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The Commodore's Comments - March 2013

by Mike Levine, Commodore


Greetings all! Spring will soon be in the air despite the recent cold snap. I know all who attended the “last” Keys trip had a great time. Our next event is the wildly popular Wind Ceremony, this year hosted by past Commodore Bob Andrews. Please register by March 9th, to reserve your in-demand Wind Ceremony long sleeve tee-shirt in the size(s) you want. Sizes and availability are not guaranteed if you do not register in advance! This year, the pot luck food theme is “beans, beans and more beans” (good thing this is an outdoor event). Please get to the beach around 3:00 PM. Band members are encouraged to arrive about an hour early for a sound check.

On a club business note…. The board, in its infinite wisdom, voted to limit inclusion in the club “SPSC2” mailing list to club members in good standing (that basically means dues are paid up). Anyone will still be able to send a note to SPSC2 but you will not receive messages sent to the list unless you are an actual club member in good standing or a business entity deemed worthy by the board. A decision regarding posting to the message board was discussed but no action taken.

Well, that’s it for this month. Hope to see you all at the Wind Ceremony!

Mike Levine
2013 SPSC Commodore


 

Beware the Rebellion Part II by Trebor Serarg



After my article about the rebellion last month, I received this e-mail from their religious leader. It stated “Hey Trebor Sevarg, WE know ALL about you, if you think we are a dissident group now just wait until they play our new album backwards besides art takes precedence over business it's in the constitution ;)” Well, it’s not in the constitution, but if this fanatical group takes over, it could be. If what Yoko Ono did is “art”, then this Swami character and his band of Festoons can claim to be artists as well, I suppose. Keep your eyes open for this nefarious group of festoons.

This rebellion is going to come to a head on MARCH 23rd, when our sources tell us they are going to ‘Gimme Three Strokes’ towards a ‘concert’. I have a feeling, though, that this is a ‘One Trick Swami’ that can’t ‘Duck Jibe’ even though he is ‘Addicted to Gusts’ and ‘Just Rigged a Sail.’ The trouble with this group is their militant female group. I understand there is a ‘Girl From Panacea’ and a ‘Windsurf Girl’ whose ‘Boots’ are going to walk all over you. However, I think many of them are going to be ‘Too High’, smacked on a ‘Martini’, ‘Soo Old’, and/or ‘Psycho Sailors’, that, in the end, they will lose and are going to sadly find out that In ‘Heaven There is No Beer’. So, in ‘A Message To You’, we know you are not ‘Swami B Good’ or ‘King of the Sea’, and the only question about the rebellion is ‘Will It Suck or Will it Blow!’

See y’all at the Wind Ceremony. Festooooooonnnnnsss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wind Ceremony


You can still register online through Wednesday, March 20

The 2013 Wind Ceremony is set for March 23! Make sure you reserve the date to come join us at Shell Point Beach!

We have a fun cooking contest for everyone this year. While we are having a pot luck dinner, we (meaning all the registrants) will be the judges. Just bring your favorite "bean dish" for the pot luck and it will be in the contest. If you want to join in on dinner, you must bring a dish of some kind.

Registration or checkin on the beach will start around 3pm with "suppah" around 6pm. Swami and the Festoons will arrive around 8pm or so to entertain us with some oldie but goodies along with some new tunes Swami has added to the music lineup. If you have any questions regarding the Wind Ceremony or would like to offer your help, send me an email at andrews5014@gmail.com. FESTOONS!!!

Pack your coolers, bring your chairs and come toss your wishes to the Wind Gods so we may be blessed with another year of windy days at Shell Point Beach!!

Registration starts at 3:00pm
Dinner at 6:00pm
Swami & the Festoons around 8:00pm

If you have any questions, call Bob Andrews at (850) 556-5014 or email andrews5014@gmail.com.


My View of the 2013 Fiesta Key Trip – Bob Graves


I would like to tell a story about a member of our club, a man of great renown at Fiesta Key. Though the idiots who run the place have no clue of his awesomeness, the RVers that return year after year look forward to his arrival. The man, or legend, of who I speak is Perry Morris, aka Pervy, aka Music Meister, aka the “Martini Man”.

Even though Perry was the first at the campsite with Bill and I arriving about 4 hours later, his tent had just finished being setup when we arrived. Perry would start something at his site when some of the old timers at the campground would come on by and welcome him, peppering him with questions, and catching up from last year. It happened so often, a 45 minute operation took him about 4 hours. Later that evening, after Bill and I were setup and Bob A. had arrived, another RVer came over and asked if more were coming. After I told him “heck yea!” he responded with an “all right!” I’m guessing we are the freak show that allows others to break the bondage of their ‘proper’ façade. Pretty profound, huh?

The sailing was pretty good the first weekend, with many people on the water and others in it more than on it. Sadly, Richard’s sail took a beating and brought him in after some great runs. Chris G., Perry, Hugh, Bob A. and Bill were having a great time. Wednesday saw lighter but decent long board air that saw Mark V., Tina, and Donna back on the water and Dave and John out there moving well.

