DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT PREPARING FOR A DISASTER?
WHY SHOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN WHAT HAPPENS TO THE WETLANDS?
As many of you know, Friends of Belmont Shore co-sponsored the Elm Street Band on August 10 with Councilwoman Suzie Price and the Port of Long Beach. A great time was had by all, and this is part of our giving back to our neighborhood. We have received many compliments on the evening - thank you all!
Our September 7 meeting is going to be very informative and exciting. Jake Heflin, Firefighter/Paramedic and Public Information Officer for the Long Beach Fire Department, will give us tips on preparing for an earthquake and other disasters. We also will receive an update on the wetlands from Elizabeth Lambe and Eric Zahn, speaking about why we should be interested in what happens with the wetlands. More will follow on both of these presentations. In addition you will hear about one of Belmont Shore’s newest eateries – Lasher’s Kitchen.
Mark your calendar for our October 5 meeting. Eric Lopez from the city’s Public Works Department will talk about the Belmont Shore Parking Study and which proposals are being implemented. He will ask those in attendance for their opinions on some of the other recommendations in the report.
Our July 6 meeting was very informative! We discussed and gave input as to “What We Think Belmont Shore Should Look Like in the Future.” Doug Otto did a great job facilitating this discussion. City Prosecutor Doug Haubert discussed areas in which his office can be of help to residents; he also took questions. Finally, Lucy Johnson, one of our most involved and hardest working members, gave an update on the proposed Belmont Pool.
A highlight of the meeting was recognition of two outstanding members. Alma Jean (Casey) Allen and Betty (BJ) Newell were each honored with the President’s Award for their service, far beyond the call of duty, to Friends of Belmont Shore.
It is time to renew your membership for 2017-2018. You can go to http://www.shorefriends.org and click on the JOIN icon. The investment in our community is very reasonable at $15 per person per year, and will get you discounts at Belmont Shore businesses. Our organization year begins on August 1.
We look forward to seeing you at our September 7 Meeting.
Enjoy the remaining days of summer.