Sisters salutes...


Last updated 5/23/2023 at 2:59pm

• Age Friendly Sisters Country (AFSC) extends a heartfelt thank-you to founding board members Chris Laing and Toni Landis, who recently retired from active AFSC Board service after more than four years. Chris and Toni have devoted an immeasurable amount of time and talent to enhancing livability in Sisters Country through their work with AFSC as well as myriad other local organizations.

Chris and Toni worked with others to create AFSC as a nonprofit fiscal sponsor in 2018 with the STARS volunteer transportation program as their first Action Team (Toni’s work with STARS continues to this day). The AFSC founders recognized the need in our community for a nonprofit incubator organization providing the resources – including support for grant funding, bookkeeping, risk management, and other start-up services – allowing resident-led action teams to get their projects off the ground without having to obtain independent non-profit status. Through their vision, AFSC maintains this valuable service to this day, encouraging and promoting resident-led initiatives to improve livability in Sisters Country.

Both Chris and Toni continue to support local causes through their involvement in other groups, and remain committed to AFSC’s mission and vision with Emeritus AFSC Board Member status.

To Chris and Toni, we are forever grateful and say thank you!

• Steve Janego, STAC member/chairman, wrote:

Oregon’s Salmon & Trout Advisory Committee (STAC), held our spring meeting in Sisters this past week. We wanted to thank Sisters Coffee Company and Three Creeks Brewing for their generous donations to these dedicated ODFW volunteers that do so much for Oregon’s fisheries and environment! You really helped send a warm welcome and great memories to all members visiting Sisters Country. We would also like to send a big thanks to RSpot for the outstanding catering of great food and wonderful service! Thank you all!


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