Dana Point Chamber of Commerce's Compass Newsletter
The Chamber Compass
Your bi-weekly guide to the news & happenings of Dana Point 
June 5, 2014
The Votes Are In

This week South Orange County voters took to the polls for the state's primary elections. According to early estimates, a little more than 24% of the county's electorate participated, lower than the 26.5% and 30.1% for primaries in 2012 and 2010, respectively.

Click here to view the June 3rd primary election results.
It's That Time of Year Again:
Turkey Trot Registration is Now Open!
In Honor of National Running Day, Registration for the 
37th Annual Dana Point Turkey Trot is Now Open! 

Known for its scenic coastal routes, beautiful weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants, to our 5K, 10K, Kids' Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health and Wellness Expo.

Celebrate National Running Day by committing to participate in one ofFodor's Travel Top 10 Thanksgiving DestinationsThis year's event is shaping up to be the biggest and best Turkey Trot ever. Early details on new enhancements for this year's race include new on-course entertainment, a post-race beer garden and an expanded Health & Wellness Expo.

Make sure to sign up early and take advantage of Early Bird Pricing - our cheapest registration pricing available! 
Race prices go up $5 on October 1st.

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2014 Dana Point Turkey Trot 
Seeks Sponsors & Exhibitors
The Dana Point Turkey Trot is calling for sponsors and health & wellness exhibitors for this year's event, ranging from title sponsors to supporting levels. The event is a great opportunity for local organizations and businesses to support a longstanding Orange County tradition with national recognition, influence tens of thousands of athletes, runners and their families, and millions more through media, all while supporting the local community.

Save the Date: July Membership Orientation
Maximize Your Membership Investment
Do you know the value of your Chamber Membership? 
Are you looking to get the most of out of your membership?
Come to our New Member Orientation! Join us on Wednesday, July 2nd from 5:00-6:00pm at Brio Tuscany Grille
We encourage new members, new employees and current members looking for a "refresher" course to attend this event. Attendees will receive your New Member Packet and plaque, plus you'll get a detailed presentation of your Chamber member benefits. 
This orientation is your opportunity to meet Chamber staff, Board members, Chamber Ambassadors and fellow new members, while learning about all the exciting opportunities your Chamber membership offers you!  Click here to RSVP.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Networking at Noon - Luxe Restaurant & Martini Bar
Thursday, June 5th   11:30am - 1:00pm
24582 Del Prado Dana Point, CA
$20 Members     $25 Non-Members

Dana Point Chamber of Commerce and our Membership Committee invite you to join us for Networking at Noon at Luxe Restaurant & Martini Bar

This event is open to members and non-members to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and generate new business leads - while supporting a great chamber member restaurant! 

The cost to attend is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch, beverage and gratuity. 

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June Mixer - The Fountains at Sea Bluffs
Thursday, June 19th   5:30pm - 7:30pm
25411 Sea Bluffs Dr, Dana Point, CA 
$12 Members     $20 Non-Members
Please join us for our upcoming June mixer, hosted by The Fountains at Sea Bluffs on Thursday, June 19th from 5:30-7:30pm.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network, discuss their business with others and generate new business leads - while enjoying live music and delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks from our generous host.
The event will be hosted outdoors, so please dress in layers. Valet parking will be available (tipping is encouraged).
Help our Chamber grow stronger by bringing a friend - invite a local business owner or even a friend to attend the event!
The cost to attend is $12 for members and $20 for non-members.

Chamber Mixer Raffle Items Needed
We're looking for amazing raffle prizes for our upcoming 3rd Thursday Mixers. As a member of the Chamber, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to market yourself to our membership. 
Please contact us if you would like to make a donation for an upcoming mixer. As always, we are appreciative for our member's continued support.

Welcome Our New Members!
Agent Sherry Swift 
949HomeTeam is a leading Orange County real estate team specializing in South Orange County real estate with particular emphasis on Dana Point, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo.

Sherry has built a practice that has earned her both local and nation recognition, including numerous awards as well as featured pieces ranging from local regional publications like the Orange County Register to The Wall Street Journal. She has been helping buyers and sellers in the 949 since 1999.  Whether you are thinking of buying, selling, or just need some information or advice, give Sherry a call. Put her experience and expertise to work for you!
Chef Mumsie  
Chef Mumsie is an up and coming Personal & Private Chef; they call her the 'Oprah of the Culinary Arts'. A Southern California native, mother of four, and grandmother of two, Chef Mumsie derived her title from the name her two dear grandchildren always called her, "Mumsie". Thirty plus years of Private Affairs has taken her to a new adventure as Chef Mumsie. Amazing food, great attitude, and extremely generous service is what she offers and that is what you will receive with her Culinary Experience Flights. Chef Mumsie creates the type of food that you will have your guest encoring for more. Chef Mumsie also provides unparalleled customer service, so that you will be able to get exactly what you want, how you want it, and when you want it. Her expertise is second to none, and her culinary delights are sure to please your palette every time.

