from the Vice BobbyG
Once again the SPSC showed what they are all about. Having the honor of chairing the Wind Ceremony, the premier event for the greatest windsurfing band in the tri-county area, I was witness to the wonderfulness of others. I know, I know, I’m supposed to be writing of others Vices, but not this time.
My wonderful wife, Sandy, did not assist with registration, she did it! I was busy being a roadie for the band, trying to get gear not meant for an outdoor band performance to work properly. While I was doing this, Sandy was being inundated with requests for shirts and registrations. What we still needed was organizing the food buffet and the fire. With her expertise at other venues, Linda did a wonderful job organizing the tables and the accessories needed for people to eat and was there at the end to break down. Realizing that I was kicked out of the cub scouts, I asked Dan and Bill to build a fire from Dave’s wood, I mean log, I mean the wooden logs from his property, which they did expertly. Since there was no starter wood but there was a Christmas tree, they stuffed its branches underneath. With a good 12 to 15 knots of wind blowing in, once that fire was lit, it burned hot. Thanks to Dan, Bill, and Dave for getting the fire done! Also, thanks to Terry for watching the registration table while Sandy took care of some other business and the Chair of the event was nowhere to be found. What does this all mean other than very poor planning on the part of the chair? Well, that members of the SPSC are the bestest.
In addition to these folks, Wright once again coordinated setting up the lights and getting Rick up on a platform to mix the sound. I know John and Stan were in the mix helping Wright out as well as others.
What can I say about the main attraction, Swami and the Festoons, other than they were at the top of their game, with a whole slew of new songs, and no one wanting to go home when it was over. The horn section was tight, Swami, Donna, and Perry where in fine voice (you too Dave and Adam), bass was thumping, guitars were twanging, drums were banging, and a good time was had by all.
Club Meeting, March 2014
Meeting called to order at 7:30, punctuality may be the theme for the Mark Powell commodority. We started with 22 people present, then three more people showed up, then three more! And then I stopped counting. Hard copy agendas were provided to all and sundry, perhaps the paperless meeting has gone by the wayside already. The Commodore opened with his vision for future club meetings that focused less on business and more on edification.
Minutes were approved as there had not been a general meeting in February, so it was a bit a no-brainer.
Perry Morris provided a recap of the Fiesta Keys trip; a good time was had by all.
The upcoming Wind Ceremony, hosted by Swami and the Festoons and chaired by Bob and Sandy Graves, was discussed. In particular a budget was requested for the event, so extravagant that we could see that we are supporting Bobby G’s impresario lifestyle. Nevertheless, the budget was approved by acclamation, with Mark and Rick seeing through Bob’s smoke and mirrors and opposing.
Purser announced we have money in our checking account, upcoming expenses for US Sailing/windsurfing membership.
Our memberships for 2014 now stand at 54, with most of the stragglers accounted for.
Nimby and Endless Summer dates were discussed. Nimby will be Father’s Day weekend or the following weekend, a poll will be conducted to get feedback from the members. The training calendar has been set and the dates posted on the website. Rum n Rootbeer will be on a Sunday this year, as we do not roll on Shabbas.
Some new members arrived, there was much rejoicing, apparently someone is leaving old superlights around town again.
Chuck gave a stirring presentation of the early history of the Wind Ceremony with video footage from back in the day! There was even copies of newspaper articles about the Wind Ceremony that were in the mainstream media, back when they talked about interesting things. The presentation was followed by a Q and A with Chuck about the Swami and his talismans.
Meeting ended. At 08:06, Bob Graves made the motion, which was seconded, and carried.
Thus endeth the minutes for March 2014.