Greetings Modesto Friends

Greetings Modesto Friends

I live in a house full of women. Not just any women, but strong, smart and successful women. My wife Rebecca has dedicated so much of her life and talent to making sure our girls Madison and Abigail had positive ways to make a difference and be good at what they do, to be kind to others, thoughtful to the world around them and to make sure that their actions are inspiring. Our family was involved in most every Girl Scout event for nearly 18 years and our girls will say that foundation was a key to their success at school, work, friends and community. They are all strong, happy and independent and I am so very proud of them.

There are so many strong and talented women that are truly the backbone of our community, some of them you hear about a lot and there are so many you don’t. Just as in World War II, women by the thousands rallied to build the planes, boats and equipment needed for victory and the images of Rosie the Riveter galvanized the charge for action and rallied national support.

We celebrate women power with just a small sampling of some of the amazing women in our community, many working behind the scenes to make a difference. It is more than our non-profits and service organizations, it is those who run companies, create events, serve in the legislature, sing in a band, take care of kids and all the parts of our community that work together. These are our Rosie the Riveters, the women that make our community special by show that Yes We Can. Celebrate these people and make sure you take time to recognize the amazing women in our community this month and every month. April is Sexual Assault and Abuse Prevention month and we need to make this a month of respect and responsibility. Read about the Haven Women’s Center and learn more about how you can help. ModestoView celebrates equality for all and we need every woman, man and child to champion this forever.

April is my birthday month and spring in Modesto is always beautiful. It is great to be out on my bike, playing guitar in the backyard, walking the trails, sitting on a patio at my favorite restaurants with friends and family and so many outdoor things. But with the drought conditions, spring is earlier, it is warmer and we really need to consider the things that we will need to do differently. Yes, climate change is real and ModestoView will begin to feature activities and things you can do to make a huge reduction in our water use and save every drop. We also want your tips and ideas to help conserve our resources, how to make Modesto better, what you want us to be talking about and showcasing and we want you to spread the word about ModestoView so everyone knows about the good things happening, the good people that are making a difference and the good businesses that advertise in ModestoView to make this all happen.

ModestoView is about the people that make it better and because you are reading this, you are one of them. Every person that picks up and reads ModestoView, logs on, shares one of our posts is spreading good news and a positive message. For that, thank you and welcome to the ViewCrew. We are glad you are here. Every month our ViewCrew gets bigger and our message gets louder. So in solidarity with all of the amazing women in our community, we say Yes We Can. Sign up for Love Modesto and come see us downtown on April 18 and tell us about what you want to see in our community.

Have a wonderful April and thanks again for being here. ModestoView is here for you.

Chris Murphy
Founder and Publisher, ModestoView<>



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.