Del Mar Community Connections: Sunday Salons
Rose Ann Sharp | Sunday Salon Committee Member
In the Fall of 2015, DMCC debuted a new educational and social outreach program, DMCC Sunday Salons. Its purpose was to broaden participation in DMCC and to appeal to different segments of the Del Mar community. It was a success and is now growing!
In 2015-2016, topics included cycling, photography, a live musical performance, the Internet of things, and an academic presentation on health issues. Pat JaCoby spearheaded the Sunday Salon program with Claire McGreal and Rose Ann Sharp. The Sunday Salons were meant to rekindle the spirit of earlier DMCC days when friends gathered informally to discuss topics of interest. These late afternoon programs were therefore centered on speakers from Del Mar and held in homes in Del Mar. Each speaker was a professional presenter, which helped keep everyone’s attention even after a glass or two of wine and some delicious cheeses.
DMCC continues to be interested in attracting new neighbors to this program. You can pick the topics that interest you, work with your social schedule, and then sign up. Most programs are limited to 35 guests and the office keeps a waiting list. If you want to be certain that you receive these announcements, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (858)-792-7565.
The Sunday dates vary by month and sign up is on a first come first served basis. It’s a terrific way to spend Sunday afternoons from 4pm until 6pm in the company of friends and neighbors. Word is getting out about how good these gatherings are. So do not miss your chance to hear the best speakers of interest to you. When you read about a topic/speaker you like, call the office immediately to reserve a space.
The initial program was so successful that this year the Committee has expanded. Board Member Susan Halenza is building on Pat’s success with prominent Del Mar speakers on topics such as urban lifestyles, rock formations, gardening and music and each Salon is hosted in an amazing home. You will recognize many of the famous names although the Committee keeps the name of the speaker a secret until the announcement goes out a month before the event. In this way, everyone has a fair chance to sign up!