I've had permission to extract this information directly from the minutes of the last PAB meeting, but I think the overwhelming tone is one of: would all volunteers available in the next week please take one step forwards... (unfortunately I've been confined to quarters with a particularly severe virus for the last 10 days, so my apologies for the short notice):
1. Lawndale, CA; LA county Public Library. On January 28, 2012
, we will be teaching a
group of teenagers (15 to 20) how to tie a Dragonfly Knot or possibly a Solomon Bar bracelet
(or both). A volunteer or two is/are needed to help.
~~~~~Darrell Ausherman will try to help with this class. Otherwise,
I'll do it all on my own. (15 - 20 teenagers?
2. We received a request for our participation in Ventura Harbor during their hosting
of tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. The event starts on Jan.24 and lasts
. I know we will not be able to attend the entire event, but we hope go have
some members willing to sacrifice a day or two.
~~~~~Neither of our members in the Ventura area can make the event.
3. Then on Jan.29
, We will be displaying our collection (& our expertise) at Cabrillo
Marine Aquarium?s Whale Fiesta. Volunteers needed for this also.
~~~~~No one actually committed to attend this one. I can't go, so
we will just hope to get a/some volunteer(s).
4. Pending ? Mar.1
? Whale of a Day in Rancho Palos Verde. I have sent a message
requesting information regarding our participation in this event. No response yet.
~~~~~I will follow up with another e-mail request. If I get nothing
from that, I'll call.
5. We have received an invitation to participate in the STAR Eco station?s Earth Day
event on Apr.22
. I have replied in the positive and will soon get the required paperwork
~~~~~We have participated in this one day event for several years
now, and we always have a great time. We have a couple of months
before I have to start bugging for volunteers.
6. Another request for our attendance in Ventura Harbor on Jun.9
. The event celebrates
National Marina Day. Another event where volunteers are needed. At least we have some
lead time with this one.
~~~~~No action taken as yet.
Please direct all offers of help to Jimmy R Williams (Sec/Treas) Pacific Americas Branch
Thank you all,