2015 PTYC February Commodore’s Column — “Holy C.O.W.”!

gerry2What a fantastic party! The 2015 version of the Port Townsend Yacht Club’s C.O.W. (Change of Watch) Dinner and celebration on Saturday, January 17th, was an incredible party put together by Past Commodore Macy Galbreath, Super Party Planner Houlton Madinger and their legion of club member helpers. The Irish pub theme was so well executed; right down to the decorations, music, and three “publicans” (Tom Biazzo, Jim Quandt and Jess Schefstrom) stationed at three separate spots around the room, serving up ales from Port Townsend Brewing and a selection of wines.

And the food . . . the dinner prepared and served by the Ajax Café in Port Hadlock was also Irish themed with a kale salad, Porter braised pork tenderloin, potatoes with root vegetables and Irish soda bread. An Irish whiskey and dark chocolate torte was the tasty cap to the meal. All was discretely served to the roomful of guests by the friendly and efficient Ajax Café staff.

The Change of Watch MC duties were admirably handled by Char Quandt who mixed humor with business and conducted a fun and memorable event.

Macy Galbreath, now Past Commodore, officially concluded her time in office at the C.O.W, as did outgoing Board members Mike Smith (Rear Commodore), Kathy Loika (Secretary) and Beth Burson (Trustee). Many thanks to Macy and the others for giving of their time and talents for the benefit of all of us. Macy will continue as a Board member in her capacity as Past Commodore, while the others will likely continue to work behind the scenes to make our club go and grow.

Our thanks to each individual responsible for the event. A large team of folks met several times, planned, decorated, set up and took down. They should take pride in pulling off a wonderful evening. THANK YOU!

NOTE: Be sure to check out the photos of the night on the PTYC web site’s Gallery”.

May the frost never afflict your spuds.”        

Gerry Walsh, Commodore

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