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.
PPCA General Meeting
October 20, 2022, at 7:30pm
1) Call to Order and Roll Call
2) Approval of July 21, 2022, Meeting Minutes
3) Treasurer’s Report: Balance Sheet, Income and Expenses through Sept. 30, 2022
4) Committee Updates
- Firehouse Report
- Events Committee
5) New Business
Oct. 23, 4:30 pm at the Firehouse
What a perfect time to catch up with your neighbors and share some hearty food! Bring a festive Fall dish to share according to your last name:
J-R: main dish
Beverages (alcoholic and not) and basic condiments will be available.
Please consider bringing your own plates/cutlery.
- Marcia Settel, Events Committee Chairperson
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 really 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
It's officially Fall...beaches are less crowded, kids are back to school, and pumpkin spice fills the air.
Fog Fest Fun
Saturday, September 24 saw bright sunshine and the much-anticipated return of Fog Fest. In addition to the fun and revenue that this festival brings to Pacifica, Fog Fest is an opportunity for the PPCA to raise much-needed funds for the Firehouse through running one of the beer/wine/soft drink booths.
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....