Joined the Tollycraft Boating Club: September 2014 after our first mini in La Conner
Spouse/Partner: Sharon Hoover
Occupation: Marathon Petroleum Co. Operations Supervisor (retired)
What he’s doing today: Recently retired and enjoying my time with my wife. Working around the house and of course working on and using our 1977 37 sedan.
His favourite Tollycraft Boating Club memory: Every memory I have of the Tollycraft Boating Club is my favorite!!!
He joined the Tollycraft Boating Club Bridge because: I have always even a joiner of clubs in my life. It just seemed to be the right thing to do for the club. And it was.
What he’s most proud of during his time as the Tollyclub commodore: Boy that is a tough one considering that I was Commodore during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020. I am proud of my wife aka Momadore and the bridge for the work and decisions we had to make that year.
Challenges he and his bridge overcame while he was commodore: COVID-19 was the challenge for us in 2020. Did we overcome it? I think we managed to hold on!! The club continued to function but our social events were basically canceled officially due to very limited group sizes. Key work here is officially. We did have some unofficial gatherings of club members at various marinas. Instead of Rendezvous, we called them Nondezvous. We had a Nondezvous at Roche Harbor in 2020, not the Rendezvous we had planned. Regardless, it was great seeing everyone as always!! And we did have a Dingy run over to Nelson Bay. There we rafted up and shared the Commodore’s drink that was for the official Rendezvous.
His Rendezvous theme and its inspiration: Tollyribean. We wanted to have a colorful Caribbean themed event. Everything involving the Caribbean and Cuba.
His Tolly: Island Time, 1977, Tolly 37 Sedan
See our other past commodores.