Clementine Hunter
Louisiana's Most Famous Folk Artist
by Jantje Blokhuis-Mulder

Clementine Hunter was born in 1886, at Hidden Hill - a cotton
plantation close to Cloutierville, Louisiana. Hidden Hill Plantation
had a reputation. It was a harsh and difficult place to work and live.
By the time Clementine turned five, her family moved to another
plantation in Cane River County, where Clementine attended
school. She did not like school very much and often failed to
attend, so after a while, Clementine’s parents gave up on sending
her to school altogether.













When she reached age fourteen, Clementine's family moved once
again, this time to the Melrose Plantation, to work for John
Hampton and Carmelita Garritt Henry, also known as "Miss
Cammie".

Melrose had been the center of Cane River for many years. It was
a very large plantation, created by a former slave called Marie
Therese Coincoin and her family in the late 1700s . The plantation
had become known as an agricultural empire, with its thousands of
acres of corn, cotton, tobacco and hundreds of head of cattle. The
plantation was eventually sold to John Hampton and "Miss
Cammie" (Carmelita Garritt Henry) in 1898. Miss Cammie desired
to preserve the arts and crafts of the Cane River area, and over
the years Melrose became a haven for many artists and writers.
They came from all over to work in the quiet relaxing atmosphere,
and all were encouraged by Miss Cammie. Clementine and her
family worked on the plantation in the cotton fields and the pecan
groves.











Clementine married twice. Her first husband Charlie Duprie died in
1914, leaving her with two children to raise. Ten years later, she
married her second husband Emmanuel Hunter and the two of
them had five children, but lost two at birth. Clementine took her
babies to the fields with her so that she could check on them while
picking cotton. Then, in 1928 Clementine was promoted from the
fields to the house. She looked after the gardens and the laundry
and she made clothes for Miss Cammie’s children and their dolls.
She also created marvelous quilts in beautiful rich colors.

It became clear that Clementine had hidden talents.




















Life was good and it got even better. In 1938 a man named
Francois Mignon joined the Melrose family, working as a literary
assistant to Miss Cammie. From day one, Francois recognized the
creativity in Clementine Hunter, and it was due to his
encouragement that the now 54 year old woman began painting.
As the story goes, Clementine remarked one evening to Francois "I
could do a painting if I set my mind to it." Francois gave her some
paint, and the next morning she presented him with a painting .
From that day on she received small amounts of paint from visiting
artists and the rest is... well, history.




















For the next forty some years, Clementine produced 4000
paintings, each one telling a story of life as she saw it in a simple,
straightforward way. She did not always have canvas so she used
old window shades, bottles, cardboard and brown paper bags.
She was illiterate, but her paintings were her storybook - a
storybook about everyday life on and around the plantation.

After all her hard work, Clementine received an Honorary
Doctorate of Fine Arts by Northwestern State University of
Natchitoches and her name is preserved in the famous walk of
stars in the city of Natchitoches.

Clementine Hunter died on January 1, 1988 and was buried near
Melrose, close to her friend Francois Mignon who believed in her
gift.
Another One of Life’s Transitions












Over the last seven years, I have been my dad’s number one fan,
teammate, companion, and soulmate. We have been through four
different cancers, with endless medical appt's,
chemo, radiation, intravenous nutrition at home, and the list goes
on. No matter what, we were a team and I was honored to have
been able to be there for him.

Last year was finally going to be the time I would bring my new
puppy home. I was excited, my students could hardly wait, and
then Dad got sick again. The timing was not right, so no puppy was
brought home. Dad was always first on my list of priorities.

As the year of 2018 was quite possibly the year my dad would pass
, I planned to travel to Idaho to a tiny little town, population 832 to
pick my new addition to the family.

Early September, I knew Dad was not going to be with us much
longer. I didn’t share my excitement with him about the puppy. I just
wanted to focus on him and try to make his last few weeks as
comfortable as possible. On the night of September 6, 2018, Dad
passed peacefully.

I left the next morning ... driving about 600 miles. The plan was to
pitch my tent on their property and head home with my bundle of
joy the next morning. I was watered and fed from the only
restaurant in town, the family pizzeria. Finally, we
headed out to pick my puppy.

There was a sea of white fur babies. How was I to choose? Well,
Maji chose me. He came to me, flopped down in front of me and
that was that. We said good night.

I was served a gourmet breakfast of homemade and homegrown
everything, grabbed my pup,and away we went.  Maji was the
responsibility I needed to help with my transition from caring for
Dad for so long.

This little guy has joined the family gracefully. He's given me
something to focus on instead of the loss of my hero.
September 7, 2018 - September 28, 2018
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Experience the wild side of The Living Desert during Safari Nights,
every Friday night in September!
September 7, 14, 21 & 28 | 7:00pm – 9:30pm
General Admission        $14
Children (ages 3-12)        $8
Children under 3        FREE
TLD Members        $12
In addition to taking in the sights and sounds of the native animals
in the evening, Safari Nights activities also include scorpion walks,
astronomy, and bat detector stations, giraffe feeding, plus live
entertainment. Food and beverage tastings and specialty cocktails
will be available for purchase.

