This month's Belmont Shore Residents Association is holding meeting Thursday night will feature a man perhaps better known as the ever-present Polly's Gourmet Coffee owner.
The monthly meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bay Shore Library Thursday will feature special guest speaker Mike Sheldrake, who will discuss “The importance of Cooperation.”
Sheldrake was recently elected as president of the Belmont Shore Business Association and will now oversee 250 area businesses during his two-year post. Owner of Pollys Gourmet Coffee, for more than two decades, Sheldrake has long been a presence in the Belmont Shore community.
“It’s ... important to be part of the community,” Sheldrake told Patch in a previous interview, when he was vice president of the BSBA.
“We donate to local charities; I’m a guest lecturer at Cal State Long Beach. I’m also the Vice President in charge of promotion for the Belmont Shore Business Association, on the committee that does such events as the annual car show and Southern California’s largest Christmas parade,” he said.
Other items to be discussed as the meeting include the recent Long Beach Marathon and upcoming events such as the Annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade with Vendor & Adoption Fair October 27 and the October 28 30 Minute Beach Cleanup.
Click here to view the agenda. Participation by local residents is encouraged.
BSRA meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Bay Shore Library, located 195 Bay Shore Ave. For more information, click here.