Well there has been a whirlwind of activity since my last report. the Club Leadership has been working overtime retooling and improving the way we gather and share information between committees, track expenditures and monitor Capital improvements. The upcoming General Meeting on February 4th at 1830 hours should prove to be another exciting assembly. You'll notice I said 1830 instead of 1930 after a very popular By-Law Change? The Executive Committee meetings are now held at 1800, accordingly.
At the February 4th meeting we will also see the return of the Railway Cover Discussion Group and the highly anticipated presentation for the Marine Railway's plan* addressing the Department of Ecology's environmental requirements.
During the last General Meeting you gave the green light to approve an upgrade to the interior of the Ball Room and remodeling of the club lounge. Many of you have signed up in support of this project and it is very much appreciated.
Heavy Weather will soon be upon us: the 15, 16 and 17th of February and judging from the amount of e-mail traffic I've been getting from the Grand XIV we should be in for very popular return of the Skit presentations Saturday the 16th. There has been a large response from Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Edmonds, Tyee and Queen City. If you have friends and acquaintances from boating clubs around the sound, please share an invitation with your cohorts to join in the fun for Heavy Weather Weekend. It is very important that you make every effort to come out and support the club and make our visitors welcome. If you are new to Log Racing, would like to learn more or you would like to get involved please contact Captain Chuck Silvernail who will be more than happy to sit down and go over the ins and outs of this unique type of Boat Race. Perhaps you would just like to ride along as an "Observer"? Classes will be held in the Club House on February 13th at 1900 hours to show you what to expect.
The General Meeting on March 3rd will be a traditional St Patrick's Day Dinner Meeting at 1800 hours - not to be missed. Seattle Yacht Club's "Trio" will give us a presentation promoting the 2008 Opening Day festivities, including this years theme the Three Ring Circus!
A big thank you to Gunter Krumme, Web Master and Public Relations Extrordinaire and Mona Lisa Ryan,our Terrific Towline Editor, for all the work you do to see that we have such wonderful media resources. It has truly been a pleasure to visit our great website and to see all of the hard work in print you have been done for all of us at BYC
With all of the snow and ice surrounding us this winter, Summer boating season, seems but a warm fading memory, but nevertheless, the days are already getting longer, a little more light shines each day, and cruises around the sound are getting closer, slowly but surely. Until then, I wish you a peaceful and warm winter, good winter travel and all the best for 2008.
Commodore, Don Hardgrove