Anchor Club of Cape Coral High School

The Anchor motto: Impressions for Life Service and Friendship


CCHS Anchor Club Be More Award, 2021 Grati-Dudes Honor those Who Serve & Protect

Anchor Club coordinated a drive by “MAY We THANK YOU Parade” honoring our local police force for keeping our community safe through the onset of COVID19. It was an energetic, fun demonstration of sincere gratitude on MAY 22, 2020. Just 60 days prior, American towns, schools, churches, gyms, restaurants, businesses basically halted. Citizens needed direction, answers, and protection during the pandemic. News reports swirled about unrest, violence, crime; yet, Cape Coral community leaders and frontline responders worked tirelessly to ensure citizen’s safety and trust.
Anchors organized a “drive-by” gratitude parade, abiding by CDC guidelines for safely gathering, for the Cape Coral Police Department to show honor and support for their brave navigation through uncharted territory. The idea was inspired by our Anchor Club President, whose parents both served on police forces.
In the wee hours of parade day, Anchors and Pilots lined up their vehicles to paint, decorate, and adorn cars with balloons, signs, banners, and lights. Art students painted chalk murals on the sidewalk surrounding police headquarters. At 11:00 a.m., May 22, 2020, a string of colorfully decorated, horn-honking cars drove around the city block honoring Cape Coral Police Department waiving, blasting music and making noise. The Parade Grand Marshall, Ed Juul, retired 36 yr. veteran Fire Fighter, drove a classic 1932 Buick Touring Sedan followed by eight jazzed-up vehicles. Anchor Club president presented CCPD Public Affairs Officer Patrick O’Grady with 6 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts, 100+ handmade Gratitude Cards and Buttons, and 50 new teddy bears for officers to comfort young children when on patrol. The grand finale was a picnic “Lunch on the (police department) Lawn”.
The local news coverage inspired and encouraged other community organizations to display gratitude attitudes, which Anchors have coined “GRATI-DUDES”.

Save plastic bottle caps, all colors and sizes for the Anchor art project at PI in Atlanta.


HS President Owen Foster Hickey with the Caroling Anchors had fun making people in the neighborhood smile during the holidays.

President
Cape Coral High School Anchor Club
Owen Foster Hickey

 


Photo With Santa
Kathy Hickey, Joan Hurd, Santa, Sue Lester and Leigh Anne Page (all members of the Pilot Club of Naples with Kathy Hickey and Leigh Anne Page Anchor Advisors ) were on had to experience another successful event of the Anchor Club of Cape Coral High School. “Photo with Santa” held on December 9th was beautifully organized with all the appointments completely scheduled from 3 to 8 PM at the Lake Kennedy Center in Cape Coral. Anchors were the elves with cookies, music and helping Santa with his gift for each child made it a memorable project pro-vided by the Anchor Club of Cape Coral.

 


The Pilot Club of Naples is proud to support the Cape Coral Anchor Club Fundraiser

Questions and ordering— call Joan: 317.409.5453
Nine flavors to choose from. These cakes come individually boxed are truly quality and would be a delicious gift.


Puppets in the Park
Cape Coral High School Anchor Club sponsored “Puppets in the Park” November 5, 2020, at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral. Naples Pilot, Joan Hurd, delivered more than 15 puppets and supplies to Anchors, who immediately fell in love with all the very special characters of Brain Minders. An impromptu “improv” took place between puppets and Anchors, which even intrigued some squirrels and dogs in the park! Anchors are looking forward to creating special Public Service Announcements for local schools and assisted living residents soon with the Brain Minders puppets.

