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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 1, 2012

HEADLINES & KEY COMING EVENTS:
ELECTION RESULTS
INSTALLATION NEXT WEDNESDAY
SAILING RACE THIS WEEKEND
ROOFING PROJECT SUCCESSFUL---THANKS!
YOUTH SAILING AUXILIARY BEING FORMED

COOKBOOK PROJECT GOING AGAIN
IN OTHER NEWS:
POETS COVE CRUISE REPORT
OCTOBERFEST ANNOUNCED!

SAVE THE DATES
WINE COMMITTEE FORMING AGAIN
STEVE'S PHOTO CONTEST

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This Week We're Open: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: Wed: Elections 6 p.m.-7 p.m.;  Thu: BYC Board Fri: Fri@5
Racing this Week: Sat & Sun: Marmetta Cup Meet 9AM Gate 3

Non-BYC at the Club: Tue: Lng Private Party; Wed: WR Navy League; Sat: WR & Lng 2-5 WOTB Wedding; Sun: WR & Lng: Private Parties
Bartending: To Be Notified
OUR 2012 JIB SHEET SPONSORS:
Please thank them for supporting the Club!
Apple Specialists: T D Curran Automobiles: Wilson Motors  Boatyards: Seaview North BoatyardThe Landings @ Colony Wharf  Boat Sales & Charters: Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters, Bellingham Yacht Sales & ChartersNW Explorations,  San Juan Sailing & Yachting  Canvas & Upholstery: Squalicum Marine  Casino, Restaurants & Resort: Silver Reef  Catering Services & Facilities: Windows on the Bay Events Commercial Internet & Network Integration: CSS Communications   Communications & Marketing: Integrated Marketing & Media  Electronics: San Juan Electronics  Electrical Repairs & Supplies, Furnaces: Rasmussen Marine Electric  Engine Repairs & Repowering: Tri County Diesel Marine  Floral Designs: Jody King Designs   Hardware: Hardware Sales, Inc.  Insurance, General & Marine: The Unity Group  Lettering: Special-T Striping & Sign  Marine Cooling Systems: Orca Marine  Marine Manufacturing: Blue Sea Systems  Marine Services: Cooper Marine Service, Top to Bottom Inc. Marine Service  Marine Supplies:  LFS Inc., Redden Marine Inc.  Outboards, Stern Drives, Boats & Repairs: West Coast Marine Services  Printing Services: Pacific Rim Printing  Realtors: Gary BakerDawn DurandPhil Dyer,  Chuck McCord   Security Systems & Locksmith: Security Solutions NW  Surveyors: Matthew Harris 


CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS!

The BYC election for our new program year was held on Wednesday, September 19, and approximately 75 ballots were cast. Here are our 2012/13 Flag Officers and Board of Trustees (note that the Immediate Past Commodore and the Second Year Trustees are not newly elected positions):

Flag Officers: Commodore: Jody Erickson; Vice Commodore: Michele Bodtke; Rear Commodore and Treasurer: Jonathan Knowles; Fleet Captain: Mick Corcoran; and Immediate Past Commodore: Troy Curran.

First Year Trustees: Neil Bennett, John Gargett, Angie Santosuosso, and Mark Schmerler.

Second Year Trustees (continuing in their posts): Arne Ahlen, Kathy Brown,  Mark Santosuosso, and Joe Young.

In true BYC fashion, many members came down to the club and took advantage of the opportunity to socialize while the votes were being tallied by our teller committee. And nearly 50 people enjoyed the great New York steak dinner complete with all the “fixins” arranged and prepared by Jonathan Knowles, Mark Santosuosso and Katy Day, Bob “Cooky” Kehoe, and Sue Day. Thank you!

Nominating Committee (finding candidates for election): Marian Welsh, Chairman, Al Callery, Jack Levine, Quinn Selsor, Bob Simica, Rich Veach, Jerry Writer.
Teller Committee (counting the votes): Heather Larsen, Secretary, BYC Board; Karen Callery; Ray Poorman; Meredith Ross; and Carol Veach
. Thanks to all of these who made the process go so smoothly. --- Marian Welsh


NEXT WEEK: INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
 
If you’ve never been to one of these ceremonies, come on down to the Club for a special and sentimental time. 
 
Beginning at 6:00 p.m. next Wednesday, October 3, the BYC Blue Gavel/Past Commodores organization takes responsibility for swearing in our new officers and trustees.  PC Joe Coons, who has served as MC of the event for many years, always includes a brief history story in the presentations…and it’s also a time when new Past Commodore Troy Curran may present some special awards, and our incoming Commodore Jody Erickson, will tell you some of her plans for the year.
 
Of course, the bar is open, but primarily it’s a time to honor all these Members who give their time to make the Club work.  And we’re hoping that ALL the incoming officers and board, and also those that are carrying on in old jobs will be on hand as the torch is passed.  See you there!
 
(For those involved in the ceremonies, suggested dress is a blue jacket with grey slacks and white shirt if possible.  You can find hints about many BYC events in your Roster, section 1B, page 10.)


SAILING REPORT: RACE THIS WEEK!

This Saturday the 29th, the Marmetta Cup will take sailors on a lap of the bay with the finish a bit closer to home.  There will be a Skippers meeting at 9am at Gate 3. Hopefully we can enjoy one more weekend of sunshine on the bay.
 
Last Weekend's ABC Challenge pitted BYC and CYC sailors against Anacortes Yacht Club sailors as they battled flukey winds and Currents on the course stretching to Blakely Island.  Bellingham Boats were lucky to start in a steady breeze while Anacortes Boats were delayed until they found a suitable place to start with a breeze.  Todd Koetje is thankfully working on computing the results.  --- Bart Maupin, Sail Fleet Captain
 


THESE GUYS ARE ON TOP OF IT!
 
We had a very productive roof work party this past Saturday.  After giving the roof a good sweeping we focused on repairing some failing torchdown seams as well as piping the condensation drains into the roof scuppers.
 
Many thanks to Don Jorgenson, Terry Tevelli, Tim Mumford, Shawn Thompson, John Stockless, Larry Jones, and Phil with his forklift which made life easy removing all the debris.  --- Mark Santosuosso, Building & House Chairman


BYC YOUTH SAILING AUXILIARY BEING FORMED
“Building BYC Youth and Families”

 
We are looking for BYC Youth, Parents, Grandparents, and anyone interested in joining the new “BYC Youth Sailing Auxiliary”.  Although the exact mission of this committee is still to be determined, the general outline will be to promote and engage BYC’s youth and their family members through events, programs and fundraising activities.  Some goals will include targeted fundraising campaigns for the purchase of new boats, remodeling the junior room, subsidized race traveling costs and youth sailing scholarships.  And we want to find hosts for events such as special sailing clinics, family sails on the Zodiac, movie nights, youth dances/parties, etc.
 
The format of this committee will be like that of a School PTA, with its own president and organizational structure.  This committee will work closely with the Youth Sailing Fleet Captain, the Youth Sailing Program Director and the Bellingham Sailing Foundation.
 
There are Jobs for Everyone!  Large jobs to small tasks, long term and short term that will fit every life and time commitments.    We’ll need community & business leaders, those with organizational skills, fundraising specialists, and anyone that can donate a few hours of their time. 
 
If you’re interested in being involved or recommend someone, please contact Jonathan & Ann Knowles, at 360-303-5465/jon@latitude48north.com or, Teresa Werner, teresawerner@rocketmail.com.


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL EVERY WEEK DURING THE SEASON!

Don't forget it’s also Taco Mondays!  Three Tacos and a Tasty Beverage Special for $6.50 or $1 tacos!

And if you didn't think all of the above was enough fun- There's a chance to win $25 on the Football Squares Game board. Look for the game board to be at the club All week long to sign up for a square (or several) and enter to win!

If you have any questions contact Matt & Heather Ouilette and Eric Nyberg
 

YOUR RESPONSE IS REALLY NEEDED!

Jody Erickson is making up Committee assignments and would really like everyone to submit the committees in which they are interested in participating

All Past Commodores can get a sign up sheet at the Club (by mistake, they weren’t sent one). 
 
There are also extra sign up sheets for anyone that may have misplaced theirs; they are on the shoreside end of the bar. There is a blue chart box on the bar to put them in when filled out. Jody will be checking it regularly. 
 
The sign up sheet also has several new events on the back that folks may be interested in!  Get those blue sheets in to Commodore Elect Jody so we can get our 2012-2013 Committees organized! 
 
You can drop them off at the club or mail them in, or you can email your choices to jody.erickson77@yahoo.com
 


DECORATING COMMITTEE MEETING

There is going to be a Commodores Ball Decoration Committee Meeting, Tuesday Sept 25 at 6:30 at the club (after the Cook Book Committee Meeting).   We need help!  Come one come all!  :)
 

THE COOKBOOK PROJECT HAS GOTTEN EASIER!
 
Alex Marr has got a whole new…and easy…process to get your recipes into the book.  (We still need more recipes to get this published.)
 
