Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What does Nautical Archaeology Training look like..?

Check out the excellent video prepared by Save Ontario Shipwrecks and posted to YouTube showing scenes from last year's NAS 1 conducted in Brockville. Don't be intimidated by all the double-tank rigs. This was an unusual course featuring a class of mainly technically-trained divers. The study subjects and exercises though apply to all training regimes.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Annual General Meeting Confirms the Board Line-Up

The 2010 Annual General Meeting passed this afternoon without any great excitements. About 18 people were in attendance. This was a good turnout for this time of year and considering how many members actually live some distance away from Kingston. The formal proceedings took just under an hour. Then, everyone was treated to an excellent, illustrated talk on Kingston's Naval Dockyard and its development over the years by Sue Bazely, Executive Director of the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation.

There being no opposing nominations, and with the agreement of the volunteers concerned and the approval of the Meeting, the entire Board of Directors was voted in for another year of service. The Board members are:

Mike Hill - President
Steve Chew - Vice President
Marg Barker - Secretary
Dianne Groll - Treasurer
Harold Vandenberg - Mooring Director
Kevin LeBlanc - Director

Ken Mullings

It was announced that Ken Mullings had been awarded the Thibault Award for 2010. A citation outlining his remarkable work for POW can be read by clicking here.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend - and to Sue for the courtesy of making the premises available and an excellent address.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Come along and find out who's the new Thibault Award Winner..

Don't miss the announcement of this year's Thibault Award winner at this Sunday's Annual General Meeting. After a year in 2009 when no nominations were considered, your Board had a clear outcome in this year's process. The worthy recipient will be identified on Sunday, at the AGM, which starts at 2 pm at the Kingston Archaeology Centre at 611 Princess St. Celebrate afterwards with light refreshments and exercise your right to challenge the Board on their work...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tax Receipts are on the way...

Part of this weekend has been dedicated to preparing and despatching the POW 2009 Income Tax Receipts for members. If you don't see yours in a few days (most will be sent by e-mail) please mail me to let me know. The support of members is invaluable to the Organisation and this is one of the only ways that we can give you something back.

Don't forget - the Annual General Meeting takes place at the Kingston Archaeology Centre on Sunday, January 24th, starting at 2pm. Besides the necessary business, there will be an introduction to the Centre and a talk on a topic of particular pertinence to the City's Marine Heritage.