On July 28th we held our first IYFR-SF Zoom meeting. We were joined by Jenny Do, Commodore of the new Honolulu Fleet, and several of her members. We are going to continue this as a joint meeting and also invite the Newport Beach Fleet in Southern California to join us. Dan Brandt, Head Sailing Instructor at the Richmond Yacht Club, gave a brief overview of Youth Sailing in the SF Bay Area. For our August 25thmeeting, Jenny is getting us a speaker about the Pacific Garbage Patch. We will be meeting by Zoom on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.

On August 22nd, at 6:00 am California time, is the IYFR Annual General Meeting. It will be hosted by IYFR International Commodore Robert Burns who is in the UK. Details and a link to follow. One of the items on the Agenda is having International dues for Rotaractors be $5.00 rather than the $10.00 for Rotarians. Since Rotaractors are in college or starting out in their careers, this seems like a good way to recruit Rotaract members who are interested in boating. Our SF Fleet proposed this Agenda item – we have set our dues for Rotaractors at $10.00 – which includes International dues.

The most recent edition of IYFR International newsletter, Rotafloat, has the Agenda for the International AGM and other news from Fleets around the world. It can be accessed at www.rotafloat.org.