The unpredictable Maryland weather postponed The Corinthians Annapolis Fleet Bah! Humbug! event by 24 hours, but it was still held in defiance of the elements, and several members received recognition of their commitment.There was a great turnout with plentiful food and drink to usher in the first official gathering of 2017. Several prospective members were greeted by the fleet in member Mary West’s home for socializing, introduction to the organization, and sailing comradery.Gift exchange rules were freestyle for the white elephant auction; everyone who participated left with a memorable gift, some of which we expect to be reprised next year!
During the Bah! Humbug!, public affairs chair and longtime member, Mike Upton, was recognized for his years of outstanding contributions to the fleet.Mike was the recipient of the Annapolis Fleet’s one major award, the Paul Marcoux award, which is a framed picture of the Thomas Point Lighthouse. For those unfamiliar, Paul Marcoux was the founder of the Annapolis Fleet in 1967. his is our most coveted award—kudos to Mike!
Just prior to the meeting, The Corinthians Annapolis Fleet Afterguard met to report and plan for the upcoming season. Stay tuned next month for details of the Spring Cruise and summer events.
~by Susan Theuns