Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our Yacht Club

This past Saturday evening I conducted my last business meeting at The Point Waterfront Restaurant. It was an evening filled with fun, lots of laughs and fellowship among our members. Here's some of the really fun things I got to do:

I had the privilege of swearing in two new members. New members are the lifeblood of any club. They bring fresh ideas and add to an already great club. Our mantra is to have fun and that's what we do.

Our club won the first Harter Gail Force Wind award. Now this is a really big deal. There are 107 clubs in PICYA and we are one of those clubs. Each club vied for this award and it was based on the donations that each member gave to RBOC. This award is geared to help the smaller clubs to have a shot at winning. The current president of RBOC is Dr. Linda Bendsen who is also a member of Delta Marina Yacht Club. She got to present this award, but didn't know who the recipient was until the cover came off the award. To say that our club is thrilled is an understatement. Having received this award on Dr. Bendsen's watch is even better.

I got to say thank you publicly to all the officers and board of directors for their hard work all year long. I've been blessed with a great group of people to work with. They dug in and got the work done and had fun along the way. They were supportive of each other and there wasn't any infighting about anything.

I got to talk about the flag officers (those that really do lots of work) and recap the year and all their hard work. They did an outstanding job getting the work done and adding new and fun things into each event.

I got to rib our port captain who had some interesting experiences on our cruise to Driftwood Yacht Club. Our vice commodore had an issue with his boat and we came to his aid by side tying him to our boat in anticipation of towing him into Driftwood YC. Our port captain who is responsible for getting all the boats in to the cruises came along side to see if he could help. He couldn't so he said he would hurry to Driftwood so he could assist us in getting our boats in. He powered up! Big!!! and gave us a wake that wouldn't quit. Bless his heart. When we rounded the bend we saw our port captains boat way out of the channel and stuck. He had the smallest boat so none of us could go help him. He finally got free, and one of the other boats got close enough to hook to him and tow him in.

During our September meeting the port captain had a report for the flags and Board of Directors. "Plot your course. Stay in the channel, and don't wake the commodore when she is towing the vice commodore."

On December 2, 2011 I will step down as commodore of Delta Marina Yacht Club and will spend next year as the staff commodore. This is an advisory position. But I'm not done with going through the chairs. Check Thursdays post on what I'll be doing next year.
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22 comments:

  1. Sounds like you've had a wonderful year as commodore! Good for you honey! Will Zane be going through the chairs when you're done?

    Have a lovely day! Big hugs xoxo

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  2. Well now, I find it very hard to believe that its been a year already. Wow, that time just zipped right by.

    I love the sense of humor everyone has. Sounds like a very fun and enjoyable group to spend your weekends with.

    Life is good, I can tell!

    Many blessings, hope you have a great week!

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  3. Has it been a yea already? Good grief...time is going to quickly. Looking forward to hearing what's next.

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  4. What an awesome thing that your club won that huge award. That is due to y'all's hard work. <---love the double apostrophe...

    I look forward to hearing about your new position in the club.

    Bug hugs from the road.

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  5. Congratulations to you and your club Sandee! I can see that you have been having a whale of a time! Wonderful. Take care and my best wishes to you.

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  6. Congratulations, Commodore! How awesome is that! Makes me wanna move to Cali and get into boating :)
    Have a wonderful Tuesday, Sandee!

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  7. great job! i can hardly believe the year is over already though. time sure flies.

    congratulations on the award!

    hugs, bee
    xxoxooxox

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  8. This year has flown by, but look at all those nice accomplishments! And fun! Congrats on everything.

    I know this coming year will be another great one. Big hugs, honey...

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  9. Congrats on your award Sandee, how cool is that...

    Have an awesome day ((HUGS))

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  10. This year has flown by really fast! It seems just a couple of months ago that you were assuming the Commadore duties. Congratulations on getting your group the first Harter Gail Force Wind award. I'm glad you all didn't blow away!
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    I loved the cat stuff but read it just now so I didn't leave a comment for you to moderate. Thanks for the info. I liked best that cats think we are just a BIG CAT! :)
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  11. I can't believe it has been a year either. Time flies. Congrats on your big win.That is so exciting. We are so proud of you. It is very exciting knowing a commodore. Never knew one of those before now. Take care Sandee and keep on enjoying life.

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  12. it's been almost a full year already,my how time flys when you are having fun.

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  13. May your winds be gusty & your waves be small. Or something like that...

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  14. it seems like only a few weeks ago you were just beginning your term as commodore. How time flies.
    It sounds like you had a great time

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  15. Woof! Woof! There must be a GOOD reason for your to Step Down ... can't wait to hear on TH. Wishing you the Very Best. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    Oh! Lots of Golden Thanks for purchasing my Book. Mom shipped it today ... you should get it by Friday. Oh! Would LOVE to hear your comment/review. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar n mom

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  16. Sounds like a few congratulations are in order. I don't think our yacht club has ever had a female commodore. Very cool that you are one.

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  17. congratulations to your club! how exciting. I hope you didn't swear too much at the new members (LOL)

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  18. Congratulations to your club! You did a great job!!!

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  19. Sounds like you had a great year as Commodore!

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  20. Behind this Comedy Plus I find a serious achiever!
    Great job done Sandee!

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  21. Congratulations on the yacht club winning the award! It really sounds like you all have a great group of people, with lots of fun times!

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  22. Wow...it can't be a year. Time is flying by too quickly.

    They Yacht club always sounds like such a great thing to be part of...

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