April is going to be a very busy month at BYC, and we hope to see many of you around the Club. We also should be seeing more of our "Snow Birds" returning. The April 6th and 20th Business Meetings are important to all Members, since we will be having the 1st and 2nd Nominations for our Bridge Officers and 3 new Executive Committee Members. Don't forget, Captain Jytte Wheeler will be preparing another "scrumptious" dinner for the Business Meeting on April 20th, and Program Chair, PC Wheeler, has scheduled Mr. Will Maupin as Speaker to share some insights on the inner workings of the Bremerton City Council. Please mark your Calendars, and don't miss your opportunities to have a say in the future leadership of your Club, and also to enjoy a "Dinner night out".
Some Social activities will also fill out the month. Saturday April 11th is a very busy day and will take some coordination in use of the Clubhouse. Captains Lisa Ryan and Bev Bruins will be conducting a "Scrap 'n Stamp" session in the Assembly Hall, while the Work Party will be organizing, and eating lunch in the lounge area. The Work Party Crew will begin preparations in the Picnic Area for the start of construction activities for the new Picnic Shelter. Additional Work Party activities in the Park Area will also take place on April 25th and 26th to erect the Shelter. If you have some construction type skills, this is your big opportunity.
Once spring weather arrives (if ever), a couple of our "Really Big" Annual Social Activities will have need of some helping hands. VC Don and Donna Park will be decorating Misty Rose II as the BYC Float entry in the April 19th Daffodil Parade, and would love to have you put your name on the sign-up in the Clubhouse or call on (360) 649-5357 to offer your help. Additionally, PC Gary and Jo Carr will be decorating SeaDragon as the BYC Float entry in the SYC Opening Day Parade on May 2nd. They would also appreciate your help in getting ready to bring home a Trophy, so please add your name to their sign-up sheet. Captains Ray and Crystal Norton have again offered Impressions to become the BYC 2009 Officer Boat in the Opening Day Parade. Mark you calendars, grab your boat, and head out to QCYC for an exciting and Fun-Filled Weekend.
One early reminder. BYC will be holding a "Marine Swap Meet" in the parking lot on Saturday May 30th, so dig out all those items that you haven't used in ages, polish them up, and head on down for a day of buying and selling goods and swapping Sea Stories.
As always, I remain your Humble Servant, Mike Dunn, Commodore