Reports from the Bridge

May 2014


Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.


Giant Kudos to all those members that have agreed to put forth their names in nomination, not only for elected positions but for Flag Officer and Committee Chair positions as well. It is because of the commitment these people are making that the BYC will continue to be the exceptional Club it is.


The Daffodil Festival at the Tacoma Yacht Club was wall to wall fun! The high point for me was when Crystal led the BYC contingent in the Trivia Contest dressed and made up to look like Edge (from U 2). She was magnificent in her role as our “token” and represented the entire BYC membership exceptionally well! Not only that, but at the end of the first round, we were tied for 1st place.


The last opportunity this year to jump in and contribute your skills to the betterment of the Club by running for an elected office will be on May 5, 2014, after which nominations will be closed and elections will be held. Even if you cannot commit to holding an office at this time, come to the meeting on May 5 and cast your ballots for the candidates of your choice!

Following the elections on May 5, 2014 will be the Installation of Officers ceremony on May 16, 2014. This is a formal event steeped in Navy Change of Command traditions. Your support, through your attendance, as the elected members are installed into office will be appreciated by those being installed.

The last scheduled meeting of fiscal year 2014 will be on May 19. There could be some big surprises so plan on attending!

With warm personal regards,

Ray Norton