The 2015 spring meeting of the JRBF was held in Scottsville at the Tavern on the James in the upstairs dining room. The room was packed with many old-timey batteau people and a whole lot of new faces as well. Chairman Ralph Smith led the meeting while recognizing former Chairman Norm Hansen of the batteau “Thomas Jefferson” (#4) and the next Chairman Andrew Shaw. There are 5 new boats being built. Two new crews and 3 old crews with new boats. The total number of boats was announced to be 22 for this year, which can always change as we get closer to the time to launch! Everyone was really excited about this being the 30th Annual JRBF! There will be a new version of the JRBF Trail Atlas available from the VC&NS online store later in May. Dr. Trout is working on some last minute changes before the new edition is printed. See the VC&NS online store for more information and to please join the VC&NS as a member. You may also pay camping fees online for those not on a boat crew.