The April meeting was held at the lake on April 8th at 6:30 pm.
The Commodore opened the meeting with a salute to past commodores, with Barry Sanders, Ronny Hendricks, Herb Siewert and Doug Roberts all present.
A discussion was held regarding getting Plank Park ready for the Blessing of the Fleet on April 30th. Commodore Champion and Capt. Max Vinson will work on the stained glass; Linda Guss will attempt to make some new commodore bricks for the yard,
Capt. Doug Roberts and Teresa will provide finger foods for this event and Capt. Gary Guss will work on the program. We have Father Michael from the Episcopalian church coming to give the blessing.
Purser Sanders reports that the bills are paid and money is in the bank. Three quarters of the dues have been paid so far and the rest are expected to come in soon.
Capt. Roberts is in need of helpers for the Committee boat for the Huddleston Regatta which will be held on May 28th and 29th, we will train you, no experience is necessary, just a keen eye and attention to detail. A strong back to pull up the anchors is helpful.
The Executive Committee will meet in 2-3 weeks to view the plans for the proposed Pavilion rebuild, and discuss dues structures etc. It looks like it will cost about $2500 for the initial build of the pavilion, but we are in the early stages of planning. Ronny Hendricks reported that Phil Sansom donated a large concrete countertop with a sink, this will be nice if we can build an outdoor kitchen as planned. This work is planned to begin in November of 2011.
Purser Sanders will purchase flags for those officers who need them.
The Knot of the Month for May is the Monkey’s Fist, the most elaborate Monkey’s Fist will win the prize and the prize will be determined by the Commodore. This months winner was Capt. Doug Roberts who received a wonderful colorful rubber band ball for his tying prowess on the Jug knot.
Sailing School – We need people to sign up for these classes, we have only one person thus far. If you know of anyone with an interest in Sailing, please make mention of this class. These classes will be held at the Lake each Saturday starting April 30th and through May, from 9:30 – 11:30 am with a sailing portion on the lake at 12:30. Cost is $45 each/ $75 for a couple. Capts. Bill Miller and Rob Wyatt will teach the classes. This is a great opportunity to learn sailing and get acquainted with our club.
Randy Wheeler and Max Vinson were the first club members on the water this year. The lake is at Summer pool and the ramp and docks are ready.
We enjoyed a fine meal of country ham prepared by Capt. Hendricks – Thanks Ronny !
Next months meeting will be May 13th with a potluck at 6pm, Faye Stinnet will be preparing the main course, please bring a side to share.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:19pm.
Gary Guss – Scribe