Chesapeake captains group elects new officers

The Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association elected new officers for 2016.
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The Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association elected new officers for 2016.

Capt. Karen Holcomb will continue as president of the 300-member organization and Capt. Ken Appleton will remain secretary.

Captains elected to new posts include Bill Washington, first vice president; Hamilton Gale, assistant vice president; and Carl Bart, treasurer.

New board members are Rick Perri, jobs program; Priscilla Travis, programs; Philip Gauthier, membership; and Art Pine, communication.

CAPCA officers are elected for one-year terms and can continue in office for three consecutive terms. Directors are elected for two-year terms and can remain in office for as long as six years.

The Annapolis-based organization serves Coast Guard-licensed captains in the Chesapeake Bay area, providing
a clearinghouse for job opportunities, continuing education classes, networking, mentoring, guest speakers and field trips, and discounts on maritime-related purchase.

Members hold operator’s or master’s licenses that qualify them to work as captains of tour boats, water taxis, towboats, charter boats and private yachts. Some also accept jobs as delivery captains on the East Coast.

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