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17 October 2007

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    Don Hardgrove

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    Greetings to all,

    For those of you who missed the General Meeting on the 15th, it consisted of several spirited debates, including the upcoming Work Party.

    The work party chairman requested a Motion asking for an additional 8 hours of work party time which was narrowly approved - bringing the obligated work party time for this year to 16 hours.

    The basement repair project is moving forward with repair of the dry-wall, texturing and sealing of the old concrete floor. The Tile is to be put down on the 17th and 18th and then carpet is scheduled to go in later on in the week.

    On a more somber note our club as suffered another theft. This time the victim is P.C. Don Floyd who had his Dinghy stolen off the back of his boat and his boat motor taken from further back in his shed. This is the second known break-in, in the last three months. The thief or thieves are apparently arriving in the very early hours - probably between 1am and 4am. We also have information of at least one other boat stolen from a private property owner in Phinney Bay. In response we are looking into measures to mitigate and protect the marina and members from these types of crimes.

    If you missed this years October Fest hosted by P.C. Bob and Jytte Wheeler you missed a whopper, Bob and Jytte along with their expert crew served up a packed house, and a grand time was had by all.

    As the wind blows and we prepare for Fall, there are many agenda items to look forward to on the BYC Calendar, including the upcoming Halloween club cruise to Port Orchard Yacht Club (POYC) October 27th and 28th. Nancy Bailey, Commodore, POYC has shared how much she and the club membership are looking forward to a fun and spooky weekend with us. With Fleet Captains Mike and Lisa Ryan at the Helm, it promises to be a weekend you won’t want to miss. Bring your costumes and be ready for a spooky but fun weekend with our neighbors to the South.

    Believe it or not, it’s not too soon to make plans to attend New Members Night, November 2nd. In December get ready for the Special People’s Cruise – one of the best events of the year, and a truly wonderful night to share with the members of our community that look forward to cruising with us each year. This year we are grateful and appreciative P/C Gary Carr has stepped up to take the reigns from Captain John Rosendale to chair the Special People’s Cruise. We thank Captain Rosendale for his years of generous service to our community and for ably chairing this event the last few years. Look for a sign up sheet in the lounge. We can use all of the volunteers interested and the more the merrier, as the saying goes.

    I would like to thank all of the recently obligated new members for joining the BYC team and invite each of you to join in our Fall and Winter festivities and also I would encourage you to volunteer to chair an event or be a committee member. Not only is chairing and participating on a committee a great way to serve the club and mingle with friends, but also there are points involved that will add to your yearly goals at BYC.

    Please be sure and prepare for the weather by securing your lines, boathouse chains, power cords and electrical connections. Ensure bilge pumps are working and check on your vessel regularly.

    We have much to be thankful for as we glide into the Holiday season and giving something back to our community by sharing our time with others, giving food for the Bremerton Food Bank and offering whatever we can to lift the spirits of our fellow boaters and those among us serves to bode us well. With thanks for your support and all you do.


    Don Hardgrove

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