2016 May Commodore’s Column: “Steady As She Goes!”

16 May Comm

Ahoy Shipmates!

As we approach the demarcation line between April and May, I thought I would offer a few thoughts, random and otherwise.

Here’s an interesting bit of trivia. Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell wanted “Ahoy” to be the greeting used when answering his new invention? Talk about maritime influence! Thomas Edison preferred “Hello”.

As I write this on the eve of the Club’s Earth Day cleanup at Fort Flagler, I note that 29 people have signed up to participate. The spirit of volunteerism among our members and prospective members remains impressive. Our thanks to event Captains Paul Happel, Sue McKay and Chelcie Liu and to all participants for their generous contribution to the community.

It isn’t too early to start thinking about making contributions to the October Garage Sale. If you have something to contribute for that sale, you can arrange to have it stored in the clubhouse attic by contacting Jess Schefstrom or Muriel Powers. As always, all proceeds from the sale are dedicated to our scholarship program.

Finally, we are now less than a month away from Opening Day activities and cruise to Port Townsend. Opening Day is always a fun and colorful way to ring in the new boating season and it promises to be eventful. Details can be found on our website and in this newsletter. The boat parade is among the community events and we hope to see good PTYC and community participation ashore and afloat. Once again, we hope to avoid a repeat of 2014’s “Foul Weather Parade” (who was that Fleet Captain anyway?).

              Commodore Bruce Painter                 

May “Moored” always be a temporary status.