When first time sailors cross the equator, there is a crossing the line ceremony and the Anchors Aweigh conference was no different.
|Division IV VP Akemi Kosuge crossing the line|
Neptune sent along his representative to welcome First Timers to conference with a message...
To all Sailors wherever ye may be:
And to all Mermaids, Mermen, Whales, Sea Serpents, Porpoises, Sharks, Dolphins, Eels, Crabs, Lobsters, Octopi, Leviathans, Giant Squids, Taniwha, and other living members of the Sea:
Know ye that on 9th May 2014 in Latitude 37.0081o South and Longitude 174.7917o East there appeared at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in the Domain of Auckland the Members and Guests of POWERtalk New Zealand.
Know ye that the below First Timer has been inspected and proven worthy of acceptance into the ranks of THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED A NEW ZEALAND POWERTALK CONFERENCE, and thereby has Crossed the Line.