It's that time again!
We are hosting a mailing party for our second round of the winter appeal, which means that we need help stuffing and preparing envelopes that will be mailed to our members and community supporters.
We'll provide the pizza, so come eat, drink, socialize, and help stuff envelopes! Meet other SVBC volunteers and help us keep our programs and advocacy going.... read the whole note.
“Who is willing to donate $1,000? For the kids?” asked our Board chair Shiloh Ballard with a wry smile last Friday. It seemed a preposterous ask, though sorely needed. Shiloh was addressing a crowd of over 300 at our Sixth Annual Dinner on November 15. She was asking for attendees to make a donation to fulfill a whopping $5,000 matching grant that our Board of Directors and Advisory Board had... read the whole note.
For many, the best part about SVBC’s Annual Dinner is the chance to score some amazing deals in our silent and live auctions. We are here to help you prepare your winning bid ahead of time by showcasing a few of our biggest tickets. Bidding generally starts at about 50% of the listed retail price.
Of course, there will be much more to bid on than we can show here. What a great... read the whole note.
A couple of weeks ago I went on my first multi-day supported ride--the Climate Ride--320 miles down the northern California coastline from Fortuna to San Francisco. What an amazing experience! We rode through the giant redwoods and along a beautiful coastline with perfect weather. My first century was tucked into it on the third day, as well--thank goodness for tailwinds and cappuccinos.... read the whole note.
If you're interested in joining or supporting our own Corinne Winter and SVBC member Karl Danz as they tackle the Climate Ride for SVBC, join us at this fun meet and greet! Learn what the ride entails and have your questions answered. We'll bring the snacks and free beer! The evening event will be hosted by our friends at Acterra.
SVBC member and Acterra board member David Coale,... read the whole note.
Every year the NCAA basketball "March Madness" tournament captivates the nation with underdogs and buzzer beaters. Last year, leveraging this excitement, Sports Basement unveiled their "Charity Madness" tournament and raised over $34K for charities through revenue sharing at their stores - see last year's results [HERE](http://community.sportsbasement.com/archives/and-the-ymca-wins/). This... read the whole note.
Are you passionate about doing more to help combat climate change? Or maybe making our cities more sustainable, bike-friendly places to live? Or maybe you just want to ride through the epic coastal scenery of Northern California. To fulfill any or all of these desires, we have a great ride and an amazing adventure for you! Join Team SVBC for the Climate Ride California 2013.
Silicon... read the whole note.
If you were one of the over 270 guests that attended our Fifth Annual Dinner last week, then you know what fun we had. We would like to thank all our sponsors* who helped us make the dinner possible and the evening very special. In addition, we'd also like to thank the local businesses and industry partners for their generous donations of all the great product, vacations and services for our... read the whole note.
For many, the best part about the SVBC Annual Dinner is the chance to score some amazing deals in our silent and live auctions. This year, we decided to help you prepare your winning bid ahead of time by showcasing a few of our biggest tickets. Bidding generally starts at about 50% of the listed retail price. Details are below, and images are to the right.
Of course, there will be much... read the whole note.