Tonight I am the host of our annual change of watch dinner. It's when each flag officer advances to the next chair in the yacht club, with the outgoing commodore advancing to staff commodore. Last year I was thrilled to start my first year as a flag officer. A rear commodore is responsible for executing all the drive in meetings (5) and then setting up the cruise outs (6) for the following year. Tonight is my last drive in function.
Our truck is currently loaded with wine (I've been hauling cases of it around all year for birthdays and anniversaries), two bags of toys for our Christmas 94571 (toys for tots), raffle gifts, and a gift for each couple from hubby and I. Well, it's Christmas you know. The really great part...when we leave the function tonight we won't have anything to haul away. Wonderful.
Tonight I will be sworn in as the vice commodore. This is a thrilling moment for me. It will shift my responsibilities and prepare me to assume the position of commodore next year. There is much work in each of the flag positions, and the bottom line is...we do this so all the other members of the club can enjoy different venues at different restaurants and many wonderful yacht clubs. I'm looking forward to a very fun-filled year. Now bring on the good weather so I can go boating.