On Thursday, many of us took a trip to Key West. One thing I must say about that place, as the picture shows, the men there are very, very good looking! Our tour guide, Perry, did an absolutely marvelous job. After seeing all the sites, drinking all the drinks, and stopping at all the stops, we got back to our vehicles just when the first rain drops fell. The rain had stopped when we arrived at the No Name Pub where we waited outside for a table with a pitcher of beer and two key deer watching us from across the street. After getting our tables inside, the skies opened up and it poured, letting up when it was time to go.

The weather when we first got there was beautiful, with 80 degree days dropping to about 70 at night. Thursday night brought some gusty wind and rain and Friday had sporadic showers with lightning, so some of us that were still there spent time up in Islamorada visiting local establishments. Saturday brought some very heavy wind, gusting to over 30, getting Perry and Bill on the water and Bob in it. Sunday was pretty darn chilly and we spent some quality time in the hot tub. Had supper at Gordon and Jen’s “Coach”, and shared some drinks with them. Gordon and Jen are from Miami, with the Miami PD. Gordon was in the K9 unit for 28 years and their two police dogs are incredible animals. Both had a great sense of humor, which is always necessary when dealing with SPSC people! Overall, the weather was wonderful, the people enjoyable and the trip one of the best.


2013 Fiesta Key Trip – Lee Chapin


Wow! Just “wow” doesn’t adequately describe it. A week in the keys with good friends, great (warm) weather, sunset martinis every evening, potential “green flashes”, dressing up for great special event parties, communal meals, great sailing and just plain old sitting around visiting with your friends.

The much anticipated week-in- the-keys officially starts when you arrive onsite and all of your friends pitch in to help you set up camp. Once that task is completed it’s time to set down with everyone for a beer and a visit. After visiting it’s off to the pool for a quick dip and time to rig. It’s so nice to be able to leave everything rigged and know that it is safely stored for the week right next to the launch area.

The sailing was great! A few days were made to order for the 20 Knot Snob sailors. Those of us not up to sailing in those conditions got to sit onshore with a cold one in hand and live vicariously through our friends performing perfectly executed duck-jibes. On the days when the wind abated to less than 20 knot conditions, everyone got out on the water. It was truly a shared day with everyone swapping boards, sailing together in groups and generally relishing a day together on the water. Everyone who wanted to sail did.

Our widely known and recognized martini master, Perry, was on top of his game at Fiesta Key. We all know how much we appreciate his efforts, but it was truly a marvel to see how the big fancy motorhome folks showed up at Perry’s tent at martini time to participate in our Perry-led ritual.

The group theme parties were added fun starting with the “Fat Tuesday” celebration, the brainchild of my Cajun wife. There were masks and beads (don’t ask what had to be done to get your beads!) and best of all everyone showed up with their favorite Mardi Gras based food contribution. It was truly a night worthy of “Fat Tuesday”. The “Trailer Trash Bash” hosted by Dan & Sherrie was quite a hit. The sunset crowd were sort of puzzled at first, they knew who we were because we all had martini’s in-hand, but it took them a while to recognize that we were just playing dress-up (or dress-down!). There was a guest appearance by a grownup Honey Bobo and several of her entourage. After the sun set Sherrie awarded prizes for the best costumes. The party then retired to Dan & Sherries tent for such delicacies as fried baloney sandwiches, potted meat and a whole host of Sherrie prepared “Trailer Trash” dishes, along with some strange roulette based game that involved scotch drinking. There was a group celebration of birthdays with birthday cake and presents. There are numerous pictures of this celebration, however, they are not widely available out of fear that they could show up on Facebook and damage otherwise stellar reputations.

The camp sites were “shared” this year because of the Morgan Resorts attempt to get as far into everyone’s wallet as possible. What they didn’t count on is that our group is a family and doubling, or tripling up is not a problem. While we were traveling around during the week several of us scouted out other places for our annual trek. There are other camping resorts/parks, but none of them offer all of the attributes that we have come to love at Fiesta Key. Towards the end of the week we were told that Morgan Resorts sold Fiesta Key to “someone else”, so maybe the new owners will turn out to be better for SPSC. Even if they continue in the same manner as did Morgan, it will be worth suffering through considering the reward of a week on Fiesta Key with your friends.

The true test of a really good week has its tell-tail signs at the end of the week when you dread breaking camp and heading home to reality. You know it was an enjoyable week when your discussion with your wife, while you are packing up, involves a discussion of “what we need to do for next year”. Thanks Perry! we hope that you keep organizing the “Last Annual Fiesta Key Trip”, it is truly an event not to be missed.




February Club Meeting 2013

If you are reading this to find out what happened you are out of touch since the meeting was cancelled because the scribe, yes, me, was in the Keys. Many people think the Commodore is in control, or the money man, the purser, but no one knows what goes on unless I type it up ‘correctly’ and you read it. They may have ‘thought’ they said something else, but once it’s in writing, it is what actually happened. Just remember from here on out, the ‘truth’ is what I write down, so if somebody says something different, just use my written word as proof that they are wrong.

And as far as our board meetings go, we have a vow of silence. The only way to find out what happens at these festive soirees is to become a board member. The picture is of the last board member that broke silence. Don’t recognize him, do you? But, hey, we have fun!






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