Tuesday, July 6, 2010
With a particular aversion to the Personal Pronoun, it's taken me a week to get around to this...
On the 30th of June Doryman became the presiding president of the Traditional Small Craft Society.
No silly, the fine folks of the prestigious Society did not vote for Doryman.
Little do they know!
As my regular readers already know I believe in passing on tradition especially when it comes to wood boats. I spend nearly every waking moment either restoring an old classic, building a replica, or advocating the virtues of those worthy avocations to someone. So it seems right that I become a chief advocate, though it's hard for me to understand why anyone would need encouragement to do something so fun and enriching.
More than half of my readers are from the far reaches of the world - a fact I am very proud of - and for them there might not be much the TSCA can offer except camaraderie. But for those of you who reside in the US, there are very few acceptable reasons for postponing membership in the TSCA. It's easy, cheap and in just a few minutes you can join a national group with your interests in mind. Many of the events you are familiar with are affiliated with the TSCA. You might be surprised to find that many of your friends and neighbors already participate.
What better way to share your interest in traditionally influenced vessels than to join the TSCA? Visit the newly vamped website today for events, membership and news from individual Chapters. You may even qualify for a John Gardner Grant, if you promote traditional small craft heritage. Membership also includes the quarterly Ash Breeze with articles of interest, submitted by people like you.
I would like to extend a personal invitation to all of you to participate in the TSCA on-line forum. Sign up soon and let me know what I can do to help promote an organization that meets the needs of everyone who loves wood boats.