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OUR NEXT MEETING: Sept. 16, 2014 guest speakers Assemblyman Brian Nestande and Bonnie Garcia - Oct 8th, 2014 guest speaker US Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz - Oct. 14th, 2014 main speaker Supervisor Jeff Stone, plus candidates forum
 
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September, 2014
Chairman Robert Sylk with Bonnie Garcia "28th District California Senate Candidate" and September 16, 2014 CCOLQ main guest speaker at The Embassy Suites 5:30pm
 
September, 2014
CCOLQ is the proud sponsor of the winning La Quinta Baseball Team 2014. 6' x 12' Banner on the left field wall at Varsity Stadium.
         
   
May, 2014
Mr. Gary Martin, President of the La Quinta Baseball Boosters presenting to Mr. Robert Sylk and the Concerned Citizens of La Quinta Organization their "Sincere Appreciation of Your Generous Support of Our Program" Award on May 21, 2014. Sylk said "This award is a Grand Slam for us at CCOLQ and we look forward to a repeat in 2015"
 
March, 2014
Robert F. Sylk presenting to Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez and Coachella Mayor Eduardo Garcia CCOLQ's Certificate of Excellence on March 11, 2014 at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta.
         
   
March, 2014
March meeting - Chairman Sylk's opening remarks to all in attendance.
 
March, 2014
Assemblyman V. Manuel Perez presenting to Robert F. Sylk, CCOLQ Chairman of the Board, The California Legislature's "Exemplary Leadership and Significant Contributions Award" on March 11, 2014 for his distinguished service to the City of La Quinta, CA.
         
   
February, 2014
Chairman Robert Sylk presenting CCOLQ's Special Award to Executive Director of The La Quinta Arts Foundation, Christi Salamone and to Gary Tomak, President of the Board of the Desert Sands Unified School District
 
March, 2014
"Exemplary Leadership and Significant Contributions Award" presented Assembly V. Manuel Perez to CCOLQ.
         
   
February, 2014
Robert F. Sylk presenting to John Patrick Dolan President/CEO Desert College Of Law  CCOLQ's Award for Excellence. Mr Dolan will be our main guest speaker on February 11, 2014.
 
Robert Sylk with Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin receiving CCOLQ's prestigious Official 2014 Endorsement.
 
         
   

December, 2014
Chairman Robert Sylk proudly accepts for CCOLQ the County Award for Special Recognition from Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit  — with Robert F. Sylk and John J. Benoit at The Chateau At Lake La Quinta.
 

 
December, 2014
County of Riverside Award presented to Robert F. Sylk Chairman of The Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta by Chairman of the Board of County Supervisors John J. Benoit on December 10, 2014  for their exemplary civic involvement to the City of La Quinta, CA
         
       
    October, 2013
October 15th, 2013  CCOLQ Meeting. Pictured left to right are guest speakers Gary Jeandron for the 42nd Assembly District and Mike Hestrin for County District Attorney, CCOLQ member past Indio Mayor and November guest speaker Glenn Miller for the new 28th Senate District and Robert F. Sylk  CCOLQ Chairman of the Board and the Representative Selective Service System Board Member for the State of California and for Riverside County.
  Robert Sylk presenting to Congressman Ruiz our Certificate of Excellence. Congressman Ruiz presented the Concerned Citizens of La Quinta with a Certificate of Appreciation
         
       
    Chairman Robert Sylk, US Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz, Vice Chairman Len Whalert Representing CCOLQ after the Swearing in Ceremony.

  June, 2013
Certificate of Appreciation presented to the Concerned Citizens of La Quinta by Congressman Ruiz.
         
    January, 2013
January 15, 2013 CCOLQ Issues Committee meeting to discuss current and future problems facing our City of La Quinta. Fritz Bachli, Ed Ehrich, Len Wahlert, Phil Werber, Linda Gunnett, seated Dave Heckman.  Photo taken by Chairman Sylk.
 
