‘O-fishial’ May 2017 Volunteer Newsletter

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‘O-fishial’ May 2017 Volunteer Newsletter

Summer Kick Off BBQ Potluck – Volunteer Quarterly Meeting

Information, Food, Fun, and Fin Whales
Wednesday, June 7 at 4:00 pm 

Please join us for our summer volunteer quarterly meeting. We will be having a potluck style BBQ. Ocean Institute will provide the main dishes (burgers, hot dogs, and bratwursts); please bring a potluck style side dish, soda, or dessert.

Updates will be provided at this meeting and we will have a special presentation from Andrew Dandy about his research with Fin Whales. 

RSVP to Andrea by 6/4/17 in the electronic invitation to follow. Please comment with what you will be bringing so we can all sign up for a variety if sides and desserts. 

Party with a Purpose

Newport Harbor Underwater Beach Clean Up

On Saturday, June 3 from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm at the Balboa Bay Club there will be an underwater cleanup and celebration of ocean conservation. You don’t need to be a diver to attend! Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


Please help me in welcoming the following folks to our volunteer team!

Alex Shen          Barbara Kelly         Bella Colombo
Cameron Aroz        Edmund Oh         Elizabeth Babb
Lucas Revolinski      Lynn Bradley     Megan Cochran
Ritika Singh                  Robert Curreri     Rohan Sephani
Sara Kurd-Misto              Shelby Brunenieks

Charles “Chuck” Campman

Dear friends,

I am so sorry to report  that I have just received word from Marilyn Campman, Charles “Chuck” Campman’s wife, that Chuck passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017. I have known Chuck ever since I started working on Pilgrim. He was a good teacher and an inspiration to me, and a friend. I believe it would be appropriate to spread word throughout the Ocean Institute to make sure that all his friends will know.

Lee Garig-Meyer

Hours Confirmation Request 

If you require confirmation of your volunteer hours, a letter of recommendation, or any other form of hours report please submit a written email request at least seven days prior to when you need it. In the request please include what form on confirmation you need (letter, email, electronic through a website, etc) and how detailed the confirmation needs to be. This will help me get the confirmation to you quickly and so it meets all of your needs.  

Please remember to log all of your hours in our log book. This is important for you and Ocean Institute.