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Notice of Annual Meeting Proxy Vote April 14, 2020 - Greetings Tuggers!  
 
I hope this finds you all well and healthy! As you know the annual rendezvous has been canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This presents us with a unique challenge in holding our General Meeting, including voting for our board and approving meeting minutes and financial reports. Because we can’t do this in person this year, the Board has decided to hold a proxy vote.  
 
On June 8, 2020 our Vice Commodore Doug Ford will send you an email ballot. It will include the candidates for the Executive Board and Directors for the 2020/2021 year for you to vote on, as well as website links to this year’s financial reports and last year’s general meeting minutes for you to review and approve. You must be a current Nordic Tug owner and a PaNNTOA member in good standing for your vote to count. You have until the end of June 15, 2020 to reply, at which time we will declare the General Meeting closed. We’ll post results on the website after June 15.  
 
We realize that this is not business as usual but feel a strong obligation to comply with our bylaws and meet our member’s expectations as best as we can. We look forward to the resumption of normal boating activities and seeing all of you at next year’s Rendezvous as this crisis passes.  
 
Thanks,  
 
Gary White, Commodore

Stay up to Date on COVID-19 Closures April 5, 2020 - The status of Salish Sea marinas, docks and marine parks in BC and Washington is in a state of flux as the worsening COVID-19 crisis changes conditions daily, sometimes hourly. Salish Sea Pilot has been contacting marinas from the Broughtons to Puget Sound to identify which are accepting transient visitors and, if they are, what services are available once those boaters tie up. Watch The Salish Sea Pilot Covid-19 page for updates. Additionally, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife has updated their regulations.
Check out updated helpful links March 30, 2020 - Look over in the right-hand column on this page. (If you’re using a tablet or phone, look towards the bottom of the page.) See the list of helpful links? Based on the pages you visit the most on the site we tracked down sites you may not have heard about. Boats for sale and maintenance topics are particularly popular. Some of the content isn’t directly Nordic Tug related, and some is newer than others. But we found value in each of the sites and hope you do too. Drop us a note in the forum with feedback on these links and suggestions for more we should add.
Get inside info: download Nordic Tug tip sheets February 25, 2020 - One of the best reasons to belong to PaNNTOA is the opportunity to learn "inside information" about your boat. Thanks to the Nordic Tug Factory and Wilde Yacht Sales for providing four tip sheets for Nordic owners. These PDF files contain a variety of tips, some are duplicated across the sheets and some are more current than others. So be sure to download all of them. In addition to safety, seamanship, and boat maintenance advice, you'll learn how to deal with sticky windows and why vinegar is good and Windex with ammonia is bad. Who knew? [learn more]

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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