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CCA holds first business meeting of the season

By Staff | Jan 27, 2010

The Captiva Civic Association held their general membership business meeting on Tuesday and discussed upcoming events and heard updates from various community organizations.

CCA president Tobe Deutschmann began the meeting by greeting members and reminding them that the mission of the CCA is the preservation of the quality of life, ambiance and environmental integrity of this unique barrier island community. He also thanked Paul Garvey and Sharon Brace for all of their hard work and dedication in keeping the CCA going, instigating a round of applause.

“We’re [also] pleased to announce the formation of the CCA foundation. We expect that over time this foundation, working in concert with the CCA and our island groups, will help to promote island preservation through education and communication,” Deutschmann said.

Sue Sherlock, chairman of this year’s ABC Sale, addressed members about the upcoming event on March 6, telling them to mark the date on their calendars. This year’s recipient of funds from the ABC sale will be the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

The 2010 ABC Sale will not be held at the Captiva Civic Association as it has in the past, but instead will take place at The Sanctuary on Sanibel.

“One of the reasons we talked about moving this to The Sanctuary is because we actually had to turn people away last year because we didn’t have the room here. We thought it would be more comfortable and less stress on the entire membership,” Sherlock said.

“Now we have room to include other people, and because SCCF is Sanibel and Captiva, I think people on Sanibel will be willing to join us. We’ve just never had the room until now. So please, consider hosting a table,” Sherlock said.

Brace was next on the agenda with an arts and activities report.

As an addition to Sherlock’s ABC Sale update, Brace reminded members to get their commemorative ABC Sale t-shirts and ball caps for $20, by stopping by the post office or calling the CCA.

Brace also mentioned the CCA’s annual potluck – this year’s theme is a pigskin party – tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Captiva Civic Center.

Pulled pork and chicken from South Seas Island Resort’s barbecue restaurant Holy Smoke will be the main course, but members are encouraged to bring their favorite salads, vegetables, casseroles and deserts to the event.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite team colors and will be required to pay $5 at the door.

After Brace, Kathy Rooker of the Captiva Erosion Prevention District updated CCA members about the successful ribbon cutting ceremony at Blind Pass and Ann Bradley of the Captiva Memorial Library reminded members that every Wednesday at 4:30, the library will present Cultural Fest.

Doris Holzheimer of the Captiva Hurricane Preparation and Response Committee informed members that there will be a SkyWarn training session on Monday, Feb. 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. for beginners, and 11 a.m. to noon for more advanced weather watchers. For more information about the committee and the upcoming training session, visit www.MyCaptiva.info.

The Captiva Civic Association is located at 11550 Chapin Lane.

For more information about the CCA and upcoming events, call 472-2111.