Texas Mariners Cruising Association

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  • Chilly Chili Cruise

     Grab Your Best Chili Recipe

    November 11-13

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  • Beaujolais Cruise

    It's Almost Here!

    November 18-19

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  • French Picnic

    Head to Double Bayou for Zee French Picnic

    November 23-26

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  • Commodore's Ball

    Reserve your place!

    December 16

    Lakewood Yacht Club

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EDUCATION

Monthly Meeting  Friday, November 17, Elks Lodge.  Drinks/dinner begins at 6:00, program 7:30. Bring your ballots for the 2017 election.  Our guest speaker will be Amy Arrowood with the San Jacinto Maritime College

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SOCIAL

Saturday, November 18 - Beaujolais Cruise on Land
 
 
Saturday, December 16 - Commodore's Ball!!
 
 

WelcomeTMCA

SailBoat1013Texas Mariners Crusing Association is a nonprofit social club in the Clear Lake area of Houston, TX.   Our members have power boats, sailboats, or are "in between" boats.   Our activities include cruises of all types:  one day, weekend, or extended cruises.  They can be geared for power, sail, or both.  We also have small boat excursions or dinghy regattas.  And certainly no boating organization would be complete without social activities!   

These range from dock parties, themed parties or parties in conjunction with our cruises. We also offer great educational opportunities where you can sharpen your boating skills.  If you have a boat ~ or are thinking about a boat, if you're a novice boater ~ or experienced boater, TMCA is for you!  Come join us!  

Learn more and check out the benefits of Membership!

UPCOMING CRUISES!
Come cruise with TMCA!  Check out all the details and join us.  Registration is OPEN!

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It's almost here! Head to Laguna Harbor for the Beaujolais opening November 18-19
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Head over to Double Bayou Thanksgiving weekend for the BIG French Picnic November 25
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It's a good old fashioned Christmas celebration at Oak Island. Come enjoy the fun December 2-3
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Bring in the New Year at Moody Gardens. Enjoy Festival of Lights and Holiday on Ice. Registration opens Thursday, November 16, 6:00 pm

COMMODORE'S MESSAGE

2017 Charles Parette reduced

2017 has been a great year for TMCA and there is every indication that 2018 will be even better. Our club has offered more cruises, parties, and educational events than ever before, and our membership is strong and growing each month. We are easily one of the largest and most active pleasure boating groups on the Gulf Coast. 

It has been a pleasure to serve as your Commodore this year. Thanks to our many, many volunteers, who hosted a dock parties, led cruises, arranged special events, taught a class, volunteered (or were voluntold) for an event, or attended one of our many events with your smiles, stories, and laughter, you are the reason I and so many others love this club!

On Friday, November 17, we will hold our Annual Meeting where you will choose who will take this club forward for us in 2018. The general membership has nominated the following people, and I could not be happier with the slate of candidates. The nominees are hard-working, dedicated, and fun.   If you haven’t mailed in your ballot, please be sure to bring to the November meeting.

The nominees are:

Commodore: Larry Friemel

Vice Commodore: Jeff Kaspic

Rear Commodore: Dee Latiolais

Cruise Captain: Bryan Austin

Secretary: Dawn Gibler

Treasurer: Cookie Johnson

Plans are firming up for our annual Commodore’s Ball.  I hope you will plan to join Linda and me at the 2017 Commodore's Ball, to be held Saturday night, Dec. 16th, at Lakewood Yacht Club.  Invitations will be mailed soon. We give thanks to our board members and committee chairs, and we look forward to awarding several special "recognition awards," as is our custom. It means so much more when you

are there to help say "thanks" to our hard-working members. There will be plenty of time to dine, party and dance.

Keep an eye on the calendar, as there are still plenty of cruises, dock parties, and events coming up.

I think TMCA is one of the most welcoming and accepting organization around.  Enjoyment of boating is the only thing that matters here in TMCA, and anyone who offers to catch my lines, or pull me off a sandbar is a friend of mine.

Best wishes for a great month, a joyful Thanksgiving and lots of time on the water with family and friends!

Charles Parette
2017 Commodore
m/v Andiamo

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Upcoming Events

Thu Nov 23 @12:00AM
French Picnic
Sat Nov 25 @12:00AM
French Picnic
Fri Dec 01 @12:00AM
Hot Dog Social
Sat Dec 02 @12:00AM
"Christmas on the Bayou" Cruise to Oak Island

SEAMANSHIP

Our TMCA members share their "Sailing Tips"!  What to "Know Before You Go" or "How to Fight a Fire".  We have a "tip" for anything for a successful cruise.

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Yachting Clubs of America

YCOA

TMCA is a member of
Yachting Clubs of America. 
As a member of TMCA, you'll have the opportunity to take advantage of many reciprocal benefits of participating marinas and yacht clubs in the US including Alaska and Hawaii as well as the Virgin Islands.  Many offer docking and restaurant/lounge privileges.  TMCA Membership must be current.  Contact the TMCA Secretary for your YCA membership card. 

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