Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Art of Wine Gala!
Thank you to Shelly Kim, Proprietor of The Duchess on Cambridge for being our Gala Host.
The Duchess served as an elegant venue for our 3rd annual Art of Wine.
8th ANNUAL STATE OF OLD TOWNE FORUM
A CROWD OF ORANGE NEIGHBORS heard City and Chapman University officials discuss the key issues facing Orange -- from homelessness and crime, to parking and student conduct — in Council Chambers at City Hall on Thursday evening.
Mayor Dan Slater, Mayor Pro-Tem Arianna Barrios, City Manager Tom Kisela, Police Chief Dan Adams and Chapman VP Alisa Driscoll responded to questions submitted by members and posed by OTPA President Rob Boice.
The Forum was seen live on Channel 6 and is scheduled for repeat airings weekdays at 5:00 pm, Saturdays at 700 pom and Sundays at noon.
OTPA NAMES NEW BOARD AT BIGGEST MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN ITS HISTORY
Richland Hotel | Old Towne Orange Saturday, January 15, 2023
Story by: Sandy Quinn, Past President Photographs by: Will Hare, Will Hare Photography
ROB BOICE, newly elected OTPA President, pledged that the mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing Old Towne’s historic character would be his guiding direction in 2023.
It was the best attended — and undoubtedly the most enjoyable —membership meeting in the Old Towne Preservation Association’s 37 year history, combining the annual business session with a sneak preview of Old Towne's new Richland Hotel.
Following tours of guest rooms and the quaint restaurant and bar, all nestled in the restored Craftsman built by the Estelle family in 1906, President Sandy Quinn opened the business meeting with remarks by city officials, financial and activity reports, and election of the 2023 Board of Directors.
MAYOR DAN SLATER gave an update on Old Towne and city affairs Slater is a longtime OTPA member and former President
Briefings on Old Towne and City affairs were given by Mayor Dan Slater, District One Councilwoman and newly named Mayor Pro-Tem Arianna Barrios, and Interim City Manager Tom Kisela.
The Nominating Committee reported its recommendations for the 2023 Board and officers, which were unanimously approved by the members:
President: Rob Boice, an OTPA founder and former President
Vice President: Vickie Laughlin, OTPA Board member and former Community Involvement Committee Chair
Treasurer: Mignon Whitaker, current Secretary/Treasurer and Board member
Secretary: Diana Zdenek, longtime Board member and former Secretary
Past President: Sandy Quinn, retiring as President after seven annual terms
The full Board for 2023 includes Rob Boice, Janet Clinkscales, Wil Dee, Carrie Frisby, Jim Karras, Vickie Laughlin, Brian Lochrie, Katie Mansfield, Tim McCormack, Sandy Quinn, Dan Slater, Tita Smith, Diana Zdenek, Mark Wallace and Mignon Whitaker.
PAST PRESIDENT SANDY QUINN provided an overview of OTPA in 2022. Sandy is retiring as OTPA's President after seven annual terms, but will continue to serve on the OTPA board as its Past President.
Quinn reviewed OTPA’s past year accomplishments, and reported that the non-profit association has more members, more projects and signature events, and more funds in reserve than ever before. Boice pledged that OTPA’s mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing the historic character and unique charm of Old Towne will be the association’s guiding direction for its work and priorities throughout the year. OTPA Treasurer Mignon Whitaker gave the financial report and declared the association is in a very healthy financial position.
OTPA LIFETIME MEMBERS attending the annual meeting gather for a group photo. In the front row, left to right, are OTPA founders Pat and Russ Barrios and Rob Boice, founder and newly elected OTPA President.
To preserve, protect and enhance California's largest Historical District Old Towne Orange
• Interaction with City Hall • Advise on Public and Private Development Projects • Members of Chapman Advisory Committee • Education and Public Events • Preservation Awards • Representation at Design Review Committee Meetings, Planning Commission Meetings and City Council Meetings