2018 Boat4Vets was a success due to the hard work of our helpers who went into the market and obtained donations of gifts and money as well as putting everything together at the Idle Hour Yacht Club and everything looked great and the vets had a good time. Our boat Captains as usual stepped up and made the day for our Veterans a good one. Boat4Vets is growing and I am looking forward to next year so we can thank the veterans for their service to our country. Boat4Vets is 100% for our Veterans, now and forever. I am pleased and honored to be a part of this organization. A good time for our veterans is what Mike Shawl had in mind when he founded Boat 4 Vets ten years ago.
Cmdr Forrest Walker
Due to flooding concerns on Harnsens Island our 2019 event has been moved and changed slightly from previous years. We are now inviting veterans and a guest to a cruise on the "Clinton Friendship" riverboat based out Mt. Clemens. We will embark at 10:30 AM on Saturday July 20th for a three and a half hour cruise down the Clinton River and out into Lake St. Clair. Lunch will be served onboard instead of dock side like previous years. It is mandatory that you call Cmdr Forrest Walker to reserve your spot and just like previous years space will fill quickly. If you are attending this year YOU MUST ARRIVE AND CHECK-IN AT 10AM. The address the event is:
Clinton River Cruises
152 North River Road
Mt. Clemens, MI, 48043
Forrest has been boating on Lake St. Clair for many years and was previously a boat captain with us. In 2015 he became the commander of the Lake St. Clair Chapter. Being the commander of this chapter is only Forrest's most recent foray into giving back to the community. His history of volunteering and giving includes involvement in the "Big Brother, Big Sister" program and the "Knights of Columbus". With Forrest's at the helm this chapter has grown it's event and has taken on more officers to help handle parts of both the fundraiser and the boating events.
If you have any questions about this chapter or the events please reach out to Forrest via phone or email.