SSHSA 2012 Annual Meeting
May 18-20, 2012
Thank you to all of our members and friends who attended the ShiPosium and Annual meeting in Baltimore May 18-20 and made the weekend events a great success! Here is a recap of the weekend events, and look out for full coverage of events in the July 2012 issue of PowerShips.
To see photos from the weekend, click here to visit our Flickr page.
On Thursday, May 17, SSHSA hosted a President's Reception for the weekend attendees at the Rusty Scupper restaurant. The Rusty Scupper is situated at the perfect location, adjacent to the Inner Harbor Marina in Baltimore. Members, volunteers, and friends presenters enjoyed each other's company along with a specatular spread of hors d'oeuvres, complimentary bar, and even live piano performances. This reception was a great way for members and staff to meet each other prior to the start of the conference. Thank you to all who attended! To view all images and see decriptions from the Rusty Scupper, visit our Flickr site.
The first SSHSA ShiPosium was held on May 18 onboard the nuclear ship Savannah and featured presentations from representatives of numerous vessels: Savannah , Badger, Olympia, United States, Delta Queen, Charles D. Gaither , Baltimore, JB Ford , Lane Vi ctory , Lilac, John W. Brown , John J. Harvey , and Nantucket Lightship LV-112. Question and answer sessions followed the presentations and the lunch, held on the Verandah, gave people the opportunity to chat casually about their interests. Our post-ShiPosium survey showed that attendees very much enjoyed the day-long event. Comments ranged from favorite parts about the day, such as the great variety of ships represented, to suggestions for next year's ShiPosium, such as workshops for people to participate in. All-in-all this was a great event and we look forward to planning for next year's ShiPosium. For all photos of the ShiPosium, visit our Flickr page.
On Saturday our Annual Meeting was held in the Eisenhower Room onboard the Savannah, followed by tours of the ship and the Maritime Day Ceremony. Members had the opportunity to take self-guided tours of the ship, which included staterooms, the dining hall, lounge areas, a view of the engine room and control, the bridge, and more. Guest speakers during the Maritime Day Ceremony, hosted by the USMMA King's Point Alumni Chesapeake Chapter, included Dept. of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and former Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley. To view photos from Saturday, including images onboard the Savannah and all other images from the weekend, please visit our Flickr page.
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