The newly opened National Sailing Club at Lago Mar in Texas City offers aquatic activities and lessons for all experience levels, said Uri Man, CEO of The Lagoon Development Co.
Membership provides access to the club’s fleet of RS Zest sailboats, a catamaran, single and tandem kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, electric stand-up paddle boards and other watercraft, including a new Duffy electric ferry used for sunset cruises.
“This facility is the first of its kind in the United States, a professionally managed watersports facility on a crystal clear lagoon,” Man said. “Members will have the opportunity to take sailing courses by experienced instructors designed to increase skill and sailing confidence.”
Instruction for all watercraft is also available.
Learn more at www.nationalsailingclub.com.
Phi Theta Kappa members earn national scholarships
Two members of the Sigma Delta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society at College of the Mainland recently received scholarships supporting their educational pursuits.
Joeseth McDade, vice president of service for the chapter, received $1,000 as a 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. McDade is studying process technology at COM and anticipates a December graduation date.
“Receiving this scholarship for me right now works wonders,” McDade said. “It allows me the ability to focus on school. It allows me to focus on making good grades, keeping my GPA up and being an applicant for more scholarships and more opportunities.”
Jennifer Burns, a May COM pharmacy technician graduate, received a $250 scholarship from Walgreens and Phi Theta Kappa to cover the cost of her certification exam.
“I feel good,” Burns said. “I feel like this is a way I can give back. It’s a way I can help serve in a retail or hospital setting in the future, and it’s helping me move in that direction.”
To learn more, visit www.com.edu/ptk.
League City native completes assignment aboard USS Constitution
Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Gehret, of League City, bid farewell to officers and crewmates July 29 in Boston after completing a two-year tour aboard USS Constitution.
“It was a great honor to serve aboard Old Ironsides and to be a part of her living history,” said Gehret, an aviation machinist’s mate. “I look forward to the future and my next steps in the Navy.”
The 2014 graduate of Clear View High School has served in the Navy for two years, and USS Constitution is his first duty station. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3rTl2D2.
Regatta registration open
Lakewood Yacht Club invites competitive racers as well as those who might simply enjoy an overnight cruise down the Gulf Coast to register for the 34th Harvest Moon Regatta Oct. 21-23.
The event culminates with a barbecue dinner and awards celebration at the Port Aransas City Marina Pavilion.
Early registration ends Aug. 14, and no late entries will be accepted after Oct. 9. Entry is $300 plus a city marina docking/rafting fee based on vessel length. Visit www.harvestmoonregatta.com to learn more.
Chorale celebrates 50 years, welcomes new members
The Galveston College Community Chorale will hit its half-century mark this year and is seeking new singers for all vocal parts.
After a pandemic-induced hiatus, the chorale will begin its fall rehearsal schedule 7-9 p.m. Aug. 30 on the main campus of Galveston College, 4015 Ave. Q.
“Our audiences are a representation of the city of Galveston,” director Michael Gilbert said. “Many family members and friends of the chorale attend our concerts as well as other choral music lovers from the community and surrounding area.”
The chorale is open to all individuals who enjoy singing and performing. Membership is $40 each semester. To register, contact the Galveston College Continuing Education office, 409-944-1344 or https://gc.edu/continuing-education/about-ce/register/.
Chiropractic College’s regents honored
The Texas Chiropractic College recently recognized three leaders who it says “have contributed significantly to the institution.”
Dr. Jose A. Simon and Dr. John A. Felker III received the 2020 W.D. Harper Award July 16 at the college’s President’s Luncheon. Then, July 17 at the Donor’s Luncheon, TCC President Stephen A. Foster and Vice President Sandra Hughes presented the 2021 award to Monte Blue.
Simon is the owner of Simon Spine and a graduate of TCC. He also is a member of the board of regents. Felker serves on the board of regents as chairman of student affairs.
Blue joined the board in 2008 after serving 25 years as president of San Jacinto College Central Campus. Then, in 2013, he took on the role of chairman of the board.
Visit www.txchiro.edu to learn more.
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