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WEEK OF JAN. 10-16, 2012...

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES:
GRILL RUNNING THIS FRIDAY
ITALIAN DINNER NEXT WEEK ON THE 18th
SUNDAY BRUNCH EVENT THE 22nd
BOAT SHOW BUS ALMOST FULL-UP
SAIL FLEET MEETING THE 25th
COOKBOOK PROJECT UNDERWAY

IN OTHER NEWS:  
KNOT-TYING SEMINAR PLUS WINE TASTING
CLUB OFFERS APPETIZER CHOICES
BARTENDING CLASS SOON
SPRING DANCE PLANNING BEGINS
AND MORE...
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This Week We're Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: Tue: WR-Investment Club
Other Events: Thu: WR-Wheel & Keel
Bartending: Thu. Vaughan; Fri. Poulos & Seestrom; Sat. Rettmer
OUR JIB SHEET SPONSORS:
Please thank them for supporting the Club!
Automobiles: Wilson Motors  Boat Yards: Seaview North Boatyard The Landings @ Colony Wharf  Boat Sales & Charters: Bellingham Yacht Sales & Charters,  NW Explorations,  San Juan Sailing & Yachting Canvas & Upholstery: Squalicum Marine    Electronics: San Juan Electronics    Electrical Repairs & Supplies, Furnaces:  Rasmussen Marine Electric  Engine Repairs & Repowering: Tri County Diesel Marine  Hardware: Hardware Sales, Inc.   Lettering: Special-T Striping & Sign Marine Services : Top to Bottom Inc. Marine Service Marine Supplies: LFS Inc. Outboards, Stern Drives, Boats & Repairs: West Coast Marine Services Realtors: Gary Baker,  Dawn Durand,   Phil Dyer,  Chuck McCord   Surveyors: Matthew Harris,  Mike McGlenn

 
Judy says "Thanks!" to the dozens of you who signed her card last week!  She's doing well and should be back in swing in a few weeks! --- Ed


FRIDAY THE 13TH GRILL THIS FRIDAY!

OK!! It's the SECOND Friday not the first!  What better time to have a Friday the 13th Hamburger Grill-out?  

The serving starts at 6:00, but the bar opens at five...  Hamburgers (made from NW beef) grilled up to order, salad, chips, cookies and other sides and appetizers will be available at the Club this Friday at an Off-Friday's at Six.  You get all for FIVE BUCKS!  Come down and enjoy your Club this Friday!  Email Jeff at  ja_vaughan@msn.com to reserve your burger!  
 

BOAT SHOW BUS UPDATE:

Vice Commodore Jody Erickson, says there are now less than 12 seats left on the Boat Show Bus on January 28th!  She says that the Club intends to open our registration to other Friends and Boating organizations on Monday Jan 16th...So if you want to go on the Seattle Boat Show Bus....get signed up so you don't miss this fun, traditional event!  Sign up in the lounge or call her… 

If you've not joined the bus crowd before, here's what you get:  Tickets for both the in-the-water and Safeco Center shows; free transportation; lots of breakfast snacxks and pre-dinner snacks, too; liquid refreshments both ways; and no parking or driving (or traffic) hassle.  You can sign up at the Bar and be sure of a seat.  Here's the Blurb.  If you've reserved but not paid, pay by this Friday!!

Next Meeting for the Bus to the Boat Show Committee is Monday January 23, 2012 at 6 PM for anyone who would like to participate or if you missed our last meeting...  --- Jody Erickson


ITALIAN FOUR-COURSE DINNER WEDNESDAY 1/18

Join your BYC friends and fellow Members on Wednesday, Jan. 18 for a buffet dinner at the BYC in the lower lounge.
  • Caprese Sticks (mozzerella, tomatoes, & basil drizzled with olive oil and balsamico)
  • Caesar Salad, soft bread sticks 
  • Chicken Piccata (boneless skinless chicken breast  with a white wine lemon & capers) served with Wild Rice and grilled green vegetables.  
  • Brownies and Lemon Tarts 
All for $ 16. Tax and gratuity included.  Also, the  Bar is offering a great wine Crew special:  Italian Pinot Grigio and an Italian red wines for $ 15 a bottle! or $ 4 a glass!   For more information or to make reservations, contact Kathy Brown at Kathy@kalliopesv.com


SUNDAY SOCIAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 22...

There will be a Sunday Social on January 22 from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The BYC will be hosting this event for all members, and it will include Baked Ham, Delightful Pastries, Fruit /Cheeses, Mimosas/Bloody Marys and Coffee for only $10.00 per person.

Come and enjoy your Friends at your Bellingham Yacht Club!  For more details or to RSVP: Missy Steffen at dmsteff@aol.com or Jane Sylvester at sailingadream@yahoo.com.
 

TIE ONE ON AT THE BYC:

Can you tie the knots required to earn your next glass of wine???   A "Tie One On" Wine Tasting and Knot Tying event is planned for Friday, January 27th at the BYC Lounge.

