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Reminder: Silver Strand Marina Homeowners Meeting is Tomorrow Night. Additional Speaker Announced.

 As a registered homeowner, you are cordially invited to attend The Annual

Silver Strand Marina Homeowner’s Association Meeting

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm 

Del Rey Yacht Club

13900 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 

VOTE: If you haven’t already mailed your ballot for candidates running for the 2014-15 SSMHOA Board of Directors, you can turn your ballot in at the meeting before 7:00pm. Come at 6:30pm and socialize. Light refreshments will be served.

An Additional Speaker has been announced for the meeting: Ted J Grose, Republican candidate for the 62 District of the California State Assembly has been invited to speak along with his opponent, Democrat candidate Autumn Burke.

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For more information see his campaign site: http://www.ted4ca.com/

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Report on the Silver Strand Bike Group Ride September 23, 2014

Clarissa Cervantes reports:

We had a wonderful bike ride today ! The weather couldn’t be better and the bike path was nice and empty. We rode from the Silver Strand up to the Annenberg Beach House then back for a great lunch at Shutters outdoor patio. Most of us had an excellent cobb salad and looking over the happy hour menu we plan to organize a future bike ride in the afternoon for happy hour over there in the near future. If you are interested in joining this group, please leave a comment below.

 

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The Bicycle Group standing in front of the Shutters Hotel in Santa Monica preparing to eat a well-deserved lunch.

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Debut of the Silver Strand Kids Activity Group a big Success:

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The Silver Strand Kids Activity Group held its first big event, a day at the beach, on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The event was organized by SSMHOA Board member, Eric Beane, also Chair of the Kids Activity Group, Block Captain Beth Holden-Garland and homeowner Jessica Schwarz.  Homeowners Laurie Chryss and her husband Brady Connell designed the flyer. Gary Garland, along with the organizers, helped with the set-up and Nora Nicosia, Board Member was an advisor. Close to fifty parents and kids, ranging from toddlers to teenagers attended.

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The sky was cloudy, but that didn’t deter those wanting to come. Around 11am, parents and kids could be seen pulling little wagon and strollers,  loaded of beach toys and picnic lunches,  along Roma Court and making their way up to the entryway to the Lighthouse Bridge. From there they walked to the beach and set up camp near the water.

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The Silver Strand Kids Activity Group begins to assemble on Venice Beach. This could be a 19th-century French landscape Painting.

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Silver Strand Kids Getting to Know each Other

 There were all kinds of activities for every age group:

Sand Castle Building:

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A Mermaid wearing a bikini.

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A Whale of a Whale

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A Fabulous Giant Squid

Kite Flying:

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Daddy, make it move!

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Daddy did his magic. It moved.

There was a lot of hula hooping:

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A beginner tries it out

 

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The Experts do their Thing

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Egg and Spoon Game: A conga line starts to form:

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Touch Football:

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Eric Bean (right) leads the game.

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Water balloon Players at the Ready

A Sweet Ending to a Sweet Event. The prizes, provided by Beth Holden-Garland, are handed out to the winners by her son Jackson.

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If you would like to join the Silver Strand Kids Group and be notified of future events, please leave a comment below.

 

 

 

 

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Correction to 9/26/2014 Post.

Autumn Burke is the 2014 Democratic Candidate for the 62 District, California State Assembly.

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Reminder:Silver Strand Marina Homeowners Association Annual Meeting Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014-Speakers Announced

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The Silver Strand: Photo by Clarissa Cervantes

 HELLO SILVER STRAND MARINA HOMEOWNERS

 As a registered homeowner, you are cordially invited to attend The Annual

Silver Strand Marina Homeowner’s Association Meeting

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:30 pm 

Del Rey Yacht Club

13900 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

 VOTE: If you haven’t already mailed your ballot for candidates running for the 2014-15 SSMHOA Board of Directors, you can turn your ballot in at the meeting before 7:00pm. The Board makes decisions on important matters including finances, budgeting, landscaping, security, social events and maintenance which affect all members of the Association. Your vote counts!

 SOCIALIZE: Come at 6:30pm and chat with neighbors you already know. Connect with those you don’t know. Come and discover the rewards of living in a closely-knit neighborhood where homeowners work together to benefit our neighborhood and create a real sense of community. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30pm. The meeting will begin at 7pm sharp.

LEARN: Fred Karlsen, President of SSMHOA, will report on what has been achieved this past year and the challenges ahead. The Chairs of Board Committees including the Art Tours, Block Captains, Emergency Preparedness, Kids Activities, Security, Street and Finances will report on progress they have made in the Silver Strand this past year and their plans for next year.

 SPEAK UP: The Homeowners Forum, which starts off the meeting, is a great chance for you to talk to the Board about issues that concern you, make suggestions, and offer up new ideas about improving our neighborhood.

 GUEST SPEAKERS:

AutumnBurke     AUTUMN BURKE is the 2014 Democratic Candidate for District 62, California State Assembly. Those endorsing her include: U.S. Congresswoman Janice Hahn, State Senator Ted Lieu, City of Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin, Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl and the Sierra Club. For the full list and more information see: http://burkeforassembly.com

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       MARCIA HANSCOM is the Executive Director of the Ballona Institute. She has been a leader in the decade-long effort to save more than 600 acres of land in the Ballona wetlands. In 2004, she became a co-Founder of the Ballona Institute whose mission is the educate the public about the importance of the Ballona wetlands ecosystem. Recently she has spear-headed the effort to save over 1000 trees in Mariner’s Village which are the last nesting habitat in Marina del Rey for the Great Blue Heron and many other avian species. For more information see: http://protectballonawetlands.org/

Ray Garcia

RAY GARCIA: Ray Garcia is the owner of R G Landscaping Design, Inc. and the contractor who maintains the landscaping in the common areas of the SSMHOA including the Malls and mini-Malls.

                 SILVER STRAND NEWS VOLUNTEER AWARD OF THE YEAR:

Sandra Starr, publisher of the Silver Strand News, will present the blog’s third annual award honoring a resident who has made a significant contribution to our community.

 ANNOUNCEMENT OF ELECTION RESULTS FOR THE SSMHOA BOARD FOR THE YEAR 2014-15.

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Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice coming up this weekend: September 28, 2014, 10-6

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Please note: This is an extremely popular event. If you can, it’s  best to walk or bike there.  It’s about 1.6 miles from the Silver Strand. There is some public parking. Valet parking will be available, but expensive ($25).  For further information visit:http://www.abbotkinney.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Greetings to all those Celebrating Rosh Hashanah

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The Silver Strand News wishes all of you a happy, sweet and peaceful New Year: especially at this time when the citizens of the world, regardless of nationality and ethnicity, need it most.

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