January 8, 2017
Whoa! It's 2017! And Spring is the next season. The Spring Channel Marker has hopefully arrived at everyone's house by now. Big thanks to Karen McLaren for volunteering for the important role of Editor and for doing such a nice job on her first issue.
Please note we have canceled the January 14th workshop, but we have a March Workshop in the making and it promises to be a great one.
We also have a few new and old events to get us up and running for the 2017 boating season. Our first ever President's Tour with the Water Wonderland Chapter is the weekend of April 8-9. In May, we will meet with Water Wonderland again for the "Two-Fer..." weekend, May 20-21. A big thanks goes out to our member, Dennis Mykols (also a member of Water Wonderland), for initiating and leading these joint events for us. We have also been invited to the Century Club / Water Wonderland boat show at the end of May.
In June we will be bringing in the season with three events BEFORE the big event of the 2017 Algonac Boat Show, June 23-25. John and Melinda Adams will once again lead our season shakedown run to Brown's Restaurant on Harsen's Island on Wednesday, June 7. Then Alan Brenner will host an impromptu Boat Rendezvous at Mac Ray Harbor on Saturday, June 10 that will have docking availble for cruisers as well as small boats. On Sunday, June 11, we have another new event. Scott and Shannon Knight along with some local White Lake residents will host a Small Boat Rendezvous on White Lake in Highland Township.
You have spoken, and we are listening. The input we received as a result of the membership survey asked for events in Oakland County and to join with other Chapters and do events with them. I am excited to have so many events to offer you, our members, this Spring. If you would like to lead an event in an area or lake that is familiar to you, please contact me. We are always looking for new boating experiences and fresh ideas from our members. Let's keep counting the cold days until Spring officially arrives, and I hope to see everyone at the Spring events.