Dear Krogen Cruisers,

 

     We are excited to share information about that the 2022 Krogen Cruisers Rendezvous! Our annual event will take place at Calvert Marina in Solomons, MD, beginning on Wednesday, October 5th at 1 pm and ending on Sunday, October 9th at 9 am.

 

     Our Dockmaster, Mike Metts, will begin docking boats in formation on Sunday, October 2nd. Docking will continue Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning until 11:00 am. You will receive more information on docking procedures closer to the event.

 

     If you’ve never attended, this is an outstanding opportunity to meet fellow Krogen owners, make new friendships and rekindle old ones. Where else can one see and tour every KKY model, receive advice from industry experts and leaders, and enjoy docktail parties, games, fine food, and dancing all in one place??

 

IMPORTANT! Please note the following Registration dates:

 

  1. CPR and FIRST AID FOR BOATERS CLASS. Registration is now open. Information of how to register is attached. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register early. Although this training is usually held the day before the Rendezvous, this year that date conflicts with the Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur. Therefore, the CPR and First Aid for Boaters class will take place on Monday October 3rd. Participants will receive a certification card, which is accepted by the USCG for Captain’s license requirements. Click the CPR Registration Information button on the 2022 Rendezvous Information Page.
     

  2. CALVERT MARINA DOCK RESERVATIONS. You may make your dock reservations NOW by calling Calvert Marina at 410-326-4251. IF YOU ARE NOT ATTENDING BY BOAT, we have reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn at the low group rate of $109. You may make reservations NOW at https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/dcasogi-krc-99d2d83d-4634-4216-bb75-0d03b101312e/. The code for the group rate is KRC. The discounted group rate expires on September 12.
     

  3. 2022 KROGEN CRUISERS RENDEZVOUS REGISTRATION.
    All Krogen Cruiser MEMBERS will receive an email in August, alerting you that it is time to register via the website, www.KrogenCruisers.com.


Besides being your Rendezvous Chairs, we, Roberto and Maria Rosa of GRATITUDE, are also your PROGRAM CHAIRS this year! Exciting presentations and entertainment events are planned. Here’s a sneak peek at SOME of the presentations:
 

  • Troubleshooting Engine Overheating Problems

  • Enhancing Reliability and Avoiding Systems Failures

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Oil and Fluid Analysis

  • Aqua Map presentation and live demo. Discover how a Mobile App can compete with (and maybe beat) a chart plotter

  • Expectations vs Reality for First timers in the Exumas

  • Connectivity (Wi-Fi, routers, Starlink, etc.)

  • Mobile phone apps

  • Photography

  • DockMate demonstration

  • Roundtables

  • We are looking for presentations on favorite cruising grounds in Maine and the Chesapeake Bay. Please contact us if you’d be willing to share your experience.

 

And that’s not all! In addition to visiting other Krogen boats during the Krogen Krawl on Friday and Saturday afternoons, we’ll have Show and Tell, the Raffle, and Happy Hours.

 

  • Steve D’Antonio will be offering complimentary 20-minute “engine room familiarization sessions” on the 5th and 6th on a “first come first serve” basis. 

 

  • Polly Dyer, DYER NEED, and Ann Snider, CHANGING COURSE are our Raffle Committee Chairs. They plan to have a wider variety of prizes in addition to marina gift certificates. You can all help solicit prizes from merchants and marinas. It doesn’t have to be boating related!

 

  • Melissa Eason, UNFORGETTABLE, is the Chair of our Circus Theme Party on Saturday night. Fun!

 

  • John and Paula Adams, WICKED GOOD, have exciting plans for evening entertainment on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after the raffle.

 

  • Juliet and Rob Klug, SEA LA VIE, are planning our pizza party/ice cream social on Wednesday, lunch and dinner on Thursday, dinner on Friday as well as our Open Bar and farewell dinner on Saturday.

 

  • Maria Metts, TUSCAN SUN, our Newbie Committee Chair, is planning a social hour on Wednesday afternoon for newbies and their mentors.

 

There was very little interest in the Pet Parade last year. Unless a member steps up to organize it, drum up interest, and oversee the event, we do not plan to hold the Pet Parade this year.

 

We are still looking for a couple to head up a “Giving Back” event. Please contact Annette Baker,  Annette@a2baker.com,if you have ideas for an event either just before or after the Rendezvous, or if you are willing to take the lead.  


COVID PROTOCOL

Our Covid protocol for the Rendezvous will likely be similar to last year. (Please click on Covid Protocol on the 2022 Rendezvous Information Page.) We will again restrict attendance to vaccinated members only and will require timely rapid testing. Although most state and federal agencies have eased some covid related restrictions, it is difficult to predict conditions this Fall.  Since many of our members are older, and some are at greater risk of complications should they become infected, we will continue to maintain as safe an environment as practicable. As the date of the rendezvous approaches, we will revisit our protocols and provide detailed instructions to attendees as to how they will be administered.

 

Stay tuned for more details as they develop!

 

Maria and Robert Rosa
GRATITUDE
Gratitude4849@gmail.com  (Please email with comments, questions, or to volunteer for a short presentation on your favorite cruising grounds (or anything else!).  

 ∗ An AHA approved CPR Face Mask is required for this course.  If you do not have one, a mask will be available for purchase for $15.00.

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