The winter months are moving by very quickly! I am sure I speak for everyone when I say spring cannot get here fast enough.
If you missed the club's Annual meeting and dinner you missed a delicious meal! Dinner was catered by Chef Tim Winchester and the GHS Culinary Students. The membership elected Brownie Bartley, David Brown, Layne Brown, and Sharon McGlohn to serve on the Board of Directors for a three year term. The new positions for the BOD are as follows: Steve Hanson, Vice Commodore; Bruce Soles, Secretary; Shannon French, Treasurer; and Joe Morgan, Fleet Captain. Committee Chairpersons are Layne Brown, House Chairwoman; Brownie Bartley, Social Chairwoman; Craig Kline and David Brown as joint Buildings and Grounds Chairmen; Sharon McGlohn, Membership Chairwoman; and Bill Tunner continues as at-large board member. Bonnie Hamilton will continue her role as Rental Manager. Sincerest thanks to Tony Villani, Nancy Goodall, Ted Bartley, and Gilbert Birdsall for their contributions to the club and BOD over the past 3 years.
At the meeting, trophies were presented to Meredith Watkins for Sailor of the Year, Clayton and Ginger James for Volunteer of the Year, Jenna Schulkowski for Junior Sailor of the Year, and Jay McGlohn received the Club Booster Award. The James V. Morgan Trophy was awarded to C.W. Miller for his contributions to the community.
I would like to apologize to Peggy Robins for the printing error in the Annual Report. Peggy was accidentally included in the list of people who resigned from the club last year. She remains an active member of the club and has been since 1983.
Membership growth continues to be a major concern for the future of the club. The new Board will be working on ways to create some new marketing ideas to promote WYRC. Members PLEASE help by reaching out to your friends and family members to encourage them to join.
Social Chairwoman Brownie Bartley is still looking for volunteers to host some of our socials this year, so please contact her to sign up.
The Board of Directors will continue to meet on the first Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. All club members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
In closing, I would like to thank the membership for giving me the opportunity to serve as your 2017 Commodore.