Edward Jones - Geoff Fellows
Geoff Fellows is a new Edward Jones Financial Advisor in the Dana Point area. His focus is on helping to achieve the financial goals of small business owners and pre-retirement families. Whether sending a child to college, planning for retirement, or optimizing small business tax/retirement options, his plain English approach and 20 plus years in finance helps him tailor a unique solution for your individual needs.
Evolve Personal Fitness 
Evolve Personalized Fitness is a results based community focused on fitness efficiency, safety, and goal attainment leading to healthier, happier, and more rewarding lives. We offer members and clients a personalized assessment and program with a 16 week fitness plan. This program is continuously "evolving" in order for clients to avoid plateaus and injuries while getting results fast! Clients can participate in personal or semi-private coaching/training depending upon their preference. Personal coaching/training will allow clients to experience the exclusivity of a one on one workout, while semi-private will offer the dynamics and accountability that a group of less than 5 clients can provide. Evolve Personalized Fitness is a clean, friendly, and professional environment that's open 24/7. Our month to month agreements, 2 week money back guarantee, and affordable training investments will provide new and existing members with all the accountability and guidance they need without any of the risk associated with long term contracts.
Porsche Club of America
Orange Coast Region
The Porsche Club of America-Orange Coast Region (PCA-OCR) has over 2,200 members. A variety of events are held every month including an assortment of: Autocrosses, DE/Time Trials, Social Events, Rallies, Tours, Tech Sessions, and Concours. Regardless of the type of Porsche you drive or your specific automotive interest, you will derive a great deal of enjoyment from your PCA-OCR membership. 

Founded in 1961, PCA-OCR has enhanced the Porsche owning and driving experience through: 
  • Enjoying the camaraderie forged by owning a Porsche. 
  • Promoting safety on the roads through Autocross and DE training. 
  • Supporting the highest standards of Porsche operation and performance. 
  • Establishing mutually beneficial relationships with Porsche sources. 
  • Exchanging ideas with other PCA-OCR members.
Thank You to Our Renewing Members
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Community News & Events
Dana Point Historical Society Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
Please join us for a casual, fun June event that has become a Dana Point tradition. This fun event includes parking at Doheny State Beach, tours of the DSBIA Visitor Center from 5 - 6:00 pm and Jack Saunderson catering Lucy's El Patio Cafe's best Fiesta fare. There is a no host bar for "donations" and an opportunity prize raffle. Proceeds benefit two $1000.00 scholarships and you will meet the scholarship winners. We look forward to seeing you there. Your early reservations help us plan ahead and you save money for the raffle. Thank you! 
Give Back Event for Dana Point Relay For Life
All Day    June 9th    Stuft Pizza

Philharmonic House of Design
June 3 - 29, 2014         The Strand at Headlands
Ocean Institute Events in June


World Oceans Day

Sunday, June 8

Celebrate World Oceans Day at the Ocean Institute:

  • Investigate the oceans of the world
  • Discover unusual animal adaptations through hands-on activities
  • Learn about the importance of the ocean for different cultures, past and present
  • Ponder ways you can help preserve nature's beauty
  • Listen to explorers and mad scientists explain myths and legends of the seas

Activities are included with general weekend admission.  For more information, visit www.ocean-institute.org


Father's Day Cruises and Sails

Sunday, June 15

Treat your dad to an exciting voyage at sea!  Spaces fill quickly; click here to register or for more info.

Blue Whale Discovery Cruise:  10am - 12:30pm

Adventure At Sea Sail:   10am - 1pm

Afternoon Sail:   2pm - 4:30pm


Single-Day Summer Camps

Friday, June 27; 9am - 4pm

Kick-off summer with a day of fun at the Ocean Institute.  Cost is $75/child; hours are 9am - 4pm.  Visit the Ocean Institute website to register.  Programs vary by date and include:

  • Jr. Neptunes (ages 6 - 8) - Learn about marine life in the labs and take a cruise aboard the R/V Sea Explorer.
  • Jr. Oceanographer (ages 9 - 12) - Learn about marine biology & oceanography.  Dissect a fish, go on a tidepool walk, and head to sea on a cruise.


Ongoing Cruises & Sails

Weekends throughout June

Head to sea on our research vessel Sea Explorer or take a sail aboard the tallship Spirit of Dana PointVisit the Ocean Institute website for complete information and to register.

  • Marine Mammal Cruise - Weekends in June; 10am - 12:30pm
  • Blue Whale Discovery Cruise - Weekends in late-June; 10am - 12:30pm
  • Adventure Sail - June 7; 2pm - 4:30pm
  • Pyrate Adventure Sail - June 22; 2pm - 4:30pm
  • Bioluminescence Night Cruise - June 28; 8pm - 10:30pm
Come Aboard the Dana Pride for a Special Father's Day Dinner Cruise
This Father's Day, treat dad to a fun live music & BBQ dinner coastline cruise 
Sunday, June 15th at 6:30pm enjoy a two-hour Coastline Cruise with live classic Rock & Roll music by Mike O'Bryan and delicious BBQ Buffet, dessert & beverages aboard the Flagship 95 ft. Dana Pride. a Full cash bar is available! This holiday trip will depart Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach where Gray Whales and their Calf have been playing very close to the shore!

Doheny Surf Festival
June 28-29      Doheny State Beach
City of Dana Point Presents Movies in the Park
Fridays in June 8pm      Lantern Bay Park
Laguna Cliffs Marriott June Specials
Thank You to our Chairman Circle Supporters
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 If you are a interested in becoming an Anchor Club Sponsor, contact natalia@danapointchamber.com
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