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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1-7, 2011...

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES:
BUSY WEEK:
COMMODORE'S BALL THIS SATURDAY,
FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS FRIDAY...
NEW MEMBERS JOIN US!
HALLOWE'EN PARTY A BLAST: CONGRATS FROM THE COMMODORE
LOTS OF MEMORIES AND TRADITION RETURN TO CLUB HOUSE
SET ASIDE CLUB SCRUB DATE NOW: NOVEMBER 19th!

IN OTHER NEWS:  

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AT THE BYC
PAST COMMODORE DARRELL REID HAS DIED
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
CLUB CLOSED UP TUESDAY, NOV. 15 ONLY FOR CARPET CLEANING 
TOM & JERRY PARTY THANKSGIVING EVE the 23rd
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This Week We're Open: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Meetings This Week: Fri. F@5; Sat. COMMODORE'S BALL
Bartending:  Thu. Mike & Christy, Fri. Pete & Jamie; Sat. Paid


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
 

HAVE YOU PAID YOUR DUES YET?  

A big thanks to all of you who paid your dues promptly! For those of you who haven't yet done so, please remit your payments as soon as possible. If you have mislaid or have questions regarding your invoice, please contact our assistant treasurer, Mike Welsh, at accounts@byc.org.  ...Marian Welsh, Membership Secretary


DON'T MISS OUR 87TH COMMODORE'S BALL:
 
Hope you have your tickets!  At last count, around 160 of our Club's Members and Guests --- a sellout --- will be at our annual "Big Event", the Commodore's Ball.  A great dinner, music from The Atlantics, terrific decorations, and the camaraderie of friends with the House of Blues theme.
 
Of course, having Commodore Troy Curran and "Comma Mama" Cori presiding doesn't hurt: They have long been known as terrific entertainers!  See you there, Saturday 11/5, 6:00 p.m.  --- Joe Coons



NEW MEMBERS JOINING US...WELCOME!  
 
Please join me in welcoming our October new members:
  • Barry and Brenda Hanson live in Ferndale and pilot a 49' Grand Banks named Alaskan Dream.
  • Bart Maupin lives in Bellingham and sails Ol' Yeller, a 27' Santa Cruz. 
  • Sam Lidington, also living in Bellingham, does not currently have a boat. Don't recognize the name? How about if I said "Sam, Barman Extraordinaire!"
 Look for all of them at the club and make a point of stopping by and saying hello!  --- Marian Welsh, Membership Secretary


IT'S ANOTHER FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK...

A casual F@5 this week, only the day before the Ball. Bring some good appys, and end the week with a visit to the Club to enjoy your BYC friendships.
  

THE COMMODORE'S COLUMN: CONGRATULATIONS...

Way to go Sally Poorman, Angie Santosuosso and crew, what a Halloween Party! Those naughty nurses made me want to be a patient!

The Witches Union was well represented during the contest. Lamp Shade Lady won the ladies' division and Excessive Baggage won the men’s.  Cheech and Chong smoked the couples' classification. Thank you Uncle Pervy for being our MC, you are wrong in every way. Cato and I look forward to seeing you at the Commodores Ball Saturday.
 
At your service,
The Green Hornet


LOTS OF TRADITION REAPPEARING IN OUR CLUBHOUSE...

Some of us who hadn't been around for a week or two were surprised last Friday and deighted to see the Club's entire burgee collection fully displayed again in both the upper and lower lounges.  Gordon and Susie Hilaski and Commodore Troy and Cori Curran did all the work, and the result is terrific!  Gordon commented that he has ideas about improving the burgee display even more in the future...

The second change will please a lot of our Past Commodores, especially!  Member Steve Johnson, who Photo-Shopped all the photos in March and April 2010 as part of our remodeling, is now re-formatting them again.  Demoted last year to the lower floor hall in their new frames with a decade of Commodores photos in each wide frame, they now will come back upstairs into the Commodores Lounge in a tall format for each decade.  By rotating the frames 90 degrees, they fit into the recessed panels near-perfectly!  They should look terrific, and add to the room's character and atmosphere --- and remind us that this is Bellingham's most eminent, classy boater's organization.

Meanwhile, the Board and committees are working hard to place the Club's trophy collection in a better spot.  More news follows.  --- Joe Coons
 

OUR BIGGEST VOLUNTEER FUN DAY IS NOVEMBER 19th:

Write down the date now!  Our fall Club Scrub --- usually held in October --- will be on November 19th from 8:30 to 12:30 plus lunch.

