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A Message from BCA Commodore David Mitchell

April 2nd, 2020

In support of our government’s solid tactics in combating the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and in consultation with the Board of Directors, which includes all Chapter Vice Commodores, I have directed that Bluewater Cruising Association will cancel all face-to-face activities. This includes Club Nights, Education, Fleet, Watchkeeper’s meetings, and Rendezvous. As it stands, these measures will remain in effect through September 2020. Your BoD and I will closely monitor our government’s direction to this pandemic and adjust appropriately.

During these trying times it is of utmost importance that we do not forget our communities; cruising, work, family, neighborhood, city, global. We are all having to live our lives very differently and some with many struggles. The COVID-19 virus has caused us to physically separate from one another. That does not mean that we have to disconnect. I highly encourage all of us to stay involved, check in on one another and support each other; be that through the BCA or our other communities. Call a friend, email a cousin, connect with a neighbor through Facebook, be active on the many online groups. Whatever your choice, stay involved.

BCA has many members that are currently cruising, preparing to depart, or wondering how their summer coastal cruising will shape up. Your Board of Directors and Chapter Watchkeepers are working on adjusting our programs and finding ways for us to interact. You can be a big support by becoming active participants on the various forums and groups within our website, sharing your stories with Currents, and posting on our Facebook page. I am certain the BCA family can thrive during these troubled times and rise to the support of our communities.

Please, stay safe, take care of each other, and spread your love.

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  1. Donna Sassaman Donna Sassaman says:

    Thank you, David and the rest of the Board. Let’s all stay connected. And to aid our BCA connection, the 2020 Member Directory will be heading its way to the membership in a couple of weeks!

    Stay safe and healthy, all –
    Donna
    Aboard ALIA, Cowichan Bay