It is with great sadness that I report the passing of De Wayn Meek. De Wayn was a longtime member of our squadron and had served as commander of Santa Clara Power Squadron back in 1999/2000. He also served as treasurer for many years as well as the chair of the ABC boating class. I first met De Wayn when I agreed to assist with the ABC boating class way back in the early ’90s. Even after giving up the chair position De Wayn would still show up every session to assist with the class setup and to pass along his boating knowledge. He would always bring cookies to the class that his wife, Marlene, had baked. When our squadron first started the annual picnic, De Wayn would always get to the park early and help with cleaning the area and setting everything up. His boat, the Hummingbird, was well known within our district, and he was a regular at all the boating rendezvous. A few years ago De Wayn sold his boat to Tim Ellenberger and assisted Tim with getting use to sailing it.
De Wayn was one of those outstanding people that everyone felt fortunate to have met. He will be greatly missed by many. –Lindy Zink