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Yesterday, I provided a little prelude to today's diary with photos not included here.
The SFKossacks met at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo with Steveningen as host. Steven arranged a tour of the Golden Bear Training ship, provided catering and had sessions to experience a ship simulator. Steven did an amazing job organizing this major event for us. The turnout was excellent. Of note was the support and attendance of Markos and his family, Hunter and elfling plus Meteor Blades from the staff at Daily Kos.
Steveningen also posted a nice set of photos in his Top Comments piece last night. Go see.
Ok. You're all caught up. Now for the new photos:
Meet jakedog42 who was a middie at CMA 46 years ago. Back in 65-66 when Carl Bowman was Capt. of the Golden Bear. He drove up from Orange County. I'm so glad he saw our diary and was able to attend. Here he is with his photo back in the day:
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TODAY'S COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FEATURE:
Is there an organized Kossack group in your region. What is its name?
Have you attended a meet-up?
Meet Cadet Kelly who is going to conduct our tour of the training ship Golden Bear:
Ship's throttle controls on the bridge of the TS Golden Bear, on the campus of CSU Maritime ~Photo courtesy of Elfling
Next we head down, down to the bowels of the ship:
Steveningen has arranged for a wonderful buffet for us:
Now for the simulator:
And now for the pièce de résistance, Sally Cat captured this terrific image of one of the osprey!
If you see Kossacks organizing meet up events please Kosmail me or make a comment below so I can keep a running log of them.
Let's build communities!
Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and I'm here for advice.
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
A preliminary report on the NOLAKossack meetup held this past Thursday. A future photo diary is promised.
KUDOS! To gchaucer2 and Phil S 33 who took up the gauntlet of the navajo challenge and began the arduous organizing task of a Kossack meet up. Scheduled for August 19th. Another round-up diary was posted by Phil S 33. Location TBD soon.
1. Blue Jersey Mom
4. Phil S 33
7. hayden –maybe
11. Denise Oliver Velez
14. Pam LaPier- needs ride
15. Ian Reifowitz-maybe
16. Missys Brother-maybe
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Valencia Street from 14th to 24th and 24th Street from Valencia to Hampshire
Transportation and Parking Directions
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Walk on your own around and visit all the booths and stores.
Then, we'll all convene at a watering hole, its location as yet to be determined, at 3:00 PM. I'll announce the address in this daily diary as soon as citisven and kimoconnor select it. We can walk in a group to Kim's flat.
4:00 PM - ? Potluck backyard bbq kimoconnor's lovely city garden.Bonus! Red Carpet Rollout for angelajean! She's visiting relatives in the Bay Area and will join us at this event.RSVP LIST:
6. Glen the Plumber
Red Carpet DOUBLE Rollout
Meet Tim Delaney and figbash!
TIME: Early afternoon TBD
PLACE: Heart's Desire Beach at Tomales Bay State Park
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?