Beach Clean Up - West Broward High School Surf Club with Surfrider Foundation Broward County Chapter
Doing a beach clean up is a wonderful way to spend a few hours at the beach and get community service hours. Everyone is invited to participate!
When : Saturday, February 9, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Where: Hollywood Beach, Florida – Johnson Street and A1A MAP
WAIVER FORM (will also available at beach)
The West Broward High School Surf and Surfider Foundation Broward County Chapter has organized a beach clean up at Johnson Street and A1A in Hollywood, FL. The club beach clean up at this beach as means to educate beach users, clean the beach and it’s a great way to get their needed community service hours.
Participants will clean the beach. Document materials collected specific to plastic, styrofoam and cigrette buds. Recruit new volunteers off the beach to participate. The Surfrider Foundation’s Broward County Chapter will provided trash bags, gloves and a tent. All the trash collected will be bagged and place near existing trash cans
See you there!
Below you will find a description of volunteer opportunities that are available to you. If you have an intrests you are more thatn welcome to get more involved with a great way to give back to our coasts!
SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER (S)
We are looking for a virtual Social Media volunteer to assist us in developing a social media and growing our social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc).
A fun opportunity! Actual tasks will include: Using the latest social media tools to promote our organization; reinforcing and developing the social media strategies; maintaining established social media tools, particularly Word Press and Facebook also Researching and reporting on emerging social media trends.
BEACH CLEANUP COORDINATOR (S)
We are looking for a Beach Cleanup Volunteer that will manage a host of responsibilities, including: identifying sites on the water to be cleaned and overseeing those sites;educating the public and rallying a volunteer network; engaging reporters from radio, television, newspapers and online news sources; arranging cleanup day logistics; and ensuring that data collected by volunteers reaches Surfrider Foundation Trash Index.
A fun opportunity! Actual tasks will include: organizing, hosting and promoting beach cleanups.
CHAIR (Executive Board)
The Chair is the Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter and is
responsible for fulfilling the mission of the Chapter. The Chair presides
at meetings of the Chapter, the Executive Committee and has general
supervision of the operation of the Chapter. The Chair shall be an ex
officio member of all Committees of the Chapter. The Chair shall
transmit to the Chapter all ideas and plans proposed by the Chapter
Committee and Surfrider Foundation National Headquarters which may
affect the Chapter or its members; and shall take no action binding
upon the Chapter without either specific prior authorization or
subsequent ratification by the Chapter or their Executive Committee.
The Chair is the primary contact with Surfrider Foundation National
VICE-CHAIR (Executive Board)
The Vice-Chair shall perform duties that usually pertain to this office or
as may be assigned by the Chair or the Executive Committee. The
Vice-Chair is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a
program that ensures membership retention and membership growth.
SECRETARY/RECORDER (Executive Board)
The Secretary is responsible for the Chapters records (minutes) and
correspondence. The Secretary keeps an accurate record of the
meetings and topics of discussion of the Chapter and of the Executive
Committee; and transmits the same to the successor in Office. The
Secretary is responsible for sending monthly reports to Surfrider
Foundation National Headquarters and is also a primary contact to
TREASURER (Executive Board)
The Treasurer is responsible for the Chapters Financial records. The
Treasurer receives and disburses, with the approval of the Chapter, all
Chapter funds; pays to Surfrider Foundation National all financial
obligations of the Chapter as they come due; and keeps an accurate
account of all transactions. The Treasurer shall make financial reports
to the Chapter or Surfrider Foundation National upon request, and shall
transmit the accounts and all undistributed funds to the successor in
office. The Treasurer along with the Chair will be co-signatories on the
chapter bank account.
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (Executive Board)
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all members
within the chapter. This officer recruits new members, coordinates all
volunteers within the chapter, places volunteers within each
committee, delegates and supervises new and current volunteers
within the chapter. The VC builds chapter membership, increase
member satisfaction, and communication between the chapter
committees. This person is responsible for bringing in new chapter
members on a regular basis,
Surf Movie and Meeting
Meeting Time: 7:00
Ben Hicks Surf Photo Exhibit at Island Water Sports Deerfield Beach, FL – January 4, 2013 At 6:30 PM 2012
If you’re in the South Florida area – Come check out my annual Photo Slideshow at Island Water Sports this January 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM Showing surfing images from around the world I shot this year and how I got them. Snack and drink proceeds which will benefit the Junior Surfrider.