For an additional fee of $20, you can go on a Nocturnal Safari
Tour. Limited to the first twenty registrants, guests will truly be able
to experience the life of the desert at night – listening to the rustles
in the bushes, watching owls and bats fly through the night sky,
and see many nocturnal animals. The tour lasts one hour and
begins at 8:00 pm every Friday night in September. Contact Group
Sales at (760) 346-9810 or email groupsales@livingdesert.org to
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The events are open to all ages, however guests must be 21 and
older and show a valid photo I.D. to purchase alcohol.
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Bermuda Dunes
Community Council
Meets the 2nd Thursday
every other month

Supervisor PEREZ office
Victoria Llort
760 863 8211
VLlort@rivco.org

Sheriff's Department
Lt. Jeff Buompensiero
760 863 8990
jbuompen@
riversidesheriff.org

California Highway Patrol
Office Phil Watkins
760 772 5300

Cal Fire
Battalion Chief
Eddy Moore
760 540 1878
eddy.moore@fire.ca.gov

Code Enforcement
Michael Bowles
Direct No 951-600-6233
mebowles@rivco.org

Bermuda Dunes Community
Center/Desert Rec
Adam Encinas
760 564 9921
AEncinas@drd.us.com

Bermuda Dunes Airport




79880 Avenue 42, Bermuda
Dunes, CA 92203 ·
PH: (760) 345-2558
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Myoma Water Co
Mark Meeler
General Manager
Myoma Dunes Water
Company
79050 Avenue 42
Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
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Desert
1-888-472-3488

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1-951-955-3333

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be reached at
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Board Members
Bermuda Dunes Security Association

Robert Nagles-- Vice President
Chris Hogan-- Treasurer
John Thiele-- Secretary
Don Keprta-- Director
Michael Tanner-- Director
Jack Fox - Director
Robert Nelson - Director

BDSA Meeting
4th Thurs. of every month

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BDSA
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:

Bermuda Dunes Security
Association (BDSA) is
responsible for streets
(potholes, cracks, street
drainage and dry wells),
Security entry/exit, patrol
vehicles, cable TV
agreement, fee collection
& payment, gates & gate
lights, medians, walls,
guardhouses and all
street/gate signage.

BDSA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

BDSA RULES AND REGS

The Admin Office is open
Monday thru Friday for
questions and concerns.

Resident Login System
is handled by DRM

Admin hours are as follows:

Monday 9 -5
Tuesday 9 - 5
Wednesday 9 - 5
Thursday10-6  
Friday 9 - 5
Saturday Closed         
Sunday Closed

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Main Gate: 760-360-1322
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Glass Gate #2
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Bermuda Dunes
Home Owner's
Association
Meets
Third Tuesday at
6:00 p.m. each month

EXCEPT AUGUST
Adm Bldg
4:30 PM

President   Charlie Bishop
Vice President. Brett Coor
Secretary. Janet McMurtrey
Board member Kristy Parmelee
Treasure. Mike Soran

Joint Committee Representatives are
Janet McMurtrey and Brett Coor
s

BDCA is managed by
Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

CC&Rs for BDSA

Here is what
BDCA is
responsible for:

Bermuda Dunes
Community Association
(BDCA) is responsible for
most problems relating to
property owner's home
and lot, dogs,
landscaping, pool
draining, trash cans,
fountains and landscaping
at the main gate.

The Architectural
Committee reports to the
Community Board

Dues are $100 per year
and are payable in
January in lump sum

Architectural Committee
responsibilities

A.  THE MISSION:  As representatives of each
Homeowner, members of the Architectural
Control Committee (ACC), are volunteer
community members.  The ACC, as established
in the CC&R’s, has been charged with the
mission to oversee that each lot and dwelling
within the Community is developed and
maintained in a manner compatible with its
standard aesthetics and quality.

B.  ALL IMPROVEMENTS:  The ACC has the
responsibility to approve or to reject all plans
for real property improvements on all lots within
any subdivision of the Community, and all
properties owned by the Bermuda Dunes
Community Association and Bermuda Dunes
Security Association, prior to commencement of
construction of that improvement.

C. RESPONSIBILITY: The ACC’s goal is to foster
careful design in furtherance of its responsibility
to represent each Homeowner in the
preservation of the architectural and
landscaping aesthetics and character of the
homes within the Community and to monitor,
according to its authority for interpretation,
enforcement of BDCA’s governing documents.  
Utilizing and interpreting the Guidelines, the ACC
will consider the aesthetic and functional
aspects of each design, including placement of
buildings, landscaping, exterior finishes and
materials, height and bulk, orientation of site
lines, etc.  In addition, the ACC will consider the
effect of the proposed improvement on
neighboring properties and the Community as a
whole.

D.  LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY:  The ACC
is not responsible for reviewing nor shall its
approval of any plan or design be deemed
approval of any structural safety or
conformance with building or other codes. The
ACC assumes no responsibility for the structural
or mechanical soundness of approved designs.

E.  RECORDS:  Records of ACC approvals or
actions will be kept on file, by Tract or Unit and
by Lot number, at the office of the BDCA.

F.  AUTHORITY:  Submissions are required
directly from homeowners, regardless that they
may reside in sub-communities that may have
their own architectural review boards,
guidelines and committees.  The BDCA-ACC has
final authority for approval of projects as
outlined herein. No submittals will be accepted
from sub-community boards or committees,
unless submission is for common area projects
within the sub-community.

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This is a great way to socialize and get to know one another.

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Top Doctors 2018 Directory

The following is Palm Springs Life’s
Top Doctors 2018 Directory in
partnership with Castle Connolly
Medical Ltd., a health care research
and information company founded in
1991 by a former medical college
board chairman and president to help
guide consumers to America’s
leading physicians, specialists,
researchers, and hospitals.

ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY
Sean A. Barlow, M.D.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
41990 Cook St., F Bldg., Ste.
2008
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-674-9777
Addiction/Substance Abuse

ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Gary I. Greenwald, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
72855 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
C20
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-9777
Nasal Allergy, Allergy & Asthma,
Pulmonary Disease, Clinical
Trials

Sam J. Weiss, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 303
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-2070
Asthma & Allergy, Pediatric
Allergy & Immunology, Sinusitis,
Anaphylaxis

CARDIAC
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Hetal R. Bhakta, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center/
Desert Heart Rhythm Consultants
1100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Ste.
206
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-883-1600
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation,
Pacemakers/Defibrillators

Andrew M. Rubin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Atrial Fibrillation,
Pacemakers/Defibrillators,
Arrhythmias

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
A Mohammad Abid, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
The Heart Institute 
Medical
Center
81709 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. A1
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-4666
Interventional Cardiology

Michael Bagheri, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / CURE
Cardiovascular Consultants
555 Tachevah Drive, Ste. 1W202
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-2174

