The Commodore's Comments - April
by Mike Levine, Commodore
|Hello again! For all
of those who braved the predicted monsoon to attend
the Wind Ceremony part I on March 23rd, a hearty
thanks! Until that last squall that sent your fearless
leader scurrying in a cold, wet, mad dash to escape
to his vehicle, it was going very well. The food
was excellent and Swami and the Festoons were playing,
Wind Ceremony Part II happened on April 6, and the
weather was perfect this time! Although my Syracuse
Orange being in the final four prevented me from
attending Wind Ceremony Part II, I’m sure
it was a merry and festive event as always.
The 40th Annual Steven C. Smith Memorial Regatta
will take place on April 26th– 28th. On-line
registration is open! Please send donations
I finally got some sailing in on Sunday and the
water is warming up nicely! The Wind Ceremony must
have worked because it was blowing at 10-12 which
is good for me. Well, that’s it for this month.
Hope you all had a great time at Wind Ceremony part
II and hope to see you at the beach soon!
2013 SPSC Commodore
The Rebellion Final Chapter by Trebor Serarg
|Well, the day of the
rebellion arrived on March 23rd and our question
as to whether it would suck or blow was answered
once and for all. The ‘Great’ Swami
was reportedly there as was his nemesis, this year’s
Commodore, Mike. I say ‘reportedly’
because there was no one dressed in mystical garbs,
so I’m guessing he came dressed as a lay person.
Notice from the picture many of the rebels hiding
behind their bumbershoots and the angst in the young
man’s face, knowing full well the rebellion
would not succeed. A young woman ran for her life
as she saw the leadership of the rebellion crumble
under the intense battery of rain, wind, and lightning.
After realizing that this Swami was only a One Trick
Swami, with the ability to conjure up wind, and
that he had no effect against the rain and lightning,
his followers looked for solace elsewhere. Fortunately,
through the coordinating efforts of the past commodore
and the presence of the current commodore, food
and shelter were provided. Several wonderful bean
dishes filled their angst filled tummys and once
again the cosmic thread was tied.
Club Meeting March 12, 2013
Called to order at 7:42. 20 present until Wright
arrived, then 21.
We went over the calendar. Bob A. is ready for
the Wind Ceremony to break wind. Jack had a venue
for NIMBY that has no date yet. Forgot what it
Rum ‘n Rootbeer on August 3rd. Beans, the
good gas producing kind such as baked beans and
chili, will be the featured entrée for
the Blazing Harnesses themed event. Endless Summer
date has been set for September 27-29.
Currently have 36+ people set up for lessons in
addition to the Venture Scouts.
Purser indicated we have money in our account
with an insurance bill due and a few more Wind
Ceremony expenses. Have four new members since
last time, Brian, Bradley, Danielle, and Cinda
for a total of 58 memberships.
Linda wanted to know if the folks that will be
getting kicked off of SPSC2 were being notified
after it was announced the Board decided to do
it. Short answer was “no.” Long answer
was “huh, didn’t think of that, but
they have time, if they read the newsletter, to
know about it, so, no.”
After the buoy purchase, we still need 3 anchors.
No need for chain or lines. I’m wondering
if these guys know how anchors and buoys work
together. May be buying more buoys next year.
Keys trip wrap up had Perry speak about the lack
of TP at times and only one hot tub working. In
addition, the pool was not heated. General discussion
took place on tent setups and cost. Good news,
hopefully, is that the Fiesta Key resort has been
SOLD!!! If the new owners won’t deal with
us, Lee found a potential alternative site at
Knights Key. Those people seemed to want us there.
Perry announced Martini’s Friday before
the Wind Ceremony since Martini’s before
the wind ceremony usually doesn’t bode well.
Bill is going to Corpus in May and wanted to know
who else might wish to go.
Chris Graves picked up the free equipment someone
was giving away and indicated most is not useable.
Found out the SPSC Board cannot buy anything over
$250 without club approval, so DO NOT buy anything,
such as equipment you think training could use,
without consulting the board or club first.
Mary gave a talk on the Walk for Water on April
21st. Heck, I’ve seen folks in the club
come off their boards at high speed and Walk ON
Water, skim on water, and summersault on water.
Walking for it should be no problem.
We sold 77 Wind Ceremony shirts to date. That
is, we sold 77 individual shirts, not shirts from
1977. Notice there is no ‘ in front of the
77. If I did ’77, then I could understand
the confusion, but there wasn’t, so get
over it. 5pm start for suppah with 7pm start for
Linda challenged others in the club, namely Bill,
Bob A., and Bob G. to attend the Mid Winters next
Meeting adjourned at 8:43.
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