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Latest PHCF News
The January 2020 Tradewind Times is now on line!
See what our new PHIP President Billy Brehm wrote. The wrap up of MOTM 2019 is there, along with who won the Golden Coconut Award and Newsletter Contest. Also, the new PHIP Scholarship raffle and MOTM 2020 contests and have started.
The standard PHIP Financials, Club Birthdays, Domino College and Regional events are there too!
Lucky Stars for This Month
Recipient: Foundation for Foster Children
Sponsor: Sonia Bayne
In a system with a very standardized approach, the Foundation offers the personalized support for individual kids in foster care based on what they need to succeed.
Formed in 2008 to address the staggering statistics surrounding kids in foster care, the hallmarks of the Foundation give personalized support to kids under three pillars:
ENRICH, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER.
We are working with the organization to determine their most urgent needs and will post more information soon. For more information on the Foundation, click here.
Raffle Table For This Month
Recipient: Sea Oats Planting
Sponsors: Ray Wortley
Those plants with the large plumes you see along the beach may look like weeds, but they are a vital part of the ecosystem. Sea oats play an important role in coastal conservation. That’s why PHCF is raising money to buy sea oats to plant on our favorite beach to better protect them from hurricanes and beach erosion.
Sea oats are actually a miraculous little production plant, and there’s a whole lot more going on than those plumes you see on the surface. They have a massive root system capable of holding soil and sand in place during extreme weather like hurricanes and tropical storms.
The sand that collects around the plant actually stimulates its growth. The cycle of sand collection and plant growth facilitates expansion of the sea oats and the sand dunes. If a sea oat is buried by the sand, it develops an underground stem system that grows to the surface and produces another plant.
Sea oat leaves and stems also trap wind-blown sand. That increases the size of the dunes, too. Of course, sand dunes also help protect the coast from erosion during high winds and storm surges.
Thank You’s from our Charities
We wanted to thank you for PHCF’s donation of school supplies to Jackson Heights Middle School. It is greatly appreciated and will go to good use.
School Administration Manager