The Memorial Day Weekend marked the real beginning of the serious sailing season. We extend a special welcome to our new members. We want to encourage you to participate in as many sails as you can. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet all of the other members of our club. Don’t be shy! We have a great time on our sails and please remember to take lots of photos. Your pic may win the prize in our photo contest at the end of the season!
On Memorial Day we honored and remembered those who have given service to our country. I am reminded that, in the global world in which we find ourselves, this service includes much of our entire population. Those who stand and wait also serve. This is true in our sailing community as well.
Our organization is composed of members who serve in a variety of ways. Some pay dues and rarely go on a sail or attend a meeting. Others participate in sails as crew while some simply desire to be passengers on sails. Some own and captain boats while many of our members do not. Yet all are instrumental to the vitality of our organization. Each in their own way contributes to the totality of our experiences. All deserve our appreciation and recognition. We thank all of you for your service to NWSA!
I am enjoying serving as your commodore! It has given me the opportunity to share rich experiences with a variety of wonderful people. I am encouraged that our organization continues to grow and provides interesting sailing experiences for all. I appreciate the support of the membership of this fine group of sailors!
See you soon on the Seas! —Richard Reed