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Reports from the Bridge

April 2017

Hey Shipmates!

Preparations for Daffodil weekend are well underway. I cannot take any credit as Susan has jumped on this with both feet. I would like to thank everyone that responded to Susan, and rallied to build the float for Daffodil. As the Commodore pointed out, P/C Leo and Stacy Longenecker are providing the planning and organization, on top of a lot of work for the float preparation in the company of a whole host of people. The Float boat (Burwell - Gavia) and the Officer boat (Derror - Sapphire) are arranged. There is a huge number of people that are working the float decorations. And I am afraid to try and list them all for fear of forgetting someone. This will be Susan’s and my first time at Daffodil so I am not sure what to expect. But when surrounded by all these people tying a zillion, yellow ribbons to make a daffodil, it is hard not to get excited about the Daffodil weekend.

The rumor persists that the guest speaker for the first April Gen Meeting is going to talk about crabbing, maybe shrimping. The Children’s Easter Party on SAT April 15 is fast approaching and the Easter Bunny is confirmed! Sign up your children and grandchildren for the Easter Egg hunt.

Spring time is a busy time. In addition to Nominations and Elections of Officers for the coming year, there is the budget preparation and approval for next year. There are New Member’s night, Installation of Officer’s, Memorial Day Cruise and Commodore Ball preparations in the works. And preparations for summer boating. Lots going on! It is a great time for new (and all) members to reach out and get involved. Call the committee chairs, a Bridge officer or E-committee member to see how you can help. Check the bulletin board for attendance signup sheets for events. This is our club…and I am glad to be here.

Pick your favorite:

·        Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

·        The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

·        Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin

·        You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown

·        Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. Wayne Dyer


— Phil LeBas, Rear Commodore

"… True shipmates are those Sailors with whom you make lifetime friendships that can never be compared to anything…”

NCCM(SW) C. R. (Corky) Johnson- deceased