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Remember BAADS member meeting at noon Sunday

Key things like new 2017 by-laws vote, election results, and pizza will happen. This is all in the South Beach Community Room on the ground floor. See you there.

BAADS mentioned in Outside magazine!

Wow. To our suprise BAADS is currently talked about in Outside magazine about adventure trips you can do in a wheelchair.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2255916/six-adventure-trips-you-can-do-wheelchair

BAADS Election 2017: Here is the ballot link

This link is the ballot for the BAADS Board of Directors Election 2017.

Review the candidate statements (link) at your leisure, and vote for up to seven candidates. Ballots cannot be changed after being submitted and any subsequent ballots will be disqualified.

Individual members are eligible to submit one ballot and family memberships are eligible to submit two ballots. If  you need assistance voting, contact elections@baads.org or leave a message on Sail Mail (415-281-0212). All voting must be completed by 9 AM on November 19 (before the November membership meeting). If you vote and are not a member in good standing, your vote will be disqualified.

The results of the election will be announced after the membership meeting on Sunday, November 19. Election results will be posted on www.baads.org.

BAADS at San Mateo Mobility Expo Fri Oct 27-Sun Oct 29

BAADS is again participating in the Mobility Expo held at San Mateo County Event Center, Expo Hall from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29. We are looking for 4 people per shift to sit at our booth for three hours shifts each day telling people with disabilities and their families about BAADS and our activities. We will have the Pink Panther (a 303 dinghy) there to show people as well as a servo to demonstrate. If you are available to participate, please sign up to schedule your shift.

Show Hours:
Friday, October 27th Saturday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sat. October 28th Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sun. October 29th 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sign up here: https://doodle.com/poll/rqmthzmtxurx4zat

Thanks everyone
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CANCELED: BAADS Angel Island Camping Trip & Ayala Cove BBQ

This weekend’s Angel Island camping trip and Sunday’s Ayala Cove BBQ has been canceled.

Request for Nominations for 2017 BAADS Board of Directors Election

2017 BAADS ELECTION

In November there will be a BAADS election for the Board of Directors. The deadline for nominations is October 8.

There will be a BAADS election for the Board of Directors. All BAADS members in good standing (dues have been paid by November 1, 2017) are eligible to run for the Board of Directors as well as vote in the general election. If you are unsure whether you are a current BAADS member, contact Alexander Okrut <aokrut@gmail.com>. You can renew your membership by going to www.baads.org/join .

Seven director positions will be available. Seats up for election are those now held by:

  • Chris Rubke
  • Alex Okrut
  • Chris Childers
  • Tom Allegretti
  • Harold Goldman
  • Jeff Breen
  • Jason Ravanell

Any member in good standing may nominate him or herself, or another member. The names of potential candidates need to be emailed to elections@baads.org or submitted via Sail Mail (415-281-0212). by Sunday, October 8. To nominate a candidate, one must include the name, phone number and email of the potential candidate. The maximum number of potential candidates any member can nominate is seven. All potential candidates will be contacted by the election committee to confirm interest in running for the board. All nominees will have an opportunity to submit a candidate statement, but must do so by Saturday, October 14.

The week of October 16, an email link to the ballot will be sent to BAADS members with the names of the candidates and their statements. The ballot and candidate statements will also be available on the BAADS website. The maximum number of board candidates any member can vote for is seven. Ballots cannot be changed after being submitted and any subsequent ballots will be disqualified.

Individual members are eligible to submit one ballot and family memberships are eligible to submit two ballots. If you do not receive an email link to the ballot by October 23 or you need assistance voting, contact elections@baads.org or leave a message on Sail Mail (415-281-0212). All voting must be completed by 9 AM on November 19 (before the November membership meeting). If you vote and are not a member in good standing, your vote will be disqualified.

The results of the election will be announced after the membership meeting on Sunday, November 19. The seven new board members will be elected to two-year terms and begin serving their terms at the first board meeting in 2018 (tentatively scheduled for January 21). Their tenure will expire at the first board meeting of 2020. Election results will be posted on www.baads.org.

Sail The ALMA August 23! Register here.

Dear BAADS members and friends,
The National Park Service invites us again in 2017 to sail on schooner Alma!  This exciting event will happen on Saturday, August 26, 10am-3pm, departing from and returning to Pier 40, San Francisco.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Alma, please check out this link. BAADS has been invited to sail on the 80′ schooner Alma for many years.  The boat is wheelchair accessible and kids friendly.  Please make your reservation soon as spots fill up quickly.  Alma will accommodate up to 40 people and up to 12 wheelchairs. Click here to sign up online.  Please contact Alex at aokrut@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Register Now For The 2017 Herb Meyer Regatta

The 2017 Herb Meyer Regatta will take place on Saturday, September 23rd & Sunday, September 24th.  Please visit the Herb Meyer Regatta page for registration & competitor’s information.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer form.

Can’t wait to see you on the water!

BAADS and San Francisco Fire Department team up for in water rescue drill.

Do not miss the very unique opportunity to actually experience how to rescue adaptive sailors in the water, and see how the SFFD do it with their equipment.

What: Live in water rescue demonstrations by SFFD and BAADS personnel and equipment in McCovey Cove.

When: Saturday June 3, 2017, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Where: Meet at Pier 40 Small Boat Dock for briefings and equipment review.  In water rescues will be in McCovey Cove from roughly 10:30 to 11:30 am Debriefing session at SBYC afterwards.  Viewing of in water rescues from SBYC deck is possible, as well as along the seawall railing.

How: SFFD personnel will demonstrate the use of their skiffs, jet skis and heavy lifting boat equipment during these live in water demonstrations.

Why: Because everyone needs as much training and experience as possible to prepare for person in water situations.  This is a must go to event.

Be there.

BAADS Small Boat Dockmaster – We’re Hiring!

BAADS is hiring a Dockmaster for Saturdays for its small boat program out of South Beach Yacht Harbor at Pier 40 in San Francisco. The ideal candidate would be an experienced sailor who could supervise volunteers to run the program for the 7-15 sailors who participate on any given Saturday. Starting pay is $17 – $20+ DOE with the possibility of additional bosun work on Fridays and flexibility on some Saturdays. Click here for more information: Small Boat Dockmaster Job Description