by Glenn Freshour

Our Squadron’s A/O wants to remind our members that The Spring Dinner meeting is this Friday, May 19 at JRH Brewing, 458 W. Walnut St. Johnson City. We will be meeting at 1800 hours. Dinner we be provided by Foodie Fiction. As you recall, members had a great time last year at this venue. So come one, come all for Grog, Grub and Good Fellowship. This is a great way for visitors to check out our boating club. Here’s the Foodie Fiction menu.

National Safe Boating week will soon be here and as usual our squadron is actively participating. Saturday May 20, the first day of the National Safe Boating Week, members of our Tri-Cities Boating Club will be on duty at one of our Sponsor’s, Laurel Marina on South Holston Lake. We will have a banner up and VSC (Vessel Safety Check) inspector’s will be on the dock promoting safety and the Club.  To you members with boats at Laurel, this would be a great time to get your boat inspection renewed. Remember, the T.W.R.A looks for our stickers on boats as they know those boats meet all State safety requirements.

Our Safety Officers will also be on site offering support and safety information at Fish Springs and Lakeshore Marina on May 27. Make sure you tell your friends about this great opportunity to get their boat inspected. As one of our VSC inspectors John Whitehead suggests, our members spend a couple of hours doing a few VSC’s during National Safe Boating Week at the marina where they keep their boat displaying a good example of how our club is involved in our local boating community.

On May 23rd & 25th Clarke Lucas will be overseeing the T.W.R.A. safe boating course required by State law at Northeast State Community College. Members of your boating club will be providing instruction. See this article for more details.

If you need more information about these events, contact Glenn.