Our Treasure Hunt event is coming up this Saturday on September 12th hosted by David and myself. A fun time for all is expected again but with a few twists and turns from previous years. We’ll gather at the end of C dock at 11:00 am. All treasure hunters will be assigned to one of our gracious, yet competitive host boats: Aquilla, Palisades, Sea Gal and Sapphire. There will be something for everyone, where creativity, strategy, nautical knowledge and a willingness to go for the gold (treasure) will be your mission. Prizes afterwards to be enjoyed (consumed) and bragging rights to fly the coveted “Treasure Hunt” burgee! Please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning on attending so that we can make sure we have enough prizes. Last year we had 43 participants and the event is expected to last just 2-3 hours, so hope to see everyone join in for some more friendly competition this year!
From the business side of SCYC, I’d like to put out a special Call To Action to all members to consider volunteering their time and talents as one of next year’s 2016 SCYC Officers! As some of you may have heard, I have taken on a new career as a high school Marketing teacher and with so much to learn, my free time is very limited. Our Vice-Commodore, Diane Walters’ schedule has also become very busy lately with attending to her mom’s needs after her injury and Diane expects to be out of town every other weekend. So if you ask, what’s involved by volunteering to be an officer? It’s important to realize when you consider this idea, you don’t need to follow my lead as next year’s Commodore, or Dennis’, or Steve’s, Meryl’s, Helen’s, or Ted’s! You can design your contributions and efforts as an officer, as you see fit and manage it in a way that works for you. Actually most of the effort takes place in December (when you’re not out on the water much, anyhow) and your task is communicating with previous event hosts to select a date for the coming year’s calendar. From there, it’s just communications about the events that are already mapped out. Keep in mind, the previous officers and plenty of others are always willing to help guide you and assist. SCYC members, please give it serious consideration. It really is gratifying to give back to the club that has given so much to us all. Nominations will be taken on November 14th, at our Fall Business Meeting. Do me a favor and drop me a line if you have questions or are interested in putting your name in the hat!
Our August Luau at the Henderson Group Camp site was a great weekend shared with old and new friends, good weather and great food. Thank you Don & Dana Courtney, Carl & Joan Staley, Rich Kamens, and Kim Thompson for food planning, purchasing and cooking plus assisting food prep from Regina Blalock and Laura Maroglou. A shout out to all the volunteers that made the Luau happen, and helped in so many ways: digging out our fire pit, donating & delivering firewood, unloading firewood, setting up canopies, grills and prep tables, empting out our shed full of supplies and the next day stocking it back up, bringing over your personal corn hole games and SCM’s game, Sunday’s campsite clean-up, being game coordinators for our Corn Hole Tournament, Egg Toss and Canoe Tug-o-War and the ten brave women and ten brave men that were willing to show their creative interpretations during our much entertaining and competitive women’s vs. men’s Charades game. Thank you all, we couldn’t have done it without you!
In addition, thanks to Laura Twyman, Ann Hammer, Shannon Doane and Brenda Miller for hosting our 4th Annual Dog Days of Summer Event, this past August 29th. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend but it was reported, they collected $340 in donations to a local shelter, plus everyone enjoyed a hot dog super and a whole bunch of dog-lovin fun! Laura wrote: 35 people and 9 dogs attended our 4th annual Dog Days of Summer, hosted by Ann Hamner, Shannon Doane, Brenda Miller and Laura Twyman. This year we added luminaries which could be donated In Honor or In Memory of our past furry shipmates, which was an added source of donations for the shelter. We had a record amount of supplies and money donated to help many homeless cats and dogs. The 2015 winner of the Dog/Owner look-a-like contest goes to Rick Connelly and Sparky. Thank you to the so many of you who helped Dog Days to be such a successful event! Apparently, If you haven’t had a chance to donate, there’s still time, so top by Bon Bimi, to make a contribution. Thanks also to Herb Estes who took some great photos of the event. Go to our photos tab of www.steelecreekyachtclub.org to seem them all.
Looking ahead at the calendar:
Sept 19: Fish Fry, hosted by Don Courtney
Sept 19: Fun Race, race chairmen: Eddie Walters & David Willcox
Sept 26: Bluenose Race, hosted by Steve & LauraTwyman
Nov 7: 1st Annual Dock Crawl, hosted by Patricia Dionne & Dan Godwin, Jan & Dave Bochnovic and Denise & Craig Allen
So many of you have remarked on FB about the incredibly satisfying times that we’ve been enjoying on the water during the past few months with friends, family and great weather. We are all so fortunate to share these moments together, let’s keep ‘em coming!
Thank you, as always for your contributions, energy and support to SCYC,
2015 SCYC Commodore