The Enchanted Valley of the Redwoods

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Redwoods, Resorts and Real Estate
Sunday, October 4th, 2016 at 7:00 PM – FREE Event

Ben Lomond, CA: The Trustees of Park Hall in Ben Lomond, invite one and all to join us for a look at how the San Lorenzo Valley became what it is today. A community filled with riches—in the form of Redwoods, Resorts, and Real Estate. Our speaker for the evening is Ronnie Trubeck. This community-wide event is open to everyone and sponsored by the Park Hall Trust.
The event is FREE and takes place at 7:00 PM at Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. Concessions will include desserts, coffee, and wine.

Park Hall has a rich history; it was established by the Brooks family as a public trust in 1923, for the residents of Ben Lomond. All residents that live within 1.5 miles of Park Hall are part owners of the hall. It is also home to Little People’s Repertory Theater and Mountain Community Theater.

About Ronnie Trubeck
Ronnie has been a prominent Realtor in the San Lorenzo Valley for 25 years. Ronnie has always been passionate about history and after moving to the valley of the Redwoods she became enchanted with the dynamic and evolving San Lorenzo Valley history. Ronnie has served on the Board of Directors for the San Lorenzo Valley Museum for three years.

The Life of Isadora Duncan

The remarkable career and revolutionary private life of feminist dancer Isadora Duncan will be highlighted in a performance by Duncan expert Lois Flood on Sunday, January 19, 7pm at Park Hall, 9400 Mill Blvd., Ben Lomond, The performance features segments of fascinating historical narration followed by authentic dancing by Flood wearing a variety of gold, orange and white tunics with the iconic scarves that Isadora used as a dance partner, with readings by guest poet Marjorie Lynne Wagner.
Duncan is considered an icon of women seeking equality and freedom as she rejected the cultural and legal restrictions placed on women in the early 1900’s, suffered many tragedies in her life, and inspired thousands of people with her dancing. Hundreds of families brought their daughters to her dance schools in the US, Europe and even Communist Russia.
Presented by the Valley Women’s Club’s Women’s Issues Committee,, the program is free and suitable for all ages. History buffs, dance lovers and those concerned with women’s issues will all enjoy the program. Refreshments will be served. For information call Nancy at 338-6578.

Park Hall Ben Lomond Community Meeting

Tonight (December 10th 2013) we held a Ben Lomond community meeting at Park Hall.
In attendance we had four Ben Lomond Residents:

  • Gil Sanchez
  • Denise Gorham
  • Janinne Chadwick
  • Lyle Troxell (myself) – existing Park Hall Trustee

And three local community members:

  • Steve Edmonds
  • Cecilia Kelly
  • Ann Scott – existing Park Hall Trustee

This being a meeting of Ben Lomond Residence posted in three propionate locations around Ben Lomond at least 10 days prior to the meeting made it an official meeting where the citizens can vote in members of the trust.

Recently Karen Scarborough resigned her Trust position, this left four Trustees: Ann Scott, Dick Mills, Lyle Troxell, and Cathy Smith.

The attending Ben Lomond citizens made an acclimation that the following three people be added as trustees for the Park Hall Trust:

  • Gil Sanchez
  • Denise Gorham
  • Steve Edmonds

As of this evening the official Trustees of Park Hall are: Ann Scott, Dick Mills, Cathy Smith, Lyle Troxell, Gil Sanchez, Denise Gorham, and Steve Edmonds.

I feel grateful that people from my community are willing and able to volunteer their time and energy to making our community better by improving and making available the wonderful resource of Park Hall.

After the new trustees were welcomed we held a Park Hall Trustee meeting, meeting minutes available in the governance documents.

Ben Lomond Town Meeting – Park Hall Trust Vote

In 1923 the Park Hall Trust was formed – on December 10th 2013 we will hold an election. If you live in Ben Lomond, join us.

“The above described property is conveyed to the parties of the second part to be held in trust for the citizens of Ben Lomond, California, and is to be used for the benefit of the community of Ben Lomond, California.”

The Park Hall Trustees currently are: Ann Scott, Richard Mills, Cathy Smith, Karen Scarborough, and Lyle Troxell. Karen Scarborough is resigning. And the Trust clearly states….

“The Said Trustees above named, and their successors, receive and accept this conveyance with the understanding that the said above described property shall be used for the best interests and benefit of the community of Ben Lomond, and with the further covenant upon their part that in the matter of the use or the sale, or other disposition of said property, they will be controlled by a majority vote of the citizens of said Ben Lomond, present and voting at a town meeting duly called by posting notices in three prominent places in said Town, ten days before the holding of any such meeting. At any such meeting said citizens of Ben Lomond may, by a majority vote, name a successor to any Trustee who may have died or resigned, and may also authorize, direct and compel the sale or other disposition of said property, or any part thereof. By “citizens of Ben Lomond” is meant any and all persons residing or owning property within a radius of 1-1/2 miles of the herein above described property.”

On December 10th at 6:30pm we will gather at Park Hall in Ben Lomond (right next to the market) and vote a new Trustee to help run and take care of the Park Hall Community Center. Do you know of a good candidate? Do you have some input? Please participate.

Your feedback is welcomed,

-Lyle Troxell

BTW: The full Trust can be found at: