WASHINGTON – National Marina Day (NMD) resource kits are now available, at no cost, online at www.moaa.com/nmd the Marina Operators Association of America (MOAA) said in release today.
The kits have been sent to all MOAA members and BoatU.S. cooperating marinas. NMD, produced by MOAA, is an annual nationwide celebration of America's marinas, and this year will be observed August 14.
The materials in the 2004 kits include:
A sample proclamation marina operators and owners can ask their local city council or governing body to pass that puts their community on record as being pro-marina.
A sample letter to local, state and federal officials educating them about the critical roles marinas play in America.
A checklist that outlines exactly how to conduct a marina tour for elected officials and policy makers.
A sample one-page news release marina operators and owners can use to announce National Marina Day and encourage community participation in their scheduled events.
A sample speech/guest column extolling the many ways marinas benefit waterfront communities that can be delivered before local Chambers of Commerce and other community organizations and/or sent to local media outlets as an opinion-editorial piece.
Sample camera ready advertisements marina operators and owners can use to promote National Marina Day events in their hometown newspapers and boating magazines.
A sample letter to customers communicating the vital role marinas play in waterfront cities and towns not only as gateways to boating and stewards of the environment, but as vibrant communities of families and friends sharing a passion for the water.
Sample 30 second and 60 second radio spot scripts.
A sample salute to marina employees that can be posted in breakrooms or reproduced as a memo in paycheck envelops.
A flier outlining a variety of other free resources participating marina operators can employ in their National Marina Day events.
"It is my sincere hope that all marina operators and owners across the country will observe National Marina Day this year," said MOAA Executive Director James L. Frye, CMM.
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