Cruising season is upon us, but no matter where this finds you, you are invited to participate in a very brief, 3-question survey that will guide the selection of a Vision statement and a set of Values for BCA.
When BCA was established in 1978 with a Constitution and Bylaws, a Mission statement was created that describes “what” we do and “how” we do it (“Fostering seamanship and friendship for people with an active interest in offshore cruising”) but the creation of a Vision statement (the “why” we do what we do) and a set of Values (the principles that “guide” our decision making at all levels of the association) was left unfinished until now.
Recently, approximately 15% of the membership engaged in a one-hour Vision & Values workshop held in each Chapter that were facilitated by BCA member, Helen Roberts. The great work done at each of those workshops was consolidated and a survey was created so that all BCA members can participate in this process. The survey only consists of two multiple choice questions and one open question, so it really won’t take more than a few minutes to complete!
The survey was launched on Canada Day by means of an email sent to all BCA members by Commodore Jennifer Handley. Members who share an email address with a spouse/partner or whose spouse/partner’s email has not been provided to BCA are asked to share the email with their partner so everyone has the opportunity to participate.
Response to date has been very encouraging and most interesting; if you have not yet completed the survey, please do! Deadline is Sunday, July 17. If you did not receive the email with the link to the survey, please contact Jennifer. 
BCA’s Board of Directors looks forward to sharing the results with everyone in the fall. Thanks for participating!!