ELECTIONS ARE COMING! ELECTIONS ARE COMING!
We've seen many of you down at the docks or out on the water over the past couple weeks enjoying our long-awaited summer! It’s hard to believe it is time to start thinking of the coming new BYC year, and elections are just 5 short weeks away. Mark your calendars:
Nominations Night - September 5
Meet the Candidates Night - September 12
Election Night - September 19
Your Nominations Committee is hard at work looking for a few good people who want to help the club by serving on the Board. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Commodore Troy Curran
or one of the members of the Nominations Committee to learn more: Marian Welsh
; Al Callery email@example.com
; Rich Veach firstname.lastname@example.org
; Bob Simica email@example.com
; Jack Levine firstname.lastname@example.org
; Quinn Selsor email@example.com
; or Jerry Writer firstname.lastname@example.org
Why serve on the Board? You'll develop great friendships, you'll help your Club, you can bring your ideas into fruition, and you'll be joining the hundreds of volunteers who, since 1925, have made this the Northwest Corner's pre-eminent boating organization! --- Marian Welsh
BAR'S CLOSED ON SATURDAY
Of course, that's this week only because of the Buccaneer's Cruise. You're still welcome to come down if you wish.
Last weekend seven boats were out for the Governor's Point Race. Terry Tavelli
was able to sneak away from preparing for the Youth Regatta and set a start line as the wind filled in briefly. Most of the boats lined up and headed towards the West early, I'm not sure if that was to follow the brain trusts aboard Extreme
, or a desperate attempt to get away from the hooligans on Blackfoot
. It worked well as the wind filled in and the fleet was able to finish by 3:00 p.m. Results will be posted soon when all the boats report in.
The Hot August Series on Wednesdays is lining up with Hurrah
leading the Etchells fleet followed by Salsipuedes
. The top boats are all so close though that positions may still be swapped. The PHRF fleet has ebbed and flowed as boats are cruising and vacations are taking skippers and crew away from racing. Blackfoot
and Flying Circus
are showing that consistency is paying off. They are currently tied for 1st place in the series.
Our Race Committee has been doing a remarkable job with courses, getting two races off for the Etchells, one for PHRF, and somehow timing it so the everyone is able to finish within minutes, but not close enough that boats get bruised and feelings get hurt. Thank them for their efforts, we couldn't be racing without them.
Thanks to everyone for getting the boats out! --- Bart Maupin, Sail Fleet Captain
HABORMASTER MIKE ENDSLEY IS LEAVING
Mike Endsley has given his notice as Harbormaster of Squalicum Harbor. Mike has been employed at the harbor for 11 years – 10 of those as Harbormaster. Mike will be joining his wife’s marketing business and enjoying more time with their girls. Mike’s last day on the job will be August 31. We wish him well on his new adventure.
SLATWALL IN THE LOUNGE?
Your Board has authorized the installation of "Slatwall" in the upper lounge above the bench on the west wall, enabling flexible display of trophies, plaques, pictures, etc. This flexibility is made possible through a selection of accessories that can slip into the slots...the accessories should be here in a few days. If this works out, a donor will supply more accessories to make full use of this special, decorative board both over the bench, and above the rollout counter by the Club entrance. By using this slatwall, there is no need to make holes in the Club's walls...
For now, the accessories will be stored behind the front entry rollout counter. --- Joe Coons
SAD NEWS ABOUT THE McCORDS
Club Member Alex Marr
heard recently from Nick Solberg and Matt McCord
, sons of Roberta and Chuck McCord
, with an update on the McCord’s situations:
Sadly, the news is not good.
Roberta has been battling a slow progression of dementia over the last few years and that posed no real issues as Chuck was her primary caregiver. But then he ended up in the hospital in April with what was originally thought of as a stroke…but it turns out it was a brain tumor and at this point they only know it is not operable and there is little that can be done for treatment.
As for Chuck’s condition, he has little movement of his right side, and speech difficulties make it impossible to carry on a conversation, frustrating Chuck terribly. The sons report that both Roberta and Chuck are at home and have caregivers in place 24/7 for their care, safety and comfort.
A personal note from your editor:
If you didn’t know these two loyal BYC Members, you missed knowing two folks who made a big difference to our Club. Chuck is a Past Commodore, and it was during his tenure in 1998-1999 that the Club was turned into an all-volunteer operation. Chuck was the first Commodore who had the tenacity and courage to insist that we absolutely live within our income, and recognize that in the end of the 20th century, we couldn’t function as we did in its middle.
Immediately after he took the helm, the Club’s financial situation which had been desperate and near bankruptcy, began to improve, a trend that begun by him, now sees us stable, substantial, and successful. During that turnaround year, this couple worked night and day doing everything the Club needed, whenever it needed it, never complaining of the sacrifice they were making.
As for Roberta, over all her years of Club activity she worked especially hard making new Members feel at home here, and was always involved helping with our social events.
These two wonderful people, now facing tragic illness, have in the past served as a model for all of us. Our thoughts are with Nick and Matt and the entire Solberg-McCord families. --- Joe Coons
UNITY GROUP AT FERNDALE FESTIVAL...
Come See The Unity Group, our BYC Sponsor, at the Ferndale Street Festival! It's free family fun on Main Street on August 24th
2012. There will be a wide variety of activities including a Classic Car Show, beer and wine tent, and several local food vendors. Main stage music includes Pickle Toss, Polecat, Keaton Collective, Southbound, Bear Cove, and Yogoman Burning.
Visit The Unity Group's booth
to learn more about what services we offer including yacht, auto, home, health, life, and business insurance. We hope to see you there! For more information about the event go to: http://www.ferndalestreetfestival.com/
. For more information about The Unity Group go to: http://www.theunitygroup.com/
THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ FROM STEVE ROSS:
Both Jim Gibson
and John Van Haalen
provided correct answers to our last photo, which was taken at the site of the Monastery in Glendalough, Ireland.
Glendalough was founded by St. Kevin, whose name lives on in the person of our BYC Chaplain, Bishop Kevin Allen
After a few rather blustery days on a recent trip, we were happy to see the sea as it is in this week's photo
. If you know the location, please send your answer to email@example.com
PITCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Race Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the PITCH Regatta, which will be held September 1st and 2nd this year. Experience is not necessary - we will teach you what you need to know. Experienced help would also be very welcome. PITCH is an exciting weekend on the water and in the clubhouse. Come join the fun! If you are interested or have questions please call me or send an email. --- Michele Bodtke, Race Committee Chair
In addition to Race Committee we could also use some volunteer help on our shore crew. Help is needed for registration, clothing sales and general admin details. If you would like to help with the regatta but would prefer to keep your feet on dry land, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 2360-920-3178 --- Randy Nulle