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Ricardo and Rosa Beas, Go Heroes

I am publishing a feature on Ricardo and Rosa Beas for the upcoming issue of South County Magazine and would like to include testimonials/thoughts on them as people, local business owners, philanthropists, community involvement, etc.

Jody Robinson, editor
Community Publications
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Thank you Jody for the chance to brag about my friend and mentor Ricardo Beas. He does so many positive things for the beach cities community.  It is hard to single out any one situation, he has always been our champion. Rosa and his philanthropy are well known throughout South Orange County. GREAT OPPORTUNITIES has been on the receiving end of their kindness many times. I have known Ricardo since our days at San Clemente High School. Where we graduated together with the class of 1977. Today we are S.J.C. Chamber of Commerce members and also members of the San Juan Capistrano Latino Business Council. Just a couple of the many organization he and Rosa are involved with.

I’m a co-founding director with my brother David Groos of GREAT OPPORTUNITIES. We are a youth based nonprofit with an educational focus on our local aquatic world. Our goal is to open the door of opportunity for at risk kids.

Like most directors I’m involved with every facet of the operation of our organization. With no formal training, mistakes are often made during the development of new programs or events. This is where my friend really stand out and helps me make the appropriate decisions. He is my mentor and his opinion is highly valued. He is soft spoken and doesn’t offer his opinion unless asked.  His level headed approach is non offensive to my detractors. After time I’ve learned that their opinions only distract me from the importance of the job at hand. He tells me, “this is a nonprofit, enjoy your good work stay focused”.  So I thank him for his sage advice and I continue about my business to help my community the best I can. To this day our successes is self evident because of his mentoring.

So this is my story about Ricardo Beas. I know of many other organization that he has supported and guide through the years with his lovely wife Rosa. But those stories should be told by those people and organizations that they have helped.

Sincerely

ERIC GROOS C.O.F.

949-370-5656

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