October 21, 2020
Chamber of Commerce
October Hours
Monday through Friday - 10 AM until 2 PM
Call 760-767-5555 or BorregoChamberDirector@gmail.com
Chamber of Commerce Updates

Farmers Market : The Borrego Springs Chamber Farmers Market opens on
October 23, 8 AM - 12 PM at Christmas Circle. If you have any questions please email borregochamberdirector@gmail.com. See you there!

The Galleta Meadows Sky Art Sculptures are now open!

Cancellation - BASIC Circle of Art 2021 - borregobasic.org

Voting Info: Starting Tuesday October 6, until Election Day November 3, the Borrego Springs Library will be an official Mail Ballot Drop-Off location for the 2020 Election. The hours and location for dropping off ballots will be Monday-Friday from 10 am-4 pm in the front lobby. On Election Day November 3, the library will be open extended hours from 7 am-8 pm. The library is not an in-person polling location, however in-person voting will be at the Borrego Springs High School gymnasium.
With more information about voting and the upcoming election visit https://www.sdvote.com/

American Legion Post 853

OPEN for donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9AM -12 Noon
OPEN for sales Fridays and Saturdays from 9AM - 2PM.
We support the Minister's council and other groups in our community as much as we can. Come out and see all the wonderful things we have. Including our 
new Old Record Department.
For more info contact Tim Kight at tkight5299@gmail.com
or call 760-767-4001

Who knows about the Peg Leg Smith Liars Contest?
Please contact Ken.  

Let’s Go Borrego
Volunteer Driver Pilot Program
Let’s Go Borrego is a new transportation program for Borrego Springs residents. It is a volunteer driver reimbursement program for Borregans who are unable to drive themselves, but who have a friend/relative/neighbor who drives them. Let’s Go will provide $0.50 per mile to reimburse your driver for all healthcare-related trips (doctor appointments and grocery/pharmacy trips).

If you are interested in applying for the pilot program, please contact us as (760) 237-8205 or LetsGoBorrego@gmail.com Spots are limited!
Contact Let’s Go Borrego: (760) 237-8205 or LetsGoBorrego@gmail.com
 Let’s Go Borrego
Programa Piloto de Conductores Voluntarios
Let’s Go Borrego es un programa nuevo de transportación para los residentes de Borrego Springs. Es un programa de reembolso de conductores voluntarios para los Borreganos que no pueden conducir por sí mismos, pero que tienen un amigo/pariente/vecino que los conduce. Let’s Go proporcionará $0.50 por milla para el reembolso a su conductor de viajes relacionados con la atención médica (citas de médicos, viajes de compras, compras de farmacia).
Si está interesado en postularse en el programa piloto, llámanos a (760) 237-8205 o envíanos un email a LetsGoBorrego@gmail.com ¡Los espacios son limitados!
Contacte Let’s Go Borrego: (760) 237-8205 o LetsGoBorrego@gmail.com

If you reside within the city limits of Borrego Springs (either full/part time) you might someday require emergency medical evacuation by helicopter- which provides advanced life support and rapid transport to a Tier 1 or 2 Hospital. Due to our remote location the closest Tier 1 or Tier 2 hospital is located only in Palm Springs or San Diego.
Since 2015, the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund, whose mission is to create an enduring community wide benefit for the Borrego Region, has generously paid for emergent care coverage from REACH (a local affiliate of AirMedCare Network- the largest Air Ambulance Company in the USA) for ALL households in Borrego Springs.
NOTE: Mercy Air also services Borrego Springs as an Air Ambulance service but is not associated with REACH Air Medical Services. You do not have the option to purchase a supplemental policy/membership from Mercy Air to cover their flight. Those on Medicare will typically pay anywhere from $250 to $1500 approximately if flown by Helicopter Ambulance. Borrego Springs residents do not have a choice of which helicopter company will be dispatched since 911 determines the closest and first available helicopter for transport which is why we recommend you get our extremely affordable membership- which covers you virtually Nationwide!
Currently if you reside in Borrego Springs your REACH coverage is only within the city limits. However, if you do travel outside of the City of Borrego Springs and in the untimely event you and/or your loved ones need to be flown to a hospital, you will be responsible for the total cost of the evacuation up to the Medicare allowable rate. Good News: you may now purchase an extended evacuation annual membership from REACH:
See coverage map for details (www.amcnrep.com/james-smith) for coverage map details. Also, Borrego Springs residents have a pre negotiated discounted rate of only $35 per year (if you are over 60) and $45 per year (if your age is under 60) membership covers the entire household and any/all flights will be ZERO $ out of pocket.
Lastly, for those who travel frequently or live in other states seasonally REACH has a service called Fly U Home which you may be very interested in. If you or a loved one are in ANY hospital in the USA and a higher level of care is needed or you simply want to be in the hospital of your choice, REACH will fly you and 1 person anywhere in the lower 48 states on our ICU Private Jet for only an additional $134 a year per household -which is less than a typical night at a good hotel *International coverage available Enrollment is simple: 1) Call 760-457-6497 to enroll over the phone in 5 minutes! mention you are under the Borrego Springs MSP Plan and the AMCN coupon code is: 9760- CA-SIT 2) Enroll online: WWW.AMCNREP.COM/JAMES-SMITH
Once the site pulls up look for “Do you have a Coupon? click there and enter: 9760-CA-SIT and TRACK CODE: 14569 

