2014 Was a Very Good Year


In a few days the clock will strike midnight and we will greet a New Year.  Time for a bit of reflection before the celebration begins.

First, your CMCA Board wants to extend a huge “Thank You” to all of the Cape Meares residents (full-time and part-time) who assisted CMCA in any way during 2014.  That might have been
  • helping with the siding of our community center,
  • contributing to our now 501(c)(3) association where any gifts are deductible,
  • assisting with the set-up or the clean-up required for social events,
  • helping in any way to keep the building and grounds in good shape,
  • offering items for the silent auction on New Year’s Eve,
  • making an effort to learn how to use a new social media tool (Nextdoor) to communicate,
  • buying a brick,
  • assisting with decorating,
  • bringing along a food dish to one of the many social functions that were scheduled,
  • or anything else.
Our organization can’t be successful without these many forms of contribution.Our association made significant changes during 2014 to prepare for the our 501(c)(3) application in August (Our Tax ID:  46-5361645).  We sent a fundraising letter to community residents in early December asking for continued support to meet our expenses in the coming months.  The effort we made to raise money in December of 2013 was very successful and we hope we will be equally successful this time around especially because our association is a non-profit where any gifts we receive are tax-deductible.  You can still make a contribution to our treasurer, Anita Johanson (6080 7th St. NW, Tillamook, OR 97141).  Please return the fundraising letter to Anita because it also contains information regarding “time and talent contributions” some of you may wish to make.

Our annual New Year’s Silent Auction and end-of-year celebration begins at 8 PM on Wednesday.  Be thinking about an item(s) you wish to make available at the silent auction.  Any item, if sold, also becomes tax-deductible.  But even if you do not have an item to offer at the auction, be sure to come for the merriment.  It’s a BYO drinks party.  And bring along any snack food you wish to share for the party.  We will have ice cream, sundae toppings, and non-alcoholic bubbly to share for those who may be interested.

The Board has planned an all-day retreat in January to plan the activities for 2015.  We’ll have a full agenda for the retreat and look forward to discussion lots of matters related to the association. If you have any suggestions for topics to address contact one of the CMCA Board members

You Board contains dedicated residents who have worked tirelessly on behalf of the community these past months.  The many decisions made during the past 12 months have required numerous hours of deliberation.  Listed below are CMCA Board members:  Anita Johanson, Chris Spence, Merilee Sommers, John Harland, Deborah Neal, Mike and Patti Smith,  and Charles J. Ansorge.  If you are pleased with the work of the Board please let them know that. We have made it easy to send a message to all Board members by creating a group identifier in Nextdoor.

Remember these two dates and times:  January 8 at 7 PM and February 14 at 10 AM.  The first date is for the meeting with the Tillamook County Planning Commission where the proposed resort development on the Spit will be addressed and the second date is the next quarterly meeting of the Cape Meares Community Association.  We need a big turnout at the Planning Commission meeting.

We hope there will  be a crowd of merry-makers attending the New Year’s Eve festivities at our community  center.

Posted by Charles J. Ansorge.