Come learn some new knots and or help newbies improve their knot tying skills. There will be a showdown for the best knot tying, most improved knot tying, etc. with Sampson Rope as prizes.  If you have questions or would like to help with this event, please contact new members Tom and Penny Dalgliesh, event coordinators, at waverleypenny@gmail.com.  ---Marketing Steering Committee


ATTENTION WANNA-BE & PRESENT BARTENDERS:

A bartender licensing class has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th at 6 PM at the BYC Lounge.  Vickie Webb will be our trainer and she will be charging $40.00 per attendee and prefers cash to checks and payment is due at the time of the class.  Anyone who is interested in attending this class should contact Trudy Kelsoe at mahalocat@gmail.com or call me at 360-738-3095.  Those who have expressed an interest in the class will be contacted. Those of you whose license will be expiring will be notified in January so you will have time to plan to take the class and renew your license for 5 more years.

Thank you to all the members who are currently volunteering to tend our bar.  We welcome the opportunity to add as many new names to our bartenders list as possible.  ---Trudy Kelsoe


NEW SUMMER RACING PROGRAM...

A new BYC Race Program will be starting up in 2012 on every other Friday Night during the summer months (5 races).  The Bellingham Yacht Club Summer Solstice Series Race is interned to put Fun back into Sailboat Racing. It will be a non-competitive venue with opportunities to learn more about sailboat racing and enjoy a nice summer evenings on Bellingham Bay with friends, family, members and guests.  There will be awards for finish place, but also creativity, boating spirit, customs, singles division, etc. 
 
We are looking for spirited, creative and fun members to help plan this on and off the water events. Committee Members will define the overall event structure, determine the theme of each race, define awards categories, and help coordinate on the water and shore side social activities.
 
If you are interested being part of this committee, please contact Jonathan Knowles, BYC Fleet Captain at FleetCaptain@byc.org or 360-303-5465.


IMPORTANT SAIL FLEET MEETING IN 15 DAYS!

BYC Sail Fleet Meeting is now set for Wednesday January 25th @ 6PM BYC Clubhouse. The date was changed to accommodate the Italian Dinner event (above).
 
We have officially passed into the New Year and it’s time again to start thinking about ordering new sails, dusting off the rules book and finding time to start those overdue winter boat projects.  The 2012 BYC Sailing Fleet Racing Program will be in full speed sooner that you expect starting with Wednesday Night Racing Series on first week of April, with a record turnout.
 
The BYC Bar will be open with Tim Mumford and Jim Langei firing up the grill for $5 Sailor Burger & Microbrew special.  We will review the 2012 Racing Schedule & Sailing Instruction, but more importantly, it’s social meeting event to get planned and get excited about the new racing season. --- Fleet Captain Jonathan Knowles 


NEW BYC COOKBOOK PROJECT
 
The 1st edition of the BYC Cookbook has been out of print for some time. It is quite apparent that we have a large talent group of excellent cooks judging by the gourmet servings at F@F and other club functions. Alex Marr is starting a new BYC Cookbook Project with a core project group currently consisting of Angie Santosuoso, Bob Kehoe, Cheryl Myers, Jody Erickson, and John and Teresa Van Haalen.

Volunteers wishing to join the project group please contact Alex at marra@asme.org. The project group also encourages ALL members to submit their favourite recipe(s).
 

APPETIZERS NOW AVAILABLE AT YOUR CLUB!

Come on down to the BYC for Happy Hour Appetizers!  Enjoy your choice of • Sliced Cheese Assortment or • Sopressata & Asiago, Sliced or • Spanish Cheese Tapas Assortment, each $5 or • Mini Salami & Provolone, sliced, $3 or two for $5.  All selections are accompanied by an assortment of crackers.    You can also enjoy your Club Happy Hour there with our Crew Wine Specials of Italian, French, Spanish and Argentinian wines all for $ 17 a bottle or $ 4.75 a glass.  And we have those big 1.5 ounce pours, too; that's almost double what you get many other places.
 
Here's another Happy Hour Special:  Your choice of a cheese tray and a bottle of Crew Wine for only $ 18.
 
If you have a suggestion for appetizers for the Bar menu to offer at your Club, please contact Kathy Brown 970.218.9628 or Kathy@KalliopeSV.com


CALLING ALL MEMBERS! 

It's that time of year again to begin planning for our Spring Dinner Dance.  Our 1st meeting is this Monday, January 16th at 6pm in the Commodore's room. Anyone interested in volunteering for this years Spring Dinner Dance Committee please come with your great ideas, energy and enthusiasm.

We are going to have another fabulous event this April!  Date to be announced.

For any questions email Angie Santosuosso at thetolsmas@yahoo.com or call me at 360-319-7863.  I really look forward to seeing you next week!
---Angie Santosuosso


THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ

Steve Ross has been submitting the popular photo contest for each Jib Sheet. No one correctly identified last week's photo, which was of the Castle of Chillon -- "Switzerland's most visited historic monument." Learn more, including an interactive tour, here: http://www.chillon.ch/en/.

This week we're west of the Swiss, on a quiet river bank. This bridge was built in the 13th century, but "modernized" in the 17th century. If you think you have the answer contact him at steve.ross@wwu.edu
 

DID YOU KNOW?

At http://www.members.byc.org you can volunteer for a committee! Just fill out the form online, and your interests will be conveyed to the correct committee chair.


IF YOU DON'T DO THIS, YOU CAN'T COMPLAIN! 

Roster Publication Time is THIS MONTH!  Please check your copy of our Roster and if you see an error, correct it now!  It’s easy: Go to www.members.byc.org (you may need to follow the log-in process if you haven’t done so already), then click “Roster” and follow the instructions. 


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 & Jim Langei. 

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