South-Florida based photographer Ben Hicks has journeyed across the Americas and ventured to exotic locales spanning the globe to compose a profoundly diverse collection of fine-art photography. Whether shooting villages in the South Pacific, surf culture in Central America, maritime life in the far reaches of Canada or the most phenomenal penthouses of Miami Beach, Ben’s distinctive vision and inimitable approach to photography renders intricately detailed images that captivate viewers.
Broward County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is partnering with WBHS Surf Club to create a QUAD youth service program.
The mission of WBHS Surf Club is to give members the ability to learn more about the world of surfing, longboarding and skateboarding. To get involved with community service. We want to give all the kids the ability to have a great time and to make new friends.
- Essential content skills by presenting students with knowledge and concepts that can be immediately applied.
- Creatively that allows students to construct something new- an idea, an interpretation, a new way of displaying what they have learned.
- Critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and various forms of communication also referred to as 21st Century Skills.
- The core idea of project-based learning is that real-world problems capture students’ interest and provoke serious thinking as students acquire and apply new knowledge in a problem solving-context.
CONTACT: Ymke Franssen club president.
Join our discussion regarding the 4-block portion of A1A that has been damaged as a result of severe weather conditions. Share your ideas to renourish Fort Lauderdale beach and restore this vital section of A1A between NE 14th Court and NE 17th Street. For more information visit http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/a1a
The city has coordinated a 7 p.m. Dec. 10 public meeting on the restoration of the wave-ravaged four-block section of A1A between Northeast 14th Court and Northeast 18th Street north of Sunrise Boulevard.
PUBLIC NOTICE: The city has set up a community forum to discuss the status of State Road A1A and the beach in the area heavily affected by recent storms and wind.
The meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Beach Community Center, 3351 NE 33 Avenue. Staff from the government agencies involved will be on hand. All impacted residents and interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend.
When: Dec. 10th, 2012
Where: Beach Community Center
3351 NE 33 Ave (Oakland Park and A1A)
We encourage anyone able to attend and make sure the City of Ft. Lauderdale isn’t considering any inappropriate projects like armoring, dredge and dump, etc..
Additional information here: http://www.fortlauderdale.gov/a1a.htm
Surfrider Foundation Broward County Chapters Postion:
We need to help find the best solution for Ft. Lauderdale Beach!
In areas where erosion threatens existing coastal development, the Surfrider Foundation advocates appropriate long-term solutions that maximize public benefit. These include:
- Landward retreat of structures from dynamic shorelines
Where landward retreat is not feasible, beach nourishment projects may be considered, on a case by case basis, as viable alternatives for short-term beach preservation.
Under no circumstances does the Surfrider Foundation support the installation of stabilization or sand retention structures along the coastline. Such structures can protect existing coastline development but have no place in beach preservation.
<br /> Surfrider Foundation – Broward Chapter
By Taylor Crehan, West Broward High
1:52 PM EDT, September 7, 2012
When you think of surfing, you probably imagine super tanned, blonde hotties shredding it up on monster waves in California or Hawaii. However, people in Florida are riding the waves- West Broward High has its own surf club.
West Broward High’s Ymke Franssen, a junior from the Netherlands, started a surf club in February to show kids that surfing is more than a sport.
“I’ve always wanted to surf,” said Franssen, who has lived in four different countries and two states here in the U.S.
“I used to watch a show called ‘Rocket Power’ when I lived in Belgium, and I thought it just looked so cool. When I was in Texas, I got my first chance to surf … and I loved it.”
Franssen started West Broward’s surf club herself, starting a petition and getting permission from the administration.
“When I came to Florida, I had a better chance to learn,” said Franssen, who moved to Florida last summer.
The Surf Club had a packed schedule during the school year. Members would skateboard in the parking lot behind the school almost every week.
They took their first surfing trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach in March, they went on a Flow Rider (indoor surfing) trip in April (check this), and they did a beach clean-up and a stand-up paddle boarding trip this summer.
Will Gonzalez, a sophomore, is a member of the surf club, and he loves it. He attended their first surfing trip. “It’s fun to really interact and learn new things,” Gonzalez said. “It gave me a chance to learn new skills, be more sociable, and be more active.”
“I’m hoping to show kids at West Broward something different, to try a new activity and bring people together,” Franssen said.
“I hope to create a group of people that can get along, get together, and hang out and surf. I’m hoping to get surfing more known. Even though Florida’s swell is very inconsistent, it’s still possible to surf here.”
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