Shayla Phan with Panda/Owl, Adelle Hamstra with two Monkeys, Frenzella White-Battles with Cow/Puppy, Joan Hurd with Horse,
Owen Foster-Hickey with Fish/Owl, Alexis Mangrum with Giraffe/Fox
Mrs. Leigh Anne Page
Literacy Educator CCHS
University of Florida ‘83
Anchor Club & Teen Trendsetter Advisor


Anchor Officers held an impromptu virtual ZOOM meeting this afternoon and we are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited!!! We actually got A LOT accomplished. I am sharing with you our zoom meeting invite; you “should” be able to simply click in and join us next time! We are going to hold hybrid meetings; meaning students who are on campus will come to my room and students who learn virtually will join us in zoom. Unfortunately, I don’t think visitors will be allowed on campus yet, but Zoom is a great alternative. 12 Solid members: 2 others need to be give me thumbs up—we will reach out tomorrow. Through a GENEROUS donation, all 20-21 Anchor Dues have been paid for 14 members!!! All officers have been assigned a group of members to be responsible for communicating and encouraging.
Officers: Owen, Pres;
Adelle, Vice Pres;
Shayla, Secretary;
Sophia, Treasurer;
Kaylah Historian & PR.

Meetings: twice monthly Hybrid Style (part in person part in zoom). Meetings start at 1:45. October 15 & 29, November 5 & 19, December 3 &17. Each meeting will have a theme; ALL Anchors can participate whether F2F (in person) or LHC (ZOOM virtual).

October 15 is ANCHORS IN DIS-GUISE (anchors disguise themselves and we will have to guess who each other are. Oct. 29 is Halloween Costume/Mask theme.

Others TBD.

Fundraising Ideas: Bake Sale to faculty/staff two days per month; Drive though garage sale around the CCHS track; Nothing Bundt Cakes holiday cake sale; “Make the Change” coin collection

Community Service Project Ideas: Learning Pods for LHC virtual elementary age students to be tutored by Anchors (NEW idea based on community need);
Socktober,
NovemBARK,
Bear Hugs.

These projects were initiated last year, teaming with Hearts for Homes, Veteran Org., CC Animal Shelter and Valerie’s House (Teen Trendsetters is no longer in service due to COVID19).

So, there you have it. WE ARE ROLLING!!!!!!!! We will take lots of pictures Oct. 15!!!!!!

Love, Mrs. Leigh Anne Page
Literacy Educator CCHS
University of Florida ‘83
Anchor Club & Teen Trendsetter Advisor


The Cape Coral Anchor Club has held meetings of the members via Zoom. We could not be more proud to announce that President of the Anchor Club of Cape Coral High School, Owen Foster Hickey has been awarded the Ruby New-hall Service Award by Pilot International.

Socktober in October Anchors collected hundreds of pairs of socks for the elderly in Cape Coral.

 


Thank You Drive By Parade

The Anchor Club of Cape Coral High School organized a “Thank You Drive By Parade” to thank the Cape Coral Police Department on May 22nd. It was really fun. Anchors made colorful chalk messages on the pavement and decorated the cars. With balloons, Joan Hurd and Sue Lester joined Kathy Hickey and Anchor Advisor Leigh Anne Page supporting the Anchors. The parade of decorated cars with signs and balloons circled around the Police Department HQ honking and waving. The TV coverage was great on the evening news with President of the Anchor Club presenting and Krispy Kreme Donuts and other gifts from Anchors.
Anchor Advisor Leigh Anne Page and Pilot passenger Kathy Hickey.

Owen makes the presentation of appreciation at the Cape Coral Police Department HQ as TV cameras rolled.

This Anchor Club rocks even with a mask. Leigh Ann provided the Jason’s Deli Lunch.

Organizer of the event and President of the Cape Coral Anchor Club Owen Foster Hickey.

Pilot International Ruby Newhall Anchor Service Award recognizes Anchors who do an exemplary job of serving others from March 1 of the previous school year through January of the current school year. A written essay by the nominee and Pilot or Anchor recommendation is required. The Anchor selected has demonstrated quality and excellence in club and district projects, including fundraising, hands-on service, club leadership, Pilot Club or other sponsored involvement, community visibility in recognition of the club along with activities and leadership development for club members.

Owen Foster Hickey of the Cape Coral High School Anchor Club is the Rock Star Winner! Congratulations!
This is a well deserved honor recognizing your dedication to your Anchor Club.