December 31, 2011
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Today is the final day of 2011. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish that all of you have the best year of your life in 2012.
Big Wave has made substantial progress in 2011. One quiet but extremely important event that took place on December 27 of 2011 was that the members of Big Wave LLC officially donated and recorded the transfer of the 5 acre Wellness Center property to Big Wave Group, the non-profit organization dedicated to building and managing the Wellness Center. I want to thank all the members of the LLC for this generous gift and for their unwavering dedication to our project.
In April of 2011 we received unanimous approval of Big Wave from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. As expected opponents of the project appealed the decision to the California Coastal Commission and initiated a law suit to stop the project. It may sound odd, but I’d like to give thanks to our opponents. Their opposition has energized our team. Personally, I am more dedicated to making this project work than ever before. We created an Advocacy group to enlist support for Big Wave from politicians, community organizations and businesses. We have received concrete support from fourteen different State assembly members and senators from Redding to San Diego. Jerry Hill has personally met with the Coastal Commission staff to request a fair, expeditious review of Big Wave. The one recurring comment we hear from politicians, businesses and organizations for the wellbeing of those with disabilities is, “Why would anybody be against this project? What can we do to help?” When the time comes to start building the Wellness Center we will have established an influential cadre of supporters from which to seek financial and organizational support.
On a more fun note, we officially started our Big Wave Farm in December of 2011. Over 20 volunteer farmers showed up to start the Big Wave berry vineyard. We planted 60 blueberry plants on one of the eight raised beds we have built. Check out our web page to see pictures taken by Michelle Marconi.
We are looking forward to 2012 being a milestone year for Big Wave. It will be one of our most challenging but with huge potential rewards. Thank you for being part of this.
Happy New Year,
Thank you to all of you who came out on December 10th to help plant blueberry bushes! It was successful because of your help. These new bushes are our first step toward our Big Wave Farm; we are so excited to continue building for the future of The Big Wave Project. Thank you for supporting us.
Stay tuned for winter and spring planting!
-The Big Wave Team
(You can choose to click on the pictures to view them larger.)
Thank you for coming and participating in the 2011 Harvest Festival!
You’re invited to a fun-filled autumn celebration with friends, family and supporters of the Big Wave Project. This kid-friendly event will feature arts and crafts activities, a silent auction and raffle, live music (Joe Colella and Friends at 1:30, Just Cream at 3:30), BBQ and pot luck, old-fashioned cake walk, and dancing. Don’t forget to purchase the perfect Halloween pumpkin from Big Wave’s bountiful pumpkin harvest!
When? Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where? The Harvest Fest will be held on the Big Wave property in Princeton-by-the-Sea (near 333 Airport Street). See attached for map and directions.
Questions? Email Kim at email@example.com or call (650) 726-6627 with event questions.
Event Details and Announcements
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS
Back by popular demand:
Just Cream: An all-too-real tribute to the British band CREAM, the legendary trio that laid the foundation for the entire heavy rock genre. This talented group has performed locally at the HMB Pumpkin Festival and qualified as a finalist in KFOX’s “Last Band Standing.” This performance is not to be missed!
Joe Colella and Friends: Joe and friends offer an eclectic, electric musical journey mixing elements of rock, blues, folk, jazz, and other musical genres, improvised without a net. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the ride!
ENJOY AN OLD FASHIONED CAKE WALK
Bring a creative cake for the Cake Walk. Fun for all ages!