Monday, December 31, 2012

President's Letter: Beginning Our 60th Year of Service

Clairemont Town Council will commence our 60th year of service for our community at our 2013 Inaugural Meeting on January 3rd.

Established in 1953, we are proud of our long, storied history of being your voice to champion the civic, commercial, educational, and political issues that have come before us. If you'd like to have your concerns or issues heard, post a topic in our Community Forum:

As we swear-in our incoming 2013 Board of Directors, we look to initiate and tackle new challenges and issues in the year ahead, which include: establishing Tavares Family Park, addressing the homelessness issue, duplicating the success of our Clairemont Garden Tour & Expo, form and create a new Clairemont event for Fall 2013, and initiate our concerns in the infrastructure debate that  has started within the City of San Diego, among other projects.

Clairemont's "newest" Councilman Kevin Faulconer and Mayor Bob Filner have confirmed their attendance for our 2013 Inaugural Meeting, and will speak about their legislative and governing plans moving forward. We're also expecting to meet our new Clairemont representatives from Assemblymembers Toni Atkins and Brian Maienschien, State Senator Marty Block, and Congressman Scott Peters.

Until then, we look forward to seeing you at our 2013 Inaugural Meeting on Thursday, January 3rd. Don't forget, we will be meeting at Cadman Elementary School this year (4370 Kamloop Ave).

Working for you, Clairemont!
Ryan Trabuco
CTC President

Friday, December 14, 2012

Our New Logo

In preparing for our year-long celebration of 60 years of service, your Clairemont Town Council is very proud -- and excited -- to present our new logo:

Clairemont Town Council's new logo (left), and an older logo (right) discovered among CTC archives from years past, courtesy of Janet Miller, publisher of Clairemont Community News.
Unveiled at our Annual Potluck Dinner on December 6, our new logo recalls the familiar imagery of our past, acknowledges our community's present, and helps inspire a fresh, new direction for one of Clairemont's oldest organizations.

Behind the Design:
  • Our founding date, 1953, appears at the top.
  • The stars and stripes, and navy blue represent our community's historical ties to the Navy. Clairemont, as the history goes, was envisioned and developed for those soldiers returning from duty post World War II. Today, Clairemont is still home to many retired military personnel, Veterans, and those who serve today.
  • Silver represents our 60th Diamond Anniversary. Coupled with navy blue, of course, you have the school colors of James Madison High School.
  • Orange (coupled with navy blue, of course) represent the colors of Clairemont High School.
  • The green palm tree represents our former CTC logo.
  • The family in the center is not just a throwback reference to one of our older logos, but a clear representation that our community is still one of diverse families, and strong camaraderie.
  • The phrase "Celebrating 60 Years" is (I hope) self-explanatory.
  • The three zip-codes covering Clairemont are featured at the bottom: 92117, 92111, and 92110.
Ryan Trabuco
CTC President

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CTC Communications Committee

We had our official Communications Committee meeting last night. I am thrilled about what we are creating. We have a vision that will help connect our community even more.

Our tasks will be:
  • Reaching out and interviewing very important community leaders 
  • Working to get the community involved with our forum Tell Us About It Here
  • Keeping the community informed on matters concerning the Clairemont Town Council 
  • Connecting Clairemont
Participation = Value for everyone. We would love to here what's on your mind. All things related to the community that you would like to share, can be blogged about here: Click Here to Post to Our Blog

There are some VERY exciting plans for the year ahead. We welcome your input and any service you would like to donate. We are forming our committees and need members to contribute. If you would like to donate some time to making Clairemont more amazing, please See Our Committees and join the one that resonates with you!

Last but not least I want to thank Michael Benninger who has built an amazing web presence for us. You definitely go above and beyond the call of duty by coming to the meetings and implementing changes so quickly and seamlessly. You are invaluable!

Janett Lewis
Chair, Communications Committee