Wednesday, November 28, 2012

November 2012 Commodore Blog

Hi Everyone:

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Today is Black Friday and I have no plans to go anywhere near the mall and I’d much rather update you all instead.

October General Meeting Election Results
Our General Membership Meeting was held on October 20, 2012.  The 2013 Board elections were held.  Your new 2013 Board and Staff are:

Commodore – Diane Shoff
Vice Commodore – Jo Daniels
Rear Commodore – Chip McGuire
Staff Commodore – Colette Curtis-Brown
Secretary – Kim Scott
Treasurer – Ted Lyman
Fleet Captain – Dave Peck
Membership Director – Betty Griffith
Communications Director – Steve Flowers
Volunteer Coordinator – Shari Peck
Entertainment Director – Janice Page

Staff Positions
PICYA Delegate – Phil Calderoni
Ship’s Store – Marsha Fine

The 2013 Board members are sworn in and take over the reins at the December 8, 2012 Change of Watch meeting.  Please join us at La Fuentes Mexican Restaurant in Brentwood starting at 1 p.m. for a buffet luncheon prior to the meeting.  The flyer was e-mailed to you and is also available on our website.  Please call or e-mail Jo Daniels to RSVP by December 3, 2012.

River View/CIYC Halloween Party
The Halloween Party that we held with our friends at River View Yacht Club was a lot of fun!! The weather cooperated with us and we had several boats on the Holland Marina guest dock.  Thanks go out to Kim Sechler who hosted the event and did a great job as always with the over-the-top decorations, Jo Daniels who coordinated the RSVP’s and galley efforts, and Diane Shoff who handled the bar duties with help from Glenn Peck.  Thanks to everyone else who pitched in (this is code for “I waited too long to write this and I know I am forgetting to thank someone and I don’t want to leave anyone out!”) 

New this year were the “Critter Races” where guests purchased a wooden “critter’, decorated it, and participated in races that lead to a grand prize winner.  There was a costume contest, and the music provided by a DJ was a real treat (thanks Janice Page for booking far in advance). We also had a potluck breakfast and clean-up party Sunday morning.  River View and Caliente Isle Yacht Clubs shared the work, fun and proceeds.

Membership Survey
Thanks to everyone who participated in the membership survey.  The compiled survey results were distributed at the October General Meeting.  If you have not received a copy, they will also be available at our upcoming December 8, 2012 Change of Watch Meeting.  If you would like a survey mailed to you, please contact me.

We had about 70% participation in the survey.  The survey answers and comments varied and gave us some fresh ideas and points of view.  Diane has copies of all of your survey responses to help her formulate 2013 vision and goals.

Hope to see you on the 8th!