At the Helm
Ladye Jane Stone, Commodore
We have a diverse group with diverse interests and a variety of boating opportunities in our area, along the Gulf coast and around the world. This week several of our members traveled south to Port Aransas, while others are in Florida. Some are traveling in Spain, Greece, and Italy and with today’s technology, I’m able to share in their travels through messages and pictures. I can experience different water, scenery, and architecture without even being there. Of course, it’s not the same as being there, but it’s a virtual adventure that I wouldn’t have if not for my TMCA friends. Just one more benefit I have gained from our boating family.
October is a busy month for TMCA! Allen’s Landing Cruise, Nominees’ speeches, dock party, the Harvest Moon Regatta and the Chilly Chili Halloween Cruise. Something in this mix should be of interest for everyone.
Allen’s Landing is one of my favorite cruises. It’s amazing to see our boats docked in downtown Houston surrounded by the lit skyline. Whether you come by boat or by car, I hope you’ll join us for the unique festivities of the weekend. Friday evening, Ben Reyna will entertain us with his songs and interesting stories of the history of the coffee house building and Saturday we’ll explore the pubs in some of the oldest buildings in Texas.
If you can make an afternoon trip to Galveston on Thursday, Oct. 21, I highly recommend driving down to watch the start of the HMR. It’s an amazing site to see 100s of sailboats along the seawall! And if you have never attended the awards ceremony and Rum party in Port Aransas on the following Saturday, I suggest you do that sometime. You don’t have to be a sailor to enjoy the festivities.
The past month, the Nominating Committee canvased our membership to find volunteers for next year's officer positions and I am appreciative and excited that these members are interested in giving back to the club in this capacity.
- · Commodore – Cookie Johnson
- · Vice Commodore – Frank Kleinburg
- · Rear Commodore – Emily Ribas
- · Port Captain – Janet Abraham
- · Cruise Captain – Bryan Griesbach
- · Treasurer – Rick Huessner
- · Secretary – Doris Hill
Our organization functions through volunteers and nominations are still open. It is a great way to get involved and meet other members. If you would like to volunteer or nominate someone for any of these positions, or perhaps help on a committee, please contact me. You can read about the committees here:
All nominees will give their speeches at the October meeting and these are typically very entertaining, so please plan to attend.
Meanwhile, your current Board continues to work diligently behind the scenes on business matters, planning events and making improvements in club functions. I want to thank all the 2021 Board members who continue to give their time, talents, and energy to ensure TMCA continues to run efficiently.
Remember, the more you participate in TMCA, the more you will gain from it and the more FUN you will have!
Ladye Jane Stone