A big "Well Done" is very much deserved by Special Peoples Chairman PC Gary Carr for his huge success in providing a wonderful Cruise, a Visit with Santa, and a valuable "Gift Bag" to almost 200 of Bremerton's Special People.
Photo: Sylvia Wilson

RC & Jackie & the Award
Bremerton Yacht Club is deeply Grateful to the following Organizations for their generous support to the Special Peoples Cruise: Kitsap Harbor Tours, Kitsap Credit Union, Kitsap Transit/Kitsap Access, VFW Post #239, the Caretakers of the many Kitsap Resident facilities, the Bremerton High School Boys Basketball Team, Port Orchard Yacht Club, and the generous participating members of BYC who gave so much of their time and/or the use of their boats. For those of you who missed the 15 December Business Meeting, five ladies from BYC were recognized for knitting scarves for Special People, with Jackie Phillips receiving the coveted Jack Dewitt Memorial Award for knitting 153 of the 200 scarves provided.

Mike Dunn, Commodore, 16 December 2008
(Excerpt from Report from the Bridge)

I would like to personally thank P/C Gary Carr for chairing this years Special Peoples Cruise and all the members who helped brighten the day for all our guests who arrived for a boat ride at BYC

Don Park, Vice Commodore, 8 December 2008

Photos: Rich & Leslie Hunt on Santa Ship

Santa Logan hard at work

Photos: R&L Hunt

At the General Business Meeting of 5 January, Rick Leenstra Jr., General Manager of Kitsap Harbor Tours was presented a plaque for the 2008 Special Peoples Cruise, and a special award for 15 years of donated services to BYC's Special Peoples Cruise.

For Our Guests:
Sunday, December 7, 2008

Please be sure you are dressed in warm Clothes for the cold weather.

Arrive at: Bremerton Yacht Club 2700 Yacht Haven Way Phone (360) 479-2662 No earlier than 3:45 PM

Boarding for the Cruise is at 4:00 PM and Return to the docks for a visit with Santa at 5:45 PM.

You will leave at 6:00 PM and go to the West Side Improvement Club 4109 E Street (E Street and National Avenue) Where the VFW is providing food for the Special Peoples Cruise participants.

Transportation is provided by KITSAP TRANSIT If you are using transportation other than Kitsap Transit Services please plan on arriving at Bremerton Yacht Club no earlier than 3:45. All participants, those with personal transportation and those using Kitsap Transit, will be bussed to the West Side Improvement Club -- and can be picked up there! Have your ride pick you up at 6:30 PM at West Side Improvement Club at 4109 E Street Located on the corner of E Street and National Avenue.

For Our Skippers, BYC Members & Other Helpers: