Summer is winding down, looking ahead to the Fall
The Commodore is on land, looking outside at the rain and listening to the thunder the past couple of days, but smiling about what a great Labor Day cruise the club just enjoyed on Ocracoke Island! Thanks go to Chuck Gordon, cruise captain, and Carl Crothers, VC of Cruising, for hosting such a wonderful event. It was really a testament in these times of our ability to gather as a group for a lot of fun, make some new memories, and stay safe. A collage of the “socially distanced social” is below.
NSA continued in our 2020 support mission of hurricane Dorian relief for Ocracoke, making a donation at their “One Year Post-Dorian Benefit Concert”. We took proceeds from the NSA Oyster Roast and sale of limited edition “NSA Loves Corncrake the Island formerly known as Ocracoke” T-shirts. I am proud to lead an organization that cares about giving back in many ways to the county and others we care about.
Labor Day signifies the unofficial end of summer, and marshals in NSA’s final two cruises of the year – the Fall Cruise and the Halloween Cruise. More on those from the VC of Cruising, but I will just say I hope you are able to join one or both to cap off NSA’s 2020 cruising season.
The last event of the year is the Commodore’s Ball. We had a meeting of available board members during the Labor Day Cruise to discuss how such an event could be held this year while remaining safe. The board voted to hold the event outdoors, expressing concerns to be inside for a large gathering, whether it was within state guidelines or not. With that in mind, we are looking at an outside event under a large tent in the afternoon and are seeking ways to make it special as well as fun. Please look for a survey from me soliciting your interest in attending such an event so we can gauge the number of people to expect and get your feedback.
As always – I hope you are doing well and enjoying some time on the water!