End of Year e-newsletter
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year everyone;
As we close out 2018, I think about the great year that we've had in SAYRA. Wonderful sailing, great regattas and outstanding friends. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Annual Meeting (please register). David Reddaway, who heads up the Helen Hanley Memorial Fund Selection Committee authored the wonderful message below, which I submit for your consideration.
Regards, Your faithful and humble Commodore Key
It’s A Wonderful World of Sailing
I think we’d all agree and SAYRA makes it better. At the root, we all enjoy the wind, water, and boats we sail. The adrenaline rush of competitive racing, the pleasure of a sunset cruise or just hanging out with sailors are the things we love. It’s a life time of enjoyment. Inherently, we introduce OUR sport to friends and family – but wait – according to US Sailing our sport is in decline. Say it’s not so! How can something we love so much be failing!
More importantly, how can we right the ship? Never fear SAYRA has an opportunity for you to help by sacrificing just 5 minutes. How is that so?
The Helen Hanley Memorial Fund is a tax-exempt fund encouraging and supporting SAYRA members to:
This encouragement is expressed by means of financial assistance to qualified applicants from this fund. Help SAYRA’s HHMF support our SAYRA members, encourage friends and family to explore sailing in all its facets. Think about it, the HHMF is SAYRA’s growth and promotion engine to help introduce and sustain member’s interest. Be a part of the movement and contribute today! HHF INFO
Thank you, David Reddaway
PS: Don’t forget to get your friends and/or family involved in our sport today Make it a 2019 goal to take at least 1 person who has not been sailing before for a ride on your boat. If we all have that simple goal, we will make a difference to our sport long term.