Welcome!

Screen Shot 2014-03-28 at 12.03.11 PMThis site is for current and prospective residents of Temelec, a much-loved community for adults, within minutes of downtown Sonoma, California. It is designed and written by Francesca Johnson, a resident, and is not an official HOA Board site. The focus is on content that is helpful and of interest to the community. Everyone is welcome to contribute!

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Storm hits Temelec

Thanks to Linda Kerwin who has sent in the following:

The recent storm took its toll on one of the large oaks by the Carriage House. One of our Temelec neighbors, Tom Woodward, was here cleaning up after the loss.

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Sad Loss

It is with great sadness that I have learned that Helen Lautenschlager of Vineyard Circle died suddenly this morning of a pulmonary embolism. She was still very British, despite having lived here for many years – always ready to share a cuppa. She briskly walked the two mile loop most mornings, loving the sights, sounds and smells of nature.

Her family will be announcing plans for a memorial service to be held in Sonoma. She has many friends here who will miss her tremendously.

Francesca

QiGong classes

Screen Shot 2013-12-03 at 7.42.22 AMRobert Young, the qigong teacher, is back in town after his long, well deserved get-away. It sounds like he had a wonderful time and is ready to start up the one hour classes at Temelec again!

The classes are open to all. The location is Temelec Hall. The time is 11:00 AM every Monday starting 11/10/14.

Please let anyone else who might be interested in attending the class know about this update. This class is always open to beginners. There are chairs available if someone needs to sit down. It is a great way to gently work the body and brain together in a safe way.

There is a $3. charge per person for the class.

Dickens Christmas Fair

dickensSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Join Mr. Dickens and Over 700 Characters from his life and imagination!

$25.00/person – Includes ticket and transportation

San Francisco Cow Palace

Bus leaves Temelec Hall at 9:30 am and will return approximately 4:00 pm

To reserve your space please call Nancy Pharo 935-7808 before November 1st.

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Article about Colonel William Kissane Rogers, second owner of Temelec Hall.

gt48_temelec_hallI recently received this very interesting letter from Joseph Kissane, who is a distant relative of Colonel William Kissane Rogers, second owner of Temelec Hall. Here is a link to the article that Mr. Kissane has very kindly shared with us. Please contact him if you have additional information about this fascinating man, or simply to thank him. Click on the link below to read the article, now with illustrations.

William Kissane Rogers Journal Version

To the Temelec Website: I came upon your newsletter as Temelec was witness to a significant part in the history of William Kissane Rogers, a man who is of great interest to me.  While the articles in the newsletter related to William Kissane Rogers are largely accurate in representing his character, I would like to offer this article I prepared on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the man’s death.  It is probably beyond the length that would be useful for your newsletter but it might be something to have if residents of the area are interested in the history of this remarkable person. I would also ask that you treat this article as my intellectual property, as I have invested a great deal of effort into the re-discovery of the life and times of William Kissane Rogers. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in this regard.

Sincerely, Joseph Kissane Chicago, IL

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