On September 11, 2010 I throw the last party of my Vice Commodore year. The Commodore's Picnic, that honors all the past commodore's and of course the current commodore. Hubby and I spent yesterday afternoon getting tons of supplies. Everything from BBQ briquettes and lighter fluid to beer, soda, water and a very large cart full of other items that are needed. Everything that is needed for this picnic we are responsible for having on hand. We have three really good BBQ'ers that will be doing Tri-Tip and Chicken. All the trimmings of course.
On the upcoming three day weekend we'll take all the non-perishables over and load them on the boat. Then the following Thursday we'll take all the meat and other perishable items and head over to Delta Marina Yacht Harbor for the weekend. On Saturday 9/11 at 11:00 the party starts and lasts until everyone leaves.
After a great meal we have a White Elephant Auction that is tons of fun. Everyone brings anything imaginable to auction off. All the proceeds go into the general fund and during the holidays that money is used to lessen the cost of our holiday meal and the Change of Watch parties. People pay ridiculous amounts for silly stuff and that's what makes it fun.
When the function is over and I'm back on my boat after all the cleanup is done I'm going to do a big sigh of relief. I'll then hand over the reins for the next few functions to the rear commodore. I did five functions last year and six this year. No more Parties R Us. I'm very happy about that and I know hubby is too. He's always right there helping me every step of the way. I'm a very lucky gal.