We absolutely love our monthly after hours, and this month’s definitely did not disappoint. The Turtle Hospital hosted BAH this month and it was fantastic. With Food & Drink from Lighthouse Grill & First State Bank, everything was delicious. We had a wonderful 50/50 raffle, with lots of prizes to give away too. Perfect weather, lovely live music, and a large crowd of over 200 people. We love our members, our city, and community! Please see below for further information on The Turtle Hospital and how they help, and how YOU can help!
“The Turtle Hospital opened its doors 1986 with four main goals: 1) rehab injured sea turtles and return them to their natural habitat, 2) educate the public through outreach programs and visit local schools, 3) conduct and assist with research aiding to sea turtles (in conjunction with state universities), and 4) work toward environmental legislation making the beaches and water safe and clean for sea turtles.” –www.turtlehospital.org/about-us/
Here are some photos to share from the successful event:
This has to be one of our biggest after hours yet! What a phenomenal turnout, thank you so much to DRC for hosting. Also a big thanks to Centennial Bank for the delicious food and cold refreshments. We had a lot of fun watching the dolphin show and interacting with our members!
Dolphin Research Center was founded as a nonprofit corporation in 1984 by Jayne Shannon-Rodriguez and Armando “Mandy” Rodriguez. Their goal was to ensure the dolphins had a home here for life, and in doing so to establish a unique education and research facility.
The Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions presently living here provide a range of personalities and backgrounds. Over half of our family was born at the Center, while the other members have either come from other facilities or were rescued, rehabilitated and deemed unreleasable back into the wild by the Government and now have a forever home at Dolphin Research Center.
Our April Business After Hours was held at Wesley House’s new location in Marathon. As always it was a lot of fun and we would like to thank Wesley House for hosting.
“Wesley House Family Services’ vision ,to develop and encourage a more child caring community, is at the heart of everything we do. Each day, Wesley House is protecting and nurturing children and strengthening families. We are committed to helping families learn together, grow together and experience a brighter future.”
For more details on Wesley House Family Services please visit their website: https://www.wesleyhouse.org/Pages/default.aspx
Join us for May’s BAH to be held at the Dolphin Research Center May 13th from 5:30-7:30.
We had a great turnout at our March business after hours! Thank you Marathon Veterinary Hospital for hosting us. Also a big thanks to our special guest Jeanne Selander from Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Animal Farm, our beverage provider Centennial bank, presentation by Aquarium Encounters, and our food provider Marathon Rotary Club. It was a lot of fun hanging out with “Mo” (short for Molasses) the Sloth, his skunk friend, and Boots the Alligator.