With 70 members, the Chamber of Commerce plays a pivotal role in the community.
The purpose of the chamber is to promote a favorable, economic, and aesthetic climate for the mutual benefit of business owners, employees, residents, and visitors.
To this end, the chamber is cooperating with the Sea Isle City Tourism Development Commission by funding beautification projects, like the colorful banners lining JFK Boulevard, and activities like the Tuesdays Family Fun and Flick Nites, and the Baby Parade.
During the off-season, the chamber co-sponsored, "A Night at the Races" to fund entertainment programs in the downtown business area.
Once visitors come and pick up their keys at the realty offices, they are given a copy of the chambers vacation guide.
First published in 1991, the guide is chockfull of ads, calendar events and concerts, a map of the city, a list of things to do on a rainy day, etc.
The chamber is proud of its guide, but President Laricks is even more proud of the establishment of scholarships for Sea Isle City graduating students of Ocean City High School, Cape May Vo-Tech, and Wildwood Catholic High School.
A total of $10,000 has been awarded since its inception.
Former chamber president Elvira Laricks first suggested the scholarship in 1999.
Officers of the chamber in addition to President Laricks are Vice President Linda Layton, Secretary Gloria McDermott, and Treasurer Michael Jamison.
New board of directors included Dr. Thomas Henry, Tom Adelsberger, and Rachel Morrison.
Stories, songs, finger play, movement, and sometimes a craft, all reinforce the fun of the written word.
The Cape May County Library invites pre-school children to enjoy story time at their local library.
For additional information please call your local library.
Look for the Townsend's Inlet Improvement Association table at the Fall Family Festival on Saturday.
We will be selling framed paintings done by a local artist. You have your choice of either the Sea Isle or Townsend's Inlet Lifeboat on the beach.
The lithographs are $20 and all proceeds go to the Townsend's Inlet Civic Center Restoration Fund and help to save the Townsend's Inlet Civic Center.
We will be located at JFK Boulevard and the Promenade in the Organizations section.
In addition, the Townsend's Inlet Garden Club will meet Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Townsend's Inlet Civic Center.
Program is a Meet and Greet, Coffee and cake.
If you would like to become a member or have a program suggestions please call Louise at 263-3002.
The Garden Club meets every third Thursday of each month.
AARP 710 of Sea Isle City is running the following trips: Wednesday, Sept. 20, Sight & Sound to see "Ruth," and Monday to Wednesday, Oct. 16-18, Fall Tour of the Hampton's.
Call 263-1695 or 263-6353.
These trips are open to all.
Card players alert! The Sea Isle City Women's Civic Club will hold their second annual card party at the Community Lodge, JFK Boulevard and Park Road, on Sept. 21 from noon to 3:30 p.m.
The party includes lunch, door prizes and raffle prizes, and proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Cape May County.
Tickets are $14 and can only be purchased in advance by calling Angela at 609-263-1048 or Mary at 609-263-3841.
For additional info contact Ron Burczewski, at 609-263-6974 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Court Our Lady of Mercy 1655, Catholic Daughters of the Americas will hold their annual card party/luncheon on Oct. 6, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Auditorium, Central Avenue and 44th Street.
Admission is by ticket only and the cost is $15. There will be door and table prizes, in addition to the luncheon and an afternoon of card playing.
Proceeds go toward the various activities and charities supported by the Catholic Daughter.
To order tickets, call Kitty, 263-7236 or Nancy, 263-6974.
The Madonna Maria Council Knights of Columbus in Sea Isle City are planning a 12-day/11-night cruise on the Holland American Cruise Line to Southern Caribbean and Panama Canal starting March 2, 2007.
Everyone is welcome to join this group. Four people needed to meet their goal.
For further information, contact Joe Maty at 263-2742 or Anne Koch at 263-8737.
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