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Nosara ASADA to Elect a New President
February 22nd

By Arianna McKinney

It's election time for the Nosara ASADA (Water Administration Association/ Asociación Administradora del Agua), and the position of president is vacant. Elections take place every two years and will be held at the annual assembly on Wednesday, February 22nd at the ASADA office. The meeting is scheduled for 8 a.m., but if a quorum of 51% of the ASADA membership (about 102 people) is not present, then the meeting will begin at 9 a.m.

Current president Richard Walker has decided not to run for reelection but said he is going to make sure that the water is well taken care of. "Not only will someone be running but it will be a race," he promised, as he is encouraging people to throw their hats into the ring not only for the position of president but for any position.

Positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, fiscal and two vocals. To run for election, candidates must be members of ASADA, and only members can attend the general assembly. Members can run on the spot during the meeting.

Also during the assembly, reports will be presented by the secretary, the treasurer, the fiscal and the president regarding budget, legalities and the state of the ASADA: what has been done this year, what is being done and what needs to be done.


 

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Aikido in Samara
Self-Defense Workshops are Fun and Practical

Afraid to walk the beach at night? The danger of being attacked, robbed or raped is one reason Eddie Mora has decided to offer personal defense workshops as a community project in Samara based on the non-violent martial art of Aikido. 

Teacher Wanted to Help Ostional Kids in Math and English

The Surfing Nosara Foundation is working with the Ostional Elementary School to provide a free before/after school tutorial program in English, math and technology that lasts for 3 months beginning in early March and is searching for a bilingual teacher to work with students and implement a proven, established curriculum.  

Nosara Turns 24

On January 26th we celebrated the creation of our District: Nosara. Therefore this could well be considered the most important local calendar date. Twenty-four years ago this region, which now forms the sixth district of the Canton of Nicoya, belonged to the central district of the canton.

CREAR Summer Camp Stimulates Samara Kids

As boring as school may be for many kids, summer vacation can be even more boring with nothing to do, but CREAR offered the children of Samara and El Torito fun (and educational) activities during free two-week summer camps in January.

Friends of Nosara Celebrates Partner Achievements at Annual Meeting
• More than $107,000 received in 2011

At its Annual Meeting Sunday, January 8, Friends of Nosara (FON) Treasurer, Mike Olson, reported that the organization had received more than $107,000 in gifts in 2011 and had distributed more $114,448 to community groups during the year.

"Rumors" in Nosara

Living in a small town, Nosareños know how easily rumors can get started. Misunderstandings, secrets and lies are all part of what makes the intrigue of a small town exciting. Things are no different in the world of Neil Simon's New York where a group of socialites gather to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of two of their closest friends.

The Secret is in Collaboration
Letter to the Editor

I was delighted to read your report, "The Future of Tourism" to promote sustainable and responsible tourism in the lower Guanacaste beach communities. As a destination development specialist for the World Bank and other international clients, I believe there is now an opportunity to capitalize on the region's distinctive attributes, particularly in markets that have not yet discovered this beautiful corner of the world.

 

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