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16 August 2009

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    John Rosendale
    Vice Commodore

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    We have a robust social calendar for September!  In addition to our club cruise at Oro Bay, 
    we have one more Picnic in the Park, a Salmon Bake, Margarita Madness, 1st of Fall Series 
    for Power and Sail, and a RV cruise to Harstene Island.
    I will comment on the events that fall under the overview of the Vice Commodore.
    Gary and Jo Carr are chairing the "Salmon Bake" this year.  It will be held on September 
    13th.  It promises to be a success so don't miss out.  If you haven't signed up, you must 
    sign up immediately!  The list will be coming down shortly and this list is used to 
    purchase just the right amount of salmon needed.
    On September 18th Bret and Lynetta Halffman are chairing a new event to the Bremerton Yacht 
    Club, "Margarita Madness".  This Friday night social promises to be a lot of fun with a 
    well-made margarita, light food, good music, and the best in company.  With hosts like Bret 
    and Lynetta were all bound to have a great time!
    Because the next Towline won't be out until this event is about to happen, I make mention 
    of "Octoberfest" coming up on October 2nd.  This has become an annual Friday night social 
    chaired by Bob and Jytte Wheeler, and as always will be a treat with The Happy Wanderers 
    Accordion Band entertaining and a menu of Bratwurst, Big and Juicy
    Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Hot German Potato Salad, Black Forrest Cake, and Beer and Wine.
    This year the bridge is doing its best to provide our membership with lots of social 
    opportunities.  An adequate level of participation will in great part determine the success 
    of our agenda.  If we get good turnouts, or even enough to cover a low overhead, the events 
    will likely continue.  If participation is too low though, we will have to revisit our 
    schedule to consider adjustments.  In the end, we are here to serve you.
    We will do our best to keep pricing and costs to a minimum.  In most cases all we aim to do 
    is break even.  We see making money on these events as no more important than avoiding 
    losses.  Breaking even is our target!  So… if prices seem to be creeping up, please keep it 
    in perspective.  After all, when was the last time you went anywhere for the cost of what 
    you are paying to attend a Bremerton Yacht Club event?  We absolutely have the very best 
    deal going and will work diligently to keep it that way!
    I would like to thank Norm Smith for hosting the August 15th event that was focused on old 
    friends, acquaintances, and members reminiscing over our BYC history.  Norm, like a very 
    few others, has been running around the docks of the BYC since he was a kid.  Well, maybe 
    he's walking a little more now…
    Safe Boating,
    John Rosendale
    Vice Commodore

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Posted: 16 Aug 2009 (gk)
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