As I sit here writing this message, I am thinking about you as a member of the Back Creek Yacht Club. We come together to enjoy our passion of boating on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay from the Annapolis middle Bay to points north and south exploring her many glorious rivers and creeks. Whatever we do and wherever we go whether rafting up at anchorages or tying up at marinas, we have splendid times because to quote John Oberright, “It’s all about the people”. It’s about you – you are the Back Creek Yacht Club!
With the Corona Virus affecting us both as individuals and as a Club, we are making some necessary adjustments to our way forward. Effective today through July 2020 all scheduled club events are cancelled. As all of you surely know by now, the governors of the DMV states have requested the closings of all non- essential businesses. Further, meetings larger than 10 persons are prohibited and social distancing is the order of the day. Over the next four months we will monitor the health situation and hopefully before the summer’s end we can resume some of our scheduled club activities.
Meanwhile, Justin Tindale, our Fleet Captain, would like us to remember that we all have boats and we can still go places and get together on the water albeit at a distance. To this end, I am announcing that he would like to put together, over the next four months, a few weekend cruises to local destinations. Once there, we would anchor out and enjoy the scenery and your company. These events will be announced in the usual way on the website and by email. All members are invited to come along. If any of you Salty cruisers have some clever ideas along these lines, please contact Justin at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org and share them with him.
Now, if you have WEB feet, Bob Higginbotham, our Webmaster, is putting together a Communications Committee to help with website page design, publishing a newsletter, and other member focused communications. Then contact him about lending a hand, contributing ideas, pictures, etc. mailto:email@example.com
I would encourage you to keep in contact with your fellow club members via phone, email, or video conferencing to make sure all is well with them and to offer any assistance if needed.
In closing, I would like to share with you a picture that Molly Stone took several years ago around this time of year. When I look at this photo it always brings to me a feeling of Spring and the hope for wonderful days to come.
Until Pat and I seen you on the water, stay safe, keep well, and have some fun.