Friday, January 9, 2015

Minutes for December meeting

Minutes for December 4, 2014 Meeting
7:30 pm, Papas & Pollo, Sebastopol, CA

Welcome/Opening Comments
·      Present: Spencer, Jainee, Mike, Miles, Sarah
·      Budget status: $2,692.69
o   Expenditures:
§  $17.99 postage to mail calendars to photographers
§  $50 storage at Bodega Bay Community Center
§  $40 conference registration fees
o   Revenue:
§  $1,409 in calendar sales
·      +$91 in sales should be in the mail
·      Calendar notes:
o   Spencer left a calendar at Sonoma Coast Surf Shop
o   Seals Water Sports haven't sold any
o   B-RAD bought 20
o   Next year we should have calendars out by late summer
§  Surfrider HQ beat us with calendars
·      Spencer saw them but they are individually sealed so he wasn't able to look inside
·      Say they have tides, but for which location?
North Salmon Creek Access Trail Restoration
·      Nov 12th work day was a success, more weekend work days TBD
·      Photos are on Sonoma Coast Surfrider website and Facebook page
·      KRCB was present; the interview included background on the situation
·      Work done: brush removal, dirt compaction, gravel addition
·      Weekend days still TBD
·      There has been a delay because of a paperwork problem
Iron Rangers Update
·      State Parks Appeal California Coastal Commission date TBD
·      Spencer wants to analyze the Pacifica long term monitoring plan before sending it to Dean
·      Spencer is working on blacking out non-local and repeat signers before sending petitions to Ethan
Rise Above Plastics
·      Foam ban petition signatures will be presented at Dec. 17th SCWMA meeting
·      Sarah will speak during public comments
·      We don’t have too many signatures but we’ll present what we have and can send additional signatures later
·      Bodega Bay Coffee Shop bulletin board suggested as a place to hang the petition
Brad Parker Memorial Fund
·      B-Rad Foundation fundraiser by Circuit Climbing Gym in Portland, OR-eBay auction of climbing equipment
o   Their first big fundraiser
o   Trying to complete prep by Monday
o   Online auction 12/8-12/18
o   Fiscal sponsorship by a nonprofit until they obtain nonprofit status
o   Portland connection because Jainee lived there for 10 years
o   Patagonia donated climbing gear
o   Goal: a couple thousand dollars
o   Win/win for B-Rad and Sonoma Coast Surfrider
§  B-Rad would rather give a % to us than pay a fee to eBay
§  Concerns about using our tax ID (it’s like SSN for nonprofits) but Spencer will contact HQ to get ok
§  Officers approve our sponsorship of this event, pending HQ approval
o   Circuit Climbing Gym is putting together 3 packages:
1.     CA Package: 3 month membership to Vertex, 1 Patagonia jacket, 1 year subscription to Rock & Ice
2.     OR Package: 3 month membership to Circuit, 1 Patagonia jacket, 1 year subscription to Rock & Ice, signed Portland Boulder Rally poster
3.     Global Package: 1 Patagonia jacket, 1 year subscription to Rock & Ice

·      There is a desire for a large beach clean-up in Brad’s memory
o   6 month goal
o   Bring 100s of people to Salmon Creek Beach
o   Maybe a March clean-up
·      B-rad table dedication
o   Current bench being replaced with B-rad table
o   Build it onsite 12/13 at Annadel
Promotional Ideas
·      2015 Calendar (already discussed at start of meeting)
·      Surfrider t-shirts
o   Jainee offered to design artwork
§  And potentially help with our website
·      Perhaps a switch to wordpress
o   Through goat rock design was very popular a few years ago
Upcoming Events
·      Surf movie night
o   Still on hold; we’ll discuss at January meeting
·      Beach Clean-up
o   March clean-up with B-rad
§  3rd or 4th weekend looks best; will revisit dates and finalize in the future
·      Sonoma Coast Surfrider getaway weekend
o   Consider this for the future
o   A long weekend meeting could be beneficial for the chapter
Open Discussion and Closing Comments

Next Meeting Thursday January 8, 2015, Same Time, Same Place

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall is here (And so are the Sonoma Coast Tide prediction calendars) 

Monday, November 10, 2014


Get yours today at your local surf shop

Great Christmas presents!