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Reports from the Bridge

November 2016

Hey Shipmates!

Al & Joanne Gonzalez are the next Distinguished Members that I would like to recognize with special parking. Al & Joanne have been mainstays in the Galley for many years. Their many feasts prepared for many club events have been the subject of much reminiscing.  Joanne’s participation in Skipperette’s has been on-going for many years including multiple stints as the president. They are always willing and ready to volunteer for event committees and are a welcoming smile for prospective members. Al & Joanne, park with a smile! You are appreciated.

Susan and I had a fabulous time at the JO Ball. The food and decorations were fabulous and the band rocked! There were several comments from the Vice Commodores that our event was the best JO Ball so far in their two years on the Bridge. Rear Commodores said that we had set the bar high for the rest of the clubs. All commented on the club participation and their enthusiasm. Thank you to all!

The holidays cometh! The upcoming events are the club decorating on Saturday, November 12th which will be chaired by Sharon Lillybridge. We will be in need of agile, limber members to help bring out the decorations from the crawl space. The Holiday season is kicked off the first weekend in December, starting with the Children’s Christmas Party & Family Potluck on Friday, December 2. Two days later the Special Peoples Cruise happens on Sunday, December 3rd. To be a fun-filled weekend for sure!

Nautical Lore:

HALIBUT - Esteemed giant Flounder fish (known in England as ‘butt’) which was eaten only on holy days and became known as the ‘haly butt’.

— 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