St. Patrick's Day Dinner

Saturday, March 17

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Social: 5:00 pm
Dinner served at 6:00

Please dress in your finest GREEN St. Patty's Day attire !!!!
Catered by: Shelly Williams

Corned Beef & Cabbage
Sausages with peppers & onions
Parsley Buttered Irish Potatoes
Green Beans
Glazed Carrots
Irish Soda Bread & Corn Bread

Assorted St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Coffee, Tea, Water & Soft Drinks provided
Beer & Wine for sale, or BYOB

Adults — $20.00
Children (ages 5 – 10) — $8.00
Children under 5 — FREE

Deadline:  Monday, March 12
Martha Soles: 757-810-9715
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Sharon & Jay McGlohn, Martha & Bruce Soles, Erin & Johnathan Matthews

Please remember a few courtesies to make our members' jobs easier:
Signup:  Reservations (or cancellations) by the deadline, with # attendees.
Payup: Pay for all reservations when you arrive at the event (or when billed).
Cleanup:  Clean your table before you leave.

Commodore's Comments

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I am writing this soon after our well attended Valentine’s Day Social event. It was a good chance to visit old friends and meet new members. If you were unable to attend, mark your calendar for our St. Patrick's Day event scheduled for March 17th!

As announced at the Valentine’s Day Social, we mourn the death of Harry Corr, a longtime member of our club. Harry was born in Wicomico and graduated from Botetourt High School. He attended Virginia Tech and served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He returned to the Gloucester area and established several successful businesses. He was very active in the community, serving on many boards and clubs, including our Ware River Yacht Club. Thank you for supporting his wife, Jean; please continue to reach out to her as you can. If you would like to know more about Harry's contributions to our community or to leave a note for the family, please click here for his obituary and guestbook.

The 2018 Board met for the first time on February 6th; we are going to have a busy year! Planning has started for the upcoming season, including our upcoming Club and Boat Work Days and the May Opening Ceremony.  If you have yet to do so this year, drop by the Club to admire our new deck.

As mentioned last month, the Board is always searching for ways to add value to our Club membership. Your membership already encompasses a long list of benefits, including access to monthly socials and events (Anchor on the Ware, Oyster Roast, etc.); discounted facility rental for large events; free boat storage; a private boat ramp (works best at high tide!); use of the pier and grounds for picnicking or just enjoying the view of our beautiful river; free use of an extensive fleet of keel boats, 420s, Lasers, and Opti's; free Adult Sailing lessons each summer; preferred enrollment for Summer Junior Sailing Camp; and more! Some members are taking initiative and adding new programs. We are especially grateful to Joe Morgan for leading the charge to bring back a Sunday Sailing  Series and for encouraging our membership successfully to fund the purchase of an Albacore fleet to support this venture.  We are interested in doing more. Several ideas have already been submitted, including renovating our tennis courts, re-introducing tennis tournaments, and providing opportunities for expanded access to the clubhouse for small groups. We have discussed the value of adding a swimming pool to our club for many years and will review it again this year. If you have ideas to contribute, please pass them along to any of your Board members.  All ideas are welcome!  

One last item I overlooked last month. I introduced our four new Board members but neglected to mention the reason there are four openings instead of the usual three. Layne Brown, our 2017 House Committee Chairperson on the Board, has graciously offered to assume the role of Club Manager. This is a big commitment, and she will ensure both our club and especially our facility rentals continue to run smoothly. Please be sure to thank Layne the next time you see her! Under her care, we can expect smooth sailing!

Steve Hanson



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