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Maritime Heritage Alliance

Message from the President

President's note...
"The 2016 sailing season promises new adventures with voyages to familiar ports on the Great Lakes as part of the '2016 Tall Ship' year. We will be meeting and sailing with friends in Bay City, Mi., Chicago, Il. and Green Bay, Wi. All MHA members have been preparing for this important season since the last Tall Ship Festival three years ago. Crew training and selection, ports o'call connection and attention to detail
will now occupy much of our time until we sail in July.
    We have a great group of new and enthusiastic members and with our mentoring program now in place,we foresee a graduating class coming up ready to face what challenges the Great Lakes have to offer.
     Great things are yet to be. Join in the fun and adventure with Maritime Heritage Alliance 2016."

--Jay Ruzak, President

2016 Board of Directors
Name and position Term expiration Email Phone
Jay Ruzak, President 12/2016 jayruzak@gmail.com 231-409-0950

Doug Roberts, Vice President

12/2017 mindemoya@gmail.com 231-620-3920
JoAnn Lauterbach, Treasurer 12/2017 jopacstar214@gmail.com 231-350-1453
Ned VanHamm, Secretary 12/2018 winstuart@gmail.com 612-719-6593
Scott Ford 12/2017 scotte.ford@gmail.com 231-668-6064
Rich Brauer 12/2016 rich@brauer.com 231-632-6613
Angelita Mercado 12/2018 serenitysprings2001@yahoo.com 231-360-0141
Rod Jones 12/2018 rodjones2@charter.net 231-632-0387
Brendan O'Donnel 12/2018 broddonnel@gmail.com 410-562-9254
John Gray 12/2016 john.gray@firstcb.com  
Bryan Smith 12/2017 captainbryansmith@gmail.com 231-642-7656
Bob Core      


MHA Committees
Jed Mooney, Chairperson


Laura Quackenbush, Chairperson



Membership Committee

Judy King, Chairperson

jkschoonergirl@yahoo.com 231-631-2542

Social Media Committee

Angelita Mercado, Chariperson

serenitysprings2001@yahoo.com 231-360-0141
Restoration Shop
Frank Clements, Chairperson




Administrative Staff

Michelle Handke, Office Manager;  info@maritimeheritagealliance.org .................231-946-2647 

Margaret Schaal, Office Assistant; info@maritimeheritagealliance.org...................231-946-2647

Jacob Troyer, Bookkeeper; business@martimeheritagealliance.org...........231-946-2647


Board minutes and organization documents >>

Board Meetings

Monthly meetings

The MHA Board of Directors meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in the Edwin and Mary Brown Boat Shop (Building 1).

All members are welcome to attend.




Maritime Heritage Alliance
13268 S West Bay Shore Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684