The City Council is pleased to announce the Capella by the Sea Docents as the City’s 2014-15 Volunteers of the Year.
The City Council recognizes the enormous amount of time and energy the Capella Docents contribute toward keeping the Capella doors open to the public from May to November and in December during Natures Coastal Holiday.
Capella Docents not only greet visitors but also serve as Brookings ambassadors. From one visitor to the next, Docents may find themselves being asked to provide information about the climate and the people or give directions to everything from restaurants, hotels, art galleries and the library, to local parks and campgrounds, beach and river access points, and hiking or biking trails.
Located in Azalea Park, the Capella by the Sea was donated to the City in December, 2008 by Elmo Williams in memory of his late wife, Lorraine. Since that time, more than 90 volunteers, some of whom have been Docents from the very beginning, have donated more than 6100 hours to giving visitors and residents alike the opportunity to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this one-of-a-kind facility.
The Capella Docents will be honored at the July 27, City Council meeting.