Allow David Simcox to organize the HBJG 50th & to reach his 50th year in lifesaving
  • Petitioned City of Huntington Beach, CA

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City of Huntington Beach, CA

Allow David Simcox to organize the HBJG 50th & to reach his 50th year in lifesaving

    1. D Dooley
    2. Petition by

      D Dooley

      Ottawa, Canada

On Friday February 1st, David Simcox completed his last day at Junior Lifeguard Headquarters after working 49.5 years in Lifesaving.  

David was hoping to complete the rare milestone of 50 years in Lifesaving, but a new law introduced in Jan of 2012 has made that difficult, but not impossible.

We are asking the City of Huntington Beach to facilitate David's return for 7 months in order for him to organize a HB Junior Guard 50th Anniversary celebration and to allow him to reach his own 50th anniversary.

David Simcox has shown an unwavering commitment to empower the children of this community, he has been tireless in his efforts to continuously improve the HBJG program, he has helped instill high morals and values in tens of thousands of children who have participated in the Junior Guard program and he has provided opportunities for children to experience international learning exchanges. All of his efforts have served to improve the quality of life for all who live in Huntington Beach.  David Simcox’s contributions to the city should be acknowledged.

To:
City of Huntington Beach, CA, City Council
We are asking the City of Huntington Beach to facilitate David Simcox's return for 7 months in order for him to organize a HB Junior Guard 50th Anniversary celebration and to allow him to reach his own 50th anniversary.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Retirement Party for David Simcox, and Celebration of the 50th year of HBJG

      D Dooley
      Petition Organizer

      Please find below the details of David Simcox's retirement party.

      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201553061770165&set=a.1136240247960.21957.1285963539&type=1&ref=nf

      Celebrating 50 Years of David Simcox
      &
      the Junior Guard Program

      Friday, August 16th 6:00 PM Cocktails 7:30 PM Dinner
      Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
      21100 Pacific Coast Highway
      Huntington Beach, CA 92648

      $85 per person, 3 course dinner

      PleaseRSVP by August 6th
      Checks payable to: HBSLSA
      103 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

      Thank you for all your support for David!!
      We hope to see you there on the 16th!

    2. Join in on the Celebration David Simcox's Almost 50th year & the HBJG 50th

      D Dooley
      Petition Organizer

      Please Join in on the evening of August 16th and celebrate David's outstanding contributions to Lifeguarding, the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Program and to the community!
      Also, come out and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard Program!!

      A wonderful group of people have met and arranged what will be an amazing evening of celebration!

      There is a limited amount of seating, please confirm your attendance right away!!

      Celebrating 50 Years of David Simcox
      &
      the Junior Guard Program

      Friday, August 16th 6:00 PM Cocktails 7:30 PM Dinner
      Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
      21100 Pacific Coast Highway
      Huntington Beach, CA 92648

      $85 per person, 3 course dinner

      PleaseRSVP by August 6th
      Checks payable to: HBSLSA
      103 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

      Thank you for all your support for David!!
      We hope to see you there on the 16th!

    3. City Council Meeting Tonight - February 19th, 6:00pm city hall

      D Dooley
      Petition Organizer

      The City Council Meeting is TONIGHT starting at 6:00pm.
      2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach

      Please come and show your support.

      Please wear RED to support David.

      We would like to show David he is not alone, that there is a community out there that appreciates all he has done.

      To all of you; we are so grateful you took the time to sign the petition!
      Through your generosity of spirit we have reached 1066 signatures!! David is absolutely humbled by the outpouring of support. He went from feeling alone when he locked the door for the last time at HBJG to feeling the support from over 1000 people!!! Thank you all, sincerely.

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. David’s Challenges captured in Orange County Register Article

      D Dooley
      Petition Organizer
      Forced-out lifeguard says loophole allows him to stay

      HUNTINGTON BEACH - To log 50 years of employment and have it on paper - that's all former Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguard coordinator David Simcox wants. A new state retirement law forced Simcox to give up his post on Feb. 1 - just months shy of his 50th anniversary with the city.

    6. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • danene clark HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
      • 11 months ago

      have a relative in r lifeguard. she knows

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    • Shannon O'neal WESTMINSTER, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Why deny the city of the honor.

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    • Sheryl Edwards AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 1 year ago

      To see a favourable ending to a

      50 year Service

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    • Matthew Do HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I became a Jr. Lifeguard in the summer of 2008 and always looked up to Mr. Simcox and Mr. Eich. Recently I was hired by the state of California in 2012 and became an actual Ocean Lifeguard. Mr. Simcox has helped me through the years become a better person and because of this program, I can thank him for leading me to the path of a lifeguard, soon EMR, then EMT and then finally a Paramedic.

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    • Samuel Tate AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 1 year ago

      Because David was a huge influence in my life, I believe he deserves more recognition the CIty council you are able to conjure up!

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