rebuild their lives.

We have had an overwhelmingly generous response to our Wine Country Fire Relief fund.

Since establishing this campaign, 
we have raised over $11,000!

Many of our members, friends and affiliates at the state level have graciously donated to this fund. We will continue to let it grow through the end of this year.

Now is when we need your help and guidance

At our Board Meeting on November 8, we will put a Fire Fund committee in place to direct disbursement of these funds to those in need in the community. 

If you would like to be a member of the Fire Fund committee, please contact me at patty@tweten.com, 707-799-8427. 

Once established, the committee will be looking to our membership and members of the Sonoma County community for recommendations on how best to distribute these funds.

I have been asked by members and many generous donors if we can disburse funds to our own physician community. I would very much like to make that happen. One of the Fire Fund committee's main priorities will be researching opportunities to help our own while remaining in alignment within our non-profit 501c3 requirements.

I've "phoned" my way through our Membership Directory since the fires and our Alliance's generosity amazes me. I am so proud to be a representative of this organization.

Sincerely, 
Patty Lyn Tweten, President

All board meetings are open to our membership. For details about November 8th's meeting, click here. Please do let me know if you plan to attend.



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