If you've never been to a Club Scrub, you've missed a great chance to have fun --- and even more important --- make new friends here!  Here's what we do:  (1) Committee Members and Club leaders make a list of everything that has to be done inside and outside our Clubhouse to get it back to perfect condition.  (2) Any Member who can, shows up that day and chooses items from the list that he or she feels proficient at completing.  (3) We all pitch in and get it done.  (4) Then we all get together to enjoy a free lunch of Pizza and beverages of our choice before we go home, satisfied with a job that is always well doneand satisfying.

This Fall day, which we have also every Spring in April before Opening Day, obviously spreads the work: if 45 of us show up (not unusual) and work those four hours, it's like having four full time maintenance people on the job for a month!  What a difference we make.  There is a task for everyone's aptitudes or interests:  From changing light bulbs to painting to electronics adjustments to office filing to simply making our facilities spic and span, your time can really help our "Place on the Bay".

Do not underestimate the camaraderie that occurs at the Club Scrub:  It really is a great way to enjoy new friendships as we all work to help our organization.  

The Club Scrub idea came from the Sodus Bay Yacht Club in upstate New York; you can see their burgee over the lower lounge TV set next time you're at the Club.  Who said you can't steal good ideas?  See you there...And if you can't be there, look at the list as it is growing here and pick something you can do ahead of time --- that would be great, too.  Thank you.  Don't forget to bring your tools as required if you have them!


PAST COMMODORE DARRELL K. REID DIES...

28 years ago, Darrell "DK" Reid of Bellingham and Blaine was our Commodore...under Darrell, that was the year the Club first leased the Inati Bay Outstation property from The Lummi Island Land Company.  To celebrate, Darrell and his bridge instituted the first Inati Bay Commodore's Picnic, and the picnic and outstation today serve in part as a memorial to Darrell's foresight.

A master brick mason, Darrell was well-known in our county and an active Member of our Club for many years.  


All of us at the BYC pass our deepest condolences to his wife, Maryn (they were married for 68 years) and to his two sons, his sister, and theor families.  At Darrell's request, there will be no services, but the family requests that any memorials go to Whatcom Hospice at www.hospicehelp.org.
 

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NOVEMBER 7th:
 
Come on down to the club next Monday to watch the game.  Hot dogs and nachos, open at 5PM!


CLUB CLOSED ONE DAY FOR CARPET CLEANING... 

The entire Club will be closed all day and evening Tuesday, November 15 in order for carpet cleaning to take place on both floors!  Please help us by avoid the need for any entry to the premises!  Thank you!


DON'T FORGET THANKSGIVING EVE: OUR TOM & JERRY PARTY!

More next week about this annual free party & reception, but get it on your calendar now!


LIGHTED BOAT PARADE: NEWS & NEEDS
 
The 2011 Bellingham Bay Lighted Boat Parade sponsored by Bellingham Yacht Club will be held on Saturday December 3rd and coincide with the Port of Bellingham Holiday Festival.    This longstanding prestigious event in BYC’s history brings together the Boating population.  That evening we also highlight our BYC’s commitment to community service with the kick-off of fundraising for the Sink the Dinghy fund.
 
Volunteers are needed to help organize this year’s event in the following areas:
  • Planning and Marketing (Announcements, Poster, review boat, Jib Sheet, newspaper writeup, guest & dignitaries list, dinner)
  • Sink the Dinghy Dedication and Fundraising
  • Pre-Event Educational Speakers on Lighting Designs and Installation
  • Registrations, Awards & Participation Plaques.
  • Post Parade Soup Dinner @ BYC open to all yacht clubs, participants & guests
  • Cleanup
There are many ways to help out: big and small, over several weeks of planning or just a couple of hours, there is a task that will fit everyone’s schedule and time commitments.  This is a great event for our new, non-residents and inactive members to get involved.  Please e-mail or call!  --- Jonathan Knowles, Fleet Captain, 360-303-5465 jon@latitude48north.com 


PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
 

No one identified the Mobile Alabama shipyard where the Littoral Combat Ship (in the building) is being built. Here's a link to a story about the ships: http://blog.al.com/press-register-business/2011/04/bae_systems_to_do_guns_communi.html

This week's picture might be easier to identify. Please send your guesses to steve.ross@wwu.edu
 


A HIGH-FASHION CHRISTMAS GIFT REMINDER...  

The Ship’s Store has been up and running in its online incarnation for a few months now. 

The folks at Bergen and Company have provided a web page which will allow an individual access to a huge selection of attire, including jackets, shirts, hats, sweatshirts, pullovers. etc..  etc.. in a multitude of styles and colors. 

Please take time to support the online version of the store.  It's going to save us a ton of money and loads of work.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Bellingham Yacht Club, AND you can continue to look up to date and fashionable as you strut around wearing the BYC insignia.  Go to BYC.org/shipstore to start shopping.  Support the club; support Bergen and Company; and look cool while you do it!  --- Mike Poulos
 


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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