Re: Invitation: Pacific Merchant Marine Council Luncheon Fundraiser March 15
MARCH 15 LUNCH @ THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME CENTER IN THE OUTER HARBOR OF THE PORT OF OAKLAND
4001 7th Street ( Berth 40) Oakland, CA
Date: Monday, 15 MARCH 2010 (EARLY RSVP APPRECIATED)
Time: Meet and Greet - 1130 hours~ Lunch @ 1200 hours
Program: The Oakland International Maritime Center's Outreach & Hospitality to Seafarers in Bay Area
Speakers Adrienne Yee IMC Community Development Director and Jim Lindgrin Center operations Manager
Make your reservations and mark your calendar for PMMC lunch on March 15 to l Learn how this Non Profit Organization operated by SCI Bay Area provides outreach and hospitality to seafarers regardless of nationality or faith The seafarers sailing the container ships typically spend about 250 days out of 300 at sea with port calls sometimes a little as 10 hours. The IMC reaches out to provide these men and women the means and the opportunity to get off the ship and contact loved ones via e-mail and phone, run errands, see new faces, or simply spending time relaxing and unwinding is an enormous morale booster. Chaplains and volunteers also help foreign seafarers navigate the Bay Area mass transit systems, wire money, and negotiate our language and social customs. Seafarers are met with dignity and open arms. Meet the crew that makes it happen and get a close up look at the Outer Harbor in the Port of Oakland.
· SPEAKERS . Adrienne Yee sailed nationally and internationally for eight years as Purser and Field Office Coordinator for the Semester at Sea (SAS) program operated by the Institute for Shipboard Education. Her last ship, and the one currently in operation, the MV Explorer, a 25,000 ton, 590 foot vessel with an 84 foot beam and a cruising speed of 28 knots (www.semesteratsea.org) & Jim has 45 years experience caring for seafarers and has more stories than he has time tell.
· Tour the IMC Facility before or after lunch
TARIFF $25 with advance reservation by check ~ $30 without RSVP