(North Pole YC)
First up, he wanted me to remind you all of the "decorate the club" day on Tuesday, the 2nd of December, starting about 10 o'clock in the morning….oops, I forgot, this is a yacht club article, that should read 1000. Anyone who has a desire to help is welcome, and if you have any greenery (cedar, fir, holly, etc.) please bring it with you. While there are some ladders at the club, if you have one at home, bring it too if you can. The plan is to "decorate 'till you drop", similar to the "shop 'till you drop" motto of too many folks during the holiday season. I'm told there will be something in the way of liquid refreshments and something more substantial for lunch to ward off the cold and/or rain. I look forward to seeing your handy work when I am in the area later in the month.
Next up is the party on Friday evening, the 5th, at 6 PM (1800), to decorate the Christmas Tree and finish up any last minute interior decorations of the clubhouse. Please bring an hors d'oeuvre to share with others attending. Again, I am told that liquid refreshment will be provided. With any luck, one of my elves (in disguise as a BYC member) may tickle the ivories to accompany a sing-along of Christmas music.
The Bremerton Yacht Club Children's Christmas Party is on Saturday, the 6th, from 1-3 PM (1300-1500) and I will be there, even if your Rear Commodore won't be in attendance, as I'm told he will be trying to get organized for the Lighted Boats Parades scheduled for the evenings of the 12th and 13th of December. The itinerary for both evenings can be reviewed on the BYC web site at: www.bremertonyachtclub.org/events/xmasships03.html. A sign-up sheet is posted on the club bulletin board, so be sure to sign up early. As in the past, there will be hot buttered rum in the club house after the Friday evening parade, thanks to Sylvia Wilson and her crew.
On behalf of Charlie and Sharon, I would like to take this
opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and the very happiest of
for R/C Charlie Billings
This column is shorter than normal, because I'm not as long winded as your R/C.