Sailing Science Center News
November 2018
Vol. 2, No. 3
Welcome to the November issue of the Sailing Science Center News. It's good to have you as a subscriber. The newsworthy items this month pertain to our upcoming November event and the beginning of our new branding scheme. Read on for the details!

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
- George Bernard Shaw
Director Spotlight - Jeff Owens
If you've been reading this newsletter for a while you will recognize a pattern in where we get our volunteers. In a nutshell, they come primarily from the Social Sailing program at the Treasure Island Sailing Center. This program has been a gold mine for finding smart, adventurous, energetic young professionals looking for ways to make a contribution.

While the pattern holds less strongly for the project's Directors, we've still had three of our Directors come from the program. Today's spotlight focuses on Jeff Owens, who is one of those three. I met Jeff in July of 2017 when he was a guest crew member on the boat I was coaching. In conversation afterward I learned that Jeff had been working as a professional fundraiser for nonprofits. We made arrangements to get together for dinner and I took the opportunity to show Jeff the plan for the Sailing Science Center. I remember one of his first comments was that he liked the Sailing Science Center because it was a project looking for funding, as contrasted with the too-common case in which people see available funds and try to invent projects to qualify for the money.

Jeff is currently consulting with the communications team at the Presidio Trust, while simultaneously taking nonprofit management and community engagement classes online and in person at Harvard. Yes, that's right, just when we think we've got him, he flies off to Cambridge for a week. Jeff is currently on the boards of two nonprofits and has a long list of organizations he has supported. Jeff has been a hard-working Director and has contributed in countless ways to the Sailing Science Center project. It's good to have you on board Jeff! 
Once I commit I stop worrying. I only worry until I decide and commit.
- Barbara Bertonti
New Branding
We've developed new branding for the Sailing Science Center. The brand is derived from a concept prepared by Clark Goodman in April.

The concept uses eight "badges" to represent the different galleries of the Sailing Science Center. The quad logo to the right shows four of the eight badges.

This imagery reminds us of the wide range of scientific disciplines that can be explored and taught through sailing. Ultimately these badges will be used overhead to identify and direct people to desired areas in the museum.


At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.
- Christopher Reeve
November 10 Stakeholders Gathering
Stakeholders Picture
With just over a week to go we are extremely excited about our upcoming November event. It's our first Stakeholders Gathering, a meeting to get relevant decision-makers, difference-makers, influencers and interested parties in the room together. The meeting will be used to provide an overview of the project, to introduce the players to one another, to create community and to collaborate on the best ways to make this project a success for everyone involved.

We've reached out to sailing centers, yacht clubs, architects, developers, government officials, educators, museum people, members of the U.S. Olympic effort, business people and many others to engage in this conversation. We will be listening closely and taking notes on all that we can do to serve the community.

If you would like to join the conversation we still have available seating. Here are the particulars:


What:
San Francisco Sailing Science Center Stakeholders Gathering

When:
Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Where:
SFMOMA Artists Gallery
Fort Mason Center
Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

Why:
The purpose of the event is to get relevant decision-makers, difference-makers, influencers and interested parties in the room together so we can collaborate to maximize the benefits to all those involved.

Details:
The event will include complimentary lunch, alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to the Event Manager by Wednesday November 7.
 
For further details go to:

Volunteers Needed – We continue to seek volunteers in all areas of expertise. Specific areas of interest at this time are in marketing, fundraising, web development, accounting and legal. Please reply to this email if you or someone you know is interested in volunteering.
Stuff NeededThe SSC office continues to need a small fridge and a microwave oven. If you have used items you can donate, or access to items we can purchase at low cost it would be a big help!
That's all for this month.

Cheers!

Jim Hancock
President and Founder
OUR MISSION

TO INSPIRE A PASSION FOR SAILING AND SCIENCE BY DELIGHTING PEOPLE THROUGH DISCOVERY AND PLAY

OUR VISION

AN INTERACTIVE HANDS-ON LEARNING CENTER:

DELIGHTING “KIDS” FROM 5 TO 95
PROVIDING STEM* LEARNING EXPERIENCES
FOCUSING ON THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATH
KEEPING IT FUN!!!

*STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

DIRECTORS
James Hancock * Travis Lund * Jeff Owens * Ken Done * Lindsay Hartman * Dominique Roddier * Meagan Strout
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