A rhetorical question, I know! But sometimes it’s good practice to reflect on why we all became involved with this awesome organization in the first place and why we continuously give our time and energy to supporting the mission of the organization (hint hint: The protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network). This is exactly why we asked our members and guests at the OPC last month – why do they love Surfrider? And I have to say we have an incredibly dedicated group of members and volunteers up here. Here are some of the responses we heard:
- The chapter is encouraging and open to new members
- The local chapter network
- It is a “young” organization that has made it very far in such a short amount of time (says one of our members who has been surfing these waters for over 52 years!)
- We do hands-on work within the community – beach outhouses, beach clean ups, bbqs
- We are involved in LOCAL marine issues
- Good opportunity to get involved and give back to the community
- Surfrider is an opportunity to get involved in a little bit of everything – hands-on work, policy, activism and pure enjoyment of the water!
Thanks for sharing with us and we hope to continue to inspire and create meaningful, positive impacts within our community!
We will be having our monthly chapter meeting Wednesday March 6th at Smugglers Landing starting at 6:30. Items to be discussed are: International Surfing Day, LaFarge property, Surfrider policy updates, and much more!
Join us as fellow OPC members share incredible photos and stories of surfing, snorkeling and culture during their recent trip to Indonesia. This will be a perfect opportunity to learn about what Surfrider has been up to over the past year, see what’s next for 2014, and get to know your fellow chapter members. If you are in the area, you definitely don’t want to miss this meeting!