We had an amazing, nay spectacular, turnout for our shoe-packing volunteer day last Saturday. We helped the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise repack hundred’s of pairs of shoes so they could be easily transported down to Mexico where they will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who showed up and sweated it out.
This Saturday we’re going to have a good time and keep a lot of trash out of the ocean. Here’s the plan:
What: A nice walk to the beach during which you happen to pick up a lot of trash. Surfrider Foundation will provide bags and gloves. There’s no nicer way to earn volunteer hours.
When: Saturday, August 15, at 10 a.m. – Noonish
Where: Ellwood beach bluffs. We’ll meet at the corner of Phelps and Cannon Green.
Directions: 101 North to Glen Annie/Storke. Exit and turn left toward the ocean. Pass Hollister and the shopping center. Turn right on Phelps (a light). Go straight until the road curves sharply to the right. Park on the dirt to your left and look for us!
Next steps: (1) Please RSVP to email@example.com to confirm that you can attend. (2) Invite more friends. If enough people sign up, we’ll bring donuts, too.
Why: We like clean, safe beaches and healthy oceans, dolphins and fish.
The Santa Barbara Surfrider chapter is a finalist in Barefoot Wine’s Beach Rescue Project to get $5,000 toward its efforts to protect the Gaviota Coast.
It’s a popularity contest, and Surfrider needs online votes to win. It’s in the lead, but another organization has been catching up more and more every day.
You can vote here once a day, every day, from now through August 15. I’ve bookmarked the page and vote every morning. Above is a photo of a small, already protected, part of the Gaviota Coast taken from inside a cave along the Gaviota Trail.
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Team Name: Santa Barbara Rotaract
Date: May 2 – 3, Bishop Diego High School
During Halloween, Rotaract volunteered for Downtown Rotary’s masquerade ball, raising thousands of dollars for needy foster kids. On Dec 15 and 16, after work. they are going shopping for holiday gifts for the kids. The time is TBD but defintely in the evening, after work. It will only take about an hour and I think it will promise to be very rewarding.
Dec 15 – Macy’s
Dec 16 – K-Mart (though this date and time conflicts with our general meeting).
If you are interested in helping on the 15th, please email me. david [at] sbortaract.com
This event could be a volunteer’s dream! You can sleep in a little, get fed, listen to music and be really useful.
Bikefest 2008 will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.
329 Vereda Del Ciervo, Goleta
The day of contact person is Lou Ventura, and his phone numbers are 259-9317 and 685-1649.
We’ll be assembling children’s bikes that will be given to needy children throughout the community through many nonprofits. There are more than 500 bikes to be assembled! I’ve been told there will be lunch and live music. It’s a volunteering party!
If you can bring metric tools, that will be helpful. Useful sizes include 8,10,12,13,14,15,17. Channel locks and crescent wrenches are always needed. We will have some wrenches here if you can’t bring any. If you have no idea what those tools are or how to use them, you’re not alone! Show up, and you’ll be taught.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, Dec. 3 so we can let Lou know how many Rotaractors to expect.