2016 November Commodore’s Column: “Land Ho!”

nov-com-photoAhoy Shipmates!

As we speed toward November, I’m forced to ask “wait, what…when…how..?” Seriously, our good year continues, so let’s talk about PTYC’s remarkable membership.

A new cycle begins. We successfully concluded our 2016 garage sale despite bad weather. The sale resulted in the addition of $1,800.02 to the PTYC Scholarship Fund and is the first step towards the 2017 Scholarship Awards. The Scholarship Committee is already talking about ideas for the 2017 campaign. As you will see later in this newsletter, a great many people were involved in the garage sale. There was no shortage of volunteers. Activities included, but were not limited to setting up tables, removing sale material from storage and sorting it, testing electric items, pricing, traffic control, conducting the sale, break-down and cleanup. I was privileged to see the effort that goes into setting up for the sale. Work was carried out efficiently and effectively. As always, everyone worked together with dedication, fellowship and good humor.

The Port Hadlock Bonfire Cruise was successfully completed. Remaining events include the Halloween Party, Crab Feed and the Holiday Party. The final cruise of the year is the Holiday Cruise to Bell Harbor. The march of time is on a dead run, so if you are interested in any of these, please sign up at your earliest convenience. The Event and Cruise Captains will thank you.

“Watch the Quiet Ones!” This one will be a departure from past efforts in that I am not calling out specific individuals in this newsletter. I’ve spent time in the September newsletter and at the last 2 General Meetings, talking about the upcoming elections for the 2017 Board. A Fellow Member recently reminded me that many members may not be aware of all of the people who work quietly and consistently to keep things working. I wish to recognize all of the members of our Standing Committees. You will find that list in your 2016 Roster. These are the people who keep things moving and deserve much of the credit for this Club’s success. I am in the process of updating the list since there have been changes since the Roster was published. I will forward the new list as soon as I am finished. In the meantime, please join me in thanking all Standing Committee members for their dedication to our success.

Commodore Bruce Painter

     May “Moored” always be      a temporary status