Your Club has accomplished much this past year. The marina piling issue has been put to rest freeing up funds for other projects. The septic system has been upgraded. The railway car was totally overhauled and new gates and walkways added. The environmental issues effecting all haulout facilities have been hopefully resolved and a railway cover is in development. A pavilion for the park is in the design stage and out for permits. The Oro Bay outstation has a new DNR lease and thanks to Mother Nature, has had some forced landscaping including a new flag pole and concrete pad at the head of the dock. The waste oil recycling station has been refurbished and a fuel spill boom is ready to be installed at the fuel dock. Our crowning achievement is the passage of the Family Membership proposal on the 2nd of April with an almost 80% approval.
The next six weeks will be filled with BYC club events in addition to the Daffodil Festival at Tacoma Yacht Club and Opening Day at Seattle where Vice Commodore Hardgrove and his crew have designed a spectacular entry for both parades. In addition to the social events and Mother's Day Breakfast, we have the Election of Officers at the first General Meeting in May, Awards Night on May 11th and the Installation of Officers on May 19th. Please look for the announcements in the Towline and bulletin board in the lounge. It is important for all members to be involved as we begin our 78th year.
Again, I am proud to have served as a Bridge Office these past three years and thank you for your dedication and support.
Ronald P. Morse