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Factory Update In Photos by Commodore Gary White July 14, 2021 - I recently had a conversation with Dave Allen at the Nordic factory and he sent me pictures of the factory floor in full production. They are adding employees and are very busy. It’s nice to see the boats lining the production line.  

There is a 44 that is just about complete and 3 40’s currently under construction. They have several others in queue.  

Southsound Mini Rendezvous July 1, 2021 -

Southsound Mini Rendezvous  

Swantown Marina  

Olympia WA  

September 9 – 11, 2021

Now is your time to explore the Southsound and meet fellow PaNNTOA members during 3 fun-filled days in Olympia.  

Dates: September 9 – 11, 2021 (Thursday – Saturday)  

Location: Swantown Marina, Olympia, WA  

Tentative Schedule:  

Thursday – 4:00 pm Potluck. Bring your favorite dish to share with the group under the covered picnic area at the marina. Bring along your plate, utensils and BYOB.  

Friday - 9:00 am Walk around Capital Lake. Join us for a nice gentle 4 mile walk to get the day started right. We will make a stop at Dancing Goat Espresso and the Farmers Market and then return to the marina around 11:00.  

Friday – 10:00 – 3:00 Olympia Farmers Market. Enjoy a short walk on your own to the Olympia Farmers Market, explore the public docks or downtown Olympia, all within easy walking distance from the marina.  

Friday – 2:00 pm Kayak trip to Priest Point Park. Launch your Kayak or dingy and join the group for this easy paddle adventure. If you don’t have a kayak, we may be able to borrow a few.  

Friday – 2:00 pm Croquet Tournament. Has it been awhile since you’ve played croquet? No problem. We will draw for partners, teach you the game and have prizes for the winners.  

Friday – 4:30 pm. Barbeque. Polish Dogs, chips and all the fixings provided by PaNNTOA. BYOB  

Saturday – 9:00 am. Continental Breakfast on the docks provided by PaNNTOA.  

Registration: We have reserved 20 slips for the rendezvous. You need to call Swantown Marina to reserve a slip at (360) 528-8049. There is no fee for the rendezvous. Be sure to tell Swantown that you are with PaNNTOA when you reserve a slip and pay you moorage fee. We are limiting participation to 20 boats, so don’t delay.  

Questions, call Denise Nichols (520) 345-6940. See you in Olympia in the fall.
2021 Annual Meeting Report June 26, 2021 - We just completed PaNNTOA’s 2021 Annual Meeting, enabling us to fulfill our few official responsibilities as members. Via our remote voting, we:
  • Re-elected our intrepid PaNNTOA officers for 2021-2022:
    • Gary White, Commodore
    • Doug Ford, Vice Commodore/Secretary
    • Mike Russell, Rear Commodore/Treasurer
  • Approved the 2021 Financial Reports and the Minutes of our 2020 (Virtual) Annual Meeting. (But you know, we’ll have to stop meeting like this!)
38 PaNNTOA members and joint memberships participated – nearly a third of our membership and almost as many as have sometimes voted in our Vous-style in-person annual meetings. The voting was unanimous in favor of the three propositions, so we averted a mutiny again this year. Thanks to all who weighed in.  

Now it’s time for some great cruising, while we “will” the Canada-US border to reopen for the boating we all feel is essential – see you on the water!
Commodores Corner May 12, 2021 -

Carole and I are sitting here on Last Splash in Reid Harbor after a couple of days of lingcod fishing. I hope you are able to get out and enjoy your tugs as well!

As the result of having to postpone yet another rendezvous we will be holding a General Meeting and election similar to last year. If we can put it together, we will have a Zoom meeting. We’ll send out an email as soon as the details are available.

We are working on developing three mini-Vous for later this summer.  It is our goal to have one in South Sound, one in North Sound, and one in Canada. These will be similar in nature to the Port Browning mini-Vous held several years ago. They are intended to be small groups with no major presentations or speakers but just rather an opportunity for Tuggers to get together, share stories and have fun.

We are looking for cruise captains to organize the North Sound/San Juan’s and the Canadian Vous. We have a cruise captain that has volunteered for the South Sound event. Each one of these events will be assisted by our rendezvous Director Jeff Brein to help coordinate and organize the location. Details on when, where, and how they will be conducted will follow.  There will be some Panntoa funds available to help in these events. If you would like to volunteer to be one of those cruise captains, please contact myself or Jeff Brein at Rendezvousdirector@panntoa.com  

Speaking of volunteers, the primary message I want to share with you on this Commodores Corner is the need for volunteers. The Communication Director’s position on the PaNNTOA board will be vacated shortly.  The Membership Director’s position has been vacant for a while and the Web Director position will need to be filled in the not so distant future.

Your three elected officers, Commodore, Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore are also available for volunteers to fill. Several of the current officers have offered to stay for another term if replacements cannot be found.  However, it would be nice to have new blood moving into the organization to learn the ins and outs before taking over. An ideal scenario would be for you to volunteer for the Membership, Communications or Web Director appointed positions, and then move into one of the elected positions.  

The benefit to the organization is continuity of institutional knowledge of policies and procedures.  

As I’m sure you’ve seen, the current board members have done an excellent job in improving the website and finding new and interesting articles to keep you engaged with fellow Tuggers. There are over 150 Tugs out there which means probably close to 300 individuals all of which I’m sure are capable of taking a position in one way or another.

Remember this is an all-volunteer organization and therefore we need volunteers to support it. Please take a look at the job descriptions of each position under the ‘About Us’ tab and consider taking a position on the board. If you can’t find enough information with those descriptions feel free to call or email me at Commodore@PaNNTOA.COM and I will discuss them with you.  Any of the members on the board are willing to give you insight as to what their jobs have been.  

Enjoy the start of boating season and we hope to see you out on the water!  

Gary White  

Panntoa Commodore


Commodore's Corner

March 18, 2020 - Greetings Fellow Tuggers! Your Board held a meeting on March 10th to discuss the upcoming Rendezvous as well as the Corona Virus outbreak and its potential impacts. We held very long and thoughtful discussions and had hoped to continue planning for the rendezvous. However, over the past week, due to the rapid and dramatic changes in the growth of the outbreak, it became obvious that we needed to cancel to protect your health, well-being, and safety. Most of you have probably already seen my statement on the web site addressing this. The plan for the 2021 rendezvous is to continue at the Sydney location, if available, using the plans already completed.  
 
We also discussed the upcoming officer lineup for the 2020-2021 slate of officers. The following have all agreed to continue in our respective positions: Myself (Commodore), Doug Ford (Vice Commodore/Secretary), Chris Sodeman (Membership Director), and Mike Young (Communications Director). These are pending approval by the membership at our General Meeting (time and place TBD). [Read more]


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Welcome New Members

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Robert Saunders

Home port: Bellingham, WA; Boat name: Luna; Boat length: 44

Nelson Bright

Home port: Everett, WA; Boat name: Polaris; Boat length: 32

Mark Malnes

Home port: Edmonds, WA; Boat name: Nord Lys; Boat length: 37

Mark Heilala

Home port: Poulsbo, WA; Boat name: Sea Stars; Boat length: 37

Stewart Chersky

Home port: Portland; Boat name: Endeavor; Boat length: 32

Ron & Judy Odenheimer
Ed Kish

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Ryan & Sara Cassidy

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Povl Lasbo

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Reinhard Baildon

Home port: Ladner, BC; Boat name: Pilitak; Boat length: 37

Henk Visser

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Charles Owsley

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Rex Thompson

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Gene Scott

Home port: Whittier; Boat name: John Hunter; Boat length: 37

George Rhyneer

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Bill & Sue Sampson

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