Agenda for JAN 9 OPCL General Membership Meeting at OPVRS. Chili Cook-off too!

View & download 1 page Agenda.

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad update & vision from Jay Kerr.

Recognition of new OPCL Officers by President Ryan Cochran.

OPCL Scholarship – Overview / Update – Betty Demers.

Crime Report from Jeff Wroblewski.

Sand replenishment update.

and more!


Come out and warm up with your neighbors!

Adult beverages, cornbread, small bowls & spoons, power strips & extension cords provided.

Please bring your CHILI in a crockpot.


Please RSVP to or DM Jennifer in Facebook if you plan on BABYSITTING services.

We have experienced teen babysitters on-call, ready to play & color in an adjoining room.


OPVRS is beloved Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad and is located 3769 East Stratford Road. Google Maps directions.


Parking is limited so please walk or car pool if possible.



    The Lyons were lifelong members of the Ocean Park Civic League and dedicated a good portion of their free time to serving the community in which they lived. They were especially committed to supporting the Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad which was the first all volunteer rescue squad established in Virginia Beach and that is still in operation today on Shore Drive. This scholarship recognizes student achievement and encourages community volunteerism.

Mail complete application by March 31, 2019 to:

THURS MAR 7th GENERAL MEETING @ OPVRS Meet Councilman Aaron Rouse, Chili Cook Off & more!


    Chili Cook-off starts at 7pm. Meeting at 730pm.

Guests include presentations + Q&As from:

    Aaron R. Rouse Councilmember At Large
    Bill Purcell Public Works: Phase 4 & OPVRS intersection upgrades
    Phil Koetter Public Works: Paving, stormwater & more

Learn more about Chili Cook-off here.

New to Ocean Park?

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Friendly Chili Cook-off Contest! March 7th, Thursday, OPVRS!

Bring a pot of your favorite chili to enter the contest.

Crock Pots welcome. Not a chef?

Just bring your appetite and taste some delicious chili — then VOTE for your favorite!

Two categories receive awards:

    > Best All-around Chili
    > Best Meatless/Veggie Chili.

Winners receive a Personalized OPCL Chili Champ apron…PLUS BRAGGING RIGHTS!

Oh, yeah…Beer and Wine provided by OPCL Social Committee and there is a General Membership Meeting afterwards too.

OPCL Members welcome.

Start here to JOIN OPCL.

Our newly elected Mayor Dyer will be at the Thursday January 10th meeting at Brock Environmental Center and wants to meet all of Ocean Park.

We also have the election of 2019 officers and representative appointments.

There is a considerable amount of correspondence between OPCL and local government but also the Governor of Va. and OPCL needs your input and blessing on these subjects.

Presentation about the new school at Brock Environmental Center too IN CBF’s BEC!

Did you know the beach is being widened to 500 feet, find out how and when.

Social half hour starts at 7 pm.

Make the new Years resolution to join OPCL, support OPCL and be a contributing part of OPCL.

Have you seen the Lesner bridge lights in person yet?

Join us!

CBF’s Brock Environmental Center is located at 3663 Marlin Bay Drive.

January 10 2019 General Membership Meeting AGENDA (2 pg PDF)

VB City Public Schools and CBF are partnering on a new environmental science program for high school students, which will be based at CBF’s Brock Environmental Center in OCEAN PARK PEOPLE!

What is the goal of the new environmental studies program at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, which will use the new classroom?
The Environmental Studies Program will empower students to broaden their understanding of sustainability and the environment by using the Brock Center and surrounding natural community, implementing environmental service learning projects, and integrating interdisciplinary instruction.

Learn more.

Dream impossible dreams & work on them because sometime they DO in fact come true!

Fall Fest Thanks !

In spite of threatening weather, the Fall Fest was a huge success thanks to the great turn-out by our Ocean Park residents!

First, a special thanks to Alicia Benjamin who joined our volunteer team this year and became our third amigo! She was a big help to Joanne Parker and me (Lynda Martin) and took on the daunting task of recruiting other volunteers.

Thanks also to the many other “worker bees” that made this Fall Fest another fun success! We greatly appreciate the following people for taking shifts during the festival:

    Brian Parker, Brian Snyder, Paula Demosthenes, Leslie Cowing, Terry Gearhart, Mike Wills, Princess Norris, Blake Norris, Lauren Harrington, Betty Demers, Brian Demers, Karen?? (sorry, didn’t get your last name), Margaret Brzostek, Isabelle Hume, and Debbie Bickel.

Thanks to all who helped clean up, especially Ron and Tracy Macan and Isabelle Hume.

Our junior helpers who deserve thanks are:

    Lane Wills, Katie Wills, Mia Gardener, Sammie Gardner, Jessica Parker, Ben Parker, Maddie Busch, and Annie Busch.

A special thanks to Blake Norris for doing a fantastic job of handling the Treasurer position in his well-organized manner as well as temporarily covering our Membership Committee.

Without paid members, new incoming members, and accurate records of our members, our social events can’t happen.

And of course, A BIG thanks to Froggies for their professionalism and excellent food!!
Special thanks to Debbie Bickel for volunteering to help serve throughout most of the event!

Lynda Martin
Co-Chair OPCL Social Committee


Hope you can join us for our Ocean Park Civic League Fall Festival on Saturday, October 20th, 2018.

Good food catered by Froggies Barbeque, Beer & Wine, games for kids, and best of all… good company!

We will also have live music by Will Overman, a wonderful singer, songwriter!!

Please consider volunteering just an hour of your time for this great event.
We need help with the following:

    Setting up and breaking down,
    Help at the sign-in table, &
    Serving Food and beverages
    Please email us with the time you would prefer to volunteer and what it is you would like to do.

Thank you so much!!!
OPCL Social Committee

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