‘O-fishial’ February 2017 Volunteer Newsletter

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‘O-fishial’ February 2017 Volunteer Newsletter

Volunteer Awards Banquet

‘Sailabrate’ Volunteers!


You are cordially invited to Ocean Institute’s Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 pm and the awards ceremony will commence at 6:30 pm.

RSVP must be received by end of business on 2/17/17 to attend. The fee for dinner has been waived! RSVP’s are crucial. 

*If you require a vegetarian option please let Andrea know
*If you have already paid you will recieve a refund. 

Menu provided by California Fresh Catering & Events
  • Caesar Salad 
  • BBQ Chicken - brown sugar and spice rubbed with tangy house BBQ sauce
  • Tri Tip - herb crusted with Borusin cream
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Assorted Desserts 

Festival of Whales

March 4, 5, 11, 12

Festival of Whales is coming up quick and it’s a busy and fun couple of weekends. The harbor will be super busy and so will we. We will offer our normal activities plus special events with the festival. We will require extra volunteers for the fun. Please click here to sign up.

Jazz Festival 

March 24 and 25

The Ocean Institute turns 40 this year so we hope you will help us celebrate with two nights of exciting musical entertainment from Michael Paulo, Ray Parker, Jr., Gregg Karukas, and Kevin Toney!

Volunteers needed! Please considering volunteering at this incredible event. We need you to make it great. Click here to sign up today!

Time with Our Teens

Youth Society

The Ocean Institute Youth Society has officially been founded. This group of volunteers exemplifies the youth members of our volunteer team. Members of the Youth Society will be creating, facilitating, and evaluating extra projects within Ocean Institute. Their first act in reaching out to our community will be to participate in the Cardboard Dinghy Dash during Festival of Whales. Cheer them on at the dash on Saturday, March 11!

The Youth Society will be accepting applications starting next month. Check next month’s newsletter for more details.


Please welcome the newest members of our OI Volunteer Team!

Caitlyn Rinard 
David Marks
Guy Bonas
Jacquelyn Dempsey
Karina Marquina        
Josh Silk
Kathleen Atkins
Kathryn Hebel
Max Blanchard
Melissa Burroughs


We wish you nothing but the best and thank you for your hard work here at Ocean Institute.

Izabella Timmons