To Our Members,
First things first… I would like to personally thank and recognize outgoing club president Jean Vetter for her terrific leadership. She did a great job and it was an honor to be an officer along side her. Additionally, I would like to thank other outgoing officers and directors Al Gee, Tom Bistline and John Vetter. Collectively they have provided decades of selfless service to our club. Although you may not see their names on the ballot, I know that each of them will still be there to help. When you run into them at the beach, please extend a hand and thank them for their dedication and service.
The clubs culture has been built by those who have come to embrace the uniquely special place that is San Onofre. On that note, you will likely notice multiple new names on the San Onofre board of directors ballot. Each of these candidates has shown a dedication and willingness to help the club. We look forward to having new board members to help us navigate our efforts moving forward. PLEASE NOTE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND BALLOT BACK BY FEBRUARY 15th FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED. So please send in your membership renewal ASAP!
Our objective this year is to continue to grow our membership base. Your membership dues and proceeds from the sale of club merchandise are used to maintain and preserve our beloved beach. Thousands visit San Onofre every year. We feel that once folks understand that the modest membership fee we charge allows the uniquely special Sano experience to be preserved. So when you are at the beach, if the friends you are with or for that matter the family parked next to you aren’t members, please tell them why they should be and encourage them to visit our website and join.
You will notice that the majority of our correspondence will be electronic moving forward. Please make sure we have a current email address for you. We have ongoing efforts underway to allow for you to join the club, sign up for our events and purchase merchandise on-line via our website. Moving forward, please visit our website at www.sanonofresurfingclub.org and like us on Facebook to stay up to date with what is happening at the beach.
Lastly, please mark your calendar for our 2nd annual Family Day event on Saturday, July 14th. If you didn’t make it last year, it was a blast. Food, live music, games for the kids and terrific raffle prizes all well as spending a day at your favorite beach. This year will be bigger and better so please plan to attend.
In closing, I am humbled and honored to serve as President of the San Onofre Surfing Club. I have been fortunate to have this club and beach be an integral part of my life since my earliest days. As President, I hope to do my part to maintain and preserve our uniquely special beach and culture so that future generations can also reflect on how fortunate they have been to have San Onofre be a part of their lives.