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Reports from the Bridge

16 February 2006

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Charles Billings

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As I walked around the club today, I couldn’t help but notice what a wonderful job Capt. Mike Whitaker and his “work partycrew” did to spiff up the club, floats, and grounds last weekend. If we can keep the herons, seagulls, and otters off of the floats for the rest of the week, the club should be in good shape for our upcoming BIG weekend – the 72nd running of “Heavy Weather”, historically, the largest predicted log race in the world.

By the time you read this, Heavy Weather Weekend will be behind us. A big “THANK YOU ” to all of our members who worked so hard to ensure its success. As I type this article, the weather guessers are forecasting an “Arctic Express”, due to arrive at the start of the weekend of Heavy Weather with record low temperatures and associated weather. Let’s hope it doesn’t put a damper on the attendance. After all, what does everyone expect in mid February in the Pacific Northwest at an event called “heavy weather”?

The last I heard, P/C Gary Carr and his Nominating Committee are still looking for “a few good members” to step up to the plate to fill positions for the upcoming year. If you’re interested in running for Rear Commodore, Treasurer, Secretary, or one of the two positions on the Executive Committee, please see Gary, a member of his committee, or any member of the current Bridge. These are all important positions, without which our club could not function.

The General Meeting on March 20th will be a “Dinner Meeting” commencing at 1800. After dinner, and before the meeting, we will be given a presentation by the Seattle Yacht Club “Opening Day Trio”. The flyer and sign-up sheet are on the club bulletin board – you don’t want to miss the dinner (our Executive Chef, Al Gonzalez is cooking) and entertainment; always great fun. I’ve been told there will be a “gift” from SYC for those who attend. We’ll need a good count on attendance to ensure we have enough of Chef Al’s fine cuisine to go around. If you show up and haven’t registered, you’ll have to go to the end of the line.

I’ve noticed that the attendance at our General Meetings has fallen off. I suggest you attend – you’ll learn what’s going on in your club, and your club needs you to be involved in its running. As an added incentive to attend our General Meetings (the next one is March 6th) the Fish Bowl is now up to $305.00, plus whatever goes in the pot on March 6th. Who knows, if it isn’t won on the first Monday in March, it’ll be a whopper on the 20th.

See you ‘round the club,
Charles Billings

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