Message form the OA President – March 2023


A Big Thank You!

    While this month is often known for its “madness” as the men’s NCAA tournament heats up, we at The Orinda Association think of March as the time to thank our incredible sponsors and supportive businesses.
    Without these dedicated individuals and institutions, the OA couldn’t sponsor the annual 4th of July parade or the popular Classic Car Show. Thanks to your support, we have published The Orinda News since 1985 – all Orinda, all the time!
    Since 2002, the OA has run the Volunteer Center. That’s over 20 years helping local residents find meaningful volunteer opportunities, including our Seniors Around Town (SAT) transportation program. Combining donations with our fabulous volunteer drivers, SAT provides rides to various appointments for our senior population. There is no cost for this service.
    During local political campaigns, we host public forums where voters may ask questions of the candidates. Additional public forums include vital information on such topics as fire safety.
    Now in its 30th year, the William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award honors a local citizen or group displaying outstanding contributions in the area of education and/or preservation of our environment.
    The wonderful partnership with this community allows us to make a difference for so many residents. We are especially thankful to the businesses which advertise in this newspaper and contribute to OA programs for the betterment of all Orinda. We salute them every day, but especially March 29, National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.
    The acknowledgement of our supporters in this issue of The Orinda News is just a small token of how much we value everything you do – from monetary contributions – to contributions of your time and creativity.
    We sincerely can’t thank you enough. And, by the way, Go Warriors!

Sally Hogarty can be reached at

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