Fellow Caliente Island Yacht Clubbers, it has been a while since the last Islander was published and that is going to be remedied by providing you with a format that is more up to date. We will be going more and more electronic with our communications from here on out on a monthly basis. Our web site offers an opportunity to keep you informed with timely and important articles written by key officers as needed, the calendar of events and cruising out schedule as well as topics of interest and of course we will continue to post pictures that show what a fantastic and fun loving group we are.
This is turning out to be quite a year for the Club. The positive energy in the Club has been very apparent with amount of work an improvements that have been made as demonstrated by the look in the bar thanks to Glenn Peck, the new ice machine thanks to Joel Panzer, the new sound system thanks to Gary Winewroth, and the sprucing up inside out of the club that was motivated by Kim Sechler. The owner of the Caliente Harbor has done a lot to improve the building and marina with still quite a bit more needing to be done.
This has been a year of challenges for the Club, however, especially regarding maintenance, growing membership, participation in our events by our members and other clubs, and just trying to keep the finances of the club in balance. We are about to have our Ansul fire suppressant system upgraded. While expensive it assures that the club will have a working galley that is critical for revenue generation. The bar improvement is a very visible showing of our commitment to the success of the Club and making life a lot easier for our bar tending volunteers. Having a good sound systems helps to provide good entertainment without having to have a DJ or band for every event. The Club looks as good as it has ever been.
Our goal is to keep the Club going on along viably for as long as possible. In order accomplish that, the Board has been identifying and evaluating options for the Club moving forward. I am encouraging all of you to come to our General Meeting at 1:30 PM, October 30th to elect the new Board for 2011, hear about our plans and time lines, and help us to become a more successful club whatever future course we wind up taking based on certain realities that will unfold over the next several months.