NMD names 2005 committee members

WASHINGTON – The make-up of the 2005 National Marina Day Committee has been determined, revealed NMD Co-Chairs Dale Thomas and Dwight Jones in a press release today.

Joining Thomas and Jones on the 2005 National Marina Day Committee are:

  • Ned Bass, Brady Mountain Resort and Marina, Royal, Ark.
  • Mike Campbell, Northwest Marine Trades Association, Seattle, Wash.
  • Doris Carrillo-Dunn, RiverPoint Landing Marina Resort, Stockton, Calif.
  • Tom Cox, CMM, Constitution Marina, Charlestown, Mass.
  • Philip Cox, Starboard Corporation, Branson, Mo.
  • Melissa Danko, New Jersey Marine Trades Association, Brick, N.J.
  • Bob Evans, CMM Dillon Marina, Dillon, Colo.
  • Bob Faflik, CMM, Lakefront Marina, Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Nathlie Grady, Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, Milton, Mass.
  • Gary Groenewold, CMM Harbour Towne Marina, Dania, Fla.
  • Megan Hiebert, Clinton Lake Marina, Lawrence, Kan.
  • Gary King, Indian River Marina, Rehobeth Beach, Del.
  • Sue Kukuk, Nestegg Marina, Marinette, Wis.
  • Cris McSparen, CMM, Pensus Marinas, Peoria, Ariz.
  • Nicki Polan, Michigan Boating Industries Association, Livonia, Mich.
  • Steve Remias, MacRay Harbor, Harrison Twp., Mich.
  • Roxanne Rockvam, Rockvam Boat Yards, Inc., Spring Park, Minn.
  • Jim Schofield, BoatU.S., Alexandria, Va.
  • Kirby Schiemann, CMM, Aqualand Marina, Flowery Branch, Ga.
  • John Schoppmann, CMM, Forever Resorts, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • David Suthard, CMM, Northpoint Marina, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.
  • Mildred Walker, Lynn Creek Marina, Grand Prairie, Texas
  • “I’m excited to be working with such a talented and accomplished group of individuals,” said Thomas, Laurel Marina & Yacht Club, Bristol, Tenn. “Each member of the committee brings a unique perspective and experience to the planning of this national event. Collectively, I’m confident that we will be able to plan the largest, most successful event to date.”

    The committee's main tasks are to advise Marina Operators Association of America staff on the preparation of NMD resource kits and to serve as ambassadors in their states and regions for the event.

    In March of 2005, the NMD campaign will officially kick-off with a one page bulletin inserted into that month's newsletter edition of MOAA Messages and posted on the National Marina Day Web page at www.moaa.com. The campaign will elaborate on the 2005 NMD theme and offer suggestions on how marinas can join in the effort to educate public officials about the marina industry. More in-depth materials will follow in the months leading up to the event.

    The fourth annual National Marina Day celebration will take place on Aug. 13. Boating Industry magazine and Marina Dock Age are 2005 National Marina Day media sponsors.

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