The club got together a private tour of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History on March 10. Museum Executive Director Heather Moffat introduced the new exhibit the we helped fund about Lighthouse Point, lightkeeper Laura Hecox, and the beginnings of the Museum of Natural History right there at the original lighthouse. She thanked the club for our support that helped make this exhibit possible.
A highlight of the evening was when Bob Pearson surprised club members Mike and Debi Kolar with their completed custom longboard. Mike and Debi lost their home to fire in January, and among the devastating losses were all of Mike’s surfboards—he had quite a few, and some had very special meaning. The club wanted to help out, so the executive board met with Bob, and together agreed that Bob would build a custom longboard and that funds raised from club members would cover Bob’s bare materials costs. A big thanks to Bob Pearson and to all of you who contributed—the club looks out for its own!