We remember with gratitude and praise our wonderful Past President Carl Schwartz. If you were environmentally conscious, Carl wanted to work with you - and he wanted to empower you, to realize the best in you. Carl was a real dynamo, and he had the best birthday/winter holiday parties. He was several times NYCFC President, was a Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition Board Member, and was a Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Board Member.
On the Good Sloop Clearwater:
l.Out of the foggy mist, as it from another world and time,
They came. Lead by a military armada so clear and imposing-
Met the uniformly modern and conforming.
Out of the mist, clearer and clearer into view, they came—
In a parade of sail.
The music changed from a lockstep march.
Of “whirring” engines, pounding drums and guns,
To the fine tuned flowing sound of the wind
Kissing the clothen sails guiding the wooden forms
Gliding across the waves,
Occasionally broken by the salute of cannon fire.
Admiral meeting Captain Bly.
Cadets greeting The Pirates of Penzance.
The J.F.K. saluting the H.M.S. Pinafore.
How wonderful, How surrealistic, How Awesome.
Carl was also involved in the “Ships to Save the Waters” project, because he wanted to ensure our sustainability, and wanted everyone to be conscious of water, climate change, energy, and destructive gas drilling. But, it’s the incredible people energy and enthusiasm, the emphasis he put on the “Friends” aspect of NYC Friends of Clearwater, that many of us miss most of all. Here’s to our esteemed and charismatic former leader of NYC Friends of Clearwater - Carl Schwartz!