Lunch at StFYC

SAF Station Members,

     As was the case last January, our Station will hold a joint meeting with the St. Francis Yacht Club's Wednesday Yachting Luncheon. The following is information about the luncheon and the guest speakers. PLEASE NOTE that this email constitutes the announcement of the meeting and describes how you will sign up for it and pay for the meal. There will be no announcement from Constant Contact about the meeting. PLEASE ALSO NOTE that the meeting is on January 10, not on the first Wednesday of the month.

For those of you who have not been to a Wednesday Yachting Luncheon at the St. Francis before, the meal is an excellent buffet consisting of sandwich and salad makings, soup and a hot entree, which is typically meat and vegetables. The cost is just $18. There will be a no-host bar. The luncheon will begin at 11:45 am and the speakers will begin their talk at 12:30 pm. A Q&A session will commence at approximately 1:15 PM.  There will be no advance registration and payment for this meeting. Here's how it will work:

      For SAF Station members who are members of the St. Francis, payment for the lunch and anything from the bar will be through your yacht club account in the normal course. A chit will be presented to you at the end of the luncheon.

     For SAF Station members who are not St. Francis members, you should check in at the front desk when you arrive at the yacht club and tell them that you are with the CCA. They will issue you a guest card and ask you for a credit card. (No checks or cash, please). At the conclusion of lunch you will be presented with a chit to sign and the cost of lunch and any drinks will be charged to your credit card. 

     IMPORTANT - Although there will be no registration or advance payment through Constant Contact or PayPal for this meeting, if you plan to attend, please email our new Treasurer, Steve Mason, at or call him at (415) 456-2849  to let him know that you are coming. In this way we can advise the yacht club in advance of how many CCA members to expect. Steve should hear from you no later than Thursday, January 4 , and earlier if possible.

    The  program for the meeting is: "Saving the World, One Ocean at a Time". It should be extremely interesting. The speakers will be David Thoreson and Joseph Robertson. Thoreson, an Explorers Club Fellow, was the first American to sail the Northwest Passage in both directions. He has some 65,000 miles of sailing experience, including a passage below the Antarctic Circle, two  roundings of Cape Horn, three Transatlantic crossings, six passages over the Arctic Circle and a 28,000 miles circumnavigation of North and South America. He has published and spoken widely. Robertson is the Founder of the Geoversiv Foundation and Global Strategy Director of the Citizens' Climate Lobby. He and David Thoreson work together in global efforts to preserve our oceans and the planet.

     Because this will be a joint meeting with the St. Franicis, there will be no SAF Station business conducted at the meeting. If there are business matters pending which cannot wait until our February meeting, they will be shared with you via email shortly after the January 10 meeting. 

     This will be a great kick-off to our 2018 meetings. We hope that you will plan to attend.

     Best wishes to each of you and your families for very Happy Holidays.

          Bill Foss

          RC SAF Station.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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