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Reports from the Bridge

13 September 2006

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Don Hardgrove
Vice Commodore

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Thank you to John and Marilyn Adair for chairing a second Picnic in the Park this Summer August 16th. The tri-tips and prizes were excellent.

Right around the corner was Labor Day Weekend at Oro Bay. Fleet Captain, P/C Leo Longnecker and Stacy provided food, entertainment and a lot of creativity. There was a great carnival for kids, of all ages and members complete with games and prizes. Capt Al Gonzales cooked up a wonderful meal with steak and special side dishes and Stacy's famous ribs the following evening along with Movie Night proved to be an overwhelming success as we shared a chuckle, watching Cabin Boy - not sure how this one escaped an Academy Award. Thank you to everyone who participated in readying the Fairy Ferry float; a.k.a. Car donated by Captain Clifford Lillybridge for the Anderson Island Annual Parade and who jumped in and made costumes or wore your own creations. Bremerton Yacht Club took first Place and Islanders can't wait to see what we come up with next year, so if anyone wants to chair a Parade/Float Committee, contact RC Mike Dunn for next year.

Honorary Bremerton Yacht Club Member and Anderson Island Fire Chief Jim Bixler presented the Club with an extremely well crafted large Wooden Captain Statue that stands over 10 feet Tall. The new BYC Captain stands at the Dock entrance on Oro Bay and is a stately addition to our grounds as he looks out over the Bay. Please extend your thanks to Jim and Jeannie next time you see them for their most generous gift. Also I received a lot of positive feedback about the extensive tree-clearing project on Oro Bay and the additional seating. Thank you again, Jim for all of your hard work making Oro Bay an even better place to be.

Al Gonzalez and crew put on a fabulous Salmon Bake Dinner September 10, 2006. The Alder Grilled Salmon was the best and we had a record number in member and guests come out for the event.

Sign up soon for the Oktoberfest chaired by P.C. Bob and Jytte Wheeler on October 6th this is always a popular event and shouldn't be missed. Also don't forget to mark your calendar for the Oktoberfest Cruise to Port Orchard the following weekend.

Preparations have started for the October 28th Junior Officers' Ball at Bremerton Yacht Club. If you want to volunteer for the committee, please contact P/C Mark Miller. Hopefully as many of you as possible can attend. The night will be memorable and the Club House and Grounds will be transformed into a Navel Base Circa 1943. The Hollywood Road Show will be on hand to entertain the Troops along with the Glen Miller Orchestra and will include Dinner, a "USO SHOW" Entertainment, and Dancing. It should be a spectacular night with guest appearances from stars that will be sure to surprise you.

I conclude this towline by saying enjoy the rest of summer and thank you again for your continued support and encouragement.

Best Regards,
Don Hardgrove

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