To make recipe submission easier, contributors can now submit recipes by typing it online. The website to type recipes is typensave.com.

1. Access website at typensave.com;
2. Click the Login box to open the Login page;
3. Enter Username byccookbook and Password seasalt550.  Then click the Submit button;
4. A "Message from your chairperson" box will appear. Enter your name and click Submit again;
5. Several selection boxes will appear - click the box Add Recipes to open a recipe input form;
6. Type all data on the recipe form (left side of page);
7. Click the blue Recipe Preview box (you must preview before the recipe can be saved);
8. Verify that all information is correct on the Recipe Preview page;
9. Use the purple Spell Check button for correction as required;
10. Click the green Save Recipe button to complete your input;

Voila! You're done with this recipe!  There is a logout button on top of page to exit the website at end of each input session.
 
Of course, we will continue to accept recipes submitted on paper, however online submission will save re-typing and make our job easier, and more accurate.
 
Project group: Mary Baker, Jody Erickson, Gail Haines, Bob Kehoe, Alex Marr, Cheryl Myers, Heather Ouilette, Teresa Van Haalen


JOHN GARGETT REPORTS ON THE POETS COVE TRIP:

On September 14, 15 & 16, the Bellingham Yacht Club held its 8th Annual trip to Poets Cove and wrapped up the formal Cruise season for 2012.  Poets Cove represents the end of the summer and summer was kind this year as we enjoyed great warm weather, beautiful sun, calm winds and great friends.  This trip is held in the tradition of celebrating the end of the season.

This year we enjoyed a great Friday evening dock party, followed by a fantastic dinner cooked by Jim & Angie Santosuosso who prepared a homemade Spaghetti sauce and Ravioli along with garlic bread, garden salad and cheesecake for dessert.  With the weather providing a golden sunset, and everyone chipping in, it was a night to remember.
On Saturday, again under sunny skies, hiking was in order for most of us.  Nine of us hiked up Mt. Norman and were treated to spectacular views of the Canadian Islands, to Victoria, to the Olympic Mountains. The hike up is well worth it! 

Another group hiked into the Enchanted Forest, a lush valley of northwest vegetation just about a mile from Poets Cove.  A third group helped Commodore Curran and Cory repair a dock on Julia Island.
 
Saturday evening Poets Cove Resort and Spa prepared another fantastic meal for us and everyone from the club had to wear a hat to the dinner.  Not only did everyone wear a hat, everyone got to tell a story about their hat, and some of the stories were quite good!  Finally, we had a photo contest and the winner was Melanie Cloutier who captured a mature buck ignoring the “Do Not Climb On The Wall” sign and was sticking his nose out as he entered the spa.

Sunday is the traditional day for everyone to head home, and for the most part everyone did, but five boats did stay until Monday just because the weather was so good.  It was a great trip. --- John Gargett
 


SAVE THE DATES:

  • Oktoberfest, Friday Oct. 12th;
  • Club Scrub. Saturday Oct. 20th;
  • Halloween Party, Friday Oct. 26th;
  • 88th Commodore's Ball, Saturday, Nov. 3rd.

OOMPAH!  OOMPAH!
 
Oktoberfest at the BYC is just two weeks away on October 12th!  
 
Contact Angie Santosuosso at thetolsmas@yahoo.com  or Kathy Brown at kathy@Kalliopesv.com or Donna Olsen at  olsenrk@comcast.net  for more info.
 


 

BYC WINE COMMITTEE FORMING
 
Purpose is to:
  • Coordinate and host wine tasting events for the BYC Membership 
  • Alternate taking wine inventories twice a month 
  • Report to Mike Welsh (Treasurer) and Joe Young (Lounge Manager)
  • Control costs, stay within Budget
  • Promote selling wines at the BYC
  • Determine the wines that the Membership wants available at the BYC Bar  
  • Help Social Committees with planning for BYC Bar wine needs
Please contact Kathy Brown at KBrown@KalliopeSV.com if you would like more information or to join this BYC Clubhouse Bar Committee!


 

THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ FROM STEVE ROSS:

There were no correct answers to last week's photo of the Marina in Tahoe City, CA and Lake Tahoe.
 
This week's photo evokes a moody, misty feeling -- common in the northwest and other northern maritime climes. If you know where, send your answer to drsteveross@gmail.com (yes, that's a new address for Steve).
        

Remember to submit your articles to  Jibsheet@byc.org  Deadline is each Monday noon.

Fair Winds and Following Seas from your JibSheet editors, Joe Coons and Eric Nyberg


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