Summertime is here again! We are wishing we could all be together enjoying this awesome weather we are having in our beautiful beach community. After many hurdles in 2019, our team was ready to jump start a fresh new year. Then the pandemic hit unexpectedly. To say the least, the first and second quarter of 2020 has been challenging. The virus has given rise to a whole new way of approaching life, and COA’s programs are no exception. Nevertheless, the COA team is committed to keeping the faith and delivering healthy activities to our community. All of our outreach programs have had to modify, change format, and find a successful way to continue.The Food Connection has been committed to providing the much needed services for those less fortunate by learning all the necessary Government Health requirements and following their guidelines to make sure we are providing for everyone’s safety. The COA Clubs and the COA Music Outreach programs have all been reformatted and are using the online services thru ZOOM Meeting. Besides the current programs mentioned above, we have a new program called THRIVE ALIVE DISCOVERY that has been developed. This program will focus on the 18 to 30 years of age who are starting into adulthood and need direction, while they are staying sober. We look forward to launching this program as soon as the environment allows. We would like to take this time to give a hand to all our VOLUNTEERS who give so graciously of their time and energy to bring our programs to the community! COA is indebted to you and we could not do this without you. To all out there who share our vision and would like to join our efforts, please contact us on our website. It is our hope that soon we will be able to meet in person again to keep the relationships growing that have bonded us in the past. We also look forward to building new relationships with other community organizations that support our vision of healthy youth development.
With Gratitude and Heart-felt Thanks,
President, COA Board
Jonathan is an SCHS alumni and former varsity football player who helped start Gamerz 4 the Cure, and is a big believer in the positive effects a strong community can have. Over the past six years he has worked with COA to run gaming activities, form connections within the Esports industry, and generally lend a helping hand. Among other things, he has a passion for technology and games: working as an Engineer, and playing in his free time.
As a member of the board, he plans to use his technical skills to help with the digital aspects of COA, including website donations, sponsorships, and shout-outs for those who so graciously give to the cause.
Covid-19 will be here for the remainder of the summer, but we’re eager to catch something else… Fish! That right, the COA Fishing Program is back on for the remainder of the 2020 summer with the first of three fishing events taking place at Calafia State Beach on July 22, 2020 from 9am-Noon.
Our fishing pro mentor, Chad Schiel has fished the beach three times this year since it’s reopening to the public and reports that it’s fishing even better than last season!
He anticipates this will be the case for the remainder of the summer. Corbina, Croaker, Sting Rays and a variety of small sharks are common fare on our outings which average three fish per attendee. Bigger fish, and Leopard sharks pushing four feet long are common place in late hot months of summer.
COA Fishing dates currently booked are 7/22, 8/15, and 9/5 at Calafia State Beach from 9am – Noon. If the beaches close as a result of Covid-19, for obvious reasons we will have to postpone or cancel.
COA Performers shared their talent by participating in 2 PROJECT PANDEMIC OVERRIDE Events.
One on April 24th and the other was on June 5th.
In past 3 months, this COA’s Instagram @COA_Entertainment has grown in number of followers and “likes” with weekly updates with posts of “a featured COA artist” and “a featured video from a COA performer”. To be considered for either of the above, please contact Joanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, INSTAGRAM LIVE-“GOT MUSIC” has been a great success and videos posted!! ON MAY 8th, 15th and 29th and June 19th from 6:00-7:00pm COA performers had 7 minutes to perform and Luke Giannelli has been the MC at this event! Check out: https://communityoutreachalliance.com/music-outreaches/ for social media of the COA performers!
Upcoming Friday, July 10th, will be the 5th INSTAGRAM LIVE -scheduled: 6:00-7:00pm!!! ALL BANDS!!
And Friday, July 17th, will be another Instagram live!
Since the last newsletter in April, more events that had COA performers lined up have been cancelled due to Covid 19.We look forward to when we can schedule LIVE EVENTS!!
Posted on the COA Facebook-Entertainment and Art
https://www.facebook.com/groups/COAJamNight/ are updates on entertainment and art events and videos from COA performers that relate to holidays and /or what’s going on in the world.
Shout out to Lisa Newell of Farmer’s Insurance for supporting #scstaystrong with a generous donation towards gift cards purchased from San Clemente business to stimulate the economy.
CA Senate says #YesonSB793 to end the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products, including sweet minty menthol! It’s now up to the CA Assembly to protect our kids and save over 17,000 lives and $800 million in healthcare costs.
COVID can’t stop the COA Food Connection. Check out the article written about the Food Connection in the San Clemente Journal. County.
Please share with anyone who may know a teen who could benefit from some stress management or just positive peer connection/interaction right now. She is available for questions. They are not turning anyone away due to lack of funding also.
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