March 2019 Commodore’s Column: The “AYES” of March!

As the snow thaws and spring heats up, there are plenty of exciting things on the horizon at PTYC. Coming off a very successful planning meeting in January, our engaged members proved you could think outside the box with new ideas for cruises and events for the coming year.

With that in mind, the first event of the year was the FUNdraiser and games night for our successful Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Committee has worked tirelessly to promote marine-related education for our rising stars. This committee presently needs new members in order to keep their efforts thriving. Please contact Paul Eisenhardt, if you’re interested in helping. The event this year raised $1,690, which is a great way to begin the 2019 scholarship funding season and it was a lot of fun. For those of you not in attendance, playing reverse charades was hilarious! Thank you to all who helped make the night such a success.

Due to a scheduling conflict, we’ve moved the Seminars and Chili Cook-off to Saturday, March 30th. Check out the seminar info in this issue. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your grandmother’s favorite chili recipe or the tried-and-true family favorite. We’re looking forward to tasting them all. Please sign up online for both the Seminars and Chili Cook-off…and there will be prizes and a crown for the best chili!  

Next up is the St. Paddy’s event—always a member favorite—on Saturday, March 16th. We hope you’ll be able to join us for green beer and Irish fare. Don’t forget to sign up on the website.

Due to a scheduling conflict, we’ve moved the Seminars and Chili Cook-off to Saturday, March 30th. Check out the seminar info in this issue. This is the perfect opportunity to show off your grandmother’s favorite chili recipe or the tried-and-true family favorite. We’re looking forward to tasting them all. Please sign up online for both the Seminars and Chili Cook-off…and there will be prizes and a crown for the best chili!

Speaking about all these great events in our clubhouse, it brings to mind the hard work Phil Habegger did as Construction Manager for the recent renovations. Not only does the club look great, but structurally, it assures the building will be around for the next few decades. Thank you, Phil, for the hundreds of hours you’ve put into this project.

I’m hoping for big turnouts this year at all our events and cruises. We encourage our new members to participate and get involved. Even if you don’t own a large cruising boat, many of our destinations are easily accessible with a “land yacht.” So, there’s no need to miss any of the fun and camaraderie.    Jim Pivarnik, Commodore