First of all, hats off to Muriel Powers and her team for a great garage sale! We netted over $1,700 which is a record. Yes, I asked for more items last Thursday – the club looked pretty bare compared with past years, but the additional items brought in on Friday plus more higher priced items made the difference. Thanks to the workers, donors and buyers! We will all feel so proud next spring when we present our scholarships. Muriel has already indicated her interest in serving on the scholarship selection committee. Who else would like to help?? It is a spring job.
Our club’s greatest asset is its diverse membership – people with wide ranging interests, skills, backgrounds and living locations all over Jefferson County and elsewhere. It also sometimes is a stumbling block for people outside of Port Townsend to feel like they can accept a board position, as it was this year when looking for rear commodore. Rear commodore is in charge of clubhouse rentals and maintenance which brings him/her often to the club. Fortunately, we have had some great people step up for 2015 and only two of them actually live in town!! (This year only one does.) What we need to recognize is that the Board member positions are managerial – not hands-on. We have committees and eager volunteers who are willing to support board members. That way one person is not doing everything. This is particularly true with regard to maintenance and rental of the building. Also, a board position requires only the additional Board meeting each month September through June. Election of the slate, published here in the Baggy on page 7, will be at the November meeting – be sure to let the new Board know of your interest and support and consider getting more involved during the upcoming year. Being a member of the Board is fun and so important to the life of our club. Thanks especially to all those who will comprise the 2015 Board.