Eco-Devo Service Day

Team Eco-Devo spent this morning taking a tour and volunteering at Boysville; organized by the Chief Development Officer (and Eco-Devo team member), Beth Green.

Beth led the team to our special assignment… “Mission Clean the Barn”.

The barn was previously used for 4H, but since Boysville stopped participating in the 4H program, the huge barn had turned into more of a storage unit. However, there are plans to use this space for a Vocational Training Classroom and it was in need of some love. Team Eco-Devo was tasked with clearing out a portion of the barn to help them get started with the plans. I would say we exceeded the expectations by clearing out nearly half of the barn!

A lot of dust and a couple of giant spiders later, Team Eco-Devo accomplished the task and celebrated with a team lunch. 

Boysville Mission Statement – “Provide a safe family environment for children in need so they may become responsible adults.”

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Dear LSA Family,

We hope you and your families are remaining healthy and safe. During these past two months our great city has taken many necessary measures to ensure that our community stays safe and slows the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing measures that help to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus has greatly impacted our businesses, our schools, our families. We are all finding new ways to stay engaged, stay productive, and stay connected while supporting and rallying behind many of our LSA family who are struggling in our hotel, restaurant, tourism and travel industries, small business and non-profit sectors, as well as many others who have been professionally and personally affected.

With that said, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have agreed to continue LSA 45 (aka LSA 2020) into 2021, modifying our current class days using creative shortened virtual programs, challenging each other to serve the community and buy local, and to focus on the way ahead into next year. During these unprecedented times, our priorities are to ensure our businesses and families are safe and supported. We are challenged to improve ways that LSA can directly impact our neighbors and our community. In January 2021, we will reconnect to carry on the traditional mission of the program through full LSA class days – to educate and inform class members in the vital areas affecting San Antonio, as well as to encourage Chamber Business involvement and Community advocacy.

We find the COVID-19 challenges as a unique opportunity to leave a Legacy through Service and Action for our current class.

We look forward to seeing what LSA 45 can accomplish and we stand with you! We thank you for your continued commitment, leadership, and support to our great city!

We are all in this together!

Cristina J. Bazaldúa and Brian Hurtak
LSA 45 Co-Chairs