Thank you so much for making 2014 a great year for me. I have enjoyed working for you and with you and representing the club. I have loved my year as Commodore probably because it was much like my career working for non-profits – mostly in management and marketing of symphony orchestras. I guess I continue to enjoy brainstorming, planning, budgeting, organizing, writing, meeting, marketing, and cheerleading! Now, I am ready to move on and pass the conn to incoming Commodore Gerry Walsh.
Thanks for all your support! It was a joy to get a resounding yes when asking someone to help! The programs were great, the watches full, the cruises well organized and attended, and parties filled and sold-out in some cases. We are richly blessed with so many active members, that we are sometimes overflowing the clubhouse. The Board is already looking at ways to make sure our members can enjoy all our club has to offer – and is always happy to hear your suggestions.
One of the great pleasures this year was welcoming our 16 new member families—Michael Bateman; John Blakemore & Pamela Thompson; Brandy & Oleathia Buntin & daughter, Genoa; Tom & Marie Cawrse; Steve Froggett; Jamie & Brena Hayashi, Jim Heckmann & Karen Ridings; Glen Hellman & Ann Heyerdahl; Bruce & Diana Klock; Craig & Marie Muma; Robert & Martha Olbrych; Jack & Barb Parent; Kevin Peters & Sally Gadow; Jim & Christina Pivarnik; Bill & Margaret Taylor; and Tom & Val Thurston (see photos pp. 10-11). They bring a wealth of boating and life experiences that will enrich the club in the coming years. Bill and I look forward to getting to know everyone. We encourage new people to join in a cruise. It is such a great way to get to meet members in a small group setting, in addition to the just plain fun of cruising. (more…)