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I see where there is a legal conflict between the city and Greenway Golf, but what about the geese and their droppings on the green? Has anything ever been done about the geese situation?

I feel sorry for the golfers who spend money and time trying to enjoy a day of golf and have to trot, step and stomp on and over all the droppings.

Has there been a committee or a group put together to discuss the geese situation as of yet? If not, there should be.

If the committee could/would come up with a solution(s), I think the golfers would be ever so grateful.

Thanks for listening and God bless you in all the work you do in serving our Alameda community.

— Mary Cronin

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Alameda branch is proud to announce that in 2022 we have made significant donations to five local Alameda organizations. AAUW has been advocating for women and girls and advancing gender equity through research, education and advocacy since 1881.

The Alameda branch has actively supported and promoted this cause locally since 1962 by raising funds for college scholarships in education and leadership and providing opportunities for girls and young women to explore careers in STEM.

The funds we have shared are part of a request from our long-time and much-loved member and past president, Patti Heimburger. Patti was an accomplished artist active in numerous roles in AAUW-Alameda and throughout the community. She thrived on seeing young people find transformation – through art, through music, and through education. She sought to make the world a better, more beautiful place for all.

In alignment with our mission and Patti’s wishes, we shared more than $10,000 total among Girls Inc. of the Island City (for the Eureka! program), Alameda Education Foundation (for school libraries and to support arts programs), Alameda Girls Softball (for scholarships), and Alameda Jr. Golf Club at Corica Park and PEO Chapter UN (both for college scholarships).

If you are interested in learning more about AAUW Alameda, please visit our website www.alameda-ca.aauw.net and mark May 7 on your calendar for our annual plant sale to support scholarship outreach.

— Dorothy Kerwin

Many thanks to the individuals and groups how have contributed to Midway Shelter for abused women and their children. A number of the listed donors have contributed several times during the period of Oct. 1 through Oct. 31.

Midway Shelter would like to thank C.J. Kingsley, Jordan Hagaman, The Pipkin/McGrath Family, Gabrielle Dolphin & Alan Pryor, Virginia Krutilek, Annie Kersting, Jay Dawson, Tomorr Haximali, Anonymous I, Anonymous II, Diana Bain, and Anonymous III.

Donations may be sent to Alameda Homeless Network P.O. Box 951, Alameda, CA 94501. For further information go to www.midwayshelter.org.

— Ginny Krutilek