May 2012 Commodore Column

 Spring is here. Thank goodness that we are much better off than the rest of the US. Just remember if you dress for the weather then the weather will not stop you from having a good time.

Thanks goes out to the April Watch – Macy Galbreath & Bill Rothert, Captains, Mike and Sandy Smith, Dave and Ann Sweat, Houlton and Duane Madinger. Our thanks also goes out to Diane and Viktor Grabner for our Mystery Bay Brats and Knots Cruise. Those Brats were the best. We should also thank Chelcie Liu for getting us organized for the April 21st, Earth Day Clean-Up of Mystery Bay.

We send out a big thank you to Rick and Macy who did an excellent job on our 2012 Roster. Our 2012 PTYC ID cards are available for you to pick up.

We are going to end April with an Open Boat social event in Port Hadlock Marina on Sunday, April 29th. Plan to visit PTYC members’ boats from 2-4:30 in the afternoon and make reservations to stay for dinner at Ferino’s Pizzaria in Port Hadlock afterwards. I will hope to see you on board our Main Cat 47, “Sweet Spot,” during the event. 

About the time this Baggywrinkle comes out, we will be having our annual Clubhouse Maintenance work day, on Monday, April 30th at 9:00am. Thanks to Rear Commodore Jim Quandt for your efforts. I would also like to let you know that Tom Howard spent a couple of hours cleaning up the piano. Thanks Tom. I am now looking for someone to play during some of our social time at meetings. You might even attract some sing along members to display our talents or show our true abilities.

Our first event in May will be our Opening Day on Saturday, May 5. We would like everyone to have an opportunity to be on the water to celebrate the start of this year’s cruising.

If you have room to host someone that doesn’t have a ride this day, please contact me and I will try to make contact with someone that needs a ride. If you want a ride please call me.

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   Vince Verneuil, Commodore