From the Desk of the CEO

April 23, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Chamber Executive Desk

Today I would like to talk about our school children and our three school districts in Encinitas, Cardiff, Encinitas Union and San Dieguito Union High School Districts.  The Chamber’s Education Committee has been working for several months to develop a solid plan to provide support for our local public schools on many levels including financial support, in-kind support, and technical expertise. We are also working to share the accomplishments of our outstanding students and staff, and their educational achievements with the community. I am happy to report that we are having good success already.

Shortly, we will be helping to produce a series of news stories on all the good things happening in our schools, as well as the continuing quality of education.  In conjunction with the Encinitas Educational Foundation, we will be sponsoring a golf tournament on September 10th, to be held at the La Costa Resort and Spa.  This will be a fun event and will likely raise considerable funds for some much needed programs.

At our last meeting, the committee decided to begin a few new programs, which will need support from YOU, our local businesses.  Our goal is to have local businesses become “Business Partners” with a school or a classroom.  There are many ways the business community can be involved. For example: 1) Teachers are implementing project-based learning which can be fully enhanced through local businesses sharing their knowledge and expertise.  2) Each school and every classroom have events and projects during the school year where in-kind donations and contributions can make a significant difference. 3) Students can benefit from direct mentoring, tutoring, internships or reading support from a caring adult. 4) Foundations, such as the Encinitas Educational Foundation which actively participates in fund raising activities for the Encinitas Union School District, are inviting representatives from the business community to join their boards.

The chamber and its committee members are reaching out to our business community to ask them to get involved.  We hope that many of you will feel the pride and understand the need to lend your support.  As a business member of the community your donations of time, talent and resources can and will make a significant difference to keep the schools in Encinitas world class.

There will be more information to follow, but please give this some thought.  If you are interested in getting involved or hearing more about this initiative, we invite you to join this committee, or come to our next meeting on May 17th, at the Encinitas Union School District Administration Building, 101 N. Rancho Santa Fe Road, at 5 PM.


Marshall Weinreb
Encinitas Chamber of Commerce

Encinitas Chamber of Commerce

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