On October 12/13 an extraordinary Patrician Meeting was held in Vielitz. It was conducted for the benefit of a member who had tried to make a long journey to the August meeting but had to call in a port of refuge for emergency repairs en route - me.
To summarize my impression:
Great hospitality, the members present were a nice bunch of lads and lasses and I thought it was great to have the opportunity to meet some of the members.
Of course, I could not refrain from suggesting that sometime in the future we could hold a meeting in Vancouver, BC which would be a short hop for the US members.