May Meeting Highlights – May 11th 2012

We began the meeting with a salute to the former Commodores, Doug Roberts, Ronny Hendricks and Gary Reimer were all in attendance.

We discussed security in the club following the vandalism we encountered earlier this year, we will begin locking the gate when leaving the club and when you do this please be sure to rotate the lock to help hide the combination. We have had reports of people ( not club members) having parties on the property, we need to take steps to insure this doesn’t happen again. We discussed various remedies for this problem.

Max Vinson reports that we need cooks for the June, July, August, and September meetings, please contact him and volunteer for one of these months .

If we can’t get cooks we’ll be eating this stuff

Purser Cannon reported that we have about $4900 left in the bank after our annual paving payment and we are saving money for our  Corp fee for the dock. We have two new members and please introduce yourselves and welcome Dick and Chris Dressler – sponsored by the Kerstings and Ben and Christy Rogers – sponsored by Pete Kafer.

We have a full racing season coming up with our first practice race held on May 12th after the Blessing of the Fleet and a “Free” race regatta being held on Saturday May 19th. Racing Chair Doug Roberts needs Committee boat help and will be happy to train some folks. As a bonus you will be able to enjoy our new Trex decking on the  Committee boat.

We also discussed funding a new AED to replace the one that was stolen. We may try holding a raffle and also discussed was possibly selling some of the abandoned boats in the yard if it is judged legal to do so.

Pete Kafer gave an excellent presentation on Ocean Navigation and showed some pictures of his recent time in the Bahamas. Thanks Peter!

Pete Kafer discussing Ocean Navigation and the Bahamas

We would like to have a talk each month this year, if you feel you can do this please contact the Commodore.

The meeting adjourned at about 8:30 pm.

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