October 29- November 4, 2013
FRIDAY AT FIVE: POTLUCK F@5 This Friday...bring some goodies to share. Thanks!
SAILING AWARDS BANQUET SOON! This traditional event is scheduled for Saturday, November 16! Put it on your calendar now to enjoy the fun and recognition of the fleet for all its active sailors during the 2013 season! (See Racing News story below.)
THE COMMODORE'S BALL IS THIS WEEK!
Commodore Michele is looking forward to seeing a "full house" this Saturday...The cocktail reception begins at 5:30, while dinner is served beginning at 6:45
. See you there...
WSLCB SHUTS DOWN BYC BAR
On September 27 two undercover (non-member) Washington State Liquor Control Board agents entered the BYC bar during the Octoberfest Celebration, and, without wearing name tags or presenting BYC member cards, were allowed access, served and purchased drinks. As a result, our paid bartender and the Club were both issued citations and sanctions.
On October 4 the Board of Trustees met with WSLCB to review the charges and discuss sanction options, which included a monetary fine or a period of license suspension (bar closure for the Club), for both the individual and the Club.
The Trustees met again on October 14 and agreed to accept a five Day License Suspension between Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 13
. The decision rationale was that the entire membership has a responsibility to monitor access of persons to the Club, and to ensure that only members and their legitimate guests are allowed access to the club and ultimately, to the bar. The fact that these two, unnamed, unlabeled, and unrecognized (i.e. unidentified) agents were able to not only gain unchallenged access to our private event, but to order and receive drinks, then ‘hang out’ for 40 minutes, with no intervention by Club members, warranted more than a financial penalty.
We are a Community: we have a responsibility to ensure that only those members of our Community are allowed to enter and purchase alcohol; our very existence depends on this. There are times when we allow guests without sponsorship, but these are rare and very well advertised. In all other times, only identified members and guests enjoy the privilege of access to our wonderful and beautiful clubhouse and bar.
Please do your part to ensure that we are able to continue to enjoy our Club
. A few hints include: grab and wear your name tag
when you walk in (don’t wait, it’s hard to get back on a busy night), even if you think you know everyone and everyone knows you; you never know when a new member or a non-resident member may walk in. Have your membership card ready
and available when you get to the bar: It’s required.
With your cooperation we will happily and collegially operate our club for all to enjoy. --- BYC Board of Trustees
SOCIAL PROGRAMS/CLUBHOUSE EVENTS: We are still looking for co-chairs for this committee. If are interested please contact Missy Steffen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself. Or, if you want to chair a particular event all the better.
We have an organizer for Fridays@5 - thank you Jody Erickson for volunteering.
Please considering stepping forward to chair an event - it really is fun and rewarding, and a great way to get to know fellow members. --- Michele Bodtke, Commodore
MORE BUILDING & HOUSE WORK DONE The Club Scrub was a great success, but a few loose ends have been cleaned up. Thanks to Dean Altschuler & Valerie McWhorter for pitching in to get the Junior Room tidied and all the gaps sealed. Task Team chair Joe Coons still has a few jobs he'd like to fill. Contact him at here if you can help...
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS BACK: Back by popular demand, the BYC bar and lounge will be open every Monday night throughout the football season. The bar will open on Mondays at 5pm and close upon completion of the Monday Night football game. Drink specials and bar snacks will be available so come on down and enjoy watching some football with friends. $1 tacos will start back up on Monday Oct 21st. and will go thru the football season as well.
LISTEN UP: Matt Ouilette, Bar Chairman, can't do it all alone: He really needs help with these. Call him at 220-9496 or email email@example.com
to pitch in. Thanks!
HOLIDAY FUN SEASON WILL SOON BE HERE...
Our traditional Tom & Jerry Party is Wednesday, November 27
. "Tom" and "Jerry" (Michele and Neil) will be presiding at the traditional bowl as we enjoy complementary cups of cheer beginning around 5:00 p.m. this day before Thanksgiving. It's a great season kickoff, so put it on your "Holiday To Do List"! The event is open to BYC Members and their families only...no "outside" guests...and then, on December 6 & 7 it will be the Lighted Boat Parade
(with the party on the 7th).
RACING NEWS: It's been a busy October for the BYC racing fleet.
We started off with the majority of the fleet being blown off the water for the Marmetta Cup
. Flying Circus
persevered and was the only boat able to complete the race. The following weekend Flying Circus
competed in the Puget Sound Sailing Championships
in Seattle while Dreamtime
sailed in the Orcas Island Yacht Club's Benson Cup
. The next foggy Saturday was spent racing around Jack Island
. While light winds and fog greeted us, the wind held enough for everyone to finish. Vitesse
stuck around Seattle to compete in the Seattle Yacht Club's Grand Prix Regatta
, while a few of us traded in our foul weather gear for shorts and T shirts while enjoying sunshine on San Francisco Bay during the Richmond Yacht Club's Great Pumpkin Regatta
. Now we're heading back to the cooler fall temperatures and looking forward to the season's final race, the Orcas Island Yacht Club's Round The County
Remember, Saturday November 16th will be our end of the year awards dinner and party
. Everyone is welcome.
Thanks everyone for a fun year. --- Bart Maupin
FROM THE COMMODORE...
I'm not sure how you are feeling, but to me it seems the Holidays are right around the corner. Attending to last minute fall tasks knowing winter is not too far away.
Last Friday many members enjoyed a halloween party at the club - big thanks to Judy Mickel and her band of volunteers for decorating the club and putting on a great event. If you missed it, the costumes were fantastic!! Everyone had a great time.
This coming Friday@5 will be a no-host appetizer Friday. Bring your fall-inspired favorite bits and come enjoy the company of your fellow members as we get ready for the Commodore's Ball.
Our first regular membership meeting is November 6th. The club will open at 5PM with the meeting starting at 6:00. Stayed tuned for further details. Other up-coming events include the sailing banquet (Nov 16) and the Tom and Jerry Party (Nov 27).
I hope you have a safe and fun Halloween this week. See you at the club. Respectfully, Michele Bodtke, Commodore
STEVE ROSS'S PHOTO CONTEST... Rob McCardle, Mark Harding, Wayne Kelsoe, and Jim Gibson all correctly identified last week's picture of boats fishing at the mouth of the Bosphorus, in Istanbul.
Jib Sheet Editor this week is Joe Coons
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