The year 2008 will be virtually finished by the time you receive your Towline. As you look Forward to 2009, Abbie and I wish you the very best of health and happiness. We also hope you encounter only Fair Winds and Calm Seas as you sail forth into 2009.
Most of the 2008 Club Socials have completed successfully, with the Lighted Boats Parade and the New Years Eve Party still to come. A big "Well Done" is very much deserved by Special Peoples Chairman PC Gary Carr for his huge success in providing a wonderful Cruise, a Visit with Santa, and a valuable "Gift Bag" to almost 200 of Bremerton's Special People.
January is a rather quiet month at BYC, with just two Social events (Taco Feed and Poker/ Bingo night ) and only the One Business Meeting on January 5th. This will be your opportunity to select your Railway Haulout date, based on the Service Points of those members present at the meeting (no proxies allowed). Besides selecting your Haulout date, we will be drawing from the Fish Bowl until a winner is chosen, so you definitely do not want to miss this 5 January meeting.
The Heavy Weather event of 13 to 15 February is fast approaching. The Theme this year is Show Boat, and is based on the Mississippi River Show Boats of the 1800's. This will allow plenty of variety, and a great many opportunities for whatever Vaudeville type talent you may have, be it dancing, musical, or comic, to participate in the Skits this year. Check out the BYC Web Site. Please contact Event Chairman Kevin McStay for more details on who will be directing the BYC Skit.
Thank you, one and all, for your support and generous participation in whatever has been needed doing throughout 2008. This has been a learning year for everyone, following the Club Reorganization this past summer. The Bridge Officers, the Executive Committee, the Flag Officers, and their spouses were pleased to be able to serve Christmas Dinner to the BYC Members and Family guests on 14 December. We look forward to continue serving the Membership as we enter the New Year, 2009.
I remain your Humble Servant,
Mike Dunn, Commodore