Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Rogue Wave - The Independent - 6/7/2009

photo: Bethany and Wes

Surfrider San Francisco Chapter Chair Wes, his wife and Surfrider member Bethany, and I conducted outreach at this show on Sunday night. I'm a big Rogue Wave fan from when they opened for Jack Johnson on his 2008 tour, and had been looking forward to this show.

It was another sold out show - this time a benefit for an organization that was raising scholarship funds for children. (See earlier blog post.) We had a table in the back right corner where the merchandise booth would have been set up if it hadn't been a benefit show, and were able to connect with some Rogue Wave fans who were unfamiliar with our work - most notably two young members of the Monterey Bay Aquarium who were psyched to learn about us, and signed up for our Chapter's email list.

We also got to meet two great guys from the Independent staff - Jason and Terry - who helped us out, and gave us a shout out over the sound system during a set break. Thanks again to Jason, the Independent's House Manager that night, who took care of us, as well as John from the Independent and Justin from Rogue Wave management who made it possible for us to be there.

photo: Bethany and Nicole

Wes, Bethany and I distributed information about our beach cleanups as well as our chapter's other programs, as well as seafood and sushi wallet-sized guides. Since Rogue Wave is a big proponent of organ donation, I also partnered with the California Transplant Donor Network for this particular show, and we had official organ donation registration forms available at our outreach table, for fans who wanted to sign up to donate their organs.

If you would like to register as an organ donor and you are a California resident, then go here. It's quick and easy. Also make sure that your family members and loved ones know about your decision to be an organ donor, and how important it is to you.

Thanks to everyone who made our participation in this show possible!

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