2019 Member Meeting Dates

Friends of Rio Nido meet on the 3rd Sunday of each odd month throughout the year at locations in Rio Nido (weather permitting). The meetings have a standing agenda, consisting of announcements and guest speakers, followed by reports from the four committees.

  • Sunday January 20, 11am-noon
  • Sunday March 17, 11am-noon ~ announce upcoming open Board positions
  • Sunday May 19, 11am-noon ~ Meet the Board Candidates
  • Sunday June 16, 11am-noon ~ FRN Board Election Day!
  • Sunday July 21, 11am-noon
  • Sunday September 15, 11am-noon
  • Sunday November 17, 11am-noon

2018 Member Meeting Dates

New! Member Meeting Schedule format = FRN will now meet at 11:00 am
EVERY OTHER 3rd SUNDAY (odd months) throughout the year at various locations in Rio Nido. The meetings have a standing agenda, consisting of announcements and guest speakers, followed by reports from the four committees.

    • Sunday January 21, 11am-noon
    • Sunday March 18, 11am-noon ~ announce upcoming open Board positions
    • Sunday May 20, 11am-noon ~ Meet the Board Candidates
    • Sunday June 17, 11am-noon ~ FRN Board Election Day!
    • Sunday July 22, 11am-noon
    • Sunday September 16, 11am-noon
    • Sunday November 18, 11am-noon

Show your support for the Rio Nido Community Post Office

Most importantly, click to fill out USPS Form 4027 “Petition for Change in Rural Delivery”

We suggest that once you’ve filled out the form, take it to Joe Mills at the Guerneville Post Office and explain that you would like to petition for delivery of mail to your house (just as the rest of Guerneville has). Or you can email your form to frnboard@rionido.net and we will make sure it gets delivered.

NOTE:

  • you only need to fill out one row on page 1 (i.e. ignore page 2);
  • in the “Distance From Nearest” column, the column “Post Office” applies to mail for Rio Nidans (the distance is how far it is from your house to the Guerneville Post Office)
  • in the “TO” field at the top, reflect USPS Postmaster Joe Mills, and the Guerneville Post Office address (14060 Mill Street, Guerneville, 95446)
  • the Guerneville Post Office would also apply to the “Office Through Which Service is Now Received” field

HERE IS THE LINK to the Postal Regulatory Commission website, where you may view the filing of our Appeal A2017-2 to stop the closure of the RN Community Post Office. 

SUBSCRIBE FOR ALERTS by entering your email address in the upper right-hand corner.

Board Directors of both RNHOA and FRN continue to receive the support of County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, Congressman Jared Huffman and private attorney counsel.

You can support the effort by joining our online petition at www.change.org

There are many social media sites where you can share your support, and if you have ideas or suggestions, you are welcome to email frnboard@rionido.net

  • Don’t hesitate to pickup your mail regularly at the
  • Guerneville post office
  • (so that the added burden of our PO boxes is accurately felt).
  • Protest at the Guerneville Post Office often!  
  • Anytime works, though you may reach the
  • greatest numbers during lunchtime and just before closing,
  • when there is the most traffic.

2017 Member Meeting Dates

Here they are — our 2017 FRN Member meeting dates.  Mark your calendars!  Locations and agenda will be announced through our email list as usual.

Here’s when we will have the FRN Member meetings

  • Sunday Feb 5th, 11am-noon, Rio Nido Roadhouse
  • Sunday March 26, 11am-noon
  • Sunday May 14, 11am-noon
  • Sunday June 18, 11am-noon (FRN Board election day!)
  • July TBD (Special Event! )
  • Sunday August 20, 11am-noon *changed from 08/13
  • Sunday October 8, 11am-noon *changed from 10/01
  • Sunday November 19, 11am-noon *changed from 11/05

2016 Meeting Dates

Here they are — our 2016 FRN Member meeting dates.  Mark your calendars!  Locations and agenda will be announced through our email list as usual.

Here’s when we will have the FRN Member meetings

  • January 23, 11am-noon
  • March 19, 11am-noon
  • May 14, 11am-noon
  • June 11, 11am-noon (FRN Board election day!)
  • August 7, 11am-noon (Moved to Sunday)
  • September 25, 11am-noon (Moved to Sunday)
  • November 6, 11am-noon (Moved to Sunday)

It’s Election Time

There will be three FRN Board seats available. The three candidates with the highest vote counts will be elected to the FRN Board and will serve two year terms. (One of the current FRN Board members will not be running again, so we need new candidates to step up!)

Interested voting Members are invited to fill out and submit their candidate application form to: FRN Election Committee, PO Box 184, Rio Nido, CA 95471. The candidate filing period is open from April 11th to May 9th. After the close of the filing period, candidate applications will be available for review on the FRN website. The Membership will have an opportunity to meet the candidates before the start of the FRN Member Meeting on May 14th, 2016.

Election ballots and voting instructions will be sent via this email distribution list no later than May 10th, 2016. All ballots must be received by the FRN Election Committee no later than June 10th, 2016. They will be counted at the June 11th FRN Member and Election Meeting. No ballots will be accepted at the election meeting.

Russian Riverkeeper Cleanup this Monday and Next–Can you help?

Are you able to help clean up our riverbanks along the river in Rio Nido for the next two Mondays? We need your help. Please meet up at the Rio Nido bus stop at 11am.

Wear protective clothing, dress warm, and bring work gloves.
Any questions? Call Chris at (707) 322-8304

NOTE – Given the steep banks, and the bulky nature and weight of the debris being lugged, make sure you have strong knees, hips, and ankles!

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2015 FRN Election information

Time is running out! PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION before May 11th to the independent FRN Election Committee (who is picking up mail from the FRN post office).

There will be three FRN Board seats available. The three candidates with the highest vote counts will be elected to the FRN Board and will serve two year terms.

Interested voting Members are invited to fill out and submit their Candidate Form to: FRN Election Committee, PO Box 184, Rio Nido, CA 95471.

After the close of the filing period, candidate applications will be available for review on the FRN website. The Membership will have an opportunity to meet the candidates before the start of the FRN Member Meeting on May 18th, 2015.

Election ballots and voting instructions will be sent via this email distribution list no later than May 20th, 2015. Voting will be open until June 12th, 2015, and ballots will be counted at the June 13th FRN Member and Election Meeting.

For questions or additional information, please contact FRN Committee Chair Barbara.

Thank you for your participation,

The FRN Election Committee
Barbara, Elena, & Steve

The Sign is Here–Join us Sat at 1pm

  

HUGE thanks to all of our generous donators for helping us get across the goal line! We could never have done it without the three grants provided by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors through the Advertising Program.

A special thanks to all our donors!

Another round of thanks to the folks who stored the sign for us all these years… Larry and Elena most recently (for a year or more, whilst we sorted out funding, grant applications, and various committee processes). And even more unbelievably, for more than twenty years Vicki and Jim Cronander stored the sign in their little wooden shed, waiting for the right opportunity to have it return to use in
our community.

The sign is installed and we’re having a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 18th at 1pm at the site where the new sign will be installed (along River Road, between Canyon 7 and Rio Nido Roads). Join if you can!

 

 

You can donate to the FRN general fund by clicking on the “donate” button below or sending a check to FRN at PO Box 184 in Rio Nido.

(Video by John Uniack and photos by Elena Chronis and M Henon)