2020 January Commodore’s Column: 20/20 Vision for 2020!

Happy New Year!

As I’m writing this, the aroma of gingerbread baking is filling the house. It’s been a frenzy getting the holiday cookies baked, the gifts wrapped, and the tree decorated. But I’ve once again,  pulled it off in time (barely!) before the kids arrived.

What is your 20/20 vision for 2020? Mine is a year with fun-filled events and cruises with PTYC. We are truly blessed to live in an area that offers so many beautiful destinations to explore. And of course, it’s not just the destination but the scenic journey and camaraderie with fellow boaters along the way.

Here it is, barely 2020, and we already have events on the calendar. The first event, on January 18, is the COW. The COW(?!) new members are asking? That’s PTYC language for Change of Watch. COW is a gala dinner and more formal event, where we honor outgoing Board Members and welcome in the new Board. The decorating and transformation of the clubhouse is always a magical sight to see. I hope you have your reservations!

Our second event is the very important Cruise and Event Planning Meeting, to be held on Saturday, February 1, 9 am to noon, led by our new 2020 Fleet Captain, Elizabeth Eisenhardt. PTYC will provide the coffee and goodies; we’d like YOU to provide the ideas.

Continue reading

2019 December Commodore’s Column: “Changing Tide”

Most people would think that December would be a slow time of year for a boating organization, but this month is filled with camaraderie and celebration. Most people would also believe that December on Puget Sound is not a great boating time, but we have 8 intrepid boats heading to Bell Harbor the first week in December. This event is always a favorite for holiday shopping and touring the Emerald City, all aglow with festive decorations. I believe there’s still room for boaters to participate in this cruise and get out to enjoy the gorgeous Salish Sea in the winter.

December is also a time of change. At the November meeting, the membership voted in the new Officers and Board for 2020. This is a dynamic group and I’m proud to be a member of the team. We’ll have a joint board meeting of the 2019 and 2020 Boards on Monday, December 9th, to plan the upcoming year.

The next day, Tuesday, December 10th, starts the theme of holiday celebrations and since many of us have a strong connection with Hawai’i, we thought it would be fun to have a theme of Mele Kalikimaka with mai tais and aloha attire for our general meeting. The Key City Public Theatre players will give a preview of their upcoming holiday play, “Mercy Falls” which the club will be attending on Friday, Dec. 27th with a reception following in the lobby. Don’t forget to buy your tickets at www.keycitypublictheatre.org.   Continue reading

2019 November Commodore Column–Snug and Cozy

Looking out my window as I write this, the rain is pelting on the deck, the fire’s going and football is on. That’s certainly a sign that fall is here and winter is just around the corner. But it reminds me that this time of year is when our clubhouse really comes to life with all the various parties and events of the upcoming season.

In just a few days, November will kick off with PTYC’s annual Crab Feast on Nov. 9th and Scott, from New Day Fisheries, promises that this year’s crab will be some of the best. Hope you’ve bought your ticket and we look forward to seeing you there.

At our November 12th meeting, members will vote to approve the 2020 Slate of Officers and Board Members.

Continue reading