Spring Member Meeting
Severna Park, MD
March 25, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The Spring Member Meeting will be held at the Café Mezzanote in Severna Park, MD on March 25 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.
There will be a very short business meeting, followed by our guest speaker, Jan Miles, Captain of the Pride of Baltimore II.
Captain Miles is a licensed ship's master who has been with the Pride of Baltimore organization since 1981, when he joined as one of three rotating captains on the original Pride of Baltimore. He is a tall ship master with more than 35 years of experience as a professional sailor. His voyages have included five Atlantic Ocean crossings, as well as three Pacific voyages of 5,000 miles, each taking about 25 days. He has traversed the Saint Lawrence Seaway more than a dozen times. Captain Miles holds a USCG 500 Ocean Master License for Power and Sail, as well as numerous other certifications. Prior to joining Pride, Inc., Captain Miles served as master or mate aboard 15 vessels, including Lady Maryland, Californian, Bill of Rights, New Way, Alexandria, Brilliant and Clearwater. Along the way, he also helped develop model sailing programs for youth at risk. His accomplishments and contributions to the tall ship sailing profession have been recognized both within and outside of the maritime community. In February 2013, Captain Miles was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Tall Ships America.
Pride of Baltimore II was hoisted aloft and launched from her Inner Harbor birthplace on April 30, 1988. After being fitted out and rigged, she was commissioned on October 23, 1988, at Brown's Wharf in Fells Point, just blocks from the shipyard where Chasseur, the original Pride of Baltimore, had been built in 1812. Since her commissioning, Pride II has sailed over 250,000 nautical miles and visited more than 200 ports in 40 countries in North, South, and Central America; Europe; and Asia. Each season the vessel visits dozens of ports of call, and welcomes aboard over 100,000 people.
For a main course, you will have your choice of Penne Meatball, Chicken Principessa, Salmon Picatta or Filet Mignon. The cost of appetizers, main course and desert, including non-acholic drinks, will be $42.00 a person. There will be a cash bar available during the event. Please mail your check by March 12 to Treasurer Martha at:
5902 N. Hawthorne Avenue
Rock Hall, MD 21661-1343