Earlier this year, CLC launched a Microgrant Project, inviting CLC staff to submit proposals for ideas that would build community and strengthen existing programs. Funding for field trips was a popular proposal and one of the first two to head out was proposed and organized by Nicky Transvina, who has shared her report below.
On this highly anticipated day in November, we experienced the typical beautiful clear but cold SF weather, the bright clear sky and strong sun bursts making the vistas more crisp than ever. Everyone showed up wearing lots of colorful layers of jackets, scarves, and caps. Our group consisted of members from CLC Midtown Terrace, Cayuga, and Sunnyside neighborhoods. We anxiously awaited the National Park Service 37-passenger bus that was taking us to the new and highly acclaimed Presidio Tunnel Tops, a heavily publicized and SF’s newest tourist destination.
One of my major objectives was to get people connected across the neighborhood groups. And that did happen. I have even had a few people from one of the other neighborhoods come and enjoy the Midtown exercise class. Everything went very well that day. I learned from my supervisors that in order for an event to look like it was easy to plan and go smoothly, that tremendous amount of planning needs to take place. I admit I worked very hard on this event and fortunately it went flawlessly. I am happy to have had the assistance of two other Connectors Olivia Franco and Colleen Piontek, along with staff assistance from Noah Weaker and Joyce Watson.