Today will be our second day of summer staff training at the Florida Sea Base. Yesterday went well. It was a very long day and we did not get one of the scheduled topics covered, but we have time later to catch up. I sincerely appreciate the contributions by Food Service Manager Captain Rae Murphy, Director of Conferences and Food Service Tim Stanfill, Sailing Director Captain Like Knuttel, Sailing Commissioner Phillip Ferrier, Scuba Commissioner Captain Alex Bergstedt, Office Manager Susan Mahoney, Marine Superintendent Captain Christy Clemenson and the other staff members who contributed to the discussions. Today will be another long day, 07:30 until 8 or 9 pm.
Retail Sales Manager Cheryl “CK” Kuras spent most of the day at the Brinton Environmental Center for their first day of staff training but then hustled back to the Florida Sea Base, tired, hungry and perspiring (I almost said sweating but then remembered ladies don’t sweat) but cheerful and bearing gifts.
Administrative Assistant Cheryl Ferreri (our ENTIRE Human Resources Department) deserves a special thank you for giving up her weekend and working both Saturday and Sunday to process in the staff members so they could be placed on payroll.
We also appreciate the Sea Base Alumni and Friends Association for donating Nalgenes® to the Florida Sea Base staff members for a second year. If you are not a member of SBAFA, please consider joining and or making a donation.
Gibsland, Louisiana (just north of Shreveport) holds an annual Bonnie and Clyde Festival. My elder granddaughter, Juliet, has competed in the Bonnie Parker look-alike contest for the past three years. She won 1st place in 2011 and again this year.
Juliet is in the foreground. Congratulations! I’m sure you had a great time.
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape