Greetings, friends and family of Imagine, We want to thank everyone who turned out for The Human Race, supporting anyone. That event and those like it help to make Santa Cruz County a more inclusive place with more resources to help whoever needs it. And it was a lot of fun. The many who raced ahead of us, it was good to see you. To those who walked alongside me and my family, thank you for great company. To those who finished behind Emma, Orion and I, I don’t believe you exist.
Sophie and Dianna threw parties in May and I was late to both. I’m very proud that our community is so forgiving and I enjoyed myself despite my poor behavior. That’s to say, we throw good parties.
The next big event in the Imagine Calendar is Santa Cruz Pride. Some of us will be marching and some will be hosting a booth. If you’ll be there, please take a moment to say hi. I’m bringing Orion and he can’t get too many “knuckles” these days.
After that, the next big event for your calendars is Shared Adventures’ Day On The Beach. The event is July 8 and registration opens June 8. When it opens you can sign up here.
In case you don’t know about the day on the beach, Shared Adventures and a phalanx of volunteers make Cowell’s Beach and a variety of sea-going adventures accessible to people with physical, behavioral or developmental challenges. A wheelchair ramp will be built that morning extending from the street to the waterline and including a dance floor. Therapists and carpenters and lifts and gear and volunteers will be on hand so that people who cannot do activities on the water the rest of the year, can enjoy our Bay on that day.
Imagine and Imagine volunteers traditionally manage the check-in process and we’ll be doing so again this year. If you would like to volunteer for the Day On The Beach, please write to Alexis and let her know and wish her a good day. You can write her here.
And that’s enough out of me this month. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback or if I can be of any service to you, please don’t hesitate to call on me, You can find me here in the office most business hours, and can write to me at [email protected]