Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Go Skateboarding Day!

Here's a few pictures from today's "Go Skateboarding Day" event. Everyone gathered at the proposed site for the skatepark project (on Oak Avenue) proudly wearing the "support" shirts. Those who brought their skateboards cruised down the rail trail to Tamarack and over to Hensley's.

If you couldn't skate with us today, mark June 21 on your calendar for next year. This was our first one and it's only going to get bigger and better.
Thanks to everyone who could make it out. Keep spreading the support!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 7 meeting recap

A bunch of new - and awesome - people joined us at our past leadership committee meeting. Enthusiasm for this project keeps on growing, and we've got a lot of talented people on board.

Here's a quick recap of our last meeting:
- we're looking at an August or Sept. competition date. We'll be using this week to figure out a venue and narrow down a few more details before anything is set in stone. Hopefully after our next meeting, we can announce more information.
- a donor letter is in the process of being drafted. We need money asap to secure a space on State St. for now, and this is the most efficient way to do it. We will need volunteers to distribute the letters once they are completed.
- June 21st is "Go Skateboarding Day," so we threw out some potential ideas to celebrate and bring awareness to our cause. Tentative plans include a "flash mob" and site clean up by anyone who wants to join.
- the Carlsbad Village Art Academy is on board and ready to get some classes going that will eventually become part of the skate museum project.

These are just a few of the main points we covered. We're using the time until our next meeting on June 14 to form more concrete plans, and hopefully we'll have more news come next week. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Recent Updates

Hi all,

As we wait to meet with the city, we've formed a Leadership Committee that will continue to work and keep momentum going for this project. The committee has split up into smaller groups that will start working on several different goals for the museum/skate park concept.

The groups are:
- Education
- Fundraising
- Volunteerism
- Pro Am (organizing some sort of competition over the summer to raise awareness)

When we finalize the details on the groups, we'll send out a call for help to get extra hands on whatever projects need it. Keep checking back for more details on the groups and help where you can!

Now that we're moving forward, we need a name and a logo! Head to the Facebook page to learn all the details about how YOUR design could become the face of the project. If you're a designer, you do not want to miss out on this opportunity!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

City Council Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out to last night's City Council meeting! There was well over 100 supporters in the audience and it was obvious to the council that this is an important project to the community.

As we continue to make strides on the proposal and work with the city, it's unclear as to when our next meeting will be. We'll keep everyone posted both on here and through Facebook. Keep checking back for more information as we hope to have some news as soon as possible!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Last Meeting

Hey all,

Tonight is our last gathering before we present to City Council next Tuesday! We'll be meeting at Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub, 850 Tamarack Ave, at 6pm. More "support" shirts were printed so this is a prime opportunity to grab yours before the council meeting. (Shirts will also be at Senor Grubby's and the Carlsbad Village Association if you can't make it tonight.)

We'll do a run through of the project proposal to take questions and comments tonight. If anyone needs help or ideas with their public comment speech, we'll be happy to assist.

We will also be taking our last collection of petitions and support letters for the project. Please don't forget to bring them along, as we want as many signatures as possible to show the council that the community NEEDS this project!

See you tonight!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

We got t-shirts!

WE GOT T-SHIRTS! We passed them out at tonight's meeting and they look fantastic. A HUGE thank you to Nancy and Joey of Life's Rad for getting the shirts made. The goal is to have City Council packed with supporters wearing these awesome shirts on April 27!

Come to the next meeting to grab one for yourself, or stop by Senor Grubby's or the Carlsbad Village Association office before then. We're asking for a small donation so give what you can and show your support!

Just a head's up - there's room on the back of the shirts for sponsorships. Contact or stop by Senor Grubby's to talk to Justin about the details. Let everyone know that your business wants to see this project happen!
There's a change of location for next week's meeting, we'll see you guys at Hensley's on April 22nd at 6pm. Wear your shirts!