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New Chamber head to begin duties on Monday, Nov. 10. COURTESY OF THE CATALINA ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE T h e Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and the CEO Search Committee reported recently that Jim Jim Luttjohann, Luttjohnnn oftheSantaFe Convention New Chamber CEO and Visitors Bureau, has accepted its offer of employment as the Chamber's next president and CEO. Luttjohann succeeds Wayne Griffin, who earlier this year announced his retirement effec- tive Nov. 30. Luttjohann starts his new job on Nov. 10. Luttjohann has over 20 years of experience in organizational lead- ership, marketing, sales, public relations and operations. His past work experiences include his most recent position "as the executive director of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Convention & Visitors Bureau, the executive director of the Ventura, California Visitors & Convention Bureau and the director of Operations at the Ventura Music Festival Association. For the last two years, Luttjohann was the executive direc- tor of the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau which included the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. During his tenure he developed and executed a multi-year stra- tegic plan, undertook significant reorganization and streamlining of policies and procedures. Duties included oversight of Destination Marketing, Convention Center, Arts Commission, the Film Office and the city's Occupancy Tax Advisory Board. For eight years, Luttjohann was the executive director of the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau. In that time he led the orga- nization through a comprehen- sive re-branding process, strate- gic planning processes, expanded operations, including the develop- ment of two new Visitors Centers and a Film Office and secured a multi-year contract with the City of Ventura. Under his direction the organi- zation received numerous awards for its innovative programs and graphic designs. Luttjohann has served as a board/council member of CalTravel, Ventura County Lodging Allianc, the Central Coast Tourism Council and as the Ventura Chamber of Commerce liaison. Additional board service included many years with both The Ventura Music Festival Association and Downtown Ventura Organization where he was a founding board member, 10 years on the city of Ventura's Cultural Affairs Commission and over ten years of service on the board of the organization he later directed--the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau. Luttjohann has also served on the boards of the Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus, Braest Cancer From page 2 spread the word about breast can- cer awareness. Catalina Island Medical Center is the destination for excellence in patient centered care and health enrichment. CIMC is committed to provide quality health care to each individual and improve the overall health of our community. To inquire about medical services or to make an appointment please call CIMC's Medical Group Office (310) 510-0096. Free Shipping For Catalina Island Residents Web Ordering Available! Check in-store pickup For free shipping! The Vape Store For The Rest of Us! Everything you need! Beginners to Advanced Users Friendly Service, No Snobbery! www. thevape dep ot. corn 2139 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach Ca 90815 562 -494-1442 the Tourism Association of New Mexico and New Mexico State Tourism's Region Five. "We think Jim's previous expe- rience with destination market- ing organizations makes him a perfect fit for the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce" states Kevin Strege, immediate past chair of the Chamber's Board of Directors and chair of the CEO Search Committee. Luttjohann will relocate to Avalon in November and he will begin his duties at the Chamber on Monday, Nov. 10. His partner, Steve Eddy, and their high school exchange stu- dent from Norway will be joining Luttjohann in Avalon in January. P.L.A.Y. auction set for Nov. 14 The annual EL.A.Y. Preschool Craft Auction will be held at 5 p.m., Nov. 14, at Bluewater Avalon. P.L.A.Y. is a co-op preschool that has been serving Avalon's pre- schoolers since 1969 at the historic Bird Park. Every year parents of students come together to host this event and work hard to make it a success. A $7 entry charge at the door will include appetiz- ers, homemade desserts made by parents, and one door prize raffle ticket. This year's grand prize is a seven night stay at a condo in Kona, Hawaii, for two adults or two adults and one child. Youth Activities League to bring back pro skateboarder The following is the Avalon Sheriff's Station significant incidents report for the week of Oct. 9 to Oct. 15. "It is important to note that no assump- tion of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the con- tent of the information provided in this report. Many people who get arrested do not get con- victed or even charged with crimes for which they have been arrest- ed," said Capt. Doug Fetteroll, commander of the Station. Viejo, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after it was determined he was driving a golf cart in which two people fell out of and were injured. At 10:21 a.m., Oscar Tamayo, M/23, an Avalon resident, was arrested on an assault charge. A 14 year old resi- dent was cited for pos- session of Marijuana on school grounds. Oct. 13 Capt. Doug A back-pack was Fetteroll reported stolen from Station commander an unattended golf cart in the 100 block of Catalina Avenue. Money was reported stolen from the contents of a suitcase that had been reported as lost and later found. Oct. 9 At 2:15 p.m., Gregory Lopez, M/23, an Avalon resident, was arrested for drunk in public. October 10 An assault was reported in the 100 block of Vieudelou Avenue. At 9:50 p.m., Brian Beck, M/36, a visitor from Texas, was arrested for drunk in public. Oct. 11 No significant incidents. Oct. 12 At 1:30 a.m., Jeremy Thomason, a resident of Mission Oct. 14 An unattended purse was reported stolen from the 400 block of Crescent Avenue. Oct. 15 No significant incidents. Staying drug free event set for Thursday, Oct. 30 Avalon Station's Youth Activities League has also made arrangements for Preston Pollard, the professional skateboarder from Sheriff's Log, Page 7 ST ON THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, October 17, 2014 ~, 5