Thanks to everyone who attended the Commodore's Ball the Saturday before last. I think for those who attended it was a fun evening.
Michele was somewhat correct about my column being absent last week. The truth is I just didn't have the time, what with the clean up on Sunday and then having to come back to the club Monday to let in the carpet cleaning staff, have a meeting with the Liquor Control officer, and then put all the chairs back after the carpets were done in time for Monday Night Football. Thanks go out to Tim Thompson, Chris Jacobs, VC Neil Bennett, and Steve Hayward for assisting.
Wednesday night was the traditional Tom and Jerry Party and it was a great time seeing so many folks there. A big thank you to Thomas Childs for coming in early and cooking up some fine appetizers that were very tasty. The bacon-wrapped dates were an interesting touch.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. I performed the culinary duties at our house while Laura was at work. Today, after writing this it will be time to start making a bunch of turkey soups. One of which I will probably bring down next Saturday for after the Lighted Boat Parade.
I was remiss last Wednesday when I gave my little speech at the Tom & Jerry party and forgot to mention the “Sink the Dinghy” campaign. What with all the charitable things we do at the club, this one spotlights on the community and is a great help for people. Please donate what you can.
This Friday night will be the “Family Night Christmas Decorating Party” and I hope to see a bunch of volunteers come down and make quick work of getting everything ready for the Lighted Boat Parade and for the Christmas Season.
Another issue that has come to light is that some of the folks who have utilized our space have been a bit lacking in their clean-up duties. I would encourage those of you who reserve the lounge or Ward Room to please clean up after yourselves and be sure the doors are locked behind you when you leave. I believe in future that the Policy & Planning Committee are going to require a clean-up fee when you make a reservation to have an event. I would also like to note that we should outlaw “Glitter” for any event at the club. It seems to cling to the upholstery and the carpeting. A real pain to clean up.
Lastly, I need to say I was very disappointed when Laura and I went to clean up after the Commodore's Ball on the Sunday morning after. It seems that Laura's posters went missing. The posters of note were the two on the restroom doors (Ursula and Sean), and the banner style poster on the curved wall at the North side of the entry way. These posters were valuable and we didn't think that they would be removed by someone. I would like to think that the majority of our members are honorable people and to imagine that these posters would be stolen is vexing to me. If anyone knows where they went, we would be most thankful to have them returned.