At the Helm
As this year is winding down, I look back and am pleased with how well TMCA has come back from various unforeseen events. We have gained many new members, had many cruises and parties, as well as many interesting speakers and educational opportunities. With our fun members, we always have a good time whenever we get together.
I was proud to see so many TMCA members supporting the Harvest Moon Regatta this year both by land and sea. We had 10 TMCA boats participating this year! Cheers to all - it is an exciting and challenging accomplishment. Congratulations to Ben Miller on Flyer - the winner of our TMCA trophy for 2021!
Please plan to attend our Annual Meeting on Friday, November 19, where we will review our year with the officers’ annual reports and officially announce the newly elected Board for 2022. (Since there were no competed positions, we voted by acclamation at the October meeting and declared the nominees elected.)
Congratulations to our officers for 2022:
- · 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 is 100% volunteer, so we are only as successful as those who give back to the club. It is a great way to get involved and meet other members. There are various ways you can contribute, such as volunteering to take over the Boatique. Just think, you can have input on the style and color, etc. of the TMCA product that may be ordered next year. Please let me know if you would like more information.
Plans are almost complete, and invitations will be mailed soon for our annual Commodores Ball, Awards Ceremony and Change of Watch to be held on Saturday, December 18 at Lakewood Yacht Club. I hope you will plan to join us for this traditional event.
So far, no one has offered to lead the French PeekNeek cruise to Double Bayou Pasture, but if anyone is interested in arranging a group to go, please contact John Boswell. If you are new and would like more history of this event, contact me – I’ll be glad to share a few of the fun stories I’ve been told. It doesn’t require much planning and there are several experienced members who can share local knowledge for navigating.
As I always say, “The more you participate in TMCA, the more you will gain from it and the more FUN you will have!” Join us for an event and find out.
I hope everyone will have a nice Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends. Many of us have much to be thankful for.
Ladye Jane Stone