Leon A. Feldman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation,
Cardiac Electrophysiology

Damon E. Kelsay, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Echocardiography

Lester D. Padilla, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642

Philip J. Patel, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Nuclear Cardiology,
Echocardiography, Cardiac
Imaging, Heart Failure

Eric M. Sontz, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Heart Attack, Nuclear
Cardiology, Colon & Rectal
Surgery

Scott Gering, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Mike & Jan
Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 2,
Ste. A
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8601
Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon &
Rectal Cancer & Surgery

DERMATOLOGY
Pamela Broska, M.D.
West Dermatology
72785 Frank Sinatra Drive, Ste.
101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-969-5900
Mohs Surgery, Cosmetic
Dermatology, Laser Surgery

Timothy M. Jochen, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Contour
Dermatology & Cosmetic
Surgery Center
42600 Mirage Road
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-423-4000
Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer,
Cosmetic Dermatology, Hair
Restoration/Transplant

Timothy F. Richardson, M.D.
Mirage Dermatology
36867 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-341-1999
Mohs Surgery, Skin Cancer

Wendy E. Roberts, M.D.
35280 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4262
Cosmetic Dermatology, Geriatric
Dermatology,
Dermatopathology, 
Kybella for
under-chin fat

DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY
Jerry Y. Chang, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3850
Interventional Radiology

Mehran K. Elly, M.D., Ph.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3850
Interventional Radiology,
Cardiovascular Imaging

John Francis Feller, M.D.
Desert Medical Imaging 74785
Highway 111, Ste. 101
Indian Wells, CA 92210
760-776-8989
Musculoskeletal Imaging,
Orthopaedic Imaging, Body
Imaging, Sports Medicine
Radiology

Brian K. Herman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Imaging Center / Lucy Curci
Cancer Center, 
Lower Level
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-1251
Interventional Radiology,
Neuroradiology, Endovascular
Surgery

Marla R. Lander, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E150
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4700
Mammography, Breast Imaging

ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES,
& METABOLISM
Elke Jost-Vu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, B
Bldg., Ste. 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-5257
Diabetes, Thyroid Disorders,
Pituitary Disorders

FAMILY MEDICINE
Frank B. Arian, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health/ Victory
Physicians
490 S. Farrell Drive, Ste. C104
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-8755

Christopher J. Faux, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ First California Physician
Partners
35800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 225
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-673-7010

Julia Lo Martin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300
Concierge Medicine

Gregory A. Pecchia, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300

Stephen Ross Steele, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7300
Primary Care Sports Medicine

David H. Stoltzman, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 409
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0663
Geriatric Medicine

Murray D. Taylor, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39300 Bob Hope Drive, Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1105
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3379

GASTROENTEROLOGY
Adewale B. Ajumobi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
39700 Bob Hope Drive,
Hirschberg Bldg, Ste. 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2882
Endoscopy & Colonoscopy

Gary Annunziata, D.O.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Gastroenterology Consultants
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 275
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-2500

Mehrdad Asgeri, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Oasis Advanced
Gastroenterology
1100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Ste.
214
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-699-7607
Colonoscopy, Inflammatory
Bowel Disease/Crohn’s, Gastric
& Esophageal Disorders

Geoffrey D. Block, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
GI 
Specialty Clinic
39700 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2882
Endoscopic Ultrasound, Liver
Disease, Pancreatic & Biliary
Disease,
Colonoscopy/Polypectomy

Anh T. Duong, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Gastroenterology Consultants
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 275
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-2500

GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Mark C. Genesen, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Mike & Jan
Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 2
Rancho Mirage CA 92555
760-733-4383
Gynecologic Cancers

Ernest S. Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical 

Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Gynecologic Cancers, Robotic
Surgery

HAND SURGERY
Eric L. Freedman, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Eisenhower Health /
Desert Hand Associates
36951 Cook St., Ste. 102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-342-8444
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery,
Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome

Stephen J. O’Connell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Upper Extremity Surgery, Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome, Rotator Cuff
Surgery

INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Shubha J. Kerkar, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health /
Comprehensive 
Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262 760-
416-4921
HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease

Bachir K. Younes, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Younes
Medical
36923 Cook St., Ste. 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-636-1336
HIV, Wound Care, Lyme
Disease, Tuberculosis

INTERNAL MEDICINE
Paul A. Biskar, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
41750 Rancho Las Palmas
Drive, Ste. C4
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0600

Mary Ann Howell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Probst
Bldg., Ste. 317
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-3611
Concierge Medicine

Hessam Mahdavi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Argyros
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Integrative Medicine

Mustaqeem A. Qazi, M.D.
82013 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. C
Indio, CA 92201
760-863-0138

John D. Stansell, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Eisenhower
Primary Care
4791 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Ste.
200
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760-834-7950
AIDS/HIV

INTERVENTIONAL
CARDIOLOGY
Andrew D. Frutkin, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Coronary Artery Disease, Heart
Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Ghassan M. Kazmouz, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Coachella
Valley Cardiology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W304
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-9562
Angioplasty & Stent Placement,
Coronary Artery Disease

Puneet Khanna, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642

Khoi Minh Le, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Cardiology Consultants
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Hal B.
Wallis Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-0642
Cardiac Catheterization,
Angioplasty & Stent Placement,
Peripheral Vascular Disease,
Preventive Cardiologyy

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY
Murthy V. Andavolu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
Eisenhower Medical Associates /
Lucy Curci Cancer Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-770-4034
Cancer Genetics, Cancer
Immunotherapy

Elber S. Camacho, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical 

Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple
Myeloma

Luke P. Dreisbach, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613

Philip B. Dreisbach, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer,
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s,
Ovarian Cancer

Coty P. Ho, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Comprehensive 

Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4749
Gastrointestinal Cancer, Solid
Tumors

Amy Law, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Head & Neck Cancer, Neuro-
Oncology, Hematology

Maria Iliana Popescu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Desert Cancer Care
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-7655

