GOODBYE FROM NACO

I served for a couple of years on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Charterboat Operators. Because my boat was destroyed in Hurricane Ike, the insurance company did not pay me enough to actually replace (or even rebuild) it, and the world did not beat a path to my dock to employ me as a hired captain, I elected to drop my captain’s license at the last renewal period. NACO did not mind my not actually running a charterboat, because my main service to them was in publicizing various things affecting the industry – usually in a negative way – but being USCG licensed is a membership requirement, so I notified them of my intention to resign from the board. I was surprised to receive the (framed) certificate pictured below recently, recognizing me for serving on the board. I’m sure these are given to all out-going board members, but it still made me feel a little “special” – and appreciated. My thanks to NACO, and I am still working with them on legislative and other fisheries issues.

Thanks to NACO for the nice expression of appreciation. It is a class organization!

Thanks to NACO for the nice expression of appreciation. It is a class organization!

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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