As last year, I would like to keep the dinner meeting on the calendar, as the response was favorable. To keep the dinner meeting intact, I need members to volunteer to be a Chairperson to prepare a meal; also, if you have an idea for a topic please let me know.
To keep up with what is happening or what you missed -- for any event or areas of interest -- please see the website for updated dates and material. Each Chair has his/her own Web page and has the opportunity to keep you, as a member, well informed.
Since I own the Calendar (a Commodore thing) I will ask you to please note a change: for October 9th -11th, a new cruise was just added, yes, right in our own backyard, 'Brats & Beer' in Silverdale... More to come on this... In November is the Bell Harbor Cruise; the new dates will be the 13th thru 15th. More news as we get closer to the date from your Fleet Captain. Also added was a Picnic for the Kids who grew up around the Yacht Club, during the 40's and up, on the 15th of August. Norm Smith is Chairing this event which will add to the History and bring up memories of BYC's past. Please check on the Web site and bulletin board at the club for times and menu.
I do want to thank all those involved with this year's Commodores Ball.
P/C Don and Jenny, along with the committee, did an outstanding job!!
now, the wine list is complete with the ingredients of Pirate wine…..
And now, I would like to brag about my wife: for all the time she was in Japan, yes, there was time off for sight-seeing, but she did work hard at her position. For this she was presented with the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the third-highest honorary award in the Department of the Navy, for service as PSNS & IMF financial operations Branch Head in support of the establishment support for the first USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) availability in Yokosuka, Japan.
Points to Ponder:
Why is it called a Head not Restroom? Head is a maritime word meaning the top or forward part. Forward to the raised section near the bow or forecastle. So when someone said they were going to the Head it meant they were going to the forward part of the boat. The sailor would climb down unto a floored area with grating to relieve themselves. The grating allowed the open sea to keep the area clean. Even with modern flushing toilets the term has been retained largely among the seaman and boaters alike.
Why Port and Starboard:
Thanks for Reading