Del Mar Community Connections

I Scream, You Scream!

Are you a fan of DMCC’s Social and Good Times events? You won’t want to miss the 2023 Ice Cream Social on April 28! The committee led by Linda Chisari is planning a celebration that will outdo last year’s. While you get to select and enjoy your favorite classic treat from an ice cream truck, you’ll be entertained by a barbershop quartet. As always, the best part is meeting up with longtime friends and neighbors while enjoying a gorgeous ocean view from the Del Mar Civic Center. Make sure that you’re subscribed to DMCC’s email list so that you don’t miss your opportunity to sign up for this fun – and free – event!



Del Mar Rental Assistance Saved

We want to express our deep gratitude to the countless community members who helped to save the Del Mar Rental Assistance program for the four existing participant families. You lobbied Del Mar City Council by attending the March 6 meeting or by submitting red dot communications to ask that DMCC’s proposal be approved. The families involved were on the brink of homelessness due to the intended cancellation of the program, and they can now rest easy in the knowledge that their community fought successfully to keep them as neighbors. We would also like to acknowledge Mayor Tracy Martinez and Council Member Dwight Worden for being champions of the effort. The DMCC Board of Directors voted unanimously to create the compromise proposal, and we are grateful for the support that the community showed for it.


Volunteer of the Month – March

DMCC’s Volunteer of the Month for March 2023 was Annie Duval. Annie was nominated by Development Chair Mary Walshok for being key to the creation and distribution of the Gordon Clanton Memorial Award, a stipend awarded to an undergraduate sociology student dedicated to collecting the wisdom of older adults, created in the wake of the passing of a beloved DMCC board member.


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From left: Social and Good Times Chair Linda Chisari, Program Director Ashley Simpkins, Maryka Hoover, Liz Dernetz, Dan DeNike, Barbara Ann Paulovich, Carly Michaels, Board Member Marilyn Carpenter, Assistant Program Director Kara Adams.