New faces at MGC promote activities for all age groups

Mary Bullwinkel

Beacon Correspondent

Two new members with a passion for the Eel River Valley have joined the board of directors at the Multi Generational Center (MGC) in Fortuna. At its July 22 meeting, the MGC Board welcomed Nancy Kirtley and Tiara Brown to the team.

"We have an amazing board of directors leading the way," said Trina Pockett, MGC Executive Director. "These (and the other board) members offer expertise in many areas including fundraising, policies, education, volunteer recruitment, and non-profit management," she said.

Pockett outlined an exciting summer class line up at the MGC including yoga, creative writing classes, ukulele lessons, watercolor classes, Dove Real Campaign for Beauty, and a Little's Club for toddlers.

She also would like to introduce the new art coordinator at the MCG, Heather Rust.

"Heather is an incredible local artist and teacher," Pockett said, "and we look forward to having her here at the MGC."

Since the grand opening of the MGC a little over three months ago, people of all ages have participated in the programs and connected with one another.

"At the MGC, we are committed to building a stronger community," Pockett said. "It's exciting to see multigenerational interaction through dynamic programming and we are looking forward to even more programs, classes, and workshops in the fall!"

The fall lineup includes after-school tutoring, art classes, language classes, a book club, community movie nights, and more. More information is available at the MGC's website: Pockett added that the MGC has rooms for rent for any occasion.

"Great spaces at reasonable prices," she said.

Photo by Mary Bullwinkel/Beacon

The MGC board of directors, left to right: Angela Johnson, President, Connie Berti, Treasurer, Jackie Hamilton, Becky Giacomini, Laurie Clendenen, Vice President, Tiara Brown, Nancy Kirtley, and Rachel Fuentes, Secretary.