SRF June Meeting MInutes 6/17/20

Location – Virtual Zoom

7:00          Old Business

  • UCF Marine Turtle Research Group – Approved $2,500 donation to purchase new ATV

            -Will possibly have ceremony and/or beach cleanup when ATV is acquired

  • Recap Paddle Out for Social Justice 6/13/20
  • -Great turnout and several Surfrider members attended

7:15  Program/Campaign Reports

~ Blue Water Task Force  “BWTF” – Ryan Dadds

            -Our first sampling performed since quarantine lifted.

            -All sites were relatively clean with low to no bacteria except Turkey Creek which had             medium level of 41 MPN’s

~ Ocean Friendly Gardens “OFG” – Bill Deluccia  No report

~ Ocean Friendly Restaurants “OFR” – Vanessa Whelan/Ryan Dadds

            -Plan to visit The Skinny Mermaid and Island Time Bar & Grill to discuss adding them to             our list of OFR’s

~ Ocean Club Update – No report

7:30  New Business

~  Community Acceleration Projects (Leadership Brevard) – Request for proposals

– Will review the criteria and decide if we have a potential project

~  New process for SRF Activity Pre-Approval

-An application that is located on ChapterNet must be completed at least 2 weeks before the proposed activity due to new insurance requirements.

-This includes all public events and beach cleanups we participate in.

-We could possibly Adopt-a-Beach and select one beach to clean all year round so we would only have to apply once.

~  Surfrider name change proposal

-HQ would like to see that our name is changed to be more inclusive to Brevard county

-One suggestion is Space Coast Surfrider

-We may do a Facebook poll to get more people involved in the decision making process

-Will revisit in July

7:50 Adjourn