Hello fellow members of LOCA.
I wanted to introduce myself to those who I might not have met at the AGM. I am a new member to the group. James Schofield. I am also now the Vice Commodore of Communications and membership.
I will be trying hard this coming year to come up with ideas of boosting membership, and making your membership in LOCA more enjoyable and valuable. Because we all want to feel we are getting value out of our association.
To start I would like to introduce a new forum we have available. Go to www.docksidechandlery.com/loca_forum and take a look. Please join up.. and stay tuned there as that is a more interactive way to stay involved with the group. News, discussions, polls etc can be handled there much more easily than on this blog.
I hope to meet everyone. Continue to send to the addresses you have, I now will be the one to handle and respond to correspondence to the group.
Fair winds to all, and see you soon.
The Lake Ontario Catalina Association’s annual general meeting will be held on Saturday January 20th at 11am. in the Ennercare Building on the Toronto Exhibition grounds. This is the first day of the Toronto Boat Show and your new Membership or Membership renewal will provide you with 2 tickets to the show courtesy of Swans Yacht Sales.
This year is the 25th anniversary of LOCA. To mark this milestone we have Charmaine Meyer LOCA’s first Commodore as our guest speaker. Charmaine and her husband Tom have sailed many miles over and have many interesting tales to share.
Join us for this important event in room C2 in the Ennercare building which is located near the “D” hall doors
There are a couple of Board openings to be elected this year. Vice-Commodore of Membership and Communications and a Director at Large. Speak to any of our Board members before the meeting if you would be interested in these posts
Membership registrations and renewals will be accepted at the door before the meeting. Please bring your forms and payment with you if you have not already sent them in.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting
Your LOCA Executive Board
Lake Ontario Catalina Association
Season’s Greetings from the
Lake Ontario Catalina Association
The 2016 boating season has come to a close and the weather could not have been better for spending a great summer on the water. Now we now have set our sights towards the holiday season and the New Year. The 2017 membership renewal application is now available on the website.
The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Toronto Boat show on Saturday January 21st 2017. We will have the meeting at 11am in room 101. The Executive is arranging for this year’s guest speaker so stay tuned for more details. Your paid membership includes two tickets to the courtesy of Swans Marina so renew your membership today.
The Toronto Boat show is the largest boat show in the area and is held at the Direct Energy Centre on the Toronto Exhibition grounds. Come see the “what’s new this year” and the Marketplace always has the essentials needed by all sailors both new and seasoned
We are always looking for LOCA members to become involved as a committee member and help shape the future for our group. We welcome new member nominations for these important positions at AGM. This is an opportunity for you to become involved and make the decisions for our annual sail/drive in during May and our annual Rendezvous in August.
LOCA wishes all of you a safe and happy holiday and is looking forward to 2017
August 19th to August 21st
Join us for the summer rendezvous in a joint venture with Swans Marina’s 40th anniversary at Swans Marina, 590 Liverpool Rd, in Pickering
The festivities start on Friday evening with a corn roast and social. Saturday will be game day with a delicious BBQ dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant. Your dinner ticket includes wine and beer and live entertainment after dinner. Sunday there will be a continental breakfast hosted by the LOCA Executive
Register today at http://swansyachtsales.com/celebrate-40-years-with-swans/. Swans is processing the registration for this event and mus have a firm cut off date of Wednesday August 17th, so dot delay and register today
This is a special year for the Lake Ontario Catalina Association rendezvous which is taking place at Swans Marina, 590 Liverpool Rd in Pickering. It will coincide with Swans Marina’s 40th anniversary. Join us and celebrate this wonderful milestone with Swans as well as our LOCA festivities
Festivities start on Friday evening with a corn roast. Saturday will have land games and a fun volleyball tournament. Later we will have a BBQ dinner with live entertainment at the Waterfront restaurant right at the Marina. Join us for breakfast on Sunday. Registration this year will be handled through Swans as they are hosting the event. The link is below. Stayed tuned for more details coming soon
The first day of Summer is just around the corner and so is our summer Rendezvous. This is a special year for our host location as the event will be held at Swans Marina in Pickering. Swans is celebrating 40 years with Catalina. Come join these special festivities.
More information will be posted in the near future