Happy New Year! A good Cabrillo Fest it was; busy as usually and we appreciate the VIP help for the events. TPERP training is over and we had a great turnout. ‘Tis the season and we have a new cadre of volunteers ready to learn about ye ol’ Cabrillo wet butt. Welcome, have fun, and stay safe out there. Also, we have several interns from UCSD’s Environmental Systems program that you might see around. Please welcome them and assist in their learnings about our great park.
Your VIP Voice
We encourage you to subscribe to the VIP Voice to have easier access to park communication and with each other. This is a volunteer forum and we look for your involvement and participation in making Cabrillo a better place for our communities and to learn about what we all do.
New Phone System
If you’ve had difficulty calling the park, that may be because we recently installed a new phone system that uses a new phone number and extensions. You can see the Park’s updated phone directory on our Contact Us page.
CNMF Annual Moonwalk, October 8th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
VIPs are invited to attend the Annual CNMF moonwalk for FREE. Check out details at the CNMF link above.
State of the VIP, October 24th, 6:00pm
Come learn about what happened during FY14 in the VIP program. Volunteers contributed to a lot of projects and assisted us in a great many things. We like to acknowledge this in The State Of The VIP address which lasts for about 30 mins. After, we plan to enjoy food and each other. Come out for a relaxed evening under the stars. If you would like to attend please send me an email with ”Article II, Section 3” in the subject line.
Fall Festival at Point Loma Nazarene University, Saturday October 25th 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
If you would like to help for the event we are looking for one more person to help us outreach at PLNU. Please email me with “Phineas Bresee” in the subject line.
Open Tower, November 15th, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Another Open Tower event. We are looking for 8 to 10 folks to help us assist visitors with their experience of climbing to the top. If you can help please send me and email with “Ida Lewis” in the subject line.
We look to the 2015 schedule to fill up our Series. If you have any ideas or know of any folks that can put wrinkles in our brains please pass their information on to me. Thanks to those who have passed me names.
- A Big Ship, October 8th, 6:30pm
The date is now set. Dr. Ray Ashely, CEO/President of the Maritime Museum of San Diego sails in to talk about this wooden ship called the San Salvador. He will go over the historical and contemporary facets of the ship as well as the ships aim as it starts to sail as San Diego’s flagship. The San Salvador is set to sail in 2015 and what an educational journey we embark upon. To RSVP, please send me and email with “The Wipstaff” in the subject line.
- The Bunkers of San Diego, November 20th, 6:30pm
Join us for an evening as we look at the layout of San Diego’s coastal defense network. From floor plans and schematics to the individuals that stared out into the Pacific to keep the harbor safe, join us as VIP Joe, or bunker and military historian marches us into the network of concrete scattered around the hillsides. Please RSVP with “Situation SNAFU” in the subject line.
Lighthouse Information Station
With the retrofit behind us, this contact station in the lean-to is back on-line. Email Emily_floyd@nps.gov with “LIS less” in the subject line, if you need to be refreshed on procedures or would like this to be a new addition to your Cabrillo volunteer repertoire let me know and I can add it to your volgistics profile.
Volunteer Work Crew, November 22nd, 8:00 am
We have work to accomplish around the greenhouse area. Work consists of fuel reduction and clearing out an area for plant space and demonstration areas. If you haven’t been to our greenhouse this is a good chance to see what volunteers are doing in plant propagation and assisting in restoration projects. We start early and plan to work for about two to three hours. If you would like to help please send an email with “Kew Gardens” in the subject line.
Rails to Trails, Assistant Conductor’s Meeting, October 28th, 6:00 pm
Alright, so the first step to get involved is to attend this meeting. Here we describe the volunteer position and its expectations. Thanks to those who have already showed interest in this program. If you have already reached out to me, no need to send me another email, I have you in our records. If you are interested and would like to attend the meeting please send me an email with “Don’t Throw Mamma” in the subject.
Blow our Horn
We have another interesting volunteer opportunity to offer Cabrillo VIPs. If you are a land lubber this is not your calling, but if you want your soul to be saltier this might be right up the channel for you. Cabrillo recently signed an official partnership with Hornblower Cruises and they seek Cabrillo representation on their boats. All volunteers are welcome to be involved on the cruises as you can represent all different aspect of the park and relate it to the paying passengers. Due to its nature, this position requires a degree of regular commitment. If it sounds interesting and you would like to see the peninsula from a different perspective please email me with “I’m on a Boat!” in the subject line.