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EDITOR'S CORNER:
Thanks to everyone that attended the Installation of Officers and the annual end-of-the-year awards.  Congratulations to this year's winners!!
And so a new year begins and the 'to do' list at the Bennett Household has grown exponentially!!  As always, your comments, insights, and suggestions are welcome!!

Send any stories, photos or comments to: Communications@byc.org

CLUB HAPPENINGS
11 Oct  Board Meeting
14 Oct  Steak Night
21 Oct  Halloween Party
11 Nov  Commodore's Ball
3 Dec  Lighted Boat Parade


SOCIAL CALENDAR
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Oct 11-17, 2016

TUES:  11 October:  Bar and lounge open at 5; WED:  12 October: Bar and lounge open at 5; THURS: 13 October: Bar and lounge open at 5 - Monica's Mexican;  FRI: 14 October:  Bar and lounge open at 5 - Steak NightMON:  17 October:  Monday Night Football

COMMODORE'S COLUMN

Big Picture Report Number 1

In my installation address, I outlined my priorities for the upcoming year noting that I was going to ask all Trustees and members to keep the “Big Picture” perspective in all activities related to the club. So, here is my first Big Picture report.

I want to thank several of the volunteers who have contributed to the success of the club over the short and long tenure of their involvement. First, is Susan Hempler who has kept the club in seasonal decor and artistic flair and style. Second is PC Terry Tavelli, who I so egregiously overlooked when I was calling out members of the club who contributed to the fantastic remodel 6 years ago. This has caused me to reflect on how easily it is to overlook those members who make contributions, big and small, over the course of every year. So, I want to ask for the membership’s help in reporting to me various volunteer contributions so we can maintain our focus on the importance of this aspect of club membership to the Club’s success.

Paul Myers and I had the opportunity last Thursday, October 6 to attend the Bellingham Technical College Foundation Scholarship Celebration Breakfast. At this breakfast, we were able to meet Jacob Mayer, the recipient of the 2016 BYC ‘Sink The Dinghy’ Scholarship Award. Jacob is a very determined young man currently enrolled in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences Curriculum. Jacob will be attending the Tom and Jerry party (when we told him about this he just looked at us with a quizzical smile as if he didn’t know what a Tom and Jerry was) to share his experience with us.

It is the time of year when Committee volunteer recruiting starts to gear up. This is your chance to get in on the fun of being a yacht club member serving on your favorite committee. No experience necessary just an interest in having “good fun”.

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, is the first ever Past Commodore and new Trustee Orientation and Board of Trustee meeting. Look for the highlights and next week’s big picture report number 2.

Cast no wake on our Burgee,
Neil, a.k.a. Commodore Sweetie Bennett

CLUB NEWS
Please give a big BYC welcome to new members, Nelson and Jane Bright!
Nelson and Jane are retired active members formerly from Massachusetts, with a Tartan 37 sailboat named 'Victory'.
Congratulations to this year's winners of the various 'Commodore Awards':

New Member of the Year: 
Rebecca Heathcock
Volunteers of the Year:  Dick & Sandy Labadie
Boating Family of the Year: Dave & Missy Steffen
Reset Award: The Building & House Committee, lead by Duane Jones
St. Brendan Award:  Eric Yaremko & the crew of Flying Circus

November 12, 2016
COMMODORE'S BALL
 
Mark your calendars and set aside Saturday, November 12 for the 92nd Annual Commodore's Ball.  Formal invitations will be forthcoming.
 
