Welcome Back! The Tidewater Section is so pleased to announce that we were able to host live and in-person dinner events in April and May. After a year of cancellations and virtual forums, yes it felt as fresh and welcoming as Spring.
On April 20th, Captain Steve Sarar (CO, SURFMEPP) addressed an audience that was limited by CDC and State guidelines to just 25 in-person attendees, plus we had another 30 guests on-line. Capt. Sarar was terrific, and even with limited capacity, this gathering felt like we had finally turned a corner. In early May restrictions were relaxed again to a maximum of 100 indoors, and on May 19th VADM Bill Galinis (NAVSEA) spoke to an audience of 60 in-person plus 38 virtual guests from as far away as Bahrain.
Thank you ASNE members for your patience and flexibility during this pandemic, and to Admiral Galinis for helping us close out our Fall – Spring program year in high style.