David E. Young, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Hematology-Oncology Medical
Group
39800 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. C
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3613
Hematology

NEPHROLOGY
David M. Alderman, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Nephrology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W303
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4819

Rodolfo R. Batarse, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Kidney Care
71511 Highway 111, Ste. H
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-2200

Narendra S. Chandrashekar,M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
John F.
Kennedy Memorial Hospital /
Kidney Institute of the Desert /
Coachella Valley Nephrology
43576 Washington St., Ste. 100
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-360-4433

Bryan L. Stone, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Nephrology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W303
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4819
Hypertension, Transplant
Medicine-Kidney, Nutrition

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY
Shahin Etebar, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Spine & Neurosurgical
Institute
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E317
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-8058
Spinal Surgery

Farhad Limonadi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Neurosurgical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8020
Brain & Spinal Surgery, Spinal
Surgery—Complex, Brain Tumors

Alfred Shen, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Neurosurgical Associates
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A104
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8020
Spinal Surgery

Javed Siddiqi, M.D.
Institute of Clinical Orthopedics
& Neuroscience
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W214
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4511
Skull Base Surgery, Spinal Cord
Surgery

NEUROLOGY
Antoine J. Elhajjar, M.D.
Desert Neurology & Sleep
41990 Cook St., Ste. A101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-0528
Sleep Disorders, Headache,
Epilepsy, Movement Disorders

Bhagwan I. Moorjani, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Hope Neurologic Center
79440 Corporate Center Drive,
Ste. 108
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-514-0166
Pediatric Neurology, Clinical
Neurophysiology, Neurological
Imaging, 
Nerve Injuries

Reza Nazemi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 308
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-3400

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Lisa M. Bodon, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Valley
OB/GYN
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. 425 E
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-778-1011
Gynecology only

Karen H. Donley, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Women’s
Health at Argyros 
Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Gynecology Only

Christine L. Griswold, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 405
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-4343

Les J. Gurwitt, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / Fleur
Women’s Health
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-779-5511
Women’s Health, Gynecology
Only

Enrique G. Jacome, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center / Fleur
Women’s Health
72780 Country Club Drive, Ste.
A103
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-779-5511
Robotic Hysterectomy, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Pelvic
Reconstruction

Toni L. Long, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Women’s
Health at Argyros Health Center
45280 Seeley Drive, Floor 3
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-610-7220
Gynecology Only, Menopause
Problems, Sexual Dysfunction

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Clifford O. Brown, M.D.
John F. Kennedy Memorial
Hospital / Eisenhower Health
82013 Dr. Carreon Blvd., Ste. H
Indio, CA 92201
760-200-9909
Diabetic Eye
Disease/Retinopathy, Cataract
Surgery, Macular Degeneration

Clement K. Chan, M.D.
Southern California Desert
Retina Consultants
36949 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-2394
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Retinal
Disorders

Robert B. Guss, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ The Vision Professionals
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. 130
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-320-7051
Corneal Disease & Surgery

Camille M. Harrison, M.D.
Coachella Valley Retina
72301 Country Club Drive, Ste.
108
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-895-1993
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Diabetic
Eye Disease/Retinopathy, Macular
Degeneration

Jennifer I. Hui, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / El Centro
Regional Medical Center / The
Eyelid Institute
41990 Cook St., F Bldg., Ste.
1007
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-610-2677
Oculoplastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, Eyelid
Surgery/Blepharoplasty

Bart P. Ketover, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Milauskas 

Eye Institute
72057 Dinah Shore Drive, Ste. D
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-3937
Cataract Surgery, Intraocular
Lens

Steven G. Lin, M.D.
Southern California Desert
Retina Consultants
36949 Cook St., Ste. 101
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-340-2394
Retina/Vitreous Surgery, Macular
Disease/Degeneration, Retinal
Disorders

Harry Marshak, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Coachella
Valley Retina
74075 El Paseo, Ste. D2
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-2551
Cosmetic Surgery-Face & Eyes,
Eyelid Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
James A. Bell, M.D., Ph.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Orthopedic Center
151 S. Sunrise Way, Ste. 500
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-568-2684
Trauma, Sports Medicine, Joint
Replacement

David W. Duffner, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
71511 Highway 111, Ste. A
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-2600
Spinal Surgery, Joint
Replacement

David A. Friscia, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Foot & Ankle Surgery—Complex,
Ankle Replacement & Revision,
Charcot Foot, Sports Injuries—
Foot & Ankle

Patrick St. Pierre, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder
Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder
Surgery, Sports Injuries

A. David Tahernia, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Orthopedic Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Harry &
Diane Rinker Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2684
Spinal Surgery

OTOLARYNGOLOGY
B. Maya Kato, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / The Ear
Institute
36867 Cook St., Ste. 103
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-565-3900
Skull Base Surgery, Balance
Disorders, Cochlear Implants

Eric A. Nash, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / La Quinta
ENT
78370 Highway 111, Ste. 160
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-771-4242
Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Voice
Disorders

Qing Tian, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ First California Physician
Partners Otolaryngology
47647 Caleo Bay Drive Ste. 210
La Quinta, CA 92253
760-771-1000
Head & Neck Surgery

Majid Torabi, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Cities Allergy &
Otolaryngology
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Probst
Bldg., Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-1788
Sinus Disorders/Surgery, Allergy

Quinten M. VanderWerf, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert Ear,
Nose & Throat
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 301
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-4566
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive
Surgery, Nasal Surgery

Mark D. Wilson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert Ear,
Nose & Throat
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Ste.
301, Wright Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-4566

PAIN MEDICINE
C. Edward Anderson Jr., M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Desert Pain Care Medicine
Group
36915 Cook St., E Bldg., Ste.
102
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-969-5200
Pain — Interventional
Techniques

Mark Bouffard IV, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Pain &
Spine Center 
of the Desert
72650 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
214
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-776-7999
Pain-Chronic, Pain-
Musculoskeletal, Arthritis

Lee W. Erlendson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Rancho
Mirage Pain Associates
39300 Bob Hope Drive Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1203
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3075
Pain Management

Roland D. Reinhart, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39700 Bob Hope Drive Ste. 202
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-2360
Pain Management, 
Pain-Back

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
Aijaz Hashmi, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Loma Linda University Medical
Center
555 E. Tachevah Drive 2W
Bldg., Ste. 105
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-318-8100
Congenital Heart Disease —
Adult, Fetal Echocardiography

PEDIATRICS
M. Nieves Gutierrez-Go, M.D.
Valley Children’s 
Medical Center
80495 Highway 111
Indio, CA 92201
760-347-2887

Alexander A. Villarasa, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Desert Valley Pediatrics
1801 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way,
Ste. 102
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-327-5900

PHYSICAL MEDICINE &
REHABILITATION
David R. Clawson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Associates / Dolores
Hope 
Outpatient Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-7870
Stroke Rehabilitation,
Musculoskeletal Injuries,
Electrodiagnosis, 
Sports
Medicine

PLASTIC SURGERY
Scott M. Aaronson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
1221 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-325-5255
Cosmetic Surgery — Breast,
Facial Rejuvenation, Liposuction
& Body Contouring, Cosmetic
Surgery — Face & Body

Ritu R. Chopra, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center / Plastic
Surgery Institute
71949 Highway 111, Ste. 300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2211
Facelift, Breast Revision, Breast
Reconstruction, Breast
Augmentation

Andrew J. Hayduke, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. K206
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-6996
Cosmetic Surgery — Face,
Breast, Eyelid Surgery,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

Andrew P. Ordon, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center / Plastic
Surgery Institute
71949 Highway 111, Ste. 300
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-2211
Facelift, Breast Revision, Breast
Reconstruction, Breast
Augmentation

Suzanne M. Quardt, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
70017 Highway 111, Ste. 1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-324-2660
Cosmetic Surgery — Breast,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

Mark V. Sofonio, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 407
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-341-5555
Cosmetic Surgery — Face &
Body, Skin Laser Surgery,
Liposuction, Reconstructive
Plastic Surgery

Judith B. Zacher, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
39300 Bob Hope Drive Bannan
Bldg., Ste. 1106
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-340-5774
Breast Cosmetic &
Reconstructive Surgery,
Liposuction & Body Contouring,
Cosmetic Surgery-Face

Mohammed Zakhireh, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / 
Cosmetic
Surgery Institute of Palm Desert
73710 Alessandro Drive, Ste. A1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-837-0364
Cosmetic Surgery — Face &
Body, Breast Augmentation,
Liposuction & Body Contouring

PSYCHIATRY
Ihor Galarnyk, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Loma Linda
University Medical Center, East
Campus
41990 Cook St., Ste. 2003
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-341-8341
Addiction/Substance Abuse,
Geriatric Psychiatry

PULMONARY DISEASE
Ronald E. Sneider, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Eisenhower Pulmonary & Sleep
Specialty Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 201
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-3564
Sleep Disorders, Lung Disease

Ziad A. Tannous, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. W208
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-4416
Lung Disease, Airway Disorders

Shahriyar Tavakoli, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Pulmonary & Sleep Specialty
Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 201
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-834-3564
Critical Care, Interventional
Pulmonology

RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Peter Greenberg, M.D.
21st Century Oncology
40055 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. B
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-202-3946
Lung Cancer, Gynecologic
Cancers

Judy M. Jackson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ City of Hope National Medical
Center / Comprehensive Cancer
Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4800
Gynecologic Cancers,
Gastrointestinal Cancer,
Prostate Cancer, 
Breast Cancer

Monica M. Khanna, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Lucy Curci Cancer Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-674-3600

Theodore D. Masek, M.D.
Redlands Community Hospital /
21st Century Oncology
77840 Flora Road
Palm Desert, CA 92211
760-200-8777
Prostate Cancer

REPRODUCTIVE
ENDOCRINOLOGY/INFERTILITY
Maher A. Abdallah, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / American
Reproductive Centers
1199 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-346-4334
Infertility — IVF, Polycystic
Ovarian Syndrome,
Preimplantation Genetic
Diagnosis

RHEUMATOLOGY
Maria W. Greenwald, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Medical Advances
72855 Fred Waring Drive, Ste.
A6
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760-341-6800
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kam A. Newman, M.D.
Eisenhower Medical Center /
Eisenhower Medical Associates
Mike & Jan Salta Health Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Floor 1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8569

SURGERY
Ramy A. Awad, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health / Desert
Surgical & Bariatric Specialists
555 E. Tachevah Drive, Ste. 2W-
107
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-866-0024
Bariatric/Obesity Surgery

Bobby S. Bhasker-Rao, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Parkview
Community Hospital Medical
Center / Lite Life Surgery
35900 Bob Hope Drive, Ste. 205
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-778-5220
Gastric Bypass Surgery,
Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally
Invasive Surgery, Hernia

David M. Hyams, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Surgical Oncology
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit
Bldg., Ste. 207
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-773-3311
Breast Cancer, Endocrine
Cancers, Gastrointestinal
Cancer, Cancer Surgery

Janet K. Ihde, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ Eisenhower Health/
Comprehensive Cancer Center
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E150
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-416-4915
Breast Cancer & Surgery,
Melanoma, Thyroid Cancer &
Surgery

THORACIC & CARDIAC
SURGERY
Eric R. Presser, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
/ FCPP Surgical Associates
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive,
Ste. E421
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-424-8224
Minimally Invasive Thoracic
Surgery, Lung Cancer, Video
Assisted Thoracic Surgery
(VATS)

Joseph W. Wilson Jr., M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 108
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-4330
Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve
Surgery, Minimally Invasive
Thoracic Surgery

