Save our Oceans!

We are pleased to announce that Jorge Jimenez, the director of MarViva, will speak at our September 1st Meeting. He will speak about MarViva, President Carlos Alvarado's policies on marine ecosystems, climate change and what Trump is doing to damage the ecosystems of the entire planet.

WHEN: Saturday, September 1st, 2018

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Voter Registration will be available from 9:00 am to 9:30 am


WHERE: 27 Calle Rolex

Little Theatre Group

San Rafael de Escazu

Costa Rica



(Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)


50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for a chance to win a special prize.

TICKETS: ₡1,000 each

(money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts)



Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm.

Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 or e-mail Maxine -

You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.



If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email

We expect a high turnout for this important topic and we urge you to RSVP early using this link:

Save the Date. On September 29th we will have another large event at Tin Jo to collect ballots and last-minute registrations. Two years ago, 100 people attended, and we hope to match that turnout. We are excited that Bertilla Baker has agreed to perform. She appeared on Broadway and in national tours. She has sung gospel and jazz with various groups and bands. And more exciting news: Jim Thompson’s brother Jeffrey Thompson will be here and will be joining Bertilla. They have performed together on Broadway in the past and are good friends. It’s going to be a sellout! An invitation to reserve your space will be sent out soon! Seating will be limited.


Mr. Jimenez holds a doctorate in marine ecology. His experience in has made him a researcher at the School of Biological Sciences, member of the Academic Postgraduate Committee, and coordinator of the Mangrove Forest Ecology and Management Program. His experience in mangrove ecology has been published in several maps, technical reports, scientific articles, and books.


MarViva is an organization that works on marine conservation. They focus on political advocacy, interactive processes, multi-sector alliances, and the use of communication tools to promote policies and standards, raise awareness and encourage changes of attitude regarding marine wildlife conservation. MarViva currently operates in Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panamá as a non-profit NGO.