The Shoremates Program: The purpose of this program is to provide new members with a more personal contact, to assist the parents and families of Midshipmen in sharing the joys and sorrows, concerns, and accomplishments of our sons and daughters while they spend their four years at the United States Naval Academy.
The Shoremates Coordinator is responsible for assigning and introducing a senior club member to a new member according to the geographical area of their place of residence. Southern California is broken up into several groups known as “areas.” Each “area” has an Area Coordinator.
Area Chairs: Area Chairs/Coordinators are responsible for the support and communication of members within a geographical area. Area Coordinators may arrange to have “small group meetings” in their area opposite the months of the Parents Club meetings. Area coordinators are encouraged to submit news items and/or photographs to the newsletter editor(s) of Tradewinds and the Webmaster for inclusion in the webpage.
Small-Group Meetings Policy: The meetings are intended to serve the needs of the “area.” Since it is acknowledged that “area” needs may vary from time to time and region to region, the Area Coordinator is given considerable latitude in structuring the meetings. Dates, times, and format of area meetings should not be considered rigid and inflexible. It is believed that the Area Coordinator is the best source for determining and addressing “area” needs within the general
policies and goals of the Club.
Since membership changes yearly, “area” boundaries should be considered fluid and subject to change. All Club members within an “area” are to be invited to the “area” meeting. Members are not locked into an “area” and can attend two or more “area” meetings if desired. In addition, Area Coordinators can decide to include Academy families who may not have joined the Club and/or “graduated families.” It is believed that such inclusions can promote membership and keep with the larger Club and Academy mission of reaching out to, informing, and including all parents.
- Area One Locations: Inland Empire & Desert Communities – includes but is not limited to Temecula, Murrieta, Moreno Valley, Hemet, Riverside, Yucaipa, Big Bear, 29 Palms, Cathedral City, Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Mirage, Highland, Corona, Twin Peaks
- Area Two Locations: Ventura County & Central Coast – includes but is not limited to Camarillo, Simi Valley, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Oak Park, Carpinteria, Moorpark, Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Paula
- Area Three Locations: Central Valley – includes but is not limited to Bakersfield and Visalia
- Area Four Locations: Santa Clarita & Antelope Valley – includes but is not limited to Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Palmdale, Lancaster, Valencia, Canyon Country, Rosamond, Leona Valley
- Area Five Locations: 210 Corridor – includes but is not limited to La Canada, Tujunga, Pasadena, Burbank, Valley Village, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Claremont, Hacienda Heights, Glendora, Sierra Madre, La Verne, West Covina
- Area Six Locations: South Orange County – includes but is not limited to Irvine, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, San Clemente, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Mission Viejo, Corona Del Mar
- Area Seven Locations: South Bay and Los Angeles County – includes but is not limited to – Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Carson
- Area Eight Locations: South East Los Angeles & North Orange County – includes but is not limited to Yorba Linda, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Chino Hills, Lakewood, Cerritos, Orange, Downey, Brea, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Whittier