Fundraising and Community Events
Throughout the year we have community events at the Firehouse, including our General Meetings (January, April, July and October) and community potlucks. Check back for details. Sign up for the PPCA newsletter for event announcements.
We made it through the holidays, power outages, wind and rain (so much rain)....we've earned an evening of shared food, conversation and reconnecting with our neighbors.
Sunday, February 5 at 5pm - Pedro Point Firehouse
Bring a dish to share, according to your last name:
A-I: Main Dishes
J-P: Appetizers or Side Dishes
Beer, wine and soda will be available for a donation (or bring your own). Please bring your own plates, glasses, silverware/ serving ware, if possible.
And to the musicians among us, feel free to bring your instruments. Your neighbors are always an engaged and grateful audience.
Questions? Contact Marcia Settel at 415-385-3058 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please stay home if you don’t feel well, know you have been exposed to COVID or are an unvaccinated adult. We will have the air filters on.
SAVE THE DATE
Firehouse (Almost) Spring Cleaning
What: Firehouse Clean-Up
When: Sunday, March 5, 10am-1pm
Who: All neighbors are welcome (children under 16 must be supervised by an adult)
Supports: The Pedro Point Firehouse
Other Details: To be shared closer to the date
Spring cleaning is defined as the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. In this case, the "house" will be our beloved Firehouse - storage areas inside, as well as gardening and maintenance outside.
Details on specific projects and needed tools and skills will be shared closer to the date. Beverages and snacks will be provided and we're thinking about a barbeque afterwards.
If you have any questions, email Cherie Chan or Danny Estrella.
Dinner on the Point -
A Big Success
After a two-year delay, we finally held the PPCA Progressive Dinner on Saturday, June 25. About 50 neighbors enjoyed appetizers in different homes (thank you Hanna Steinbach, Helen Brontë-Stewart and Kathleen & Dan Shugar). Then, everyone proceeded to different dinner homes where hosts Kathy Long & Greg Hirsch, Gary Furlong & David Costa, Joanne & Ed Gold, Marcia Settel & Dave Gilson, Leo Leon & Kris Geiger, and Christine Stahl & Greg Gerber cooked delicious entrees. The final destination was the home of Sam Casillas & Andrea Masters for dessert.
This event is a highlight of our community gatherings, and we’ve missed it. It’s an opportunity to hang out with known neighbors, meet new neighbors, peek at the interiors of our neighbors’ homes, eat good food and drink good wine. This year, we also got to celebrate multiple birthdays and raise about $2,000 for Firehouse upkeep. A wonderful evening was had by all!
Thank you to all who helped make it happen, both our hosts and our guests - and to Jane Kang for donating a massage for us to raffle off. We'll be back in 2023!
- Marcia Settel, Events Chair
Mark your calendars for Friday night, March 3, for a family movie night. Details to come!
Fog Fest Beer Booth a Big Success
This year's booth was located near Ingrid B Lacy Middle School and one of the festival band tents - a very strategic location for thirsty music listeners.
Staffing the tent were four shifts of volunteers, the first starting at 9am and rotating off throughout the day until closing/clean-up after 5:30pm. In addition to in-booth crews, shuttle service between Pedro Point and the festival was offered by other volunteers.
It will be a few weeks before we know what the Fog Fest organizers will provide to volunteer groups in their "profit sharing" arrangement, but we do know that happy, generous booth patrons helped us raise $997 in tip money - 90% goes to the Firehouse and 10% to the charitable group of the volunteer cashier who worked with us all day.
A GREAT BIG thanks to Breck Hitz for organizing the PPCA's volunteer participation and for Breck and Danny Estrella (just back from Portugal and already again helping the PPCA) as Booth Captains.
The following folks provided smiles, beverages and/or rides...you're appreciated!!
Barbara Lubben, Leo Leon, Kris Geiger, Kathy Long, Helen Brontë-Stewart, Arturo Cendejas, Laurel Cendejas, Gary Furlong, Joanne Gold, Debi Hirshlag, Sam Casillas, Marcia Settel, Allison West, Joe Volz, Emily Volz, Breck Hitz, Anne Hitz, Danny Estrella, Lisa Warns, Therese Languille, Philippe Roth, Cherie Chan, Bruce Ferry, Bryan Reinero and Dwain Coggins
It clearly takes a village to make thirsty Fog Fest patrons happy. Until next year....
Pub Night a big success!
2017 Chili and Chowder cookoff photos below! More here.