Emerald Coast Chapter

We are the beach people. The surfers, paddle boarders, kayakers, fishermen, swimmers, beach runners, and walkers. We are activists who want to protect the ocean environment, and our access to it! The ocean and beaches are our playground! More Details
March 7, 2012

March Chapter Meeting Thursday Evening (note time change!)

Date:Thursday March 15th
Place:Ed Walline Park
Time: Sunset (7:15pm)

We will meet and watch the sunset at Ed Walline Park followed by walking across the street for a meeting at Amore Pizza in Gulf Place to begin at approximately 7:15 pm.
nominations for new executive committee (see below)
establish our next beach clean-up
Create World Water Day activity – March 22
Udpate on trip to DC to inform Congress of our Oil Spill Testing efforts and pushing support for the RESTORE ACT

On March 22nd at 7pm the chapter will be presented an award for environmental stewardship by the SWCC (South WaltonCommunityCouncil)


More About Chapter Elections:

Surfrider prides itself on being inclusive and mindful that new attitudes and perspectives, in short ‘new blood’, is needed every year to keep the chapter active and thriving. This is an opportunity for members to get more involved with steering the organization as well as choose who they feel is best qualified to lead them.

Election Time Frame
Elections will be open from March 7– April 15th. Elections for positions on the Chapter Executive Committee will be held at our April Chapter Meeting.

How does the Election work?
Any current Surfrider member should submit a self-nomination that they would like to hold a specific leadership position.

What positions are available?
The Executive Committee has the following positions:

(Co)Chair – Ambassador & point of contact person, delegates responsibilities as needed.

Vice-Chair – Performs duties as assigned by Chair, fulfills Chair’s role when absent.

Secretary – Records minutes, keeps records and manages chapter email communications.

Treasurer – Manages financial records, receives and disburses funds.

Volunteer Coordinator – Recruits members, manages monthly updates to member list.

At-Large Seats (2) – Entry Level leadership, assist officers, provide input and perspective.


Other Skilled Positions

Media Coordinator –maintains a media contact list, assists officers in communicating with media, and update chapter website/facebook as needed.

Events Coordinator – maintains vendor contacts, assists officers with organizing events like beach clean up