Commodore's Comments


Wow! 2014 is gone! Time truly does fly. Our annual meeting will be held at the club house on Saturday, January 17th . Happy hour (half hour) starts at 5:30, dinner at 6 pm and the meeting will begin at 7 pm.

As you know, this is the meeting in which you select new directors, find out who are the new officers, review the budget, congratulate those who are recipients of the annual awards, and hear the thoughts and concerns of the board. Your attendance and participation can only make our club better.

I would like to thank the following whose terms on the board have expired, for their efforts and dedication to the WRYC. Clayton James served as Fleet Captain and has organized the Governor's Cup for the past several years, Dennis Knuteson handled the building and grounds for the past three years, John Singleton has served as Vice Commodore twice and Commodore once during his term, and Robin Troutman has done an outstanding job as the club secretary. As you can see, they have been actively involved in the governance of your club. Please make a point to thank them when you see them.

The nominating committee has spoken with the following members who have agreed to serve on the board: Joe Morgan, Bill Tunner, Keith Barrack, and Melissa Wincher (soon to be Smith). Darryl Wellinghoff has resigned from the board due to his work schedule. Gilbert Birdsall has agreed to fill the remaining two years of his term.

The Christmas party was a great success! We have some awesome cooks in our club! The board provided the meat and members provided the side dishes and dessert. The food was delicious and the fellowship was festive. Thanks to Robin Troutman, Tony Villani, and John Singleton for decorating the clubhouse and Christmas tree. The poinsettias on the tables were donated by a member.

I would like to thank each and every member who gave some of their time for the betterment of the club. Your efforts during the spring workday, boat work day, floating the platform, sponsoring or working socials, working Governor's Cup, painting the bottom of the sailboat etc. all contribute to making our club better. It also gives each of us a chance to interact with other members or their guests.

Please continue to be active and encourage other members to become more involved. Finally, I would like to thank you for allowing me to serve as your commodore. It has been my honor and privilege.

Jay McGlohn

Commodore 2014

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Reminder about Bringing Guests to Socials

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Guests are welcome at club events, but to assist the club in keeping track of guest visits, members are asked to give the names of their guests when making reservations for socials. Please help these efforts by giving guest names to the hosts when you sign up for all socials.

Keep in mind, if your guests enjoy the club enough to come to socials perhaps they would like to join the club. Offer to endorse them and give them an application for membership. We'd love to have them become part of the WRYC family! And when you meet newcomers to Gloucester or the area consider inviting them to look at the club and consider membership. A personal invitation is the best way to attract new members and increase our membership.


Club Membership in US Sailing Helps You


WRYC is a member of US Sailing, which is a benefit to the club and to you. US Sailing is the national governing body for sailing in the United States. Its objectives include encouraging and promoting the racing of sailing boats and unifying the rules in connection with sailing. As a US Sailing member, the club receives the US Sailing magazine, and qualifies for insurance discounts, discounts for registration on the Regatta Network, and discounts at the US Sailing store. We are also able to list our events on the US Sailing online calendar. As members of WRYC, you may join US Sailing at a discount, and a portion of your US Sailing dues would be returned to WRYC to expand sailing programs at our club.


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