Winter Dinner 2020
Tartan Owners Northeast held its Winter Dinner on February 22, 2020,
at the Latitude 41º Restaurant at the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT.
There were cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and social time from 6:00 to 7:00 and then a plated table-seated dinner thereafter.
Fifty TONE members and friends had a wonderful time at the 2020 Winter Dinner. The bar opened at 6:00 and the upstairs rooms of the Latitude 41º Restaurant quickly filled with old and new TONE members and their friends. These events are often reminiscent of family reunions; many attendees have been many times before and the room is musical with the sounds of happy greetings. Old friends catch up and new members and attendees introduce themselves and quickly begin the process of becoming part of the TONE family.
Kate Brady-Walker, our photog Matt Bud, and Hal Walker share some smiles.
Bill Cady, Jean Head, and Mary Cady, who co-own Tartan 40 Ibis, with the other co-owner Charlie Davidson just visible rear right.
The food at the ensuing dinner was excellent with diners treated to their choice of filet mignon, swordfish, chicken, or a vegetarian main course. After dinner there were brief remarks from Coast Guard Museum Ambassador Bruce Buckley about the Coast Guard's planned museum in New London and an update on the doings and plans for Tartan at their factory in Ohio. This is Tartan's 60th anniversary as an independent business and we all hope for some special events to recognize this signal yachting achievement.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Officer Bruce Buckley shares some information on the new Coast Guard Museum
The power women of TONE: Joanne Swoyer, Tricia Johnson, and Cindy Van Voorhis
The evening was wrapped up with some remarks from current TONE President, Gary Van Voorhis, passionately urging some of our members to come forward to join the TONE Board. The organization is at a leadership crossroads where it needs new leadership to take over from retiring officers and Board members, as well as to help define where the club will head as the second decade of the 21st century unfolds.
It was heartening to see a number of individuals approach Gary after the speech and volunteer to offer their services. It bodes well for a wonderful organization to redefine itself and keep TONE alive and functioning as it heads towards its 30th anniversary.
To those who came: Thank you! And for those who couldn't make the scene, keep watching this space. We plan some events for this summer which include a couple of local rendezvous as well as a Maine Cruise. More to follow.
Winter 2020 Nor'easter Newsletter Available
We are pleased to announce that the Winter 2020 edition of Nor'easter, the TONE newsletter, is available for download now. As usual, this issue is packed with TONE and Tartan news as well as maintenance, sailing, cooking, and other topic articles.
You can download Nor'easter here:
Winter 2020 Nor'easter Newsletter