I've been so busy with a million things that I neglected to tell you about my first yacht club function as the commodore. Our rear commodore is responsible for executing all the drive-in functions that he scheduled last year. The first on the docket was The Ryde Hotel. If you missed the post about this event you can read that post HERE.
It has been a very long time since hubby and I went to The Ryde. As I recall it was a boat ride with about 10 people for brunch. We all had our favorite Sunday morning cocktails (except for the operator of the boat) and just enjoyed the view on they way. It's about an hour plus ride up the river and there's nothing like going to brunch on a boat.
Our first yacht club event was very little work for me. Those of you who know me and have watched me go through the chairs have listened to me talk about all the preparation that goes into each event. Well, a commodore gets all the work handed to him/her and then does the introductions. That's it. There just isn't much to do. I kind of like it. The event was tons of fun and our rear commodore has a lot of great ideas on how to spice up our monthly meetings. He did a fantastic job.
The theme was the roaring 20s and since The Ryde was built in 1920 it just fit the evening wonderfully. Most haven't dressed up for these theme parties, but this time they did. Many of the couples came dressed to the nines in roaring 20s attire. I give you the flappers of our group. Hubby couldn't seem to get the guys to pose for a picture.
We are a very noisy group and everyone is having their conversations at different tables or different clusters of people here and there throughout the dining room. When it's time to make announcements it's like herding cats to get their attention. Herding cats is a tough job and anyone that has cats will agree.
The photograph at the very top is where many banquets and weddings take place at The Ryde. It's also where the speakeasy used to be. Hubby just had to get a shot of this. Also he found the poster below and thought of Linda of Are We There Yet??, and just had to get a shot. This is right down her ghost chasing alley.
We had a fabulous meal and a lot of fun. I'm going to like being the commodore of our yacht club.