Oceana’s Evening at the Cinema
On December 14, over 250 Oceana supporters gathered for an exclusive preview of Newport Beach’s new state of the art Island Cinemas, located within the Fashion Island shopping center. During the preview guests enjoyed a special advanced screening of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and pre-movie snacks and beverages provided by the Island Hotel Restaurant, Roy’s Restaurant, Café Beau Soleil, The Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen and the Daily Grill. All of the proceeds from the evening were donated to Oceana.
An Evening with Oceana’s Board of Directors
Oceana’s staff, funders, board members and supporters gathered in Washington, DC for Oceana’s winter board meeting. During the meeting, Ocean Council member Susie Trees hosted a reception in her home in celebration of Oceana’s 2011 victories for the oceans. The reception was hosted by Oceana’s board chair Dr. Kristian Parker and board secretary Simon Sidamon-Eristoff and attended by several notable guests, including Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D- RI), Joshua Reichert, Tom Wathen and Lois Schiffer.
A Luncheon in Honor of Sir Thomas R. Moore
On December 5, Oceana board member and Ocean Council chair Susan Rockefeller hosted a distinguished group of guests at the Rockefeller Family Foundation for a luncheon in honor of longtime Oceana supporter Sir Thomas R. Moore. The group was given an exclusive preview of the Elizabeth Taylor auction at Christie’s. Earlier in the year, Sir Thomas had generously pledged $100,000 to match funds generated via Oceana’s paddle raise to end trawling in Belizean waters at the Christie’s Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth.
Vanessa Noel Winter Cocktail
Over 90 guests gathered on December 1 at Ocean Council member Vanessa Noel’s Manhattan boutique and residence for a cocktail party and art exhibition. The photographs on display during the evening were taken by Nantucket artist Michael Gaillard. In addition to the beautiful coastal images, guests also enjoyed cocktails featuring Elit by Stolichnaya, an Oceana supporter.