** PLANNING MEETING **
Wednesday - 12 October - 5:30pm - BYC

Ideas are taking shape, but your creative input is welcome!  If you're interested in helping with the planning and decorating of this year's Commodore's Ball, please come to the planning meeting on Wednesday!
Thank you!!
PC Michele Bennett
(aka "Comma Momma")
FRIDAY - 14 OCTOBER
One of the best deals in town is back again!  Sign up early on the BYC website to reserve yourself a delicious filet, baked potato (with all the fixings!), and Caesar salad!
HALLOWEEN PARTY!!!
5PM-9PM

 Friday 10/21 FRIDAY @ 5

Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, and frightening food!
  • Hempler’s Brats and Dogs Served (COMPLIMENTARY)
  • Bring a dish to share. Give it a GOOLISH title to win a PRIZE!!  (Judging from 5:45 to 6:30)
  • Adult and Kids Costume Contest- AWESOME PRIZES!!!! (Costume judging from 6 to 7)
MORE PRIZES THIS YEARClick HERE for the flyer.
Can you help-decorate, assist with kids and games? Contact Susan Hempler
shemplersd@yahoo.com
Winter is coming and the youth fleet is looking for indoor space to store it’s dinghy and RIB fleet.

We need about 1500-2000 sq’ as soon as possible. All boats will be on trailers or dollies and can be moved out by the end of April 2017.

The fleet has limited funds and is looking for a tax deductible donation to the BSF or a discount rate if possible.
Mike Powell - Youth Fleet Captain


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2016-2017!!!

 

The BYC thrives on its volunteer participation. One of my goals this year is to make it EASIER to be a volunteer. PC Terry Tavelli has pioneered the use of a very sophisticated and powerful Volunteer management software that makes it almost impossible to forget a Volunteer assignment date or activity (now, if it could only remember where I put my glasses).

 

If you didn't get a chance to fill out the Volunteer Signup Sheet at the Club, they are always available online


Thank you!
Commodore Neil


SAVE THE DATE
Lighted Boat Parade
3 December 2016

 

Stay tuned for more details!
Fleet Captain, Scott McEniry

BAR MANAGER'S CORNER
NEWS FROM THE BAR 

 

It may have been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, but it was anything but quiet here, however, at least on Friday eve, as a multitude dropped by to celebrate Rich Sandeen’s retirement! Boy, were we ever slammed! 

 

Here’s the skinny for this week:

 

TUE: Bar and lounge open at 5!

WED: Burgers and brats hot off the grill!

THUR: Monica’s Mexican returns! Stop in for the best carne asada north of the border and those tasty bean burritos!

FRI: STEAK NITE! Reserve your tender and juicy filet at the website!

MON next: Monday Nite Football continues, this week with the Jets vs the Cardinals!

 

See you in the lounge!

Steve

SAIL FLEET NEWS

UPCOMING RACING AND EVENTS…


October 22 - Jack Island
November 5/6 - Round the County
November 19 – Sail Fleet Awards Banquet

FLOTSAM AND JETSOM
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL?

Send photo and description to communications@byc.org and it will run in the Jibsheet for 3 editions.

2 - Antal 10" one hand quick release winch handles.  See Craig's List Posting:  http://bellingham.craigslist.org/bpo/5792948482.html

1 - 44 Lb Polished Stainless Steel Danforth type slip ring anchor. See Craig's List Posting:  http://bellingham.craigslist.org/bpo/5792966500.html

2 - 10" X 60" Extra Long Heavy Duty EasyStow fenders with Deluxe Dark Blue Fleece Covers:  See Craig's List Posting:  http://bellingham.craigslist.org/bpo/5792982792.html

 

These items were from previous boat and are new or like new.  For questions or to see them, call or text Paul Herbold at 360-305-1644.

PUZZLES AND THINGS...

 

This Week's Photo Contest  

 

First of all, an apology to Rob McArdle who correctly identified the Hong Kong photo of two weeks ago, but whose name was not listed among the winners.

 

Last week's photo was taken in Belize. No one correctly identified the location.

 

This week's location might be a bit more recognizable. If you know the location of these rocky islands, send your answer to drsteveross@gmail.com.

ALEX'S WEEKLY CHESS CHALLENGE!

Welcome home, Alex!
 

The winner of the last Chess Challenge was Scott McEniry.
The solution was
1. Nxf6+ Qxf6
2. Qf8#


Here is the Chess Challenge for this week.
Alex

ADVERTISER SPOTLIGHT
   Jib Sheet Editor this week is
Past Commodore, Michele Bennett
Submit Stories by Noon Mondays to communications@byc.org.
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