Sage Town Hall Association was formed in 2017 by a group of residents seeking to inform and advocate for residents and businesses within the communities of Sage and Diamond Valley.
Sage, CA is a rural residential area that is home to many multi-species wildlife preserves, hiking and horse riding trails, ranches, camping venues, and working farms. It is located in close proximity to Diamond Valley Lake, Lake Skinner, and Temecula Valley Wine Country. As such, Sage faces the threat of encroachment from both the cities of Hemet and Temecula. It is our belief that such encroachment may lead to community deterioration and potential disruption of historical landmarks, monuments, or wildlife preserves.
The association will also address issues related to substance abuse rehabilitation centers within Sage. While we recognize that substance abuse is a national epidemic, decisions regarding the quantity and placements of half-way houses and rehab centers are being made without community input.
We are also looking to garner resident input in regards to zoning changes that are being made to local hiking and riding trails.
Sage Town Hall Association is not affiliated with any political party, nor are we a political or business advocacy association.
The association may conduct non-partisan research, education, and increase public awareness of all issues relevant to the residents and business owners in Sage including juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and any imposing threats to historic landmarks. We seek to combat and reduce crime, assuage any neighborhood tensions, prevent potential neighborhood deterioration, and engage in any other lawful activities as set forth within the the laws and regulations governing charitable nonprofit organizations, including all IRS regulations relative to 501 (c)3 corporation and any California state laws governing tax exempt nonprofit corporations.
We encourage every resident to join the Association and advocate for the community. Membership cost is $10 per person and includes voting privileges. Membership also allows you to add your name to our e-mail list, which helps us to keep residents informed of upcoming community meetings or voting matters. Our meetings often include representatives from local law enforcement and the district supervisor's office. These meetings are an excellent opportunity for residents to build a working relationship with our local government.
If there are particular issues, concerns, or ideas that you have regarding Sage and its future, please email us via the link on the contact page. It is our goal is, with your help, to preserve our community. We strive to ensure the the best quality of life for the residents of Sage, and we will do our best to professionally and effectively present your concerns, ideas, and suggestions to the appropriate county agency.
Below is a downloadable file that illustrates the proposed boundaries of Sage, Ca.
Bill & Noel Donahue have been married for 40 years. They are partners in life as well as their charitable efforts. The moved to Sage in 2011 and have been active in Anza, where they attend church.
Bill is a retired electrical contractor, who organized a group of volunteers in Anza that go by the name of “The F.U.N. Group” (Friends Uniting Neighbors). Working in conjunction with established nonprofit groups such as the High Country Boys & Girls Club and Living Hope Christian Fellowship, the F.U.N. Group provides food to between 50 and 100 needy families each week and puts on a free community meal at the end of each month. In addition to their work feeding the needy, the F.U.N. Group has donated in excess of $12,000 to the Anza Community Hall in just the past two years. Bill is now refocusing his efforts on the issues facing Sage.
Noel stepped down from running several corporate boards to take care of her completely disabled sister. When she heard that; the board controlling the Anza Community Hall had managed to get that nonprofit corporation suspended by both the Attorney General and Secretary of State, had lost both its state and federal tax exempt status, was facing back taxes and penalties for the previous 10 years and was facing a immediate fine from the Riverside County Health in the amount of $15,000, she stepped back into her corporate role. In less than 2 years she led the effort which brought the corporation back into good standing with all the government agencies, resolved all the back tax issues, had all the fines waived, brought in almost $250,000 in Grant funding, completed urgent repairs and upgrades to the Hall and put it back on sound financial footing. As Noel plans her exit from the board of the Anza Community Hall in September 2018, she is already lending her considerable expertise to our board
Lyndi moved to Sage in 2011 with her husband of 20 years and her 4 children. She built her home alongside her parents and sister, and enjoys being able to raise her family in this beautiful community. As a stay at home parent, Lyndi devotes much of her time to her property, family, and animals. She joined the Sage Town Hall Association in hopes that she could contribute to preserving the community and assuring that is protected, preserving its beauty and rural feel for her family for generations to come.
"California Association of Realtors Award in December 2017 in Recognition of Years of Distinguished Service Caroline Collins is awarded Honorary Member for Life"
Experienced California licensed real estate broker and owner of Temecula Homes and Land. California licensed Realtor since 1986 and licensed broker since 1989. 16 years with a major local RE/MAX franchise. Previous careers included American Quarter Horse Breeder on her ranch in Temecula, off E. Benton Rd, with her stallions 1978 AQHA Reserve World Champion Working Cow Horse "Doc's Sneaky Pete" and AQHA Superior Cutting Horse "Peppy Chex Doc".
Prior to that a career in hematology and immunology, that included original research work on human organ transplant tissue typing for compatibility.
Caroline is a member of the National Association of REALTORSÂ®:, California Association of REALTORSÂ®:, and Southwest Riverside County Association of REALTORSÂ®:.
Caroline´s husband, Marty, is a licensed agent, and has extensive knowledge of home construction and remodeling. He has over 30 years experience in the design engineering field of material handling systems. Marty assists Caroline with her real estate business.
Marty and Caroline are actively involved as members of Rancho Community Church, in Temecula. They spent time in Indonesia on a church sponsored short term mission trip in 2005 that changed their lives! They were two of a team of just 5 people, sent to report on the tsunami and 10.2 Richter earthquake devastated areas of the island of Nias, off the west coast of Sumatra. Also a visit to the Jakarta and Bali areas of Indonesia.
They built, own and operate a well equipped horse boarding and training facility in Sage.
"The greatest privilege is to live and work in this lovely area, and enjoy all it's features, characteristics and friendly people! We are truly blessed". - Marty & Caroline Collins
Jim Phillips was born in St. Louis MO before moving to a small farm in Pacific MO. As soon as he graduated high school he enlisted in the Navy to see the world. Following a 20 year career, and numerous duty locations, which included a tour as the Mine Warfare advisor at Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet, he retired in 1997 as a Mineman Chief Petty Officer. Upon retirement he married Cathy Jacklin of Hemet and took up residence in the Sage area. He then started assisting with his wife’s ambition and passion of raising and training service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence. Following his own interests he then trained to become certified as a multi discipline rated skydiving Instructor and worked full time as senior Instructor for the Jim Wallace Skydiving School. Upon the schools closing, Jim also retired from full time instructing, although he is still an avid recreational skydiver. Jim is currently involved with, and holds Officer positions, on both the Hemet Numismatists and the Numismatic Association of Southern California. He is the award winning newsletter editor of the Hemet Numismatists and is also the Webmaster for both organizations. Jim currently works part-time as a courier for the Hemet-based California Eye Professionals. He has lived in the Sage area since his Navy retirement in 1997 and has observed the changes to the Sage area during that time. He hopes to continue to serve the Sage Town Hall Association to help gain the recognition, and to maintain, the rural setting that attracted the current residents to the Sage area.