We collectively thank all the many SCYC volunteers that pulled together to create an awesome patio and improvements to the gazebo! Our volunteers carried, swept, shoveled, tapped, leveled and kept our spirits grateful, while working shoulder to shoulder, we could proudly envision what a wonderful space we were constructing together. Additional thanks to: Nathan Maune, Diane Walters, Steve Sherwood, Helen Rock and Charles & Jill Robinson, SCM & staff. Nathan -- we knew we wanted a patio but you gave us so much more. Thankful for your incredible design and positive leadership as you lead our members with skillful knowledge and direction. We further acknowledge that you put in many long hours, before ever breaking ground and several days off of work to accomplish this goal. Diane -- thank you, as always for your guidance, ideas and communications with our members, as it was such an integral portion of the project! Steve -- your hard work all day on Friday was a huge plus, alongside Nathan as you guys “paved” our way and readied our volunteers for a productive Saturday & Sunday. We continue our appreciation of Steve’s millwork talents (Steve is owner of http://www.MullisMillwork.com, 919-496-5993), as he crafts more exciting modifications to the gazebo, so that we can improve utilization and create flexible accommodations. Helen -- along with your volunteers, the enclosures you are designing and creating from our worn out sails will extend our enjoyment, way out to the coldest and wettest days ahead and we thank you! Charles Robinson -- we thank you very much for your total SCM commitment and support to the project, endless resources, raising up the gazebo (yup, he did that too) and excellent grading/ ground prep to create the perfect “foundation” for FUN!
Additional follow up from two weeks ago, we enjoyed an inspiring and healthy Share Series discussion about Reiki with Rhonda Ivey and learned of her healing touch. Thank you, Rhonda for opening our minds up to new ideas and thinking! Later that same day, Meryl Masters-Alexander treated the women sailors to our first ever “Ladies at the Helm” instructional and fun sail on M&M. Enthusiastically enjoyed by Meryl’s crew: Ann, Shannon, Rhonda, Vicky, Jane, Connie, Lisa, Laura M, Diane and myself, we decided we would do a repeat real soon. Thanks Meryl for the wonderful event idea and sharing your patience and sailing skills!
Eddie Walter’s Gilligan Island Fun Race this Saturday, May 16, racers meeting at 9:30am, end of C dock.
Memorial Day Weekend (see my earlier May 11 post in this section for more details):
- SCM's Customer Appreciation Day: Saturday, May 23, 11am - 5pm
- Don Courtney’s Blessing of the Fleet and Memorial to the Fallen: Saturday, May 23, 11am, outside the marina's no wake zone, at the 'T' intersection with Nutbush Creek. See also Don's email from last Sunday for more details.
- Clarksville Sail/Motor: Depart Sunday, May 24 10am (informal).
- SCYC Dinner at the Pizza Pub, 401 Virginia Ave, Clarksville, VA: Sunday, May 24, 6pm. Arrive by boat or by car (30 min drive). Note, please RSVP on our Steele Creek Yacht Club group Facebook page or email Commodore@steelecreekyachtclub.org so that we can advise Pizza Pub of how many to prepare for. Also mention if you are participating in the Clarksville Sail /Motor.
One final note, SCM has changed the entry codes at the marina’s front gate. Make sure you stop by the marina store to receive your new code.
In closing, SCYC and SCM, you’ve given us lots to be thankful for. We look forward to seeing you soon--
Thank you, as always for your contributions, energy and support to SCYC,
2015 SCYC Commodore