The Marina del Rey Historical Society will present a commemorative Los Angeles County scroll honoring the late Dr. Earl L. Bubar, a former president of the Venice Chamber of Commerce who was active in the early development of Marina del Rey, as part of the opening day ceremonies at the Del Rey Yacht Club Sunday, March 14th.
The historical society, led by founders Greg Wenger and Willie Hjorth, plan to present the commemorative scroll to Bubar’s wife, Norma. County Supervisor Don Knabe has offered support for the recognition.
Bubar, an optometrist, who served as Venice Chamber of Commerce president from 1954-55 and Marina Area Chamber of Commerce president from 1968-70, died January 29th.
Members of the historical society, which works to preserve facts and photographs about the development of Marina del Rey, say they are seeking to identify names and activities of persons in the 1940s and 1950s whose visions and efforts were responsible for the incipient development of a boat harbor in the “South Venice” area.
Bubar has been recognized as a local business leader in the early 1950s who was the recipient of many awards and commendations for community service in his lifetime, according to the historical society.
He was a very active Rotarian in the Venice-Marina area as well as being president of the Rotary Club.
Bubar was also a member of the Del Rey Yacht Club and as speakers chairman for the club, he brought outstanding presentations to their Skippers’ Luncheons for many years.
The Marina del Rey Historical Society is embarking on a “50-year retrospective: Marina boating then and now” to culminate during the 50th anniversary of the official county opening of Marina del Rey in April 2015, Wenger said. This event marks the beginning of the society’s plans and goals.