I sent out a relatively
rare postal mailing to members Monday, December 13. It included a page on the
council, the luncheon invitation, a NLUS membership application, and a
chance to win a short cruise to Mexico and help the Sea Cadets at the same time.
You know what the invitation
states. You will have to wait for the drawing opportunity; reply immediately if
interested. As for the letter, you are welcome to look at it here or after it
arrives in your postal mail box.
In the letter is the list of
nominees for 2011 council officers and directors. They are elected annually
though the term can be multiple years. We are seeking additional officers and
directors; please talk to me if you too would like to serve or serve in a
Also listed are the members
of our outstanding council advisory board. These individuals are appointed by
Then it lays out our primary
council focus for 2011. We will always be aware of seafarers and seafaring
but in 2011 we will step out promoting maritime shipping of goods on
coastal sea ways and inland water ways - our "marine highways."
Check out the attached letter
or wait till it arrives. Discussion and conversation on the council's future
Hope to see many of you the
20th. It's going to be more than a luncheon - might even rate as a party.
Whatever, if you attend anticipate having a delightful time among friends old
and new! If you have them, bring your business cards or ask me to make you some
Wife Teddy and I will be
arriving in San Francisco Sunday and would enjoy meeting with you. Catch us the
19th at Grace Cathedral for the 1100 service and the evening Christmas program.
In addition we have a limo reserved for a two hour afternoon tour of the
city highlighted by stopping and viewing many of Grandfather Lewis P.
Hobart's architectural commissions. You are welcome to come
Members, thanks for staying
aboard the council. New members, thank you too for coming aboard. We anticipate
gaining additional members in 2011 and expanding council activities.
You are key to making it happen.