HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MORRO BAY EVENTS
Morro Chamber of Commerce “Year in Review” Gala in partnership with Morro Bay’s 50th Celebration
January 23, 2015
MORRO BAY – A 50th to celebrate ringing in the new year and looking to the future 50 years of cityhood for Morro Bay. The annual Chamber of Commerce Dinner Gala and Auction will take place on Friday, January 23, 2014 - 5:00 PM at the Morro Bay Community Center.
Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Morro Bay’s 50th another wonderful year in the City’s history. To close the 50th once again coming together to celebrate with a “50th Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, President Jennifer Redman said, “ We want the community to join us in celebrating the wonderful residents and business owners of Morro Bay. The 2014 year was a
successful celebration and an eventful year. We are working hard to make 2015 a year of growth and
prosperity for our community.”
Highlights of the evening include the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce presentation of awards for
2014 Citizen of the Year and 2014 Business of the Year, as well as Morro Bay’s annual Living Treasure
Award honoring the residents, and businesses that make Morro Bay a special place to live work and
play. Honorees will be announced during a special ceremony at the Jan. 23, dinner, which is being
atered by Distasio’s Italian Restaurant. Appetizers will be provided by several local restaurants. A
special presentation will take attendees on a photographic journey through the 2014 – Morro Bay’s 50th
In keeping with the theme of the event, tickets are $50 per person. They will be available at the Chamber
of Commerce office 805-772-4467. Seating is limited, so tickets should be purchased early to ensure space.
Live and silent auctions at the dinner will raise money to help fund completion of an important
community legacy project, a statue titled “For Those Who Wait” to be installed at the harbor entrance
by Central Coast Women for Fisheries. To learn more about the statue and the fundraising project, go to
www.womenforfish.org and the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce.
All this is just the beginning of a punctuation of a festive and memorable year for the city of Morro Bay.
For more information or to reserve your tickets call the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce at 805-772-
4467. View the invitation by clicking the link below.
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we will meet at the community center at 4:00, February 8th. We will have a potluck so please bring a dish to share and a place setting for yourself. We will happily provide coffee and water to drink.
- 4:00 Potluck
- 4:30 Business meeting
- 4:50 Program- Why we love Morro Bay. We will move into small groups and share our own special memories of our beloved Morro Bay
Central Coast Women for Fisheries Legacy Art Sculpture
One of the key milestones for our City is the "Central Coast Women for Fisheries Legacy Art Sculpture" dedication to the families of "Those Who Wait".
The goal for our the community is to have the legacy art project fully funded before the end of 2014, Morro Bay’s 50th Anniversary year. You too can join in on the community stewardship efforts and become part of the legacy of our fine coastal town and our fisherman's heritage.
One of CCWF’s most challenging goals is to have a three piece sculpture erected in the vicinity of Morro Rock's south side near the harbor entrance, dedicated to"Those Who Wait". Envisioned are a mother and her children watching over Morro Bay Harbor. To our knowledge there is only one other sculpture that has been created with the same purpose as ours and it is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. With our sculpture here, there will now be a west coast and east coast tribute to fishermen’s families. The city of Morro Bay has approved our project and will incorporate this sculpture into their future plans for the area. Upon completion the sculptures will be gifted to the city of Morro Bay.
This idea came as a result of the many family members in Morro Bay who have over the years ventured to this location to bid their loved ones farewell as they head out to sea. We thought it would be a lovely tribute to those waiting families and most notably the women who were left behind to tend to the many challenges of raising a family while their partners were away at sea, sometimes for months at a time. Many of our fishermen return home safely, for which we are grateful, but sadly some do not. We honor those lost at sea as well with the making of this public art piece.
Visit the Central Coast Women for Fisheries website.