37th Annual Members Meeting & Potluck Dinner

MVHS 2014 Dinner PosterPlease join us on Thursday, October 30th for the Mill Valley Historical Society’s 37th Annual Member Meeting and Potluck Dinner. This yearly event provides a wonderful opportunity to see old friends and to meet those who share our own interest in the rich history of Mill Valley. The Annual Meeting includes the election of six new directors and officers for the coming year.
RSVP ASAP for this evening’s special guest speaker and slide show will likely make this an event that will fill quickly. As always, the Annual Members’ Meeting and Dinner is held for our current paid membership, and we warmly welcome those who wish to join at the door.
This year’s guest speaker will be local photographer and
garyyost_mugshot-1filmmaker, Gary Yost. A long time hiker, Gary has been interested in
the history of Mt. Tam and the surrounding areas of Mill Valley. He will be sharing a slide show and talking about his most recent movie, “The Invisible Peak”. “The Invisible Peak” focuses on the Cold War missile targeting radar station on Mt. Tamalpais which was abandoned by the military 30 years ago. Considered sacred by the Coast Miwok Indians for thousands of years, the West Yost Inv Peak for BlogPeak of Mt. Tam was bulldozed in 1950 in order to build an Air Force station. “The Invisible Peak” uses
breathtaking time-lapse cinematography, historical footage, interviews and moving narration by Peter Coyote to tell the story of the “missing” West Peak and the engaged citizens who have fought for over 30 years to return the mountain to its natural state.

Gary’s slide show will show a behind the scenes view of the making of his movie and be followed by a brief Q&A.

The 36th Annual Meeting & Potluck Dinner

New 2013 MVHS Board

New 2013 MVHS Board

One hundred and thirty three members and guests enjoyed a pleasant social time, partook of excellent food, elected new directors and officers, took a Mill Valley history quiz, and listened to Dick Spotswood’s presentation, “Trains in and around Mill Valley.”

President Tim Amyx honored three departing board directors: Vivian Broadway-Firmage, Donna Carrillo, and Peter Richmond.

Four new board directors were elected: Monica Miller, Bill Stock, Jill Benton-Tardy and Pam Keon. See the Fall Newsletter for their bios.

Officers were also elected:

  • President – Stella Perone
  • Vice President – Betty Goerke
  • Secretary – Cullyn Vaeth Russell
  • Treasurer – Bob McCully

To honor his four years service as president, Tim Amyx was presented with a Tom Killion print of the Dipsea Trail (Tim has run it every year since 1989).

The fun part came when Tim Amyx produced a quiz: fourteen multiple choice questions about the history of Mill Valley. Lots of laughs and some surprises when Tim showed the answers.

Dick Spotswood covered the history of the two railroads that terminated at the downtown depot:

  • the train to Sausalito (1889 — 1940)
  • the train to Mt. Tam and Muir Woods (1896 — 1930)

An enjoyable evening.