Volunteer at the Chamber!

Volunteer Commitment:
Volunteers are requested to spend a minimum of four (4) hours a week each month, preferably for five (5) months. Hours may be split in two shifts of two (2) hour shifts each week or four (4) hours straight.
Welcome Center Commitment:
1. Borregan Chamber of Commerce Membership (Individual)
2. Name tag
3. Recognition on Chamber website
4. Member discount on copies and faxes
5. Complimentary volunteer social events
6. Free admission for one to all Sundowners
7. Water, sodas and snacks provided
8. The Welcome Center is closed on holidays
9. Covid 19 – Chamber adheres to current County, State and Federal health and safety guidelines and supplies masks, gloves and sanitizer.

Contact us for more information at 760-767-5555 or click here to email us.

Borrego Springs Unified School District
1315 Palm Can Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 P: (760) 767-5357 F: (760) 767-0494
Greetings Families of Borrego Springs USD
Beginning Tuesday, October 13, 2020, the Meal Service Schedule that has been in place since March, 2020 will change. Students who return to campus will receive Breakfast and Lunch at school on the days they are on campus and Breakfast and Lunch for their non-campus days will be sent home with them at the end of the day. Meals for Monday will be included with the Friday Meals.
For those students who continue with Distance Learning, meals are available for Home Delivery, Tuesday - Friday, if desired. Please let the Food Service Department know if you would like to have meals delivered to home by calling 760-767-5333, ext 223.
Meal Pickup will also be available at the Elementary School
from 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM, Tuesday - Friday.

Meals from the BSUSD Food Service Department continue to be available to ALL children, age 18 and younger.

Saludos Familias de Borrego Springs USD
A partir del martes 13 de octubre de 2020, cambiará el horario del servicio de comidas que ha estado vigente desde marzo de 2020. Los estudiantes que regresen al campus recibirán desayuno y almuerzo en la escuela los días que estén en el campus y el desayuno y el almuerzo para los días fuera del campus se enviarán a casa con ellos al final del día. Las comidas del lunes se incluirán con las comidas del viernes.
Para aquellos estudiantes que continúan con el aprendizaje a distancia, las comidas están disponibles para entrega a domicilio, de martes a viernes, si lo desean. Informe al Departamento de Servicios de Alimentos si desea que le envíen comidas a casa llamando al 760-767-5333, ext 223.
La recogida de comida también estará disponible en la escuela primaria
de 2:45 pm a 3:30 pm, de martes a viernes.

Las comidas del Departamento de Servicios de Alimentos del BSUSD continúan estando disponibles para TODOS los niños, de 18 años o menos.

Nonprofit Organizations Encouraged to Apply for Grants
County Employees Help Charitable Organizations with Annual Grants

The San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization (CECO) is now accepting applications for 2021 CECO grants. Grant applications must be received by Monday, Nov. 2.

Since 1956, CECO has funded local nonprofit programs with the mission of lending a hand toward addressing the diverse needs in San Diego. CECO is funded by the generosity of the employees and retirees of the County of San Diego. One hundred percent of contributions are redirected to the local community.

CECO grants funds towards tangible goods such as equipment, furnishings and other durable goods that directly benefit the population being served by the program. A complete list of prior grant recipients, as well as 2021 grant instructions and application can be found at sdceco.org.

In addition, CECO will be hosting a free virtual "Grants 101 Workshop" on Thursday, Oct. 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. for community members to learn the basics of grant writing, as well as a general overview of CECO's 2021 grant application. RSVP online.

Questions pertaining to the grant application and/or allocation process can be directed to sdceco@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Sneak Peek at the new Embrace Borrego cover!
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