With great sadness the Clearinghouse marks the passing of Mr. Richard Davies, on March 26, 2012. For over 17 years Mr. Davies participated in the Clearinghouse as a representative of the Western Disaster Center as well as Chair of the Overflight Committee. In addition, he was a member of the Bay Area HAZUS User Group and contributed his time and energy to various projects of importance to the earthquake community. His proactive, enthusiastic, lively presence and personality, will be greatly missed. For those who wish to honor Mr. Davies memory, we have been informed that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Santa Cruz SPCA.