Please share this information broadly - boaters and non-boaters alike. It only takes a few minutes to send an email to an elected official!
Attached please find two documents. 1) Text co-written with Greg Sutton (TYC) that summarizes dredge advocacy to date, and 2) Contact information (inc. email) for federal, state and county elected officials - including a paragraph that is customized to each politician acknowledging their efforts to date, or personalizing it with a staff member's name.
Many have said they are willing to write a letter or send an email if some basic information was provided. Here it is. Please don't dawdle - just cut & paste whatever parts and pieces you'd like to use - or share your own experience - but it's VERY IMPORTANT that you participate in this effort.
Our elected officials need to hear some "noise" from large numbers of people. This is about the long term preservation not just of a harbor, but of the economic well being of an entire region. It's crazy that the dredge is scheduled to be here, but only to dig out between the piers and not the entire channel.
A lot of people have been hammering at this for a long time - we need you to send an email to get us over the finish line.
Thank you in advance,
Dredging Form Letter Text Customized Opening Paragraph
“A Quiet, Friendly, Little Club”
Established in 1938
Located On Treasure Island
P.O. Box 428
Wilson, NY 14172
Our Purpose: “… to encourage the sport of yachting, to promote the science of seamanship and navigation…”
This years winners in the open hors d’oeuvre challange are…..
By David Dannhauser:
First place and two tickets to our next dinner go to our new member Cindy West-Chamberlain! Cindy threw down with a delicate smoked chicken salad atop deep fried wantons presented on a silver platter. (Yes presentation matters!) Cindy had some help from husband Mike who plied potential judges with many glasses of Black Willow Winery's best to the point where my own wife didn't give me her vote! Was this fair? Maybe not but it was sure good.
Second place by one vote was Laurie Nankey and truth be told were it not for the Canadian vote she would have won. Laurie not only showed tremendous kitchen creativity with her individual frozen almond joy shots but also deep insight into what is popular with our club members. i.e. It's got booze in it!
Third place was a tie between myself and Vicki Waterson. Vicki went all out with homemade empanadas served with a light tangy dipping sauce presented in basic tupperware. Of all the entry's I suspect this one took the most hours to prepare. The filling was a wonderful combination of sage and savory, each hand filled and then fork crimped with a precision that spoke to her level of dedication.
My own shrimp and scallop ceviche while popular in the end just didn't have what it takes to win. In hindsight shopping at the day old sushi store might have been a mistake.
There were many other excellent entries and I know because I tried them all, most of them twice.
So again, thanks to all who came and big thanks to Nancy for putting it all together proving Red Pop goes with everything and everyone.