John Welsh, PGBA President 2017As many of you know, I am currently recovering from open heart surgery.  I am doing great and plan on leading our next general membership meeting which will be held at the Civic Association at 9:00 am on May 18th.

A big thank you to Ed Benson and the board for stepping in organizing and running the last meeting.

My meeting with Punta Gorda’s City Manager was cancelled due to my sudden need to visit a hospital.  I hope to reschedule prior to our next general meeting.

If you have not paid your membership dues or for advertising on our web page please remember we do have overhead expenses.  Please send your renewal to our P.O. box or bring it to the next meeting.  We have tightened our belt and if everyone pays their dues it look as if we will be financially OK by the end of the year.  We certainly will not be swimming in money.

At the next general meeting I would like to meet separately with voting members.  If all of the voting members can arrange to stay past our normal ending time the board and I would very much like to hear from you on a number of topics.  Again, this “after” session will be for voting members only.

This is going to be a very short President’s Message.  I simply do not have the energy to craft my typically message.  Thank all of you for your expressions of concern and support.  I plan to be back in the saddle in about two more weeks.


John Welsh, President
Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance

Next meeting is December 21, 2017 at 9 AM.
Election of 2018 officers - attendance is important!
Location: Punta Gorda Civic Association meeting room