July 2017 Laguna NextGen Meeting at The Wine Gallery
The July NextGen meeting at the Wine Gallery Laguna Beach was a huge success thanks to Mayor Toni Iseman who covered topics including parking, village entrance, beach safety, tourist traffic, and opportunities for NextGen to get involved! Another huge "thank you" Chris Olsen, NextGen supporter and owner of the Wine Gallery for giving us the patio to host our informative evening. Thank you to those who attended, asked questions and those newly introduced to Laguna NextGen. Be sure to support your local businesses! http://winegallerylaguna.com
April 26, 2017 - Support of Laguna Beach KX 93.5
KX 93.5 radio taker by the Next Next Gen. I am not sure we will be invited back next year but it was fun. Thank you so much Tyler Russel of KX 93.5 for hosting us and thanks for support local radio. Visit http://www.kx935.com
September Laguna NextGen Meeting at The Wine Gallery
NextGen held a meeting at the Wine Gallery Laguna Beach in September 2016. Thank you Chris Olsen, Next Gen supporter and owner of the Wine Gallery. It was a beautiful night with a great turn out including a number of political candidates attending. We were fortunate to have City Manager, John Pietig, speak informing the group on a number of pressing ballot measures including Measure LL and Measure KK. Please note that he provided the group with information only so we can individually make informed decisions. Thank you again for all who attended, asked questions and wants to be involved in NextGen. http://winegallerylaguna.com
2016 Laguna Beach School Power Fundraiser
NextGen hosted a table at the Laguna Beach SchoolPower Fundraiser "Calling All Heroes" in March 9, 2016 at the beautiful Montage. It was a great evening supporting our local public schools. The event raised over $300,000 to support our public schools. SchoolPower is the oldest, non-profit education foundation in Orange County and has raised money for Laguna Beach public schools since 1981. The money raised by SchoolPower provides the four Laguna Beach public schools—El Morro Elementary, Top of the World Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School—with valued educational programs and resources. A percentage of the annual money raised also sustains the SchoolPower Endowment Foundation, which in turn supports the Teacher Grant Program and Large Endowment Grants. Examples of programs currently receiving funding from SchoolPower and SchoolPower Endowment are: K-3 class size reduction, performing/visual arts at the middle and high school, an additional high school counselor, an extra period for electives at the middle school, K-8 music, the foreign language program, district-wide advancements in wireless infrastructure and educational technology, an expansion of the strings program and high school athletics. Visit https://www.lbschoolpower.org to learn more about SchoolPower.
Local Shopping Event and Meeting
Monkey Business was a fun-pop up shopping event hosted at Ritual Yoga in Laguna Beach by Laguna NextGen. Local business owners such as The Shop, North, Connie Archbald, Gorjana, Roots Beauty, Tristan Abel and Bless'ed Booch set up shop. Thank you for everyone that came to support Laguna Beach businesses and NextGen!
2015 Fundraiser to Support the Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Such a fun, family friendly event at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna (PMMC) on December 20, 2015. The Laguna (Next) NextGen kids loved seeing the seals and sea lions, hot chocolate bar and wrote the sweetest letters to Santa. https://www.pacificmmc.org
2015 Takeover of Laguna Beach Public Radio KX 93.5
KX 93.5 Takeover time. Raising money for our local radio station.
October 2015 Laguna Beach Magazine
Nice Press from Laguna Beach Magazine on our Group. Check out the October 2015 issue of Laguna Beach Magazine.
Meeting and Social at 2015 MacGillivray Freeman Films
Our October 7th, 2015 event at MacGillivray Freeman films was a success. We all had a great time catching up and meeting new people. Thank you to MacGillivray Freedman Films for hosting us, Laguna Beer Co for the beer, David Langrin for the great music, and Bless'ed Booch for sharing your Kombucha with us. We hear from founder Aaron Talarico at this event about City of Laguna Beach affairs. We shared the great news that we started a fund at Laguna Beach Community Foundation to be able to accept charitable gifts to grant out to local non profits.
cNextGen Event at the Marine Room to Support the Friendship Shelter of Laguna Beach
On August 5th the first kickoff event was held at the local Marine Room, where celebrity guest, Patrick Carney of the Black Keys provided musical entertainment to a sold-out crowd. This event raised awareness and donations for the Friendship Shelter, a resource in Laguna which helps homeless adults achieve self-sufficiency and become productive members of the Community. Associate Executive Director Mark Miller spoke to over 150 people about the importance of the Friendship Shelter in Laguna Beach, and how their contributions make a difference. “It is such a boost to Friendship Shelter to have [NextGen]’s involvement and support in such a meaningful way” said Mark. Danielle Ward Shuster and Nicole Anderson appeared on the popular “Friendship Hour” on local radio station KX93.5 to discuss NextGen and the event. A number of local businesses such as the Marine Room and ZPizza donated items to make the event a huge success. We raised over $5000 to support the Friendship Shelter in Laguna Beach. Visit www.friendshipshelter.org
Laguna NextGen Supporting Pacific Marine Mammal Center
The NextGen team supported the Pacific Marine Mammal Center by attending their annual Gala, September 20, 2015 at The Ranch. It was a beautiful evening under the stars and of course we had fun too. We love the pinnipeds! Visit www.pacificmmc.org to learn more about how to give you time, treasure or talent.