2021 December Commodore Column: “Adjusting Our Sails”

“The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.”
                 – William Arthur Ward, Writer

It has been a couple of difficult years for all of us.  I have heard the word “unprecedented” so many times over the last two years and in so many different contexts, but we really have been in a state of uncharted times with Covid-19 upending our lives.  Covid entered the picture just two months into my Commodore term.  It has been challenging, but together, with the Board making some tough decisions, with the Membership’s support, along with “adjusting our sails,” we’ve survived as a Club and are now learning how to live with Covid.  Thank you for getting your vaccines and boosters!  Isn’t science and medicine wonderful?  I’m so thankful.

I am very happy to say that we will end 2021 back in the clubhouse for our December 14th general meeting.  In keeping with tradition, we will have a performance by Key City Public Theatre as our program for the evening, to spread some holiday cheer.  Our general meeting will follow.  The Board decided on no food or beverages in order to keep everyone’s masks on at all times, and proof of vaccination will be required at the door.   ZOOM will be set up for those not able to attend.

This being my last Commodore Column, I can’t thank the Board and Membership enough for their support and patience in weaving our way through these trying times.  PTYC has an exceptional Board stepping into 2022, and I am honored to serve as Past Commodore.

I see a fun-filled year ahead for PTYC.

Commodore Debbie