Commodore’s Message January 2020
Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season. Those of us who attended the Yacht Club’s Christmas party were treated to ham, turkey, and sides prepared by the Board members and appetizers and desserts brought by the other members. Thanks so much to Kathy Rodgers and Debra Richardson for spearheading the event. Not only was the food delicious, but we also learned that some of our members have hidden dance talents with Team Funky Chicken and the Locomotion teams taking top honors in the dance contest. Thanks also to Michael Scott for providing the music.
Thanks to the generosity of our club members, we collected $1,000 at the Christmas party for the Island Senior Resources Meals on Wheels program. When I presented this to Debbie Metz at ISR, I learned that a generous anonymous donor was quadrupling all donations made by the end of the year, turning our SWYC donation into $4,000! What a wonderful Christmas gift for a great program.
I am also happy to announce that Katy Shaner is our new Rear Commodore, and she plans to continue her work with the Windward Women and the kayaking group. Pete Grimlund has volunteered to come on the Board as a Member at Large to fill the position that Katy vacated. Thanks to both of them for accepting these positions.
As we enter the new year, it’s time for membership renewals. Early in January, our membership tool, MembershipWorks, will automatically send a renewal reminder to the primary account holder of all current members, and only primary account holders can renew. All members will receive a separate email explaining the online renewal process which can be completed with a credit card transaction. You will all still have the option of paying by check. If the Primary member isn’t the person that normally makes payments in your household, you can make that change online. Instruction are on the website.
I am looking forward to a great year for the South Whidbey Yacht Club, and we are in the process of finalizing our 2020 calendar. Don’t forget to go to our new website often for updates on all of our activities.
Looking forward to seeing you at our various events throughout the year.
Jim Rogers, Commodore SWYC
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