February, 2013
Robert F. Sylk, CCOLQ Chairman presenting the CCOLQ Certificate of Excellence to La Quinta City Manager, Frank Spevacek.  Standing to the left of Frank Spevacek is Ann Muller, Staff Member for U. S. Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz.  February 20th, 2013
         
   
September, 2012
From left, La Quinta City Councilman Lee Osborne, Chairman of CCOLQ.Org and Mayoral Candidate Robert Sylk, Assemblyman Brian Nestande, Mike Hestrin Sr. Ass't District Attorney Riverside County, and Linda Evans La Quinta City Councilwoman at the monthly meeting of The Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta of which Mr. Nestande and Mr. Hestrin were the featured speakers on September 17, 2012 and were presented with The CCOLQ Award for Excellence.
  December, 2012
Robert F. Sylk, CCOLQ Chairman and Phil Werber, Treasurer and Chair Elect presenting to La Quinta City Councilwoman Linda Evans CCOLQ's Award for Excellence on December 11, 2012. This spirited fast paced two (2) hour meeting with all geographical segments of La Quinta in attendance was respectfully conducted as one to remember because of the Councilwoman's patience and preciseness and extraordinary way she has in answering all questions posed. Picture taken by 1st Vice Chair Len Wahlert.
         
   


July, 2012
Robert Sylk presenting to Lee Osborne on behalf of The CCOLQ Membership our Official Letter of Endorsement for La Quinta City Council 2012.  Witnessing this Citation and in attendance were The Executive Committee Of CCOLQ and guests including Barry Smith, past City Commissioner Howie Long, the past Mayor of LQ John Pena, the present Mayor of LQ Don Adolph, along with the LQ Chamber of Commerce Chair Mark Moran, Indio City Councilman Sam Torres, past Chair of Republican Party Bob Richmond, LQ Chief of Police Frank Taylor, and Guest Speaker Riverside County Sheriff Stanley Sniff.

 
August, 2012
Robert Sylk presenting to Kristy Franklin on behalf of The 411 Members of The Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta our Official Letter of Endorsement for La Quinta City Council 2012.

         
   

 

    July, 2012 Meeting
Robert Sylk  CCOLQ Chairman and La Quinta Mayoral Candidate presenting Corky Reynaga-Emett with The Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta Endorsement for the 56th Assembly District 2012 at the East Valley Woman's Republican HQ's in Indio, CA.
  July, 2012 Meeting
CCOLQ Chairman, Robert F. Sylk, and Riverside County Sheriff, Stanley Sniff.  Presentation of CCOLQ Certificate of Appreciation.
         
     
    June, 2012 Meeting
CCOLQ Chairman Robert Sylk on left shown with Lew Stewert and Lorraine Salas,  Les Johnson, Planning Director City Of La Quinta and Deb Ehrich speaking to 134 in attendance at the June 19th, 2012 meeting of the CCOLQ.
  May, 2012 Meeting
Chairman Robert Sylk presenting to John Henry, Riverside County Prosecutor and Superior Court Judge Candidate the prestigious CCOLQ Award for Outstanding Service. On Mr. Henry's left is CCOLQ's Treasurer Phil Werber and Event Chair Irene Werber and Executive Board Secretary Len Wahlert. On Mr. Sylk's right is Deb Ehrich Secretary with husband Ed, Chairman of the CCOLQ Southeastern Communities Committee. Mr. Henry in 45 minutes won all of us over with his professionalism and articulation of his knowledge of the legal system in Riverside County. He has our full support.

         
     
    May, 2012 Meeting
Robert F. Sylk, Chairman, presenting the CCOLQ  "Award for Excellence" on May 8, 2012 to Christi Salamone, Executive Director of The La Quinta Arts Foundation for the most decisive speech and explanation on the wonderful contributions that the LQAF adds to our community. Thank you from us all for  clarifying all questions posed. You are a person to be admired and you have the Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta Organization's full respect. Picture taken by Vice Chair Kevin Darcy.
  La Quinta's 30th Anniversary Celebration
CCOLQ Founder, Robert Sylk, Ed Ehrich and Len Wahlert are busy at work helping the community of La Quinta.
         
     
    March, 2012 Meeting
Robert Sylk presenting to former La Quinta Mayor
John Pena and La Quinta Historian Mark Moran
The CCOLQ  Award on March 13, 2012.


  April, 2012 Meeting
Superior Court Judge candidate Michael J. Kennedy receiving from Robert Sylk The CCOLQ Award of Recognition for a well received presentation on his platform.
         
       
    April, 2012 Meeting
Robert F. Sylk, Chairman of The Concerned Citizens of La Quinta, with Riverside County Supervisor, John Benoit, presenting the CCOLQ Certificate of Recognition.
  March, 2012 Meeting
Ellen Swensen, Riverside County Chairman for the Election Integrity Project receiving CCOLQ's Chairman Robert Sylk  the Award of Excellence for her presentation on election fraud on March 13, 2012.
         
