Tuesday, September 9, 2008

August Update - Five Consecutive "Wows!"

August Status Report - WOW x5!
August proved to be yet another successful month for the Adopt a Beach Program - this makes the FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH that all 22 sections have been cleaned at least twice. This was due to the collective efforts of 13 dedicated teams, including the amazing Beach Master. Many thanks and Much Appreciation!

For the full report clickhere

Adopt a Beach Team Social
Speaking of thanks and appreciation, we hosted our first Adopt a Beach team social at the Ole Hanson Community Center this month. It was a fun evening with pizza,prizes,and a presentation.
To see the powerpoint slides from my presentation click here

Community Support:
This event was made possible through the support of community sponsorship. Ron Perugini,local business owner and Vice President of the Watershed Taskforce, rallied his friends in the Auto industry to donate the funding for our team party. Our thanks to the following for their generosity and support:

Ron Perugini ($250)
Sam Clemente Auto Wrecking

JC and Mary Krumpols ($250)
AVI Commerical Insurance

Michael Daley ($100)
Ray’s Auto Repair

Gary Giaominis ($100)
Rincon Truck Center

Save the Dates
There are two big events coming up during September to add to your calendars. The San Clemente Art Auction (Sept. 19th) and the California Coastal Cleanup Day (Sept. 20th).

The Annual San Clemente Artist Association Art Auction
The San Clemente Art Association partners with the Task Force to present our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year. This funding is necessary to pay for Adopt a Beach supplies and to present the Annual Earth Day San Clemente event. The event will be held at the Art Gallery at the Ole Hanson Community Center, on September 19th, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. It will be a gathering of Adopt a Beach team members, Watershed Taskforce representatives, local artists, art lovers, and other kindred spirits. Speaking of spirits - I hear there will be wine and delectable goodies to munch on while mingling and bidding on beautiful art pieces. Tell your friends and come out and join us! If you're lucky you could walk away with a treasured work of art at a great price.

California Coastal Cleanup Day
The very next morning, September 20th, our beaches will be getting some extra attention/TLC as part of the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. To join in, you will need to register with Mary Vondrak. Her phone number is (949) 361-8204 and email is VondrakM@san-clemente.org. This event is scheduled to run from 9:00am - 12:00pm.

That's all for now. Thanks again for being part of this important program and for making a difference one bucket at a time! - Sherry