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9/12 October 2008

    John Rosendale
    Rear Commodore

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    The JO Ball that Bremerton put on last month will be remembered for a long time! It was the best I have ever been to! PC Leo and Stacy Longenecker, and their brilliant committee did absolutely everything right! The BYC was once again the brightest star in the Grand Fourteen, and what an evening to shine with all fourteen clubs in attendance - that doesn't happen very often.

    On the horizon for this month is our New Member's night, "meet and greet" on Friday, November 7th. Hosted by Mona-Lisa Ryan and committee, we have come to appreciate Lisa's fine food and a comfortable, social setting for this event.

    This is one of the most important events that a tenured member can attend. It's our opportunity to "reach out" and let our new members know just how important, and welcome they really are! You'll be making friends with potential committee chairs, committee members, and most likely with the leadership of our future.

    If you have sponsored a member in the last year, please make sure you personally call them and help them in meeting others at this event.

    We also have a Sunday Breakfast coming up hosted by Rich and Leslie Hunt and committee. This will be on November 9th. I never tire of sitting in our clubhouse on a Sunday morning while enjoying the panoramic view of Phinney Bay, great food, and good friends. Life is good; it's even better at the BYC!

    Next month we will be decorating the club house and sponsoring a lighted boat parade, among many other activities. Don't put off your planning to the last minute. The tree trimming party will be hosted by yours truly on Friday, December 5th and the lighted boat parade will take place on the 19th and 20th. If you have traditionally filled a spot for any of these events and wish to do so again, please inform immediately as I am in the process of recruiting for help.

    This is a club of nearly 500 diverse and different members, each with the potential to make a positive difference. I encourage all of us to spend as much time listening to new ideas as we do protecting the traditions, which have served us so well. Change is never easy, but necessary to keep up with a changing world around us…

    Pleasant Boating,


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Posted: 9 October 2008 (gk)
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