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July-August 2018 MisSPrintS

Commander’s Message

Goals 2018: Education, Education, Education

 Summer is officially here! Not only by the calendar but by the scorching heat.  I find myself doing more labor either earlier in the morning or later in the evening and taking siesta time in the midday.  At least that’s my story (or excuse) and I am sticking to it!  

Speaking of labor, I want to thank Gary Wildman for his time, patience and instructions while teaching Advanced Piloting.  It paid off as both John White and I passed the course and test.  Congrats to you, John.

And now that hubby has brought our boat back to TN from Florida I just may make use of this new knowledge.  Like letting me plot the way to Florence AL for the July trip to the WC Handy Music Festival or a trip up the beautiful Tennessee River.   Look out boating community here I come.

Another place I need to get knowledgable about is our beautiful Pickwick State Park.  Why, because in October we are co-hosting (with Music City Squadron) our District 17 Fall Conference to be held at the Inn at Pickwick Landing.  During this weekend conference we will have the opportunity to show off our area to visiting squadrons from Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Huntsville, Oak Ridge and Johnson City.  The District Conference is an opportune time for squadron members to meet, exchange ideas and develop friendships.  

But that is not until the Fall so for now l will get back into summer mode.   Is it siesta time yet?

Fair winds and following seas,


Sep/Oct, 2017 MisSPrintS

Commander’s Message

Goals for 2017:

Provide: Education Promote: Fellowship Prosper: (increase membership)

It is hard to believe that we are entering the last quarter of 2017!  It seems like just yesterday that we were enjoying the cookout and our record breaking auction at the Blackburns, cruising to Florence AL for the WC Handy Music Festival and sharing in the once in our lifetime Solar Eclipse event at the Land Between the Lakes, Grand Junction, KY.  Our September 23rd raft-up on Pickwick Lake will bring our summer events to a close.

In October we will resume our 2nd Tuesday of the month dinner meetings, so mark your calendar for October 10th, 6:30 PM at the Butcher Shop.  Our guest speaker, Lanny Oakes, will be talking on his vacation/trip to Cuba.  A timely topic for those interested in visiting this island.

John White and I will be representing our squadron at the District 17 Fall Conference, Johnson City, TN and reporting back to you at the October meeting.  We were given a heads up that there will be a lot of news/changes from the Annual Governors Meeting in Dallas.

Speaking of news and changes, check out the new tagline that will be used (more details at the October meeting).  “WE ARE AMERICA’S BOATING CLUB”

Looking forward to seeing you all i October!


February 2014 MissPrints

Commanders Comments
It has been an interesting year for many of us and I look forward to spending more time on the water this summer. I just completed my second and hopefully last surgery last week, this time to repair a bad disc in my neck and so far so good. The recovery time should not be too long and I am already getting Spring fever. Continue reading

January 2014 MissPrints

Testing 123
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