     
     April, 2012 Meeting
Chairman Robert Sylk is in center of picture with John Benoit seated at the right.  CCOLQ was very pleased to have Supervisor John Benoit and Darin Schemmer, Mr. Benoit’s, Communications Director, attend our meeting. John is the Riverside County Supervisor representing the Coachella Valley. Mr. Benoit reviewed many of the legislative issues that he has addressed from his days in Sacramento and his new assignment in the County of Riverside. CCOLQ appreciated the detail and numerous other issues that he presented. The major CCOLQ issue addressed to John Benoit during the meeting was presented on behalf of the Concerned Citizens of Trilogy regarding the odors from the CA BIO/Mass Plant. This meeting was attended by 53 of our 217 members consisting of a past LQ Mayor, one City Council member, two past City Commissioners, a LQ Historian, a Past Republican County Chairman, a Superior Court Judge Candidate, two LQ Chamber of Commerce Board Members as well as the Chairwoman of the CCOT Concerned Citizens Of Trilogy La Quinta.
  February, 2012 Meeting
Robert F. Sylk, Chairman of The Concerned Citizens of La Quinta www.ccolq.org, with ccolq member Wilma Mills, presenting to Mr. Greg Burton, Executive Editor of The Desert Sun the prestigious CCOLQ award for excellence and recognition in his, and The Desert Sun's, devotion to issues of great importance to La Quinta and the East Valley. Mr. Burton's appearance on a rare rain filed evening in La Quinta inspired all of us, and especially Mr. Burton, who braved these last minute weather conditions to hear a truly remarkable man speak about his life and his insights for our future, and for that, and showing all of us his truly down to earth demeanor we applauded him
with the utmost of respect. Thank you Mr. Burton, please stay in this lovely Valley. We need more like you!
         
     
    January, 2012 Meeting
Kristy Franklin, (center) La Quinta City Council Member, receiving the prestigious Concerned Citizens Of La Quinta Certificate of Excellence Award by Chairman Robert F. Sylk and Board Secretary Len Whalert for her wonderful speech about our City's future and Q & A for two hours at the January 10, 2012 general membership meeting. Kristy was much appreciated with a standing ovation at the conclusion. This was truly an evening to remember.
  December, 2011 Meeting
Chairman Robert F. Sylk with Treasurer Phil Werber presenting The CCOLQ special Certificate of Excellence Award to La Quinta City Councilwoman Terry Henderson on Dec. 13th, 2011
         
     
    November, 2011 Meeting
Robert F. Sylk, Chairman of The Concerned Citizens of La Quinta, along with  (from left) Chris Chmielak, General Manager, Lake La Quinta Inn; Len Wahlert, Board Secretary; John Falconer, Finance Director, City of La Quinta; and Marv Landon, CCOLQ Member, presenting to John Falcomer, Finance Director of The City of La Quinta, their special Certificate Of Recognition and Appreciation for a well received presentation with very responsive questions and answers on a wide variety of topics.
  October, 2011 Meeting
Robert F. Sylk, Chairman of the Concerned Citizens of La Quinta presenting Special Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation - to President/CEO David Archer of the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce for a well-received presentation and Q & A. David demonstrated the highest of integrity and respect in his answers and we thank him for his time and patience. Other present in the picture from left to right: Wilma Mills, Barry Spence, Robert Sylk, Lance Dawson, Ann Kosich, David Archer, and E. J. Rummel.
         
 
   
  September, 2011 Meeting
Robert F. Sylk, Chairman of The Concerned Citizens of La Quinta, along with Board Treasurer Phil Werber, at left, and Board Secretary Len Wahlert at right, presenting to Edie Hylton, Director of Community Services of The City of La Quinta, their special Certificate Of Recognition and Appreciation for a well received 1 hour speech and Q & A meeting. Edie Hylton gave a comprehensive overview of her department's activities and we thank her for her time and for answering our questions.
  July, 2011 Meeting
Robert F. Sylk, Chairman of The Concerned Citizens of La Quinta, along with Board Secretary Len Wahlert, and City Commissioner Andrea Spirtos, presenting to Mr. Tom Genovese, City Manager of The City of La Quinta, their special Certificate Of Recognition and Appreciation for a well received 1 1/2 hour speech and Q & A meeting. Mr. Genovese showed the highest of integrity and respect in his answers and we thank him for his time and unwavering patience.
       

 

       
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