I think Fall started yesterday at 1:30 pm. I turned off the sprinklers and the rainy season began. One could argue that the sailing season really is not over until Dean pulls his 30-foot Camelot with its 5.5 foot draft out of the water. But the end is near. The Corps is lowering the lake level about 4 inches per day and even brave-hearted Dean will not last much longer. Dinghies can probably sail right up until the water hits the toe of the north ramp which will happen in a couple of weeks. The last water event will be the collegiate Outlaw Regatta on October 28-29.
The EYC fiscal year ends on October 31. And so bills for 2018 will go out in early November. Just before that, we will have our Annual Meeting following the monthly potluck on October 28. You don't have to come to the 6:30 pm potluck to come to the meeting which will start at 7:30 pm, but it would be great to see you for dinner, too. We will be voting on some important things. And we will take attendance and will be raising the dues for everyone who is absent.
Just kidding! But there will be several important votes on Bylaw changes as well as officer elections. So please come.
And the following Saturday, November 4, is the Commodore's Ball where we have a party to celebrate and give appreciation to our outgoing Commodore, Ted Walkup, who has been wonderful this year. It is being hosted by last year's Commodore, Leta Sellers, so we know it will be wonderful. You can read about it and register and even pay online.
I would like to remind you that EYC sells clothing with our logo. These make wonderful holiday presents and you can buy out of inventory or order by calling Blanche Chase at 541-760-0279.
The Thistle Fleet is having their yearly winter party on November 11. f you are in that fleet you should already have information. If you want to be, contact Fleet Captain Stuart Ramsing by email or by phone at 541-914-0063.
After that, there is not much coming up on the calendar until the Chili Feed on the last Saturday of January. Enjoy your off-season and start making plans—next year is going to be amazing.