Flag Raising

Flag Raising & Kentucky Derby Social

Flag Raising followed by
champagne toast with light appetizers & Dinner

Flags Emily       jockey


Saturday, May 7, 2016
Flag Raising & Social: 5:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm
Catered by: Brian Marshall

*** Race related club fundraising activities will be offered during the social ***
Derby Day hats encouraged for the ladies!!!

Garden Salad
Rosemary Beef Tenderloin in red wine demi-glace
Grilled Mahi in chardonnay cream sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes
Green Bean with garlic & red peppers
Assorted rolls with butter

Derby Pie and Celebration Cake

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

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

Deadline: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
RSVP: Debby Corlett
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Phone — (757) 258-9241
Hollye Morgan
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Phone — (757) 345-2862

Cleve & Debby Corlett
Joe & Hollye Morgan

Commodore's Comments

commodore flagA big thank you to Shannon and John French and Martha Sue and Bruce Soles for hosting the St. Paddy's Day Bunch! The event was very well attended and the weather could not have cooperated any better! Once again, this brunch was catered and it appears that using a caterer to prepare meals in lieu of member hosts doing so is both well received by the membership and a much easier way for members to host these events. I understand that Social Committee Co-Chairs Brownie and Ted Bartley are still looking for volunteers to host future socials, so please consider contacting Brownie and Ted to do so.

If you missed the St. Paddy's Day Brunch, you missed a good time and couple of exciting announcements. First, it was my pleasure to report that former club manager Cheryl Davis notified the BOD that our new manager Bonnie Hamilton learned the ropes quickly, is now "trained" and flying solo! With that pronouncement, Cheryl was off on a new adventure with Bob enjoying retirement life! Cheryl remains available to us as a member via phone or email should we have questions. Second, I was able to announce that BOD Member and former Social Committee Chair Melissa Smith has stepped up to become this year's House Committee Chairwoman! Melissa did an outstanding job last year as our Social Chair, and she is sure to bring that same level of commitment and energy to this new volunteer position!

Our annual clubhouse workday is on Saturday April 9th beginning at 8:30 in the morning. While it is called a "work day" this is actually a really fun time for members to come out and enjoy each other's company while sprucing up the buildings and grounds. There's something for everyone to do from trimming bushes, raking leaves, sprucing up the tennis courts, to cleaning the clubhouse windows. We're usually done a little before or a little after noon depending upon our turnout. We'll be obtaining lunch for those who attend from Nuttall Store. Please leave a message on the club voicemail or give Building and Grounds Committee Gilbert Birdsall or House Committee Chairwoman Melissa Smith so we'll know to expect you, and don't forget to bring your tools! We want the clubhouse buildings and grounds to be in "ship shape" condition for Flag Raising which is right around the corner on Saturday May 7th.

Fleet Captain Joe Morgan and his committee members are in the process of getting both of our adult sailboats, Wagtail and Snagglepus ready for the sailing season! The club added these vessels to our fleet for use by the membership and we want you to use and enjoy them. Contact Joe if you would like to assist with readying them, or to find out how to go about qualifying to take one or both out for a sail!

I have found that the best way to get to know other members and to get more enjoyment out of my club membership was to get more involved with our club. I cannot over emphasize the fact that we are a member-driven club. If we are to thrive, volunteer help is needed for the clubhouse workday, boat workdays, socials, the Governor's Cup, promoting our Summer Jr. Sailing program, Anchor on the Ware, membership growth and governance of the club. As such, everyone needs to "pitch in" in one way or another. Please ask yourself where YOU can contribute and then give a Committee Chair or BOD Member a call to volunteer your time and talents.

Tony Villani


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