The start of a fresh new year should excite us all. It's an opportunity for resolutions, change, and getting a clean slate for a brand new 12 months ahead of us. For Clairemont Town Council, this year marks our 60th anniversary of our founding.
It's been 60 years since the merger of the former Clairemont Booster Club and Clairemont Civic Association. Our CTC Historian, Simone Henriques, has been collecting and gathering news clippings, photos, and memorabilia about the history of our organization, and the accomplishments we've racked up over 6 decades worth of dedication to this community.
None of these accomplishments would've been successful over the last 60 years if it weren't for our loyal, consistent, and ever-growing membership. Yes, we are a membership-oriented organization, and your humble dues greatly fund much of the community grants, projects, and activism we commit to every year for Clairemont.
Starting this year, our annual membership dues will be due every January. Individual memberships are $20 for the year, senior and veteran memberships are $10, nonprofit memberships are $30, and business memberships are $50. You can pay at the Inaugural Meeting on January 9th with cash or check, or you may pay online at ClairemontOnline.com/Join.
Also, it might be January, but planning for the 2014 Garden Tour is already under way! Garden Tour Chairwoman Ingrid Terpening is planning for an exciting new experience this year with the tour. If you're interested in helping to sponsor, volunteer, or show your garden in this year's tour, feel free to e-mail Ingrid at GardenTour@ClairemontOnline.com
Our upcoming meeting will be held on the SECOND THURSDAY of the month -- January 9th, at 7:00pm inside the Cadman Elementary cafeteria. Our Inaugural Meeting will include the swearing-in of our 2014 Board of Directors, and will feature our SDPD Police Chief William Lansdowne as guest speaker. Also, we will be taking a formal vote at this meeting to join the effort to rename the Cadman Elementary Library after longtime Clairemont volunteer Ruth Johnson who passed away last year. If you'd like to share your thoughts about Ruth, please do so at clairemont.com/ruth
Finally, due to some of our CTC board members having been elected to different positions, we have two (2) vacancies on our Board of Directors that we would like to fill at our February meeting: Director Central and Director West. A map of our Director Districts can be found at ClairemontOnline.com/Resources/Maps
To be eligible for either position, you must be a CTC member in good standing for the last three (3) months, and reside, own a business, or have a general interest in that district. If you're interested in applying for either position, please e-mail Contact@ClairemontOnline.com.
Happy New Year, Clairemont!