I will not be able to attend the board meeting on Saturday. My surgery was moved to Friday and I could not talk the doctor into allowing me to travel that soon. You know some doctors just don't understand the importance of boating.
We will need a minister to do the blessing of the fleet. Last year we went pier to pier and signed up those that wanted their boat blessed but did not want to leave the pier. We utilized Richard Ketter’s boat to travel to each pier. Another approach would be to go by land to each pier and bless those that do not leave the pier. This would give us a chance to make personal contact. We had several request last year.
The approach I am taking for the flag retirement is along the line of last year. Please encourage board members and officers to help spread the word and to attend the upcoming events. We have a good group that reaches several piers. I hope we can accomplish selecting a shirt that can be worn for special events like the retirement.
Sorry for starting the year this way. I feel like we have a great group in place with a summer full of fun.