MI 2020 to team with Chilympics

  • Sunday, August 17, 2014

Anita Crone/South Strand News Bruxanne Hein of the Surfrider Grand Strand asks MI2020 to partner with her organization during the Chilympics in October.

Murrells Inlet 2020 agreed, Aug. 6, to team with Surfrider Grand Strand during the Chilympics, the Surfrider’s main fundraiser, scheduled for Oct. 12.

In return for providing 12 volunteers, Murrells Inlet 2020 will receive $1,200.

“Because we’re a nonprofit, we can’t give you the money directly,” explained Bruxanne Hein, Surfrider Grand Strand chairwoman.

“But we can partner with you and provide a donation.”

This was the second year that the Surfrider organization asked for help from MI2020.

Last year, the MI2020 board turned down the opportunity to handle the vendors during the event, citing questions about liability.

This year, there was no hesitation.

MI2020 will be one of a number of groups partnering with the event.

Hein also explained other initiatives that might involve MI2020, including an anti-plastic bag effort and increasing recycling in the Inlet.

“Some of the restaurants already are recycling,” she said, “but a number of them just throw out cans and bottles.”

She also noted that there were no recycling containers on the Marsh Walk or Jetty View Walk, something that she said her organization would like to change in conjunction with MI2020. “We have many of the same goals,” she said.

In other action, the board heard a request from Gary Weinrich to take a stand on the Monday night fireworks being shot from a barge in the inlet; accepted the resignation of Billy Nichols from the advisory Council; approved preliminary plans for the Nov. 8 oyster roast at Hot Fish Club and the proposed budget for the Nov. 14 gala and a disaster recovery plan.

The organization also got an update on its committees and how their goals are being met.

Late last year, the board adopted a committee structure to handle the tasks that had been under the auspices of the board as a whole.

The group has a governance committee; a Development/PR and Marketing group; a finance committee; and executive committee.

The structure was designed to cut the time of the monthly board meetings.

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