Congratulations to our new Board! They are all sailors and racers. Bill Boyce, Rob Moline and Matt Sprick race on Thursdays and Al Avey and June Chamberlin race on Wednesdays. Stephanie Lunceford and Gary Powell race on Tuesdays, although "race" might be too strong a word for what happens on Tuesdays. They are certainly setting a good example for the rest of us.
The EYC Calendar for 2019 is very near done. It can be found on the website. Please start marking up your own calendar so you don’t miss any of the great stuff happening next year. The club's calendar is a Google calendar so you can overlay it on your personal Google Calendar if you wish.
One of the winter projects for the club is to fix and maintain the boats that the club owns. And we currently own 24 of them! So I would like to take a moment to thank the members who do this work for us: Glen Hughes, Chip Balough, Marty Parisien, James Cassidy, Ted Walkup, Mark Schroeder, and Wally Anderson. There are probably others but these were the ones I have noticed. And in case you were wondering, yes, we are one of the State Marine Board's biggest customers.
The club has been working on some security measures. We have added several security cameras with recorders, and we will be changing the combination to the gate as of January 1. The new combination will be on your membership card which we will mail to you once your dues are paid. Let me offer a big thank you to those of you who have already paid. Ten days after the bills were sent probably a fourth of the members were paid up!
The next club function is not until the Chili Feed on January 26. At this event we hope to deliver your Member Handbook as well as vote on some small Bylaw changes. Consequently, the Bylaws will not be 100% up-to-date, but you will be able to find any changes in the electronic copy of the Handbook which will be on the soon-to-be-revealed Members Area of the website.
Well, the Chili Feed is not exactly the first January event because there is a Work Party scheduled the Saturday before, January 19. Please consider finding your long johns and coming out to help. We’ve got dock work to do!
A big thank you to Willamette Sailing Club. We have long hosted a collegiate regatta in late October when there is barely enough water to float a dingy at the deepest ramp. And this year the Corps had to draw down water a little early and send it to Portland to keep the fish alive. WSC volunteered to host the event, which I guess was only fair since they had our water. Thank you to junior member Langdon Junge for helping to organize the event.
The Commodore's Ball was great fun. We had a big crowd at the Vets' Club and much thanks to Judy Slijper for organizing our Hawaiian-themed party for outgoing Commodore Gary Powell, who performed with a ukulele orchestra.
Thank you to Port Commissioner Marji Clune who recently made a generous donation to the junior program.
Finally, a reminder that there is no EYC Bulletin in December. But please, try to enjoy the holidays anyway.