Come out to the Atlantic Surf Club for our monthly meeting!! We’ll be doing some restructuring and a few of our board members will be switching spots, so we need more volunteers to step forward to be on our Executive Committee. We’re also looking for dedicated volunteers to take leadership of some of our upcoming programs, such as Ocean Friendly Restaurants and Blue Water Task Force.
We thank our dedicated Treasurer, Jeff Kiene, who has been serving on the board for over 15 years, as he is stepping down. We are so grateful to him for all that he has done for us and for the ocean.Thank you, Jeff!!!
We’ll have our elections at the April 20th meeting. Like all chapters, these positions are all volunteer, but you will be rewarded with ocean karma. See you April 20th!!
Last year, Florida passed a polystyrene preemption limiting a local municipality’s ability to implement polystyrene bans. Luckily, the city of Hollywood already has an ordinance on the books, which states that all businesses east of the intracoastal waterway can not dispense non-biodegradable food service products, such as plastic straws, and polystyrene cups and take out containers. Fortunately, Hollywood is able to enforce this ordinance because it is grandfathered in. However, the city is not currently enforcing the ordinance. Many businesses are unaware this ordinance exists, and are unaware of the environmental importance of this ordinance. The city of Hollywood is a coastal town. We have a beautiful beach, and right off the beach, you can see manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, and manta rays. These animals are harmed by plastic and polystyrene litter. The beach has many restaurants and businesses, and they are not in compliance of this ordinance.
Hollywood, Fla. – February 8, 2016 – Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort invites resort guests and local community members to enjoy an array of activities from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
“This is the first ever Hang 10 Night at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, and we are pleased to partner with the Surfrider Foundation for the event,” said Cate Farmer, the resort’s general manager. “Jimmy himself is very passionate about surfing, and has autographed a paddleboard paddle for auction at the event.”
Proceeds from the Buffett-signed paddle, as well as locally inspired art displayed at LandShark Bar & Grill, will be donated to the Foundation.
The public event will feature Cutback Surf Band live at the Hollywood Bandshell (pictured right). Guests can also enter to win a free raffle for a second signed Buffett paddle. Directly following Hang 10 Night at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, special dining offers will be available at LandShark Bar & Grill.
For information on Hang 10 Night at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, visit www.MargaritavilleHollywoodBeachResort.com/ or call (954) 874-4444. Follow Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MargaritavilleHollywoodBeachResort and Twitter @Mville_HBR.
The time for giving is upon us, and there’s no better way to show that you care than a Surfrider Membership!! Click here to sign up today!
We have lots of opportunities for volunteers, and we need your help!
Chapter Executive Committee: Become a member of the leadership team! Positions on the Executive Committee include: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Volunteer Coordinator. Help grow the chapter, plan campaigns, organize events and build the future of the Broward County Chapter!
Rise Above Plastic Committee: Tired of finding plastic straws, bottles, bags, and foam cups on your beach visits? Join the Rise Above Plastic Committee to work on foam foodware bans, banning plastic bags, and much more!
Beach Cleanup Organizer: Do you have a passion for picking up plastic? We are looking for waterway cleanup organizers. We’ll bring the gloves and buckets, you pick the beach and help get out the word!
If you’re interested in serving in any capacity, email Holly to learn more!
Our monthly meeting this Thursday will be rescheduled due to the memorial service for Charlie Howden. Thank you for your understanding.
Join the Broward County Chapter Saturday, August 15th for a cleanup, surf movie, and more! Intracoastal cleanup on paddleboards from 3-6 pm.
The Broward Chapter meets on the third Thursday of every month at “4:30 Boardroom Bar” located at 3343 NE 32nd Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 at 7:00pm. All are welcome, so bring your friends!