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OKT reggae band coming to Avalon The OKT Reggae band will come to Avalon at 9 p.m Aug. 8, at the Marlin Club; 3 p.m. Aug. 9, at the Casino Dock Caf~; 9 p.m Aug. 9 at the Locker Room and at 2 p.m Aug. 10, at the Casino Dock Caf& Photo by Aryn L. Berg Photography. Southern California Photographer. http://www.facebook.com/ArynLBe rgPhotography Chamber is honored The California Chamber of Commerce recently named 26 local chambers of commerce to receive the President's Circle award including the Catalina Island Chamber & Visitors Bureau The award, first presented in 2009, recognizes chambers for excellence in business advocacy and helping their members com- ply with California employment Corporate program allows sharing of memberships STAFF REPORT The Avalon Rotary Club has introduced a Corporate Member program. The new program allows sever- al individuals from the same orga- nization to share a single Rotary membership, including dues and attendance requirements. Avalon Rotary's newest cor- porate member is Xela AID Partnerships for Self Reliance, which empowers Mayan popu- lations in Guatemala through education, skills and leadership training, micro-credit and other programs. "We are looking forward to partnering with our Xela AID friends not only to do good works here in Avalon, but also to do some good work internationally," said Paul DeMyer, the Avalon Club's recently inducted President. "Several Xela AID board Avalon's newest corporate member organization Xela AID (pronounced "Shay-la') hosted master Mayan Weaver Luciana Perez to be on the island last week for a presentation to Avalon Rotary. Later, she gave a weaving demonstration and shared hand-made items for sale in Metropole Plaza, courtesy of Gregg and.Sana members live on or travel often to to be fully active and have a repre- Catalina, but none of us individu- sentative there each week. ally could make it to all the meet- "We're honored to have been ings" noted Sue Rikalo, Chair of inducted." Xela AID's Board. To learn more about corporate "The corporate membership membership, email Avalon Rotary program has allowed us to join Membership Chair Cliff Hague at and to live up to our commitment cliffrider@aol.com desalination for today and Saturday Residents may fill containers with water for landscaping uses laws. Today and Saturday, July 26, In 2013, 27 chambers received the City of Avalon will present, a the award" in 2012 there were 23 i demonstration of a portable desal- , ~ . matlon unit on Crescent Avenue recipier/ts; in 2011, '21 chambers The portable desalination unit is designed to deploy during emer- received the recognition; in 2010,~ there were 22 award recipients;~ and in 2009, 13 local chambers received the award. Before you go back to the mainland Subscribe today. P.O. Box 428 Avalon, CA 90704 Phone: (31 O) 510-0500,Fax (310) 510-1882 gency situations, but may also offer relief for severe drought con- ditions. The unit can produce 15,000 of water per day (processing 30,000 will need to be performed before in sea water), allowing the water to be used for Environ Strategies, the City's drinking). The museum project Wastewater Contractor has deter- is planning on filling empty totes mined the sewer system can han- used for their project. die the brine discharge for this Community members are demonstration. However, they are encouraged to come down fill up currently reviewing the impact of their own water containers for brine discharge into the wastewa- landscaping uses. A r~ve ter systen~ from the California Department For the test in Avalon, the of Water Resources will be at the water produced by the unit will demonstration as well. be available to the public for alter- The time for the demonstration native uses such as irrigation or is to be determined. Call Avalon construction (extensive testing City Hall at 310-510-0220 x 122 The family of Mary Davey will be holding a small service for Mary's Inter- ment at the Avalon Cemetery on Thursday, July 31, at 12:00 PM. Friends of Mary and Dean are welcome to attend. Mary passed away in March of 2002, and was interred at the Bakersfield Cemetery. While attending Avalon High School, Mary met her husband, Dean. After her graduation they married and began their married life in Avalon, where six of their seven children were born. These years in Avalon gave her some of her fondest memories. When the family left the Island in the early sixties, she felt she had left her heart ! ! : i in Avalon. She would visit the Island every chance she got and thoroughly enjoyed catching up on news with her many dear Avalon friends. Mary was a beloved wife of Dean, mother of Colleen, Kathleen, Kevin, Kim- berly, Kirk, Dierdra, and Cameron, Grand- mother of 12, and Great Grandmother of 11. She is dearly missed by family and friends who are comforted in laying her to rest in Avalon. 6 i Friday, July 25, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER