Once again, we begin the new year saying “best wishes” to one of our own. Julie Taylor has sold her house and has left the Valley. Julie will be greatly missed, and not only because she served as our vice president and then co-president. Her warm and gracious style made everyone want to say “yes” to requests and exhortations to pull plant invasives, to work on the VC plant inventory even in the heat of the summer, to come together for lovely get-togethers at her home, and more. Julie has moved to Dayton, Ohio where she will be near family. We wish her the very best and hope that she will visit often!