On March 9, 2016, the Change of Watch was held at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. Llad Phillips, Past Commander of the Santa Barbara California Squadron of USPS District 13, presided over the swearing in of the new commander, David Sutton-Kirby, who is taking over from Eugen Mall, the commander for the last two years. Subsequently, the new officers of the bridge were also sworn in.
The new bridge is as follows:
Commander: David Sutton-Kirby
Executive Officer: David Edwards P
Secretary: William Van Alstine
Education Officer: Jeff Canaday AP
Administrative Officer: Wolfgang Bierer
Treasurer: Ernfred Olsen S
Membership Chairman: John Marshall AP
Cruising Coordinator: Anne Bille AP
Communications: Mike Snyder AP
Public Relations: Jiro Fujiwara
Member-At-Large: Warren Fraser
Member-at-Large: Per Knudsen, AP
After the swearing in, food and drink were enjoyed by all, as was the annual raffle of prizes.
We all look forward to a full year of educational and entertaining boating experiences.