On June 14 members of the Napa Valley Yacht Club headed out on a lovely Sunday cruise and barbecue, hosting 40 clients of Napa Personnel Systems and the Life in Progress Club.
LIP is a self-advocacy group for working adults who have developmental disabilities. The organization’s meetings provide an open forum to discuss life issues, invite guest speakers to give insight and information on various topics and provide exciting gatherings that promote cultural enrichment. Napa Personnel Systems is part of Napa Valley Support Services, which assists more than 250 developmentally disabled adults in Napa Valley by providing job placement and training, supporting an art gallery and other projects, including LIP.
Members of LIP, their job coaches and 24 members of the Napa Valley Yacht Club, led by job coach and yacht club member Tom Nunan, participated in the cruise.
Ten boats owned by yacht club members took the group on the Napa River. Afterwards, the guests were treated to grilled hamburgers with all the fixin’s and sides at the clubhouse on Riverside Drive.
The appreciation of the attendees was apparent by their smiles and the warm thanks they expressed as the festivities came to an end.
The Napa Valley Yacht Club, formed in 1987, encourages safety and courtesy on the water, promotes fellowship and fun through boating, encourages community involvement in river development and interacts with other yacht clubs. In addition to club dinners and social gatherings every Friday night, the club raises funds and raffles gift baskets to help provide food for seniors around the valley, offers free boat rides to veterans and others, sponsors cruise-outs to nearby yacht clubs and hosts cruise-ins from clubs around the bay.
Club membership is open to membership of any person of good moral character with a sincere interest in boating.
For more information, contact membership chair Evelyn Silveri at 255-1254.