Labor Day Social

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Sunday, September 4, 2016
Social: 5:30pm
Dinner to follow: 6:30pm
Summer is Driftin' Away

Gazpacho (cold tomato soup)
Stuffed Pork Loin with Demi-glaze Sauce
Marinated Rosemary Chicken
Roasted Red Potatoes
Sauteed Vegetable Medley
Rolls & Butter

Cheesecake with assorted toppings

Wine and beer available for purchase or BYOB
Complimentary iced tea, lemonade, soft drinks, mixers, and water

Adults — $18.00
Children (ages 5 – 10) — $5.00
Children under 5 — Free

Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2016
RSVP: Layne Brown
E-mail — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone — (804) 502-7354
Ceci Brown, Dave Brown, and Bill & Layne Brown

Commodore's Comments

commodore flagSummer 2016 is quickly passing by! I am happy to report that after the 4th of July entertainment, I still have 2 of the following: arms, legs, hands, eyes and thumbs along with all 8 fingers that I arrived with notwithstanding having climbed on and off the swim platform four or five times due to damp fuses. While I admit that the entertainment was a tad bit stressful from my perspective, I hope everyone else was entertained! A big THANK YOU out to club secretary Bruce Soles for helping with the setup and ferrying me to and from the swim platform - multiple times. With regard to the 4th of July social, a big THANK YOU to club manager Bonnie Hamilton and her husband David for hosting the event! The watermelon boats were created by David and the American Flag desserts were created by Bonnie; they are indeed multi-talented.

In sailing news, Clayton James has advised me that his team has had a successful Jr. Sailing program this summer having filled 3 camps! Clayton explained the manner in which he can tell from the "kids perspective" if the camps were successful is seeing the parents quietly trying to pay attention at the end of camp banquet while the campers are seated together in the back of the room by the bar, cutting up and getting into mischief. That is how you know they had a really good time and got along well with each other.

In addition to the Governor's Cup, Vice Commodore Keith Barrack will be spear heading another Anchor on the Ware later this month and the Labor Day Social is unfortunately just around the corner. (I say unfortunately because summer passes by too doggone quickly for me!) With summer quickly passing by, I hope members have been taking advantage of our two member benefit sailboats - Snagglepuss and Wagtail!

As you know, we have repeatedly asked the membership for someone to volunteer to serve as House Committee Chairperson. Lacking a House Committee Chairperson, we have found that our non-member club manager is spending in excess of the part-time 20 hours a week she was hired for tending to club duties. For numerous reasons, this is not an acceptable situation for the club or our manager. The clubhouse is now rented for most of the remaining weekends of this year, and we have already begun receiving inquiries for 2017 which requires someone to meet with prospective renters often multiple times before they commit, and to spend time with those who have committed to rent before and after events to ensure they are aware of what they can and cannot do and that there has been no damage to our facilities. With our very low yearly dues and small membership, income from clubhouse rentals are vital to our continued ability to remain viable. Thus, the Board will be making some necessary changes to the manager's duties with emphasis upon tending to rentals with members picking up other duties previously handled by the manager.

In closing, I hope that everyone enjoyed our Nation's birthday festivities at the club and that members will offer Clayton, Keith and Brownie their talents to assist with the next three upcoming summer events. I keep harping on the fact that members need to pitch in to assist the evening's Social hosts by remembering that, with few exceptions, their mother isn't in attendance and accordingly please clean up their table after themselves. While it is not my desire to be "negative," the fact is that we all need to realize that we are not a restaurant with wait staff and bus persons, and it is simply not fair to our fellow member hosts to expect them to stay late into the night cleaning up while everyone else heads home - especially when they have already expended time and effort putting together menu, setting up, and decorating for other members to enjoy.

Hope to see everyone at the next three summer events!

Tony Villani


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