Friday, March 27, 2009

Salt Cay's Bryan Sheedy

If you've read the Adventures of Captain Mike about the "Beachcomber" (aka Porpoise) you will have heard mention of Bryan Sheedy, the original owner of the boat. He used it for the first scuba dive operation on Salt Cay that was run out of Mt. Pleasant Guest House. We hope to reach as many people as possible to help him with rebuilding after Hurricane Ike. Pass the word along!
Salt Cay, Turks Islands, 5 March 2009.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT This Official Statement has been prepared for the purpose of offering two hundred Subscription Certificates at an offering price of one hundred United States dollars ($100) each, each to constitute evidence of one advance purchase of Squire Bryan Sheedy’s forthcoming memoirs recounting his experiences visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands in the 1970s and operating the Mount Pleasant Guest House on Salt Cay from 1988 to 2000.Proceeds of these Subscription Certificates will be applied to the completion of Bryan Sheedy’s house on the ridge, Grand Turk, which was completely destroyed by the tandem hurricanes Hanna and Ike in the Fall of 2009. The house is rebuilt and roofed, but needs to be finished. It is contemplated that Bryan’s memoirs will be completed by end of the year 2010. A publisher has not yet been chosen, however, prospective subscribers are apprised of the timeliness of the Macmillan Company’s just-issued History of the Turks and Caicos Islands, edited by Dr. Carleton Mills of Providenciales. A list of Subscribers will be published in the memoirs.In the unlikely event that no publisher agrees to publish the memoirs, Bryan Sheedy shall undertake to email to each holder of a Subscription Certificate one copy of his memoirs.Porter Williams of Island Thyme Bistro, Salt Cay, has agreed to serve as Subscription Certificate Agent, to record the name and address of each subscriber, to collect cheques from prospective subscribers and, upon receipt of cheques aggregating a minimum of fifteen thousand dollars, and not more than a maximum of twenty thousand dollars, to deposit same into the Bryan Sheedy Memoir Fund at Scotia Bank, Grand Turk, and to issue Subscription Certificates signed by Bryan Sheedy to each paid up Subscriber. As soon as the minimum quantity of Subscriber Certificate proceeds are received and Subscriber Certificates are signed and posted, Porter Williams shall transfer the contents of the Bryan Sheedy Memoir Fund to Bryan Sheedy. In the event that a minimum of 150 Certificates are not purchased, prospective Subscribers cheques will be returned. Cheques should be made out to the order of Bryan Sheedy Memoir Fund. Issuance of Subscriber Certificates may continue for six months after the minimum fifteen thousand dollars are received and paid out, but in no circumstances may more than 200 Subscriber Certificates be issued. There is no limit on Subscriber Certificates per Subscriber.Subcriber risks: Bryan Sheedy will celebrate his seventieth birthday on 16 June 2009. Although he undertakes to complete his memoirs in good faith, there is no provision for refunding Subscriber Certificates in the untimely event of his death. His health at present is good. Prepared by Josiah Marvel, who has committed to purchase one Subscription Certificate.
(Please email Josiah (Si) Marvel to arrange your subscription.)

1 comment:

John said...

Hi, Bryan: MEMOIRS! Wow! Good for you. Sure beats setting up projectors and stretch screens. Can I get an autographed copy?