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WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8-14, 2011...

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES:
COMMODORE'S BALL A GREAT ONE
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ROLLING ALONG
BARTENDING CLASSES/SCHEDULING OPPORTUNITIES
SAILING AWARDS DINNER NOVEMBER 19th
SET ASIDE CLUB SCRUB DATE: NOVEMBER 19th!
LIGHTED BOAT PARADE DECEMBER 3: REGISTER ONLINE

IN OTHER NEWS:  
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL AT THE BYC
SEMINARS SCHEDULED
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, Monday
Meetings This Week: Tues. 6PM CRm Investment Club, 5PM WRm Pwr Squad;
Wed. 6PM CRm Jewelry Show; Thu. 6PM CRm BYC Board, WRm CG Aux; Fri. CRm 10AM- WOTB
Other Events: Around the County Race this Weekend 10/12-13
Bartending:  Thu. Meredith & Steve, Fri. Bud Hansen; Sat. Joe Carpenter


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
 

IF YOU WEREN'T THERE, YOU MISSED A GREAT ONE!  

Last weekend's Commodore's Ball was a HUGE success.  The Club was filled to the brim with 160 Blues Brothers wannabes who had wonderful appetizers,  meals and libations, and the dance floor rocked to the music of the Atlantics.  Our Commodore Troy Curran and his wife Cori were gracious and generous as they presented the Past Commodores on hand with lovely memento compasses, and the decorations under the hands of our terrific committee and all their volunteers were gorgeous.

What a blast!  It will be hard to top next year...but it serves as a reminder that the CB IS the event of our BYC year.  Thanks to all...


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL IS IN FULL SWING:
 
Monday 11/7 was Halloween night, but that did not stop several costumed members from coming down to the club for Monday Night Football! Jeff and Veronica Vernon were in top form (or was that Elvis) and we were all having fun watching the game and drinking $2.50 Stellas! Thanks to Donna Olsen for bartending.

The MNF pool is in going fine, and there are even a few squares left for those of you that would still like to play. It only takes winning one quarter between now and the end of the season to get your $10 investment back.  Several members have won past quarters in the pool but have not collected yet. If your last name is Johnson, Ross, Vaughn, Poulos, Callery, McCardle, Mumford or Heward, you may want to come to Monday Night Football ASAP at the BYC and collect your winnings!  ... Randy Nulle


BARTENDING CLASS COMING SOON...  
 
We are going to try to offer a bar licensing class to potential new bartenders as well as current bartenders whose license will be lapsing or my have already lapsed. 

We need to have a minimum of 6 people signed up in order to arrange and hold a class.  If you are interested in attending, we want to hear from you.  Please e-mail Trudy Kelsoe at mahalocat@gmail.com or call 360-738-3095.  Once we have a enough for a class, we will try to find a date that works for everyone interested. 

A big thank you to those who make the time to volunteer for BYC. --- Trudy


SAILING AWARDS NOVEMBER 19...

Remember to mark your calendars for the annual sailing awards to be held at BYC on Saturday November 19th. Pot luck dinner at 6pm, awards at 7pm.

The fleet will provide a main dish for a $5 donation. Please bring a side dish to share. All BYC members as well as all non-member skippers that raced in the BYC program this year are encouraged to attend with their crews. Awards will be handed out for all three fleets; The Tuesday night dingy fleet, the Etchells fleet and the PHRF fleet.

Come out and cheer for your friends as they collect their hardware!  --- Randy Nulle
   

ONCE YOU'RE TRAINED, SIGN UP!

The Bar Committee is now taking applications for experienced part-time/on-call bartenders.  Shift will be Friday 4:45p-10:45 & BYC Special Events.   Duties include opening/closing bar, balancing nightly till, light duty cleaning, inventory & replenishing supplies & training volunteer bartenders.  Yacht Club experience and familiarity with AccoPOS is preferred.  For an application, call or e-mail Jonathan Knowles, jon@latitude48north.com, cell: 360-303-5456


MORE ABOUT THE CLUBHOUSE FLAGS...

