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16 November 2007

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    Mike Dunn
    Vice Commodore

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    I hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving and is planning to have a Joyous and Merry Christmas. Hopefully, many of you added a few hours of preparations and "socializing" for the Christmas season by stopping by "Your" BYC to help with the Tree Trimming and decorating of the Club. A huge Thank You to everyone who stopped by.

    The heavy schedule of Social Activities in the upcoming months has spurned numerous planning meetings around the Club to work out the many details necessary to successfully carry out these events. Major events in December, after receipt of the Towline, are Special Peoples Cruise, the BYC Christmas Dinner on December 9th (prepared and served by your Bridge Officers, Flag Officers, and Executive Committee members), the Lighted Boat Parade on December 14th and 15th, and the New Years Eve Dinner Party on the 31st. I look forward to seeing many of you support this Fantastic Club by attending the events, joining the Committees, and taking advantage of the opportunity to socialize with many of our Fantastic Members.

    One of the Pre-Planning meetings, on November 7th, resulted in a major change to the Heavy Weather program in February. Heavy Weather is a BIGGIE FOR US. It is a major BYC event that requires a great deal of advance planning and lots of Member participation. Therefore, it is important that everyone become aware of the change to the schedule. The February 2008 Heavy Weather Event will follow the "traditional" three day schedule, not the "four day schedule" published in the BYC Calendar. Racers are expected to arrive on Friday the 15th, with Friday evening Social events to follow. The IPBA Heavy Weather Race will now be held on Saturday, February 16th, with the Results of the Race to be posted in the afternoon. Breakfast will be served on Sunday, with Race Award presentations to follow.

    Some details of the Social Events during the Heavy Weather weekend are still in the planning stage, and a detailed Planning Meeting will be held on January 8th at 7 PM. We need lots of help and IDEAS for this event, so PLEASE JOIN US. There are LOTS of opportunities for your ideas, as well as Points, Points, and more Points. The Theme for the 2008 skits will be Country Jamboree, which is a pretty wide open field, ranging from Grand Ole Opry to the Son's of the Pioneers, and everything in between. BYC will be providing a casual Saturday dinner prior to watching the skits (hopefully more than one skit). Following the Skits, Buddy Lilly and three others in the Haywires Country Music Band will provide live music for dancing until midnight. Staying further with BYC traditions, we will again have "Mid-Rats" served at Midnight. This will be Clam Chowder and Garlic Bread, especially prepared by Chefs Al and David Gonzalez. Dust off your cowboy hats and boots, grab a table and chair for the food, be there early for the skits, and have yourselves a fabulous evening of food, fun, and dancing.

    With so many social opportunities coming in December, I hope to be seeing crowds of Happy Members throughout the month.

    As always, I remain Your Humble Servant,
    Mike Dunn, Vice Commodore

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