Board Meeting Notes – Jan 2021

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE JANUARY 12 FHA BOARD MEETING:  Treasurer Teddie Hathaway reported that the Floating Homes Association (FHA) ended 2020 with an even smaller loss than budgeted. A financial report for the past year will be presented at the February...

Flotsam Flotilla Cleans the Bay

Last month we announced plans by Oscar Melet, a 12-year-old on Gate 6 ½, to host a waterborne bay cleanup day on January 16. That day dawned bright and sunny, with calm waters that drew about 40 people on everything from Boston whalers to inflatables, kayaks and standup paddleboards to...

Floating Times Seeks Volunteer Proofreader

Jenny Stein, who was instrumental in setting up this online newsletter, has been proofreading copy from the beginning. Now it’s time to thank Jenny for her years of service, and to find her replacement. The commitment is about one to two hours per week, on Mondays and Tuesdays, to ensure stories...

CARSS Needs Our Help  

Established in 2015, CARSS (Call A Ride for Sausalito Seniors) has provided over 9,000 local rides and more than 5400 hours have been logged by their vetted volunteer drivers. About 20 floating homes residents have benefitted from this service, and six have volunteered as drivers. When the shelter in place...

The Nine Lives of the Charles Van Damme

The IOO+-year-old ferry boat Charles Van Damme is an historic part our local waterfront. Learn about the ship’s many lives from the first car ferry, restaurant, sixties music venue to a local public exhibit on Friday February 2I at the Sausalito Library. Judyth Greenburgh and Michael Rex tell the Charles...

Knocking Out CO2 to Save the Planet

Have you heard of the Floating Carbon Knockouts? To mix metaphors, instead of a batting average, they earn resilience points. Instead of counting runs to win the game, they tally the amount of CO² they keep out of the atmosphere. The Knockouts are a local Resilient Neighborhoods (RN)  climate action...

Board Meeting Notes – Oct 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE OCTOBER BOARD MEETING: The September 14 Open Homes Tour grossed $45,742, about $6,000 more than the 2017 tour. A few expenses are still outstanding...

Dock Rep Elections This Month

Annual elections for dock reps and alternates will be conducted later this month. So far, most reps and alternates have agreed to run for another term, but the following slots are still open: A Dock Alternate Commodore Alternate Van Damme: Dock Rep and Alternate To be nominated, an individual must...