I regret that last week, I neglected to credit Jody Erickson and Dick Johnson who also worked on our new burgee display.  Sorry!  Thanks to you, too and any others that helped with the project that I overlooked.  --- 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 (changed since last week) 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!
 


DECEMBER 3 LIGHTED BOAT PARADE REGISTRATION OPENS:

The 2011 Bellingham Bay Lighted Boat Parade sponsored by Bellingham Yacht Club will be held on Saturday December 3rd followed by a Hot Soup Buffet and Holiday Cheers at the BYC Clubhouse.  This event is open to all yacht clubs, organizations and boaters.  It’s a family friendly event with video games, DVD’s and other kid activities.   

Boats will meet up at the East Basin of Squalicum Harbor between 1700-1725 (5:00-5:25 p.m.) near the guest docks and then proceed to the East Harbor entrance past the Hearthfire, Zuanich Point & Bellweather and head along the shoreline in front of Boulevard Park with a rendezvous at the Fairhaven Cruise Terminal at 1615hrs for the Port of Bellingham Holiday Festival.  Detailed information and route map will be sent upon completed registration.
 
Registration is free and forms are available at the BYC Clubhouse or online at BYC Web Site, www.byc.org.  

And, to plan for the event:

Attend BYC’s Wednesday Evening Seminar (11/16) – “How to Light Up your Boat and Safely for the Holiday’s”
With the Lighted boat parade approaching fast, please come join Steve Ross on November 16th @ 7 PM for a seminar on tips and techniques for lighting up you boat for the holidays.  Come listen and share your ideas and experiences with holiday boat decorations. 
This is open to all boaters and a great way to start your parade planning!  

The Seminar will include Introduction and History; Sources of Power; Lighting Limits, Loads, Types; How to Attach Lights; Electrical Safety; Parade Operations Safety; and a discussion about “Why You Should Enter!”, plus more worthwhile discussion.
 
For more information about these, contact Jonathan Knowles, BYC Fleet Captain @ FleetCaptain@byc.org 360-303-5465
 

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NOVEMBER 14th:
 

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!

Get this annual free party & reception on your calendar now!
 On November 23, at about 5:30 the Club will hold its annual Tom & Jerry Party, an event for Members and their immediate (or out-of-town visiting) families only.  With free "Tom & Jerry" cocktails served up by esteemed Past Commodores, and free appetizers, it's a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.

The T&J Party is also the night that our annual Sink The Dinghy Fund details are announced and kicked off.  Be sure to attend this sentimental, warm and traditional holiday-spited event!
 


PICTURE OF THE WEEK:
 

A number of people correctly identified Lummi Island – Al Callery and Paul Beich were the first to name the specific: Carter Point on the south end of the Island.
 
This week’s picture is from a bit farther away, but you could get there by boat from here (and some of you may have done so …).
 
Please send your guesses to steve.ross@wwu.edu
 


ABOUT OUR SHIP'S STORE:  

Terry Tavelli reminded me that the Ship's Store is only accessible from within the Member's Section of the new BYC BYC.ORG Website.  Once you're signed in, just click on "Ship's Store"!   Thanks, Terry....
 


BELLINGHAM SAIL & POWER SQUARON SEMINARS:

The Squadron has begun to teach a series of two hour boating seminars in the Ward Room of BYC.  These classes are open to all members of BYC.  
The next two seminars, both on a Monday night, are below. Seminar fees are essentially the cost of materials provided. Spouses may attend free and share materials. 
 
WEATHER FORECASTING: understanding weather forecasts and predicting local weather. $30 materials fee. 14 Nov, 7pm-9pm, Bellingham Yacht Club, Ward Room, by Bob Jacobson.
 
VHF/DSC: proper use of your VHF, understanding Digital Selective Calling.  $25 materials fee. 28 Nov, 7pm to 9pm at Bellingham Yacht Club, Ward Room, by David Wright.
 
REGISTRATION: Please contact Graham Hunter (360) 332-5526, gndhunter@telcomplus.net.  For more information on USPS education, www.usps.org/national/eddept/b/main.htm  -- Tom Dalgliesh, BYC Member
 


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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