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16 October 2008

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    Mike Dunn

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    It s a bit of a winter "Wake up" call to be writing for the November issue of the Towline. That Indian Summer we enjoyed for October seemed to make us forget that the winter season is upon us, but looking at some of the scheduled events on the BYC Calendar gets me back on a seasonal track. One of the best seasonal reminders was another one of the outstanding "OktoberFest" dinners served by Capt. Jytte and P/C Bob Wheeler, and Crew. That superb meal, complete with an excellent Oompa Band, made for a truly enjoyable evening that was enjoyed by a crowd of almost 100 Members and guests. A big "Thank You" to both the Wheelers and their Crew.

    For those of you that missed the October 7th Round Table Meeting, chaired by Captains Bev Bruins and Cathy Thomas, it was really an eye opener to hear some of the excellent suggestions that were submitted. The BYC Web site was [is still, ed.] available to submit ideas and comments as well, so I hope you took advantage of that opportunity to be heard if you could not make the meeting. In addition to Co-Chairing the meeting, Bev and Cathy put together committees to summarize and categorize the ideas and suggestions for the 20 October Business Meeting. All of us owe them "Big Time" for the superior job they did. Thank you, one and all, for taking the time to provide your input.

    I hope many of you were able to attend the 20 October meeting, and to catch Program Chairman P/C Wheeler's guest speaker, Captain Rich McCurdy of Puget Sound Pilots' Association. Before moving on to November, I hope all you "party" types caught the "Octoboo" Cruise at Port Orchard Yacht Club on Halloween night (October 31 to Nov 2). We needed to do a proper invasion of POYC this year.

    A quick reminder to everyone. Please get in the habit of logging on to BYC's outstanding Web Site at Web Master Capt. Gunter Krumme updates new items on the Web even faster than we can print and post new Flyers and updated calendar pages. Hot off the Press is the new item for Saturday, November 8th. A First Aid and CPR Certification Class is being offered from 1000 to 1600 in the BYC Clubhouse. This is being presented by Fleet Surgeon Deana Brett, and is being taught by the Anderson Island Fire Department. This is a great opportunity, so take advantage of it. Also, plan to take advantage of the Capt. Jytte Wheeler's roast pork dinner on November 17th , and Program Speaker Larry Cheek giving those little known tips on working on wooden boats. Next, November 21-23 will provide a fun filled weekend of dockside meals, games, and parties, plus the chance to get the jump on Christmas shopping in Seattle. Fleet Captain Mike Petrowske has lined up tents and heaters on the docks for your comfort, as well as a full schedule of events. BYC has paid your reservation fee, and reserved the entire "C" Dock. The Marina has promised us more space if needed. The most important reminder is to be sure you contact Bell Harbor Marina no later than November 2nd and pay them directly for your moorage.

    Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving, I remain your Humble Servant,

    Mike Dunn, Commodore

    [Written and originally sent off: 16 Oct; received by WebTeam & posted: 21 October]

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