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Reports from the Bridge

September 2016

Hey Shipmates! Summer is here!

I want to thank PC Don Park and his committee for planning and executing the August Pig Roast. I am confident that the extra precautions taken this year regarding safety allowed everyone to breathe easier.

I would also like to thank Roger and Jackie Phillips for their effort in spiffing up the picnic shelter. And Bill Harris and Steve Brett for their work in fixing toilets and hauling away old timbers. The club looked great for our guests. Jim Minard and Steve Brett are owed another huge thanks for helping me with the moorage plan. Thanks to the members that were boating and left lots of empty slips behind. We had 27 visiting boats and they all tied up per the plan in record time. Steve’s efforts in coordinating the dock hands was a huge part in the efficiency of that evolution. The Cruise-In itself was a blast and it was great to meet our counterparts from the rest of the Grand 14. This group is going to be great to work with.

Susan and I have just returned from a rushed circuit of the San Juans and will be prepping for Labor Day at Oro Bay.  Let’s all stretch the summer boating season out as long as possible.

Naval Trivia

Ship shape: This is a term we use today to mean neat, tidy or organized. The expression originated from the inspections that were started during the 1800's to ensure the ships were clean enough so as to not bring anything such as disease into a port.  When inspected and approved for port entry, they were said to be "ship shape".

— 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