In this episode Bob talks with Patrick Farrell, College of the Desert Manager of Community Tours and Leadership Giving. Tune in to learn more about College of the Desert. Following the interview there is a video highlighting the last 60 years at COD.
This week Bob interviews Shadow Hills resident Patricia Williamson. Patricia is with the Palm Springs Kennel Club, the organization that puts on the dog show at the Polo Club grounds in January. Listen to learn about the breed shows, obedience and agility contests, and other happenings at this three-day event.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in the Coachella Valley. They currently have 65 planes, almost all of which are still in flyable condition. They will be getting a retired stealth bomber in the spring. The museum also has a wonderful library containing every aviation war movie ever produced and every copy of Life magazine.
Patrick Shannon is a volunteer docent who is in charge of telling their story to the public. He has a wonderful PowerPoint presentation.
This week Bob interviews Ben Guitron. Ben is the Public Information Officer for the Indio Police Department. Listen to learn about our interface with the police department and how they work to keep us safe.
This week Bob interviews Annette Garcia, the director of the Coachella Valley Horse Rescue. The horse rescue, which is located just east of us at Monroe Street, has proven effective at rescuing both horses and people. Many disabled horses have been rehabilitated there and released back into the community. In addition, horses have proven to be helpful with children and veterans struggling to have a normal life. Tune in to learn about the magic happening there.
This week Bob interviews Mark Tadros. Mark is the co-founder of our newest festival, the “California Date Harvest Festival.” Tune in to learn why a date specific festival is needed and what a fun time for all generations it will be.
In the past, episodes with Bruce Latta of Indio Properties have been among our most popular. In this episode, Bob interviews PJ Gagagena with the Indio Economic Development Department. Tune in for a broad presentation of all the exciting things planned for the City of Indio in the next few years.
This week Bob welcomes back our new Fitness Director, Desiree Porras. Listen in to learn her plans to build on the health and wellness foundation laid out by previous directors and also some of our upcoming Fitness events.
This week Bob interviews Bill and Cathy Claborne. They are longtime docents for the Coachella Valley History Museum. Tune in to find out why the Conquistadors left the Cahuilla Indians alone, why Abraham Lincoln stopped construction of the railroad here, the status of our water, and many other interesting facts about the Coachella Valley.
This week Bob discusses the proposed bulk cable package with Board Member Linda Aasen. This is designed to supplement, not replace, the videos being conducted by Kim Fuller. Tune in to hear a slightly different approach to the same subject.
This week Bob interviews Arnold Choy about a recent discovery he made having to do with senior's saving money on their utility bills. Arnold describes his own experience and we provide the form to download. Arnold explains what to do and where to take this form. Tune in to learn the process.
All City of Indio residents and businesses are assessed a Utility Users Tax on amounts paid for water, telephone, cable, gas and electric service. You may qualify for an exemption of the Utility Users Tax if you meet the following criteria:
The utility bill is in your name, and you pay the bill directly to the utility company, and
You live within Indio city limits, and
You are age 62 or older and file as head of household, or
You are a recipient of the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled.
This week Bob interviews Suzy Kerekes of our Computer Club about the Apple Watch Series 4. The fourth version is a significant improvement over its predecessors and offers fitness, heart, and fall protections. Tune in to learn more.
This week Bob does a videocast with Martin Magaña, who is with the Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG). They talk about Coachella Valley Link. Tune in to learn about the history of Coachella Valley Link, the way it is funded, and what the closest access point will be from Sun City Shadow Hills.
This week Bob interviews our Treasurer, Bruce Marley. Tune in to learn about the role of the Treasurer, how homeowner dues are developed, why the restaurant appears to lose money, and what is in store for us regarding the remodel of the Montecito Clubhouse.
Our podcast host, Bob Firring, recently wrote an article on podcasting for Quorum magazine. It is featured in their March 2019 issue. See the article below or click here to see the full issue of the magazine.
Quorum magazine is a publication expressly prepared for association leaders, managers, and related business professionals of the Community Associations Institute.
This week Bob sits down with our Lifestyle Director, Connie King, to discuss the upcoming Lifestyle concert with Evelyn "Champagne" King. Connie also gives us an update on upcoming Lifestyle trips and events.
This week Bob talks with Beth Bolduc and Karen Rigoli of the SCSH Camera Club. They give a brief history of the Camera Club and talk about their upcoming Photo Exhibition & Sale on Saturday, March 2 in the Montecito Clubhouse.