As discussed in the prior Newsletter, in light of the unusual and off-calendar year acceleration of the Officers’ ascension, the Officers and Board (with the exception of myself and a Board member who recused himself from the vote) voted unanimously to afford me the opportunity to continue my term as Skipper into what was originally going to be my skipper year. I will therefore continue serving as Skipper for the full 2021-2022 membership year. In turn, the present Officers and Board will retain their places for the 2021-2022 membership year as well. As a result, the Annual Meeting will not encompass voting and will focus largely on the financial and membership statuses of the Club, as well as the charitable donations for the 2020-2021 membership year.
Given the nature of this year’s Annual Meeting, the Officers felt that a virtual meeting would suffice and be most convenient for the Membership. Please join us live on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM CST for a brief virtual Annual Meeting. Details will be sent separately. We look forward to updating you on the Club’s developments and having the traditional in-person Annual Meeting in the upcoming membership year.
Claire E. B. Garza
Dues: An impact on the HMC’s Finances
The ever-dreaded dues talk. Here it is. While the Club has managed to weather the storm comprised of unprecedented events over the past year and a half, it was not without a toll.
Lack of events led to a dramatic decrease in payment of dues and tariff/sponsorship income, which are the lifeblood of the HMC. The unavoidable need for a new website also led to use of HMC funds.
The Officers and Board ask you and your companies to please continue to support the Mariners Club through payment of your dues. As discussed in relation to the new website, each member will need to complete the initial login process, which includes payment of dues. We strongly encourage each of you to complete the initial process as soon as possible, as the website will be utilized as a communications hub.
Visit www.houstonmarinersclub.com and select the “Join Us” tab. Next, click the blue “Sign Up Now” button, click “Select” for the HMC Annual 2021-2022 dues choice, and follow the steps under “Account Information.”
NOTE: You will need to go through these steps even if you are not a new member and previously had an account under the old website!
If you already paid your dues, or are a Past Skipper, you will be provided with a confidential discount code to ensure you do not pay during this process. The discount code will be sent to you later this week.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to Purser [email protected] with any questions you have surrounding payment, and Yeoman [email protected] with regard to general membership questions.
Thank you in advance!
HMC Annual Meeting: 8/24/21 (virtual) from 12:00 – 1:00 PM – details will be circulated. Please follow the steps provided for the new website and complete payment of dues prior to the meeting.
Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference: 9/19/21 – 9/21/21