Thank you to all who participated in the September 17th beach cleanup but there are a few individuals in our community who deserve special recognition. Cathy Ives, Kerry Farrar and Sarah Mattison are names known to most of you as individuals who contribute to our community on an ongoing basis but they really went above and beyond last week. The three of them set-up for the cleanup, logged in 144+ participants, weighed the trash collected, logged the detailed results of the cleanup (more on that in a minute) filled out Community Service forms for the many young adults who participated and then took down the canopies and tables. The three of them were in perpetual motion!
Special, Special mention goes to Mission Beaches own Aili Farrar who is a 6th grader at PB Middle School. Aili recruited a group of classmates who together took on the dirtiest job of all, sorting through the trash collected. They cataloged everything brought in (counting cigarette butts and all YUK. ) Thank you PB Middle!
Speaking of service to our community...
Elections for the Mission Beach Town Council board will be held during our general meeting on Wednesday November 9th. Please consider volunteering to run and serve as an officer or area rep for the MBTC. If you talk to current and past board members I think you'll find that most have found that being involved has been a rewarding experience. Please reach out to our nominating committee at MBTCnominations@gmail.com or to any current board member. Below are the positions.
The Officers of the Board of Directors are President, First Vice President, Vice-President at Large, Public Communications and Media Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Officer
The nine (9) Area Representatives make up the balance of the Board of Directors.
The qualifications for a member to serve as an Officer are:
1. A member in good standing with the Council by August 1. In addition, to be eligible for President or First Vice President, a candidate shall have served on the Board of Directors for at least one (1) term, not necessarily the previous term
All members of the Board of Directors shall serve a term of one (1) year. No member of the Board of Directors shall serve in the same position for more than two consecutive terms unless there are no other qualified nominees for the position to be held. However, the President may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.
The nominees of the Nominating Committee shall be presented at the Council’s October General Membership meeting on October 12th, along with a written consent of each nominee if the nominee cannot attend the October meeting. During the October meeting, nominations for Directors, Officers and Area Representatives may also be made from the floor, provided that the nominee is present or the nominee’s written consent is presented.
To be eligible to vote in the November election you must be a member in good standing as of October 1st. https://www.missionbeachtc.com/join-or-renew.html
There is a current opening for the Area 8 rep. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Minutes from the September General Membership Meeting may be found here...
REMEMBER - The 42nd Annual Police and Emergency Services Appreciation Night P.A.E.S.A.N. will be held on Wednesday September 28th. Show appreciation for the first responders who serve our community and enjoy a BBQ dinner for just $5.00 when you purchase your tickets in advance. To purchase tickets go to https://www.pbtowncouncil.org/paesan/
Save The Date,
December 10th, will be the 3rd Annual Mission Beach Community Toys for Tots Drive, Beach Cleanup and new this year in conjunction with Belmont Park a Community Blood Drive. Your choice pick one, two or best of all participate in all three! They're all are a great way to give back during the holiday season