Warm welcome for Craig W. to Bay Area

This homemade quiche with “WELCOME CRAIG” spelled out in a red pepper font symbolized the warm welcome local  LifeRing participants extended Sunday evening to Craig Whalley, the new Executive Director of LifeRing, who has moved to Berkeley from Port Angeles WA.     LifeRing participants from as far away as Sacramento took part.   San Francisco LifeRing participant Shauna W. baked and decorated the quiche. 

I want to thank all the people who came and brought tasty dishes and beverages for the potluck to welcome Craig, and especially those who helped distribute leftovers and clean up afterward.  It was a pleasure to host the event and to touch base with old friends and new.  — Marty N.


  1. Linda Jean on August 12, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Craig, I knew you would be welcomed with open arms. You have helped so many of us online on the Safe list and you continue to do so. I feel so honored to have crossed paths with you and wish you only the best on this new move/adventure in the Bay Area. You are already experiencing so much love from this new community. Happy Anniversary for NINE years!
    XX Linda Jean

  2. Barry Emerick on August 5, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Mr. Whalley,
    I have heard very positive feedback in your regard. I believe Berkeley will suit you as it is a city full of life. Stay safe/stay strong ! WELCOME

  3. Carola on August 3, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Welcome to the Bay Area. Now you just get settled in and I hope we can have lunch soon!

  4. JoAnn on August 3, 2010 at 8:19 am

    A big, warm LifeRing welcome from the Saturday Burlingame group! We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting.

  5. Laura on August 3, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Craig I hope you enjoy the Bay Area, welcome.

  6. Edward on August 2, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Craig, Welcome to the Bay Area. It’s great to have you on board.