Reports from the Bridge

Jan 2014

What a month but a tribute to the old adage that many hands make the work light.  Starting in late November we had 26 persons help decorate the club.  I knew we had done a good job when Nancy Haustveit said the club looked very nice.  That was followed by a December 1st Special People's Cruise and 125 special guests participating.  December 2nd saw a General Meeting and  the December 6th Family Potluck and Children's Christmas Party with 66 attending.  December 9th was an E committee meeting.  The annual Christmas dinner December 15th was a spectacular success with almost 90 enjoying a delicious turkey dinner and all the trimmings.  A  December 16th General Meeting was enjoyed by all 60 who attended.  The annual Lighted Boat Parade on December 20 and 21 was blessed with a windless evening and temps in the mid 40s.  There were 16 boats including one from Port Orchard YC.  Santa probably announced 3000 greetings over the two nights.  The boats looked terrific and the shore response was heartwarming.  Those events, especially the Special People's Cruise, Children's Christmas Party, contributing to the local food bank and the Lighted Boat Parade made one very proud to be a member of such a generous club.


By the time this is published we will have undecorated the club and enjoyed the New Year's Eve Party.


Thank you to all for a very satisfying Christmas season.


Nautical Trivia:  POSH. The term, POSH originated in England by passengers requesting port outbound quarters to India and starboard quarters home bound to England.  Those cabin accommodations shielded the passengers from the sun. Hence the term POSH quarters.

Mike Murray
Rear Commodore