Daffodil Weekend was certainly an experience! Thanks to all those that worked for hours and hours on the float decorations and all the other weekend events. Daffodil was a first for Susan and I and will not be long forgotten and certainly put us in the mood for Opening Day in Seattle. And that will be another first for us. All these events are setting the stage for a fabulous summer and we could not be more ready!
Lots of new members around the club. Introduce yourselves and make them feel welcome. New members are the club future and we need to help them launch into this new experience the right way.
New members…and old should not forget that SAT May 13 is the last chance work party for this year. After that, you will have to seek out those unfinished projects from the Work Party Chair, Ray Henderson, to get your work party obligation accomplished.
Memorial Day Cruise (5/26-29) to Quartermaster Harbor is fast approaching, then there is the Commodore Ball (SAT 6/3, get your fancy clothes ready), B-string Party (SUN 6/4)..not to be confused with the A string Party, the June Picnic in the Park (6/21) and then the Summer highlight (for me) is the Big Brother Cruise at Queen City YC Eagle Harbor outstation. The Big Brother Cruise is a every-other-year event and they throw a nice party.
I would like to thank all those who have served this past year on committees of all sorts. Your time and efforts are appreciated and are vital to the health and well-being of this club. And thanks to those that have raised their hands to serve this coming year. Let’s make it a great year. There is a lot going on! I said this last month but it is important. This is a great time for new 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 these 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
· 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