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Reports from the Bridge

14 April 2005

Ron Morse
Rear Commodore

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As I rush to write these comments before leaving for Daffodil, I find it hard to believe that my Rear Commodore year is coming to an end. Although it has often been at times challenging and frustrating, I can honestly say that it has been rewarding and fun. The interaction with Club members and the friendships made within the Grand XIV community have been genuine and will remain for the years to come. I hope that my replacement will share the same experience.

With all the crazy weather we have recently experienced, it has been hard to get excited about leaving the dock or getting work done on the railway. I guess we were spoiled in February! Hopefully things will settle down in the next few weeks and we can again enjoy what we have here in the great Northwest.

The April, Work Party was a huge success with much accomplished including reproofing the shed at the head of the brow, painting the facia on the clubhouse, and partial repair of the deck railings. But remember, the last Work Party of the year is May 14th and 15th. If you have not completed your required 16 hours for the year, the fee is $40 per hour. I know we all have many projects to complete at this time of year but so does the Club. CAPT Al Fox still needs help to complete the planned maintenance and repairs. Please signup early in the Club lounge so he can schedule the remaining work tasks and allow the Skipperettes to facilitate meal preparation for those days.

As the cruising season approaches, the ice machine gets more use. Please remember the “take one, fill two” rule. Be considerate of your fellow members.

As you read this, we will have had two calls for nominations for next year’s Club Officers and Executive Committee members. The election is scheduled for the General Meeting on the 2nd of May. Please be there to participate. Your involvement is an important part of being a member!


Ron Morse
Rear Commodore

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