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Reports from the Bridge

14 January 2005

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Charlie Billings
Vice Commodore

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By the time you are reading this article, the January breakfast, Wine Tasting Party, and possibly the Crab Feed will be over;* however because of our deadline for submission, they haven’t taken place yet, so I can’t report on them he…... maybe next month.

We had a total of seven BYC boats greet the arrival of USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) on Saturday, January 8th. The weather could not have been more cooperative, and we all felt it was a worthwhile activity and had a good time. Thursday, January 13th, saw the departure of USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), with PEACHY KEEN and NOBSKA giving her a BYC send-off. (PEACHY KEEN certainly has a great air horn.) The hour was early and Vinson was late departing, but we felt it was worth the effort to bid her “fair weather and smooth seas” on her trip around the world to her new home port in Norfolk, Virginia.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Super Bowl Party, chaired by Capt. Mike Thomas and First Mate Cathy on February 6th. As I write, we don’t yet know what teams will be playing, but it should be a good get together anyway.

Be sure to come to the BYC Friday Night Social on February 18th, the kick-off for Heavy Weather. P/C Keith Conrad is heading up the evening of fun with a tapping of the keg and serving of wine at 1700, followed by a baked potato and salad bar, dancing and entertainment by “Brian G” until 2300. See the flyer elsewhere in this issue.

Attention - Heavy Weather (Feb 19-20) is right around the corner. I’m sure you don’t have to be reminded that this is an “all hands event”. Get involved and participate in any fashion you can; as a contest participant, fire watch, timer placement and/or removal, set-up or take-down, actor/actress in the skit, or behind the scenes for the skit, or in any of the myriad jobs that need to be accomplished to make the weekend a success. Again, for you newer members, talk to your sponsor, a member of the Bridge, or any club member to ask how you can get involved. See also the weekend schedule elsewhere in this issue

Coming up on March 7th, our first General Meeting of the month will be a Dinner Meeting, with our guests, the Seattle Yacht Club “Admiral and Staff” with an Opening Day presentation. Capt. Al Gonzales is heading up the kitchen staff so you know it will be an outstanding dinner.

That’s about it for this issue. See you ‘round the club,

Charles Billings
Vice Commodore *unless, of course, you read this Web page!

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