March Meeting Highlights

The meeting was held at 6:30PM on March 11th at the club grounds.

Commodore Debbie cooked white chicken chili  which was enjoyed by all the mates.

Purser Barry Sanders commented that Board members should fly their flags at club events and meetings, a discussion of who had and needed flags ensued.

We discussed the need to rehab our Plank park and Max Vinson, Debbie Champion and Linda Guss all expressed interest in rehabbing the stained glass. The need to explain who is listed on the bricks in the park and their history was talked about. Captain Lee Huddleston will get a sign made and posted in the clubhouse to accomplish this. Commodore bricks are needed for the past several years. Past commodores can buy these for $25 each.

Our Purser – Barry Sanders reported that we have cash and the bills have been paid ( hope he doesn’t mean Bill Miller and Bill Champion ). Next year our bill from the Corp of Engineers is $1250 /year or $6250 for the next 5 years.

The knot of the month is the Jug Sling Knot. This knot was used on dhows in ancient times and also to provide a handle to enable hauling multiple amphorae at a time. Max Vinson is our go-to person for this knot (and most knots ). Ask Max who has a great knowledge of these matters and can tie this knot three different ways.

Sailing School at the Club – starts on April 30th and runs every Saturday from 9:30-11:30 through Saturday May 21st. The fee is $45 for each person and $75 for two people. Each Saturday at 12 noon there will be a sailing portion of the class, we need skippers and boats to sail with the new students and explain our sport. Classes will be held rain or shine.

Capt. Max Vinson needs to have some crew to help him with his boat. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the master and will let Max sail more often. If you are interested and would like to sign up for weekends when Max is available, please contact Debbie Champion. If you have any experience in setting up a web based calendar scheduling system please contact your Scribe Gary Guss. We would like to be able to set something like this up on our website and match up skippers and crews. This will give us all a chance to sail more often and learn the differences between boats.

We just had the Spring Work Party on March 18th. Attendance was great and we got a lot accomplished. Thanks to all who attended and worked. Please see Yardmaster Reimer if you can help with some of the items left unfinished.

The Blessing of the Fleet will be held on April 30th at 11:30 am. Father Michael from Christ Episcopal will be presiding at the ceremony.

The next monthly meeting will be April 8th at 6:30pm for potluck at the lake. The Kerstings will be cooking “Shashlik”, the Ukrainian National Summer Entrée’. Here in Kentucky we call it BBQ.

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