BYC's 2005/06 Commodore

Photos: Roger Billings


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Vice Commodore

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Rear Commodore

Thank you, to the members of BYC for the trust and faith you have in me in electing me to be your Commodore. It is truly an honor, and I look forward to serving you and the best interests of BYC in the coming year.
Charles Billings,
Commodore (2005-2006)


The end of the year has arrived: Handing it over to the next standard-bearer...

My Last Column...

As I sit down to write my last column as your Commodore, it is hard to believe that it has been just a few weeks short of three years since I started this "journey through the chairs". It has been a challenging, rewarding, sometimes frustrating, but believe it or not, a really fun filled journey.* For those of you who have thought about stepping up to embark on this journey, but have had some second thoughts, or perhaps a spouse that is hesitant, "JUST DO IT! Your club will appreciate your efforts and will not let you fail. The support you will receive from our BYC family, as well as those in other Grand XIV clubs is truly wonderful. The friendships you will accumulate from your Grand XIV counterparts will be life-long.

It would be an impossible task to individually thank everyone who has helped me during the past three years. If I were to try to name each of you, I'm sure I'd leave at least one person off the list. Suffice it to say that without the support of the Bridge Officers who preceded me, the current Bridge Officers, Flag Officers, the Executive Committee members, you - the members of our BYC family, and most especially, my bride of 44 years, I couldn't have made it through the chairs. Thank you! (April/May 2006)

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