October 2017 Presidents Message

Hello Dohenians,

Hope you all enjoyed the Velzy. AND I'm so sorry if you missed it ..... We really had a good time.

The Velzy this year was a big change in format. Going back to the open campus format where you could hang out and enjoy the show or buy a dinner and visit the Beer Garden while loosing some change at the raffle booth on raffle tickets or tee shirts was the idea this year. No more font gate and holding people hostage to see the trophies handed out by forcing people to buy an entry ticket. We sold out of almost everything from food to shirts.... But we did have a little beer left over LOL. This was the last year of the Jungle Juice as times change and so do the rules governing alcohol permits.

I really must ....REALLY MUST!...Thank our volunteers. ...SO Speaking now to those of you that put hours to days of work into the 28th Annual Dale Velzy Surf Classic and Luau: "I give you my deepest thanks and sincere gratitude for your hard hard work". It has been, and continues to be, my honor to be your President of DLSA. Just being part of this club has enriched my life many times over. I have the best team of Volunteers and Club Members of all the Coalition Clubs. I heard many times from people in the Luau that the DLSA club has the best members and the most fun of any of the surf clubs. Now that may be true or not, as I hope most people are proud of their surf clubs, but still  ...Its good to hear their perception of DLSA...and its all GOOD!

ALSO...A big thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters for the event; The volunteers of DSBIA for running the Left Coast Brewery Beer Garden, Hobie Surf Shops, Fran Hoff of Velzy Surf Boards, Charlie Arce Surfboards, R World Surf & Skate.  ALSO a big thank you to Sedhor Clothing (RJ Hervey) and Dave's Surf Boards (Dave Rosenberg) ...both of these guys ....for not only donating to the event but also working it and then on top of that paying to be in it and attend the Luau. A lot of people don't realize how many of our BOD or Officers use their own money without being reimbursed for every little thing, just to keep the club healthy and moving ahead.  We had many volunteers go above and beyond by working the event and then paying to be in the event....BRAVO PEOPLE BRAVO....As Debbie Gale says "When you join DLSA you get the honor of paying to work our events". This is true. It is an honor to be in DLSA and part of the team that throws such fun events. And contributes so much to our little corner of the community and beach.

We will be having our next General Meeting Down at Doheny Oct 7th and I hope to give some good news on how the Velzy did for our club.

I will be sending out an email Oct 4th to remind you of the Saturday General Meeting on Oct 7th. Sadly some of you will not be getting that email. Our Membership dues for this year are so far in the negative that its time to cut the cord. I'd rather not produce a bad member list and perhaps we have lost some members.This club is not one size fits all ....And it's my desire that our membership becomes elite, and filled with people that enjoy helping the club and believe in what we stand for. No one is forced to stay with DLSA and we certainly will not hold you hostage. We hope you enjoy whatever club or  surf team or civic humanitarian organization you wish to be part of. But you are going to miss out on a fun Christmas Party ....LOL

If you still want to pay for your 2017 membership (visit DLSA.club)...please get with our membership director at our General Meeting or mail your dues into PO Box 664 Dana Point CA. 92629

Thank you again one and all for such a great Velzy and bitch'n surf club,

Mark Gale
DLSA President

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