I would like to start by extending my sincere thanks to all who braved the threatening weather to attend the Annual Membership Meeting. Turnout was good, and we briskly moved through the agenda so everyone could leave before it started snowing. The Board set-up crew and Dave Brown with his famous tacos set the stage for a wonderful night; thank you!
We have three new Board members who have volunteered their time to help guide the future of our Club. Bill Brown will assume the role of Secretary. Jane Wilson will be an "at-large" member. Jonathan Matthews has bravely assumed the role of Vice Commodore and is praying I stay healthy as I serve another year as Commodore. I extend a hearty thanks to our outgoing Board Members Bruce Soles, Craig Klein, and Shannon French. You have worked hard these last three years, and your efforts are appreciated! Also, as voted and approved at the Annual Meeting, Shannon French will continue to maintain the finances for the Club and will report regularly to the Board.
We are already planning for 2019. Joe Morgan will lead the kickoff meeting for the Summer Sailing Series on Saturday, February 16th. Anyone who is interested in racing, learning to race, helping with the Race Committee, or is just generally interested in the Club is encouraged to attend (see adjacent note). Clayton James is starting plans for the Summer Junior Sailing Camp. As we have the past couple of summers, we will continue to offer free Adult Sailing lessons every Saturday from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Along with our socials and other events, it will be a fun year! I am still looking for volunteers interested in reviving our Tennis programs (and courts). I am also looking for some avid fisherman to organize/coordinate a few tournaments, including the annual Veteran's Event started by Bill Tunner. Please call me directly if you would like to volunteer for either of these roles.
We had a misprint that left the expenses off the Annual Report at the Annual Meeting. By the time you read this, you should have received a corrected email version. If you have not, let one of our Board Members know, and we will ensure you get a copy.
I am looking forward to 2019. Hope to see you at our Valentine's Day social!