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16 May 2008

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    Don Park
    Vice Commodore

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    I am hoping that anyone interested in chairing a social function for 2008-2009 will contact me. Even if you have an idea for a theme or party, please share it and consider being a co-chair person or part of a committee. We have openings for chair persons and if we fill these spots sooner than later, that will give us time to plan and get committee participation to it's fullest.

    Looking at the list of members heading to Oro Bay for Memorial Day weekend.. It should be a fun filled with, Lisa Ryan and Bev Bruins having stepped up to keep the festivities moving along. With a Barbeque Chicken Dinner planned and do not forget the Pancake breakfast at the Fire Station rides will be provided by the Chief .

    The last weekend of May , 27 members who have signed up , (the sheet is in the Lounge area) will enjoy a FREE weekend at the Bremerton Marina Grand Opening .

    There will be a Dinner and Business meeting on June 2nd, there will be a guest speaker : Author Jennifer Hamilton "On Cruising the Waters of British Columbia.

    The Commodore’s Ball is scheduled for 7 June honoring our Ex/Commodore Don Hardgrove and First Mate Jenny. P/C Ron Morse is Chairman of this event which promises to be a great affair. Be sure to signup in the lounge if you plan to attend.

    The first Picnic in the Park will be June 18, There will be a Flyer with a sign-up sheet in the Club lounge . These “picnics” are a family affair, so come one, come all, and enjoy our beautiful park, your family and friends at BYC.

    Ending June is the BYC/QCYC Big Brother weekend at Oro Bay on the 27th through the 29th. In the past, this has been a great event and an opportunity to share good times with our fellow boaters from Queen City.

    Points to Ponder: RIP TIDES Rip currents most typically form at low spots or breaks in sandbars, and also near structures such as groins, jetties and piers. Rip currents can be very narrow or extend in widths to hundreds of yards. The seaward pull of rip currents varies: sometimes the rip current ends just beyond the line of breaking waves, but sometimes rip currents continue to push hundreds of yards offshore.

    Look for any of these clues:

    a channel of churning, choppy water an area having a notable difference in water color a line of foam, seaweed, or debris moving steadily seaward a break in the incoming wave pattern None, one, or more of the above clues may indicate the presence of rip currents. Rip currents are often not readily or easily identifiable to the average beachgoer.

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