The membership of the Democrats of Northern Gila County and of the Democratic Women of Rim Country would like to express their gratitude to Gene and Marlla Hinds, treasurer and chairperson of the two groups, respectively. The Payson couple recently announced relocation plans to Redlands, Calif. to be nearer to family. They will move in late July.
From a modest beginning of six women in January 2004, Marlla steadily led club membership to 60. Gene, together with Jim Whitely and Roberto Sanchez, founded their group in October 2003 with similar success. In a joint meeting June 21 the couple was acknowledged with a surprise salad luncheon, a memory book and thanked for their leadership and contributions to the two organizations. They leave many friends and will be greatly missed in Payson.
Virginia Correa Creager, manager, Democratic Headquarters