ALL HANDS ON DECK! SCYC is moving full-steam-ahead, participating in a big PATIO construction project this coming weekend, April 24, 25 and 26! We all look forward to seeing a big turnout so that we can start and complete it, in one full weekend! If you’ve ever attended any of our pot-luck suppers in the past and experienced awkward, sloping spaces to congregate and leaning picnic tables, we hope you’ll make the effort—a little or a lot, just show up! If you can respond to our Vice Commodore’s invitation email of April 8th or go to the link on the SCYC group Facebook page, please RSVP to help with our planning. Finally, If you just can’t find it, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what day you can pitch in. Bring some work gloves and shoes, plus any tools, wheelbarrows, shovels or rakes, etc.
Hope you have been enjoying the many fun events so far. At our Spring Business Meeting, we had 59 members attend with a delicious shrimp & grits brunch prepared by Don, Dana, Paul, Dave, Kim, Connie, Rich, and Meryl. The shipmate award was presented to Steve Twyman and we enjoyed some special entertainment from all our 2015 event hosts as they told us what to expect this season. Our resident architect, Nathan Maune presented plans for next weekend’s patio project and the club unanimously agreed it was a worthy club effort to participate and support. Charles Robinson, SCM is supplying the materials, grading and site prep, while SCYC will provide the labor to lay the pavers. Darren Wohl presented our first Share Series with a very important discussion about Boating First Aid, for which we all benefited from. A big thanks to my fellow officers: Diane, Laura & Doug plus all contributors to the meeting, making it truly a group voice and effort!
We’ve had two Fun Races already this season with March’s first place finishers: Fleet A- Tenacious, Fleet B- Audacity and April’s first place finishers: Fleet A- Godspeed, Fleet B- BrendaGail. Congrats to all the participants as they continue to raise their skill levels and thank you to race committee chairs, Eddie and David for their great races and fun course designs.
A busy April also brought us two more Share Series: Mark Alexander energized us (sorry for the pun) with math equations Watts=Amps x Volts in his discussion about “Everything You Wanted to Know About Batteries, But Were Afraid To Ask” and even had handouts! Glenn Withrow inspired us with his “Younger Next Year” discussion to challenge us this year with better food and exercise choices and the benefits of loving relationships. The evening was capped off with Mark and Meryl’s delicious International Dinner and annual Flea Market to trade and sell our slightly used boating treasures. Finally, this past Saturday, Helen’s talents led a group of members in a sewing event that is utilizing old sails to keep us dry and warm when we gather at the gazebo. I believe we’ll need more help to continue this project but great progress has been made thus far. Thanks for your great contributions, Mark, Meryl, Glenn and Helen.
Looking ahead, May 2 we have “Ladies at the Helm” event with Meryl Masters-Alexander and together, from a woman’s POV, we will learn how to improve our sailing skills. Also, that same day we are fortunate to have our fourth Share Series discussion: “Reiki: The Healing Touch” with Rhonda Ivey.
It’s been a great spring with more fun times ahead. Hope to see you at the lake soon!
Thank you, as always for your contributions, energy and support to SCYC,
2015 SCYC Commodore