October 25, 2010

Chapter Meeting: Election Nominations and Guest Speaker

November 16, 2010
at 7:00 p.m.
Simpkins Swim Center
979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz

Chapter Business: Updates on chapter programs, projects, and issues. Then we will continue with the election process by having the current position-holders of the positions up for election (chair, treasurer, secretary/office manager, lab coordinator) give a short overview of the positions. The floor will then open for nominations. See Chapter Election Post on this page for more information about elections.

Guest Speaker: Victoria Galitzine from FishWise. Victoria is the science program manager at FishWise, a Santa Cruz-based non-profit focused on improving the sustainability of seafood sold by retailers, distributors and producers. She will be talking about the state of the world’s oceans and fisheries, what FishWise does, and what you can do to help. Check www.fishwise.org for more information.

Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be a member to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

October 25, 2010

Chapter Officer Elections Coming Up In December

The Santa Cruz Chapter will be having elections for four positions in December. ┬áThis is a great opportunity for you to get involved and have more influence on our chapter’s activities. Chapter officers and program leaders are members, just like you, who have decided to take their level of participation up a notch to help the ocean we all love.

Positions: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary/Office Manager, and Lab Coordinator. Each position is for a 2-year term.

Who: Any member can run for the office if they are nominated.

Nomination: A candidate can be nominated (by themselves or by another member) at the November 16 chapter meeting, or via email. Nominations must be seconded by another member. Send email nominations to sdamron@surfrider.org.

Election Day: Current dues-paying members can vote at the General Meeting on December 14 at the El Palomar Restaurant in Santa Cruz.


November 16, 2010 Chapter Meeting: Speeches by current position-holders and open call for nominations.

November post-meeting: Candidate bios on website.

December 14, 2010 Chapter Meeting: Speeches by candidates and voting…then party.


Chair: The Chair is the Chief Executive Officer of the chapter and is responsible for fulfilling the mission of the chapter.  The Chair presides at meetings of the chapter and the Executive Committee, and has general supervision of the operation of the chapter.

Treasurer: The Treasurer is responsible for the chapter’s financial records. The Treasurer receives and disburses, with the approval of the chapter, all chapter funds and keeps an accurate account of all transactions.

Secretary/Office Manager: Responsible for the chapter’s records (minutes) and correspondence. Periodically checks phone messages (in office or from home) and forwards messages to appropriate individuals.

Lab Coordinator: Manages the chapter’s water quality testing lab, reports results, coordinates volunteer water samplers.