January 29, 2012

TIME TO STAND UP FOR YOUR SURFRIDER CHAPTER!

Hey, all you surfriders out there, the Santa Cruz Chapter really, really needs your help!

WHY? YOU ASK?

EASY: IT’S TIME TO CHANGE OUR CHAPTER OFFICERS (LEADERS) AGAIN. YES, CHAPTER ELECTIONS ARE UPON US, AND ITS TIME TO MAKE A MOVE.

PU..LEEESE, STEP UP AND VOLUNTEER FOR A SURFRIDER LEADER GIG. WE TRY TO HAVE FUN WITH ALL WE DO, BUT SOMEONE HAS TO MAKE THE NECESSARY DECISIONS AND KEEP THE CHAPTER RUNNING SMOOTHLY.

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN AS A CHAPTER OFFICER.

SURFRIDER, SANTA CRUZ NEEDS:

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR(S): VERY IMPORTANT POSITION(S). CONTACT NEW VOLS AND SEE WHERE THEY FIT BEST IN CHAPTER ACTIVITIES; HELP RECRUIT A GROUP OF TABLING FOLKS TO MAN SURFRIDER INFO TABLES AT A VARIETY OF LOCAL EVENTS; HELP SCHEDULE VOLS AT LOCAL EVENTS.

SECRETARY: MORE LIKE A “SECRETARY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS” THAN THE USUAL INTERPRETATION. THIS POSITION, LIKE VOL COORDINATORS HAS FULL VOTING AUTHORITY ON CHAPTER ACTIVITIES.

TREASURER:  ARE YOU A RETIRED ACCOUNTANT WITH A FEW HOURS TO SPARE? EVER DONE BOOKEEPING AS A JOB OR FOR A SMALL BUSINESS? THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL POSITION WITH ANY SURFRIDER CHAPTER, AND WE ALL SINCERELY APPRECIATE A STEADY HAND AT THE CHECKBOOK.

BEACH CLEANUP COORDINATOR: YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT THIS ONE, RIGHT? EVERY FIRST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH YOU LEAD A BEACH CLEANUP FOR THE SANTA CRUZ CHAPTER. CLEANUPS ARE A VERY POPULAR ENTRY-LEVEL ACTIVITY, AND YOU’RE SURE TO MEET A TON OF INTERESTING PEOPLE!

YEP, NO FOOLING WITH THIS ANNOUCEMENT: WE NEED HELP!! AND WE NEED IT RIGHT NOW!! ASAP. PRONTO.

IF YOU’RE READY TO STEP UP AND VOLUNTEER WITH SURFRIDER, PLEASE, CONTACT OUR CHAIR, DUSTIN MACDONALD AT dustin@surfridersantacruz.org

HELP US CONTINUE TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR OCEANS, WAVES AND BEACHES!

AND THIS JUST ADDED: WE’D REALLY LIKE TO HAVE A “FOAM COLLECTOR” VOLUNTEER, A VERY EASY GIG. HUH? YOU SAY. SURFRIDER DOESN’T COLLECT POLYSTYRENE FOAM.

RIGHT YOU ARE….BUT WE SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS AT “WASTE TO WAVES” WHO DO!

SO, TO HELP THEM OUT, WE’D LIKE A SURFRIDER VOLUNTEER TO COLLECT THE DONATED FOAM BLOCKS AT O’NEILL SURF SHOP ON 41stAVE, & AT RIPCURL ON 41st AND on MISSION STREET and TRANSPORT THE STUFF TO STRETCH SURFBOARDS OFF 17TH AVE IN LIVE OAK, WHERE THEY HAVE THE SPACE TO STORE THIS STUFF UNTIL PICK-UP MAY BE ARRANGED TO PROCESS IT INTO NEW SURFBOARD BLANKS.

GREAT PROJECT, HUH? AND YOU COULD REALLY HELP BY DOING A SIMPLE, BRIEF COLLECTION RUN WHEN NEEDED. CONTACT dustin@surfridersantacruz.org to VOLUNTEER!