Reports from the Bridge

Mar 2012

What a success Heavy Weather was this year. Great weather, plenty of food and entertainment and WINNERS! First I want to thank everyone who pitched in and helped out this year. It is amazing how many people it takes to do everything. A couple of people deserving of special thanks for their significant efforts: PC Mike Henry for the contest, Kevin McStay for chairing the skit, Nancy Haustveit for herding the Dockettes, VC Rob Bruins for the Friday night social, Dale Armstrong for the Saturday dinner and Steve Verrier for the Sunday breakfast. There are numerous of others, so, again, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. When you see them, congratulate Owen and Linda Ritter for they have joined the exclusive Heavy Weather Winners Club. CONGRATULATIONS OWEN AND LINDA.

Looking ahead, March 19th, the Seattle Yacht Club will be bringing their Opening Day road show to BYC and as usual, we will be having corned beef and cabbage for a special dinner that evening. Please sign up. April brings the Tacoma YC Daffodil festival which we will be participating. There will be more information on that on the bulletin board at the club. Then Opening Day in Seattle in May. Please mark these on your calendar. In the upcoming meetings the Executive Committee will be presenting the Planning committee reports and the Budget for the upcoming year. In May, there will be elections of your new officers. Please attend the upcoming meetings, say your piece and participate in your CLUB.

BYC received something very exciting at the February Executive Committee meeting. Captain Maurice Stevens donated $2000 to the BYC Youth Sailing fund. What a generous donation and on behalf of the Bremerton Yacht Club, I am deeply grateful for this donation. Also, Jim Bixler, on behalf of the Anderson Island Fire Department, will be building us a new storage building to replace the "tin" building we have been using for many years. Please thank Jim when you see him on your next visit to Oro Bay. All EXCITING STUFF!

As always, fair winds and following seas,

Leo and Stacy Longenecker