NOVEMBER MEETING – A Vancouver Island Branch meeting will take place at 7PM Thursday November 17 in the lower lounge of the Naden Naval Officers’ Wardroom near the dockyard entrance, at 1586 Esquimalt Road. Mitchell Todd of V2V Vacations will give a presentation entitled "Modern Naval Architecture for Aluminum Construction" especially relating to high speed catamaran passenger ferries. V2V Vacations are currently refitting such a vessel at Point Hope Maritime for service between Victoria and Vancouver in 2017.
Members often arrive early to share a beverage with colleagues in the Upstairs Lounge. Spouses and guests are always welcome.
MARINE PHOTO CONTEST – Please send your entries to the email address above email@example.com for the 2016 Marine Photo Contest which will be presented at the Christmas Party. Photos must feature at least a vessel of any type. Photos will be posted on-line in early December for viewing and voting.
MARI-TECH 2018 – Each branch across the country is responsible for hosting Mari-Tech on a rotational basis in partnership with the National Council. The Vancouver Island Branch last hosted in 2011 so in just over a year and half Mari-Tech 2018 will take place in Victoria. For all Mari-Techs since the last one in Victoria a conference facilitation company has been hired to manage all the behind the scenes duties such as sponsorship, exhibitions, advertising, venue arrangements etc. There does however need to be branch conference committee to establish a theme, title, corresponding presentations and agenda. Branch Secretary Sam Johnson has agreed to chair this committee and is now seeking other members to join him on the committee. If you are interested, please contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org
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