In This Issue of Wavelength
- The Presidents Corner: Achieving Our Goals
- Rustler Round-Up: Men's Water Polo Making Their Mark
- Chefs for Scholarships: Fine Food, Fine Fund Raising
- Measure C Bond Update
- The Million Dollar Donation: The Frank M. Doyle Foundation Donates $1M
- WIN a 2009 Toyota Prius Hybrid
- Holiday Art Sale
- 2008 Night at the Races
- 148,104 Pounds of E-Waste
- Welcome Aboard
- Golden West Colleague: Brent Theobald
- Courtyard of Honor: GWC Alumni and Donors are Recognized
Fine Food, Fine Fund Raising – Call it CHEFS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
The Golden West College Patrons held the 3rd annual Chefs for Scholarships event on September 14, 2008 in the Student Center and Patio. Approximately 300 people were in attendance. This year the fund raiser netted just under $20,000. The Patrons allocate $7,200 from the proceeds to support their 16 annual student scholarships.
With 16 restaurants and beverage vendors participating, everyone who attended found something to please their palate and sate their appetite while enjoying the music of Gerry Schroeder’s “Wizzardworks” trio. The bounce house was popular, and the clown gave the children fun balloon animals to take home. The Huntington Beach Fire Department fire engine was appreciated by both children and adults.
In addition to the gastronomic “goodies,” guests purchased within the first hour of the event over 90 grab bags for $20 each. Some of the items included gondola rides, Aquarium of the Pacific tickets, and a crisp $100 bill. A special children’s grab bag for $1.00 brought a scramble of kiddies. The Silent Auction included a “Wii – with sports games,” which generated some heavy bidding among the attendees. The Opportunity Drawing saw the Beach Cruiser bicycle lure the highest number of tickets in our history.
The Patrons thank everyone who participated in making this event another success. Each person, the restaurants, the committee, the attendees, and the volunteers are responsible for giving worthy GWC students assistance in their pursuit of a higher education.