UROLOGY
John R. Faulkner, M.D.
Eisenhower Health
72780 Country Club Drive, C
Bldg., Ste. 302
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-4299
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Jeffrey H. Herz, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Urologic Institute of the Dessert
39000 Bob Hope Drive,
Kiewit Bldg., Ste. 401
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-1882
Prostate Cancer, Pediatric
Urology

Elliot B. Lander, M.D.
Rancho Mirage Medical Center
72780 Country Club Drive, C
Bldg., Ste. 301
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-776-0040
Interstitial Cystitis, Hormonal
Disorders

Gary Leifer, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Walsh
Urology Associates
72057 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-7191

Michael A. Sanford, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Urology Specialty Clinic
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Wright
Bldg., Ste. 412
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-346-8555
Prostate Cancer, Incontinence,
Kidney Cancer, Erectile
Dysfunction

Brad A. Wolfson, M.D.
Desert Regional Medical Center
555 E. Tachevah Drive, Bldg.
2W Ste. 101,
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-320-6005
Prostate Benign Disease, Kidney
Stones, Prostate Cancer,
Pediatric Urology

VASCULAR SURGERY
Alan E. Williamson, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Eisenhower
Medical Center Department of
Vascular Surgery
39300 Bob Hope Drive, Salta
Bldg., Floor 2
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-837-8601

Son Ha Yu, M.D.
Eisenhower Health / Desert
Regional Medical Center /
Desert Vein & Vascular Institute
71780 San Jacinto Drive, I Bldg.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-568-3461
Varicose Veins, Endovascular
Surgery, Vein Disorders,
Peripheral Vascular Disease
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The Holidays are just
around the corner!

Duan Licato will teach
floral arranements,
wreaths, center pieces.

Come Join Us for all the
FUN

MEMBERS ONLY

The only thing we
CANNOT do is oil painting.

THURSDAY - 10:00 AM

Contact: Donna Nelson,
760 772 9053 for info
SAVE THE DATE
Animal Encounter and Safari Tour
The Animal Encounter includes 30 minutes with your chosen
animal and their keeper. Feedings and trainings are available on
select tours and select times, it all depends on the animal’s
cooperation. (They are wild animals)

All Safari Tours include: admission into the park, your own
personal guide and personal tram with shaded and cushioned
seats, exclusive showing of the District Commissioner’s House,
viewing of all the exhibits and our state of the art Animal Hospital.

PLEASE NOTE:

There is a lot of preparation that goes into the behind the scene
tours. There is a booking lead time of 12 days.
Availability: Only 1-2 Animal Encounter and Safari Tours can be
booked a week. First come first serve basis so book early and
book quickly!

Animal Encounters can be cancelled at any time by The Living
Desert due to animal health, husbandry or other unforeseen
circumstances. In any of these cases we can reschedule,
accommodate your group with another encounter of a similar value
or refund the total amount for the Animal Encounter.
Please call or email Roshan Patel at (760) 346-9810 or
rpatel@livingdesert.org for more information or booking.
Behind the Scenes Tours CANCELLATION AND REFUND
POLICY: Please allow 3 days in advance for cancellation. 50% of
total charge of tour will not be refunded if it is within 3 days of the
tour. That 50% can be used as credit towards another tour.

Summer Chill Experience Package
The Coolest Tour in Town – Experience the Desert Like Never
Before!

Take advantage of our special Summer Chill Tour Package.

Book a private Behind the Scenes exhibit tour of jaguar, cheetah,
giraffe or Grevy’s zebra...And as a bonus, choose an extra tour of
warthog, badger or camel!
Package also includes a three hour guided shuttle tour of The
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Summer Chill Experience package is $150 per person – a savings
of 50% off the retail rate!

To book this special offer: Contact Group Sales at (760) 346-9810
or GroupSales@LivingDesert.org and mention Summer Chill.

Please note: There is a 12 day lead time for tours and a 50%
deposit require at time of booking.  Bookings are available
June 1 – September 30. Last day to book is Monday, September
30.  Last day to book is Monday, September 18, 2018. Tour times
vary.
Animal Encounter and Safari Tour
JAGUAR
GIRAFFE
GREVY'S ZEBRA
CHEETAH
LEOPARD
CAMEL PAINTINGS AND TOUR

The following have 20 minutes with the Zoo Keeper at the
animal’s enclosure.

BADGER
ANKOLE CATTLE
PECCARY
WARTHOG
Zoo Works Tours
COMMISSARY TOUR
BEHIND THE GLASS
PROPAGATION GARDEN TOUR
WILDLIFE WONDERS BEHIND THE SCENES
Be sure to bring your dogs with costumes - Prizes for them too!
The brightest stars shine on our Desert Mountains!
We've been protecting the natural environment of the Coachella
Valley for more than 30 years by acquiring natural lands,
supporting ecological research and outdoor education, and
protecting the unique plants and animals, hiking trails, and scenic
views of our desert home. You are invited to join us for an
evening under the desert stars, celebrating our own bright lights.

Click on the invitation above, or go to
https://www.desertmountains.org/champions/ to reserve your seat.

Thank you so much for your support!

Tammy Martin
Executive Director
Friends of the Desert Mountains
National Date Festival

Please save the dates for the 2019 Fair – February 15-24!

A big thank you to all of the patrons, sponsors, volunteers and
staff who made the 2018 Riverside County Fair & National Date
Festival a success! Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s continued
support as Presenting Sponsor was vital to the Fair’s success; a
tremendous thank you to them for their ongoing partnership.
The 2018 Fair had a star-studded performer lineup. Back by
popular demand was WAR who had the crowd grooving in their
seats. Country star Chase Rice and Los Rieleros Del Norte also
performed at the Fair and pleased the crowds!

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you pay attention to your deeper desires. With this in mind, you
should also be mindful of the outcome that you wish to have. In
other words, there are lessons to be learned, and “what you
think” is directly proportionate to what you “see on the surface.”  
As a result, your thoughts are responsible for your physical
surroundings. Thus, your Dragonfly meaning tells you that you
must move through these illusions and “think” your dreams into
reality.

Alternatively, this Dragonfly symbolism may also be letting you
know that you should live your life to the fullest with what you
have. It is also important to realize that you should seek the
habits that need changing. Only then can you manifest an
abundant life. With this in mind, you can also use this totem to
guide you through the mists of illusion and toward the pathway of
transformation. In fact, dragonfly symbolism will bring the light
and color of change into your life.

The Dragonfly symbolism may also be letting you know that it is
time for you to make that decision that you have been putting off
and move on it. Opportunities are only available for a limited
period and, the one you have been nervous about jumping into is
quickly closing its doors. Occasionally, when one of these insects
land on you, it is an omen of things to come. In this case,
Dragonfly meaning foretells extreme good luck.

Dragonfly Totem, Spirit Animal
If this insect is your animal totem, you are the power of light.
Moreover, those with this totem can inhabit two realms, both air,
and water. To clarify, the influence of both these elements will be
felt by you regularly. Since this totem is the essence of the winds
of change, you will find your life filled with many upheavals, both
positive and negative.  You are also a messenger of wisdom that
brings enlightenment to others. The Dragonfly totem person also
receives communication from the elemental world. People close
to this animal have an abundance of Good Luck in their lives and
therefore always in the right place at the right time.

Folks with this totem have mastered mysticism and magic. They
are very good at what they do, and they do it repeatedly. People
with this insect as their spirit animal utilize light to create illusions
and to transform consciousness. They are always ready to
handle the future. Therefore, they continually seek knowledge
and wisdom.

When you have a Dragonfly dream, it usually symbolizes change
and regeneration. You have learned to balance your emotional
body with your mental body. It may also indicate that something
in your life may not appear as it seems or is an illusion.
Alternatively, the dream can also represent instability, flightiness
or activity. You are always on the go.

To dream that you are eating this creature suggests that a
passion consumes you even at the risk of offending or hurting
other’s feelings.

Alternatively, a Dragonfly dream can signify that you hold some
false beliefs and perceptions. The activities that you are currently
engaged in are ill-considered and present you as unreliable and
irresponsible. At this moment things are not what they seem, and
your downfall is imminent. You need to take a closer look at
things, look beyond what you perceive, and clear out emotional
distortions.

An iridescent rainbow colored insect of this type signals an
emerging inner light. You are now able to express your creative
imagination and insight. Now is a time of healing and
transformation for you. Moreover, it signifies a new elevation of
consciousness.
Note from Mrs. B

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home.

He is such a nice man, always on time, does an e
xcellent job
and his prices are reasonable.

Look for Jim in our list of recommended vendors. Click 'P'
for plumber

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charge on any repairs or installations.


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Trunk or Treat 2018

Preparations are underway for the 3rd Annual Trunk or
Treat!

This event has been wildly successful and is a wonderful
way to bring the Club and community together. It gives the
children in the neighborhood a safe and fun place to
celebrate Halloween while allowing our Members to get in
on the fun.

A BIG THANK YOU to all members who have donated for
the
Trunk or Treat Event!!

Donations are still needed to ensure that this year's event
is SPOOKTACULAR!

Please contact the administration office at (760)345-2771
to find out how you can contribute.
Hi
Can you tell me the name of the person I would call regarding the
community of Bermuda Dunes?

I have a question regarding political signs during election years I
thought they were not allowed in fact I hope they're not allowed.
Thanks

Thanks for contacting us. I would direct you to John-Walters Clark.

Desert Resort Mgmt
Contact:
John Walters-Clark
760 346 1161

TO EACH AND EVERY POWWOW GUEST AND PARTICIPANT,

Welcome to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians 28th Annual
Powwow! We are pleased you have joined us in celebration of our
Native American heritage and traditions. This is a time to
reaffirm old ways and share in the discovery of new.

To our elders we extend a special welcome. Our children look to
you for the lessons and examples in how to carry ancient memory,
tradition, and culture into their modern world. Our tribal family is
extended today by the presence of members of communities near
and far.

There are no "spectators" at a Powwow. All who attend are
regarded as participants. Each of us has a place in the circle of
people. Within this circle there is no beginning and no end. This
coming together is at the heart of the traditional Powwow.

We were named the number 1# contest Powwow in 2009 from
viewers at Powwow.com.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience Native American
culture and Morongo hospitality. We hope you will enjoy every
moment of the festivities.


Sincerely,

Robert Martin, Tribal Chairman

James Siva, Tribal Vice Chairman

Brian Lugo, Tribal Council Member

Mary Ann Andreas, Tribal Council Member

Anne Robinson, Tribal Council Member

Charles Martin, Tribal Council Member

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Alley Cat Allies Saves One-in-a-Million Kitten
August 21, 2018

Peanut the kitten wasn’t supposed to live longer than one month.
He had congenital hypothyroidism, a rare condition. Without
treatment, odds are low that kittens survive. He’s now
approaching his 4-month birthday, and Heather Fagan, Alley Cat
Allies’ Program Manager for New Jersey Operations, is
celebrating.


Peanut the kitten, who was found and adopted by Alley Cat
Allies’ Heather Fagan, has a rare condition called congenital
hypothyroidism.

Fagan found Peanut, his siblings, and his mother, during one of
Alley Cat Allies’ Boardwalk Cats Project™ cleanups in Atlantic
City in late May.  









“Peanut is so sweet and sincerely loving. I can put my face up to
him and he’ll nudge into it and snuggle,” says Fagan. “He’s so
not a typical kitten in any way, but he has the most amazing
personality. Everything about him is so unique and so positive.”

Fagan and a team of volunteers kicked off the boardwalk
cleanup on a different spot of the boardwalk than usual. As
Fagan ducked under the boardwalk to tug out the very first
community cat shelter to clean, she was greeted with an
unexpected chorus of tiny cries. Tucked inside the shelter was a
litter of four 2-week old kittens. Fagan moved quickly to get the
kittens the care they needed, trapped their mother to have her
spayed, and brought them to her home to foster them.

