2015 PTYC Commodore’s Column — Welcome to a New Year!

2015gw croppedAhoy and Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who made last year one full of wonderful experiences and fun. I would especially like to thank outgoing Commodore and now Past Commodore Macy Galbreath for her outstanding leadership and patient mentoring. The new guy will endeavor to live up to her example and will continue to seek her advice and wisdom.

Also, welcome to the 2015 PTYC Board members, Bruce Painter (Vice Commodore), Craig Kurath (Rear Commodore), Duane Madinger (Fleet Captain), Mary Schefstrom (Secretary), Craig Cholvin (Treasurer), Jess Schefstrom (Trustee), Tim Loika (Trustee) and, of course, Macy Galbreath (Past Commodore). They bring a wealth of experiences and enthusiasm to your club. What a great crew!

Your new PTYC Board and committee members have already rolled up their sleeves and are busy with planning another year of adventures in cruising, both land and sea, fun, friends new and current, tons of food, informative speakers and meetings, and educational seminars, all just for you! As always, your Board members will be working for you and welcome your ideas, feedback and of course your willingness to volunteer your time and talents for the benefit of all.

Coming in January we have the Board meeting on the 7th (new members are encouraged to attend), a planning session for cruises and events happening on the 10th, the regular club meeting on January 13th and the Change of Watch event is on the 17th. The C.O.W. is the annual formal and fun dinner event at which the outgoing officers hand over their duties to the incoming officers and at which, the Master of Ceremonies offers a few remarks (often quite entertaining) regarding the Past and new Commodores and Board. Be sure to put these dates on your calendar.

Speaking of calendars, the PTYC calendars are always available for you to check out on the PTYC website:  www.ptyc.net.   Of course, if you are reading this you are already there and can just navigate to the calendar, a link to which may be found on the Home Page, on the right margin under “Pages”. The same sidebar also contains many other links to useful and informative subjects and documents.

Be sure to avail yourself of all the opportunities that your membership provides; it is a great bargain!

Did you know: volunteers make our club the great organization it is?   Ask what you too can do.

May the frost never afflict your spuds.        Gerry Walsh, Commodore