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10 July 2007

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Don Hardgrove

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Greetings fellow Bremerton Yacht Club Members:

It's another fine summer for boating in the Pacific Northwest, and I have a few business items on the agenda worth mentioning:

The basement repair update is as follows: Currently we are waiting for the bids to come back from the general contractors prior to moving forward with the top candidate. For those of you who have been inconvenienced by the mess, your patience is appreciated as we anticipate the next project.

Railway update: Recently a sailboat was damaged during the return trip to the water; in light of this: both the bow and stern straps are required to be used during all "Sailboat related" railway operations. Please read the guidelines posted by the Railway Chair when you intend to have your boat hauled.

As a reminder, please do not place refrigerators, batteries, electronics and non-recyclable material in and around the dumpster. Items that will not be picked up for recycling are not the club's responsibility to dispose and pay for, and some of these items left lying about the premises are a violation and could incur significant fines levied on the club. Stop by the club bulletin board and view some of the fines placed on area institutions in and around the Sound by the Dept. of Ecology if there is any question about what we may be fined for.

August 11 and 12 we look forward to hosting the Grand Fourteen Yacht Clubs of Puget Sound as we do every year. Bremerton, Day Island, Edmonds, Everett, Gig Harbor, Meydenbauer Bay, Olympia, Poulsbo, Queen City, Rainier, Seattle, Tacoma and Tyee Rear Commodores, Vice Commodores and Commodores and spouses are hosted by the Port Orchard Yacht Club Friday Night; the procession of boats from the 14 clubs travels from POYC to BYC Saturday morning the 11th for the weekend to meet the incoming rear commodores and plan for the upcoming year. Your gracious hospitality and generosity sharing our club with these folks are very much appreciated by all. Contact Rear Commodore Don Park if you have a space available for a visiting boat or would like more information. The fourteen clubs meet twice per year for an officers' cruise-in by boat at BYC in August and at the QCYC Winslow Outstation for a weekend in January.

In closing, I hope that this fine weather is affording you a wonderful boating experience and I hope to see you on the water to exchange some cheer.

Don Hardgrove

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