Wow! That was fun. Sail School with 90 students (great job, Katie Bloom O’Brien and a legion of volunteers!) and then July 4th with a huge crowd (thank you, Heidi Leyba, Becky Barker, Glen Hughes and everyone who helped make it happen)—all within less than two weeks! Tons of fun and just a little tiring. While we’re all catching our breath, consider coming out for these upcoming events: our potluck and general membership meeting on Saturday, July 27, the downtown Methodist Church has a service on Sunday morning, July 28, to which everyone is invited, and the Concert By the Lake on the evening of August 4. The Concert will feature a Big Band from Corvallis. It is BYOBeverage and BYOFood. It will be fun. I’m sorry to report that the Sail Day event has been cancelled, but it will be back next year.
We are currently compiling Work Party hours. Billing will go out on August 1. Email me if you have any questions.
There have been a couple of instances of non-compliance with the dog policy recently. It is pretty strict. You can see all the rules for the dog policy in the Members Area of the website. You can also provide feedback for the board, as this policy is still in a trial phase. Dog owners, please follow the rules or your dog privileges will likely go away.
The club is thinking about buying some new youth sailboats. The Zumas are over 25 years old. Chief of Zumas Marty Parisien has been able to keep this fleet going, but it is getting harder all the time. There will be a meeting about this on August 24 at 3:00 pm. If you have an opinion, please contact Commodore Bill Boyce or Dick Brust. And you might bring your checkbook, too.
The lake is full, the weather is great (aside from Tuesday's rain), and the boats are ready. What are you waiting for?