President’s Message

Jody Carmichael, President


It is with great pride that I assume the role of President of The Marine Club for the 2024-2025 season. Embarking on this journey, I could not have foreseen the profound sense of gratitude that accompanies this esteemed leadership role. 

The Marine Club, established in 1938, has witnessed innumerable transformations within the marine sector, both regionally and globally. Despite these changes, the core values, objectives, and goals of the Club remain constant. Committed to fostering the growth of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System, The Club ardently supports the next generation of mariners. This support extends through their educational journey, encompassing both academic and practical training aboard our vessels. Moreover, the Club is dedicated to pioneering innovative solutions that will ensure the enduring advancement of our industry. 

The Marine Club Good Works program stands as a testament to our core mission. Leveraging our corporate membership and vibrant social events, we proudly allocate over $60,000 annually to a variety of esteemed organizations, including Georgian College, Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, The Mission to Seafarers, The Brigs, and The Canadian Marine Careers Foundation. This support is a cornerstone of our community’s prosperity and our stakeholders’ success. 

A pivotal ambition of The Marine Club is the expansion of our corporate membership. It is through this collective that we cultivate networking, collaboration, and connections, thereby fortifying the marine industry’s foundation in Canada. The dedication of our members is the lifeblood of The Marine Club, and their commitment is nothing short of remarkable. 

As President, I eagerly anticipate the opportunities and challenges that this year holds. I extend my deepest appreciation to all our members, both corporate and individual, for their unwavering support. It is through the solidarity and encouragement of my fellow board members that The Marine Club can sustain its invaluable contributions to the marine industry. 

Wishing our members, stakeholders and partners a successful year ahead. 

Jody Carmichael

President, The Marine Club


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