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Chapter Meets 2nd Tuesday Each Month October through June

Capt. Robert Holden

Shore-Side VP
Capt. Michael L. Michelson
Sea-Going VP
Capt. Scott Moser

Secretary / Treasurer
Capt. Ronald J. Meiczinger

Meeting Arrangements
Capt. Richard M. Andrews
Sick & Welfare
Capt. Richard M. Andrews
Port Chairman St. Petersburg
Capt. Edgar Barr
Port Chairman Tampa
Capt. Terry Jednaszewski
Positions Chairman - Florida
Capt. Robert Park

Page last updated on Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Celebrating 25 years!

The Tampa Bay Chapter celebrated its 25th anniversary as CAMM Charter on November 14th, 2014. We are intend to stay committed to CAMM's Mission Statement in the years to come.

About the CAMM Tampa Chapter

The Tampa Bay Chapter serves the Tampa Bay and Central Florida areas. We are a fraternal and benevolent society, contributing to the best interests and well being of its members both professionally and socially.

Our mission is to recognize, foster and otherwise assist all wise and provident measures dedicated to the furtherance of the Maritime industry of the United States of America; to assist in the enhancement of the stature of the American Master Mariner; and to promote accomplishment of those purposes set forth in the Declaration of Policy in the constitution of the national Council of American Master Mariners, Inc.

The Tampa Bay Chapter received its charter into CAMM on November 14, 1989, and currently boasts 43 members.


Chapter meetings are held at the historic Columbia Restaurant in Tampa’s Ybor City district on the second Tuesday of each month. There will be no meetings during the summer break in July, August and September.

We line up interesting guest speakers two or three times a year. The December meeting is a social meeting including members’ wives, girl friends and guests. We plan on at least one other social (non-business) event during the year in order to promote more interest among our members.

The Columbia is located on the corner of 7th Ave. and 22nd Street. We begin gathering in the bar at 11:30 and sit down to lunch at 12 noon. Lunch is $17.00. Please have exact change or use a check made out to CAMM Tampa Bay. Contact any of the chapter officers if you need further information.

Become a Tampa Bay Chapter Member

Any member of the National CAMM in good standing, residing, working, or otherwise situated within the Tampa Bay/Central Florida area are eligible to join the Tampa Bay Chapter of CAMM. Members of the national Council not residing or working in the area described and not affiliated with another established chapter of the CAMM may be a member of and associate with the Tampa Bay/Central Florida Chapter. We offer 4 classes of membership, with same requirements as the national CAMM: Regular, Special, Associate, and Honorary membership.

We also offer a “Companion” membership class for members who are not members of National CAMM. Companion members shall have all the rights and privileges of active membership, with the exception of voting and holding elective office.