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Reports from the Bridge

Mid-December 2003

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Rod Perryman
Vice Commodore

Now that we have successfully put on another Special Peoples Cruise along with the help of the Kitsap Federal Credit Union, Kitsap Transit, United States Navy, Horluck Transportation and The Bremerton High Basketball Team, to name but a few, we can all take a big sigh and give a big thanks to all who participated. The first I want to thank is Cpt Steve Stearns and his committee for putting everything together. To all those who volunteered their time to work in the parking lot, on the dock or taking special people out on their boats, please accept a BIG THANK YOU from BYC.

Thanks also to all those Skippers that decorated their boats or volunteered on the Santa Ship and cruised in the Lighted Boat Parade this year. This years parade was one of the smoothest run I have witnessed. Thanks to the wonderful skippers, for having hardly any gaps between boats. Least I forget the effort put forth by our Rear Commodore Charles Billings in developing and executing a very basic but fool-proof format to take and record site information for those on shore, which helped tremendously in making this a timely and better experience for all concerned.

I hope everyone enjoyed that wonderful BYC Christmas dinner put on by our own Bridge Officers and their wives ( especially their wives ). Thank you to Gerri Bachman and her team of fabulous cooks. Lets not forget, the wonderful Christmas Carols sung by "Sound Wave" and I for one, marveled at the gift ideas thought up by 'Santas Elves".

Its time to look towards the next Club extravaganza, the NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION. You don't want to miss this one, it will be a great way to bring in the New Year. Their will be a Prime Rib Dinner, 2 drinks included, wine with dinner, Live music all for $55 per couple. Open Bar starts at 6pm, the Prime Rib dinner will be served at 7:30, Dancing to the tunes of "Thin Ice" will begin at 9:30. Sign-up on the list in the clubhouse lounge, I'll see you there.

Captains don't forget Jan. 5th is Railway sign-up night and BYC General Meeting Night.
Jan 9th is Friday Night Social Taco Feed. Break out your sombrero and antacid and come on out,
Jan. 18th is the next BYC Sunday morning breakfast .
Jan .23-25 is Winter Cruise to Poulsbo Marina. Please let Fleet Cpt Doug Sanford know of your intentions to go so he can reserve enough moorage, see you there.
Feb 1st is the annual Crab Feed look for the flyer on this one for details.

FEB 13 THRU 15 HEAVY WEATHER. Tune-up your Log Racing skills, and get ready for a weekend of fun. Those of you not racing should be ready to VOLUNTEER for the many committees that help put this big event on. This is BYC's signature event, and is an" ALL HANDS ON DECK EVENT" so sign-up for any of the many jobs that happen in preparation for the weekend and those events during it, i.e., Heavy Weather Timber installation, Parking Lot Attendant, Fire Watch, Galley, etc. Please help make this the best Heavy Weather ever. Talk to any Bridge Officer, Committee Chair or any member about what you can do to help. By the way this is the time for any of you newer members to ask your sponsors, that brought you into this Club, HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Feb 22 BYC Fishing Derby has been moved to Aug. 9th, due to hopefully better chances of filling the fish ladder, please mark your calendar accordingly. That's all for now. Folks.


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