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.  This 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.

SCHEDULE

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.

CHAPTER OFFICER DUTIES

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.

September 29, 2010

Chapter Meeting: Update On Chapter Elections And Sharks Along Our Coast!

October 12, 2010
at 7:00 p.m.
Simpkins Swim Center
979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz

Chapter Business: Chapter elections are coming up in December.  Are you interested in a leadership position in the Santa Cruz Chapter? Find out which positions are being elected, the duties of those positions, and and how to nominate yourself or someone else.

Guest speaker: Sean Van Sommeran, Executive Director of the Pelagic Shark Research Foundation. www.pelagic.org

You’ve all seen and heard Sean or read his comments in the regional printed and visual media. Think: National Geographic; Discovery Channel and like that… He’s the “go to guy” for shark info.

Sean will be presenting a yearly update of his past year of shark research, including recent shark strandings, lack of sightings, incorrect sightings, and hoaxes. Judging from past experience, we’re safe to say he’s an educational and entertaining speaker! Sean’s “shark talks” are usually a lively affair.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Everyone is invited and welcome! You do not have to be a member to attend.

September 21, 2010

Beach Cleanup With Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project

What: Beach Cleanup

Where: Manresa State Beach

When: Saturday, October 2, 2010 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

What: Post-Cleanup Celebration: 1:00 PM -3:00PM

Where: Palapa’s Restaurant, 21 Seascape Village, Aptos, CA 95003

RSVP: BAREFOOT BEACH RESCUE.COM

The Santa Cruz Chapter of Surfrider Foundation has teamed with the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project for a beach cleanup at Manresa State Beach. For those 21 and older, Barefoot Wine will host a celebration afterwards at Palapa’s Restaurant. What a great end of summer/start of fall event.

September 21, 2010

Annual Coastal Coastal Cleanup

When: Saturday, September 25, 2010 9:00 AM to Noon
Where: Moran Lake Beach

The Santa Cruz Chapter of Surfrider Foundation will be the site captain at Moran Lake Beach. Join us and be part of the largest one-day environmental event in the world. You can also help us reduce the use of plastic by bringing your own reusable gloves and a bucket or paper bag. We will have gloves and bags available for those who do not bring their own.

September 20, 2010

Save Our Surf Program Raises $150,000 for Santa Cruz Chapter

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For the fifteenth summer in a row, Couch Distributing helped raise $10,000, supporting our local chapter’s projects and campaigns through the annual “Save Our Surf” program. In its 15 years, Save Our Surf has raised more than $150,000 for the Santa Cruz chapter.
 
Save Our Surf was started in 1996 by the local distributor of Anheuser-Busch beers and other beverages. This year, as in the past fourteen, Couch pledged a nickel to the Santa Cruz Chapter of Surfrider Foundation for every case of Budweiser and Bud Light sold in Santa Cruz County between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of Surfrider Foundation wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Couch Distributing for helping us with our mission. 

August 21, 2010

Bag It Film Screening

Join us Thursday August 26th at 7pm at the Rio Theater for a screening of Bag It.

This documentary film explores the impact of plastics on society. Follow “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world starting with a pledge to not use plastic bags and leading on to a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. When Jeb’s journey takes a personal twist, we see how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it. Today. Right now.

“Think about it-why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away? What’s up with that?”-Jeb Berrier

Catch this film before it heads to Monterey for the Blue Ocean Film Festival.

$7 at the door ($5 with Surfrider Foundation membership card)

August 20, 2010

Welcome Ocean Protection Paddler Margo Pellegrino

When: Tuesday, August 24 starting at 12:30 and on…
Where: Santa Cruz Harbor beach, in front of the Crow’s Nest

Join Surfrider Santa CruzOcean ChampionsSave Our ShoresBlue Frontier Campaign and other supporters as we welcome Margo Pellegrino to Santa Cruz next Tuesday! Bring some munchies, a beach chair/beach gear (in case she’s not exactly on time – subject to ocean conditions), bumper-stickers for Margo’s boat, beachwear (blue preferred) and a readiness to celebrate our seas and those who defend them.

This summer she is paddling the Pacific coast – from Seattle to San Diego as a project of the Blue Frontier Campaign. Blue Frontier Campaign is a marine conservation group working to unify ocean constituencies to promote effective solutions to the many problems facing our public seas.  One of its books ’50 Ways to Save the Ocean,’ helped inspire Margo to begin her paddles.

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