Among his siblings, Peanut was the tiniest—just half the size of
the rest. Fagan quickly noticed he was falling behind in his
development. Peanut had stopped latching onto his mother,
couldn’t walk without falling, was blind in one eye, and
completely deaf. When Fagan rushed Peanut to the veterinarian,
she was told the kitten was “failing to thrive” and would likely not
survive.  

“I said, ‘Don’t you dare tell me he won’t make it.’  I knew then and
there that I’d do everything I could to help this little kitten live,”
says Fagan. “I was on a mission, caring for Peanut and feeding
him by hand round-the-clock every single day. I was going to do
what it took no matter what.”

During an exam at the Atlantic Animal Health Center, a veterinary
technician observed Peanut and recalled an article she read
about congenital hypothyroidism in cats. Many of Peanut’s
symptoms matched the description, so she recommended that
Peanut get tested. Ten days later, the diagnosis came back
positive.

Peanut, now on lifelong medication to treat his condition, was
given a positive prognosis. In fact, within hours of receiving his
first dose of medication, Fagan says Peanut’s energy levels were
up and he was instigating scuffles with his mom and siblings.


Peanut’s condition doesn’t stop him from living it up in Fagan’s
home. He loves chasing toys!

Today, Peanut is still half the size of his siblings at just over two
pounds. As part of his condition, he remains deaf and blind in
one eye, and will have a flat face, large head, a tongue that
constantly pokes out, and dwarfism. None of that has stopped
him from living his life to the feisty feline fullest. Playful Peanut
still loves to bat at toys, paw at his siblings, roll on his back, and
even run around with Fagan’s dog.

Fagan knows Peanut will always be developmentally behind and
need daily attention for the rest of his life. But she is grateful to
be able to provide the care he needs. From the moment she
spotted the kitten, she says, her heart melted.  Now, she has
adopted him into her home forever.  

“Everything happened for a reason,” says Fagan. “Going to a
different boardwalk location instead of the normal location,
pulling out that one shelter first. Nothing was done the normal
way, and we found a kitten so beyond normal because of it!”

Alley Cat Allies will continue to support the care and treatment
Peanut needs to live a long, healthy, happy life. We hope his
unlikely story inspires you to help cats in your community!
A SPECIAL invitation to anyone living inside the
gates of the Club...
5 Tips When Nobody Will Run for the HOA Board














What should happen when there is a vacancy and no one is ready
to volunteer?

Resigning or disqualified HOA board members can create
unexpected board vacancies, and sometimes filling the vacancies
can be a challenge.  It's important to take action quickly before
any negative consequences or situations arise.  Until your board
is complete it may have little or no ability to transact HOA
business.

1. Check your CC&Rs for Details About a Board Vacancy
It would be wise to check your CC&Rs, or bylaws before
proceeding with any action. It may be possible for your particular
board to function without a member until the next election.  
Sometimes the governing documents allow the remaining board to
appoint a temporary member.  A temporary appointment may
require only a majority vote of the remaining board members,
sometimes the vote needs to be unanimous, sometimes a third
party review or evaluation process is required.  You shouldn't do
anything until you understand your HOA's specific legal
requirements.

2. Re-recruit Past Board Members
Past or recently resigned board members may have issues that
can be resolved so that they are willing to serve again.  Animosity
may exist between current and past board members, but if the
HOA can't function, it may be time to look for compromises or
even 3rd party mediation between people otherwise willing to
serve.  

3. Call a Meeting to Persuade Homeowners to Run
The solution may be a simple meeting that involves fellow
homeowners and other eligible board members. Thoroughly
discuss the responsibilities and duties of being on the HOA board
so that the position is understood.  Be sure to disclose the
consequences of not having a board member, and why it would
be easier on everyone to serve the community for a period of time.

4. Widely Publicize the HOA Board Opening and the Requirements

A vacancy in the board with no potential candidates may also
stem from the simple fact that homeowners are unaware of HOA
operations. Some homeowners may not read the newsletter or
website, and are uninformed that a position on the board is even
available. Publicizing when the next election is or asking for
specific people may spark interest and raise awareness.

It is important for the board, the HOA and homeowners to
understand what to do and what will happen when there is a
vacancy that won’t be naturally filled. Many problems can be
avoided by simply educating potential board members and
spreading the word. That way, harmful receiverships can be
avoided and your HOA can remain wholesome and intact.

5. Find a Receiver that can Step in Until Volunteers Come Forward
Legal action can be taken if a board is incomplete, resulting in a
receivership.  Though usually undesirable, it might be necessary
for a receiver to be put in place of the board or a board member,
at least until volunteers can be found. Courts will assign someone
who will get the job done, regardless of the price tag attached.  
This is usually an expensive and distressing process that should
usually be considered a last resort.

This article contains general information. Individual situations are
unique; please, consult your attorney, accountant or other
professional before utilizing any of the information contained in
this article.
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

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Mobile masseuse

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New Announcement!

BDSA Board Candidates Needed - 2018 Annual Meeting

Dear Homeowners,


Board Candidates are still needed for the Bermuda Dunes
Security Association Annual Meeting of the members which will
be held on November 15, 2018 at 3 PM at the Bermuda Dunes
Country Club. The purpose of the meeting is to elect three (3)
directors for three (3) year terms for the Bermuda Dunes Security
Association.


If you would like to serve your community as a Director, please
fill out and return this self-nomination form via email to
jwalters-clark@drminternet.com, or fax to (760) 346-9918. You
may also drop it off in person to DRM / Associa or via US mail to
Bermuda Dunes Security Association, c/o Associa-Desert Resort
Management, P.O. Box 14387, Palm Desert, California
92255-4387.


Please return this form and resume (optional), no later than 5:00
PM on Monday, October 8, 2018 to ensure your name will be
included in the voting materials.

Sincerely,


John Walters-Clark

Community Association Manager

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Bermuda Dunes Security Association

NOTE FROM MRS. B - Call for form, we cannot link to it on
the blog. Thanks