Thursday September 28, 2017 – 6:00 PM
Presented by J. Fred Rodriguez
Community Church Assembly Room, 40 East 35th Street, Manhattan

On the same day in 2008 that J. Fred Rodriguez notified some of his friends that he’d just gone digital, he received a call from the head office of the Holland America Line in Seattle. They asked him if he would like to be one of four American HAL photographers to cover the EURODAM’s upcoming christening. Say no more, he was packed in a heartbeat, thanks to his ‘Sailing Check List,’ and ready to go.

The event was certainly exciting and well covered with some rather interesting stories to note. Today the M.S. EURODAM continues to be quite a ship and maintains an excellent CDC inspection record of 100, year after year. Holland America is a great company that has always prided itself in operating some of the greatest passenger ships ever to sail the oceans. And let’s not forget that back a bit in their well laid out brochures, they happily proclaimed ‘It’s Good to be on A Well-Run Ship.’

Do plan to join us for a memorable meeting as J. Fred brings us back some 9 minutes ago, or was that 9 years ago, to the awesome christening ceremonies of Holland America Line’s then newest ship, the M.S. EURODAM.

(Photo credit: Stuart Gewirtzman)


Saturday, November 4, 2017
PONY Branch Luncheon on the CROWN PRINCESS
Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

(Photo credit: Stuart Gewirtzman)

Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
417 East 61st Street, New York City (between First and York Avenues)