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Reports from the Bridge

16 March 2005

Ron Morse
Rear Commodore

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Spring is definitely here and two Spring Work Parties* are almost upon us. The first is scheduled for the 9th and 10th of April and the next for the 14th and 15th of May. As a reminder, the work party obligation for this year is again 16 hours and as of this date, there are still many members who have not completed this obligation. Remember, it must be completed by 31 May or a fine of $40 per uncompleted work party hour takes effect! There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board in the lounge. Your early commitment will help our Work Party Chairman, CAPT Fox, in planning what projects to assign and what materials to order. Let’s hope this wonderful weather will continue to hold!

During the past few months, the Planning and Budget Committees have been meeting almost weekly addressing the present and future needs of the Club. The committee members have put a lot of time and effort into these packages and I believe you will find the results realistic, on target, and worthy of your acceptance. My personal thanks to CAPT Roger Horne, Chairman of the Planning Committee, P/C Floyd, Chairman of the Budget Committee, and all the members for their teamwork and dedication to Bremerton Yacht Club!

In the near future, we will be installing new equipment to automate our fueling system. Although this will allow Club members to fuel unattended at any time, it will come with a huge “price” in responsibility! In these times, a fueling mishap resulting in a spill is taken very seriously by the EPA, U.S. Coast Guard, and all the other environmental groups and can result in severe fines and even a shutdown. EVERY member who uses this system MUST be thoroughly trained and knowledgeable in what to do and who to contact should any untoward event happen. This is not meant to scare members but to appraise them of what we are facing and how we must manage it. More to come on this subject.


Ron Morse
Rear Commodore

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