On December 5th, the CSULB Sailing Association welcomed university President Dr. Jane Close Conoley aboard our Shields fleet for a special group sail.
More than 20 club students and members greeted President Conoley and other university guests, then crewed the Shields for a quick “harbor cruise” through Alamitos Bay.
Check out the full gallery of images on the club’s Facebook page, here.
In all, the club hosted seven guests:
- Dr. Jane Close Conoley, CSULB president
- Dr. Collie Conoley
Dr. Jeff Klaus, associate VP for Student Affairs and dean of Students
- Ms. Evelyn Klaus
Dr. James Koval, interim dean of the College of Health & Human Services
- Ms. Marilyn Koval
- Rita Hayes, director of the Club Sports & Recreation Office
The president and guests toured Leeway Sailing Center and also had the opportunity to meet a number of the club’s beginner Capri students, who were wrapping up the final day of sailing classes. The students joined the Shields flotilla for the harbor cruise. And thanks to Sports & Rec Office director Rita Hayes, the club was able to provide food and drinks for everyone.
Despite a lack of wind in the early going, Long Beach’s traditional on-shore breeze picked up by the end of the day and gave the guests a chance to do some real sailing.
All in all, members and guests had nothing but positive things to say about the event, including President Conoley, who tweeted her appreciation to the club: