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30, Su,12:30, Seahawks-Rams
31, Mo, Party, we hope: Bulletins will be sent!
Jan 26, Sat, Boat Show Bus (Story)
Jan 27, Sun, BYC Jazz Supper Club (Story)
4, 18 Fri, F@5
Feb 3, Sun, Annual Super- bowl Party & Chili Cookoff
Feb 15, F@5, Member Mixer
Mar 16, Sat, St. Patricks Day Party
Mar 23, Sat, Club Scrub

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DECEMBER 25-31, 2012....

Happy Holidays!

THIS WEEK...check listings on left, too!

IF WE GET A BARTENDER...  Commodore Jody says: We're hoping to have a New Year's Eve Party if bartenders are available.  Steve Moore will send an e-bulletin with an update in the next day or three.
MEANWHILE, WE WILL HAVE FOOTBALL THIS COMING SUNDAY, December 30, from 12:30 - 5:00 for the Seahawks game with the Rams.  GO HAWKS!

OUR MEMBERSHIP DRIVE CONTINUES!  Through month-end, the Board is waiving the usual initiation fee of $200 for active resident memberships! Please promote this rare opportunity for a boating friend; and if you identify a candidate soon, bring them any BYC event.  The club is decorated in its finest holiday décor (including a great tree courtesy of Commodore Jody). Please promote this during the holidays (give a BYC Membership for Christmas?)  Help us grow our BYC family! --- Angie Santosuosso, Membership Chair 

NEXT WEEK...check listings on left, too!

NEW YEAR'S EVE --- as of our deadline --- is not firm as yet; sorry we're late this year!  BUT --- if it is scheduled between now and then, you can expect a blast from Steve Moore. (You never know...)
FRIDAY AT FIVE ON THE 4th details are open, but for sure we'll be at the Club...drop by!
Here is the Flyer for this big annual event.  If you've never gone with a BYC gang to the Seattle Boat Show, this is a treat!  Sign up at the bar ASAP...
A NEW CLUB EVENT!  Remember "Supper Clubs", those places where you could go for great music, and good conversation in a nice social setting?  Well, "The BYC Jazz Supper Club" is the title for an event planned for January 27, Sunday evening (that's the day after the Boat Show Bus.) Around 6:00 p.m. we expect the Gail Pettis Quartet with Miles Black, piano; Jeff Johnson, bass; and Jud Sherwood, drums.  They'll be playing easy-swinging tunes from "The Great American Songbook". In both our comfortable lounges we will be serving munchies with your cocktails from the no-host bar, and Sunday supper with a nice steak, a salad, and fries (or fish and chips if you prefer), while you and your guests enjoy the music. (For a comfortable listening/soft conversation experience, drinks must be taken to your table.) There may be commentary from Jud who impresario of The Jazz Project" here in Bellingham, and, among others, the group is likely to play our own Matt Dennis dad's great tune, Angel Eyes!  The cost is $32/person including music, supper, tax and tip --- such  a deal!  This exclusive offer is limited to 75 persons, so get your tickets early.  Make reservations with Joe Coons at 739-1528 or; he has more info.
    Tickets are starting to sell; sign up early with an email to be sure of a seat and pay at the bar.  Guests are welcome!

WE NEED OUR BOWLS BACK!  If you took one of the low round bowls of flowers after the Commodore's Ball, could you return the bowl to the Club?  Thanks!


Ho Ho Ho! It’s Christmas Day and everyone’s been so full of cheer!  So many grand events at the club…too many to count.  We just had our last Monday Football night with delicious Tacos and Spuds: special thanks to Matt and Heather Ouilette and Eric Nyberg: everyone enjoyed MNF and you stepped up making it happen.
    We had a wonderful 12/21 F@5 sponsored by Judy Mickel Griffin and me, a mellow Club evening, and we had two new member apps,  Thanks Judy.  We revived the ships store with a mini fashion show helping to show off our new items (we have potential models in our midst). Remember, to buy any items just pay the bartender. (There are more items and sizes coming; be sure to try things on!)
    If you missed Sunday night football, you missed a great game, watching our Seahawks kick the 49ers to the curb!  Your Commodore cooked up some brats and dogs and there was chili and spuds along with other snacks from many of our members.  Thanks to John and Teresa Van Haalan for bartending…it was a very special night.
    Hey: We have a few members who want to come down and have a little gathering at the Club on New Year’s Eve.  Calling all bartenders…we need a bartender for Sunday 12/30 from 12:30 to 5:00 (Seahawks and Rams) and on New Years from 5:00 till closing.  Can you step up for our members? I will have Steve Moore put out a final blurb on the details.  We are almost there! The rest can be worked out…
    I wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful Holiday Season. I look forward to 2013 and a great productive year for our Club!  Thank you, BYC Members, for all you do, and hats off to all of you!
    Fair Winds and Happy Holidays --- Jody King Erickson
PS:  Don’t forget the Boat Show Bus, Saturday, January 26,  8:30 am at the club.  Sign up and pay the bartender just $45 per person just like the last 6 years.  I will be scheduling a planning meeting soon.  33 Seats left on the bus…the countdown begins!


The New Year is arriving and there is a lot to do to get ready for a successful 2013 Youth Sailing Class Program.  We are planning to invite all sailors and their parents who participated in last year's program to an event at BYC on Saturday, March 2.  We plan on having food, fun, and a raffle.  
    On Saturday, April 20 we are planning on a fund raising cruise on the Zodiac.  We are looking for volunteers to help in the planning and organizing for both these events.  Please contact either Megan Link (206 498 8665) or Arne Ahlen (360-201-9895).
    Wishing you all a Happy New Year! --- Megan Link - Youth Sailing Classes Program Director and Arne Ahlen - Junior Sailing Fleet Captain


The Van Haalens and Gargetts loaded up the reindeer and went out to visit our ailing Past Commodore, Chuck McCord, and his wife, Roberta, to spend an afternoon celebrating the season.  We were all so glad that we had the time to share stories and jokes.  Chuck is walking every day as he recovers from a serious stroke; their weekend caretaker, Mary, goes with him, and sometimes sweet talks Roberta to come along, even in the rain.  Chuck is watching football, and got into a lively discussion with Van Haalen about the merits of various teams.  Chuck tracks every word, and vigorously agrees or not, whatever the case (same old Chuck)!
    Roberta, dressed in a festive red velour lounge outfit, greeted us at the door.  We managed to get everyone arranged around the tree for a photo op, finished off a bottle of good cabernet, and enjoyed Patti’s delicious crab dip (she and John were busy with their traps out at Birch Bay this past summer).
    In the midst of the horrible news of the school shootings and wondering how those 26 families were going to get through the holidays, our visit to friends who can’t get out right now seemed like a good way to spread some cheer, and it was fun!
    Happy holidays!  --- John and Patti Gargett & John and Teresa VanHaalen


Jim Gibson correctly identified last week's photo, taken on San Antonio's Riverwalk; this week, our photograph is of a pilot landing in a rather constrained location. If you can identify the spot, send your answer to
    And whether you can ID the spot or not, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

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