7 is marching in the Cleveland St Patrick’s Day Parade again this year.
The attached flyer has all the details. District 7 has a room reserved
at the Cleveland Hyatt Arcade (a Cleveland landmark) where Marchers and
Spectators can gather before, during, or after the parade. The Arcade
is party central for the “after the parade” festivities. We’ll have our
room stocked with traditional corn beef, Irish Whiskey, Irish Coffee and
beer. Beyond that, the Bag Pipers fill the Arcade’s three story atrium
with great sounds and much merriment. We are looking forward to District
9 and District 25 joining us again this year.
cost is $20.00 per person. Call or email to let me know who is coming
and bring or mail your check and we’ll hold a spot for you.
The International Order of the Blue Gavel is a
world-wide organization which began in 1953 and is made up of over 4,000
Past Commodores of qualified yacht clubs striving to preserve the
proven traditions, customs and ethics of yachting so that they may not
be lost to those yet to come.
Chapters and Districts are currently located in Canada, New Zealand, the Phillipines, the United Kingdom and the United States. We have members in Austrailia,Japan, Mexico, the Cook Islands, the Marianas, the Marshall Islands and Singapore. In addition, we have many individual members throughout the world.
What do our missions include?
Youth marine and sailing training, community water activity support, Make A Wish Foundation, Sea Scout support, safety at sea presentations, yacht club officer training and management courses, pollution identification and detoxification action, bone marrow typing, cancer research, monitoring and lobbying government marine legislation, support of the National Boating Federation, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and sponsoring of the US Junior Sailing.
What is our Humanitarian Foundation?
This is a non-profit, United States tax exempt corporation. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, composed of IOBG members and selected professionals chosen for their expertise in law, medicine, accounting and public relations.The Foundation supports research seeking a cure for cancer and other life threatening diseases. The Foundation also supports youth sailing, safe boating and other educational programs which are in accordance with the organization's stated purposes as recommended by the IOBG general membership.