Rum and Root Beer, August 10, 2014
"Dude, The Big Derzypolski"
Mark your calendars... Rum n Rootbeer will be on a Sunday
this year, as "we do not roll on Shabbas". Be
prepared; check out noteable
quotes for the day . . . "shut the #### up Bobby"
Club Minutes for June 2014 by ex scribbler BobbyG
Meeting came to order at 7:30ish. Bob G, the Vice, was
acting Commodore in Mark Powell’s absence and Bob
G, the Vice, was acting Scribe in Bill’s absence,
so the notes may not be too in depth. Plus, I was drinking.
Dates for events were gone over and confirmed as were
the chairs for the events, meaning the people in charge
of putting the events together, not chairs for people
to sit in. You still need to bring your own chair.
We only had 13 present, including a young man named Scott
who referenced Dave Denmark as the one who told him about
the club. We didn’t hold that against him and allowed
him to sit with us. He did wonder, however, where the
heck Dave was. Guess he was still celebrating UF Women’s
Softball National Championship.
We have money in the bank, but need to pay out some for
insurance which is due June 26th. $250 was approved by
the board for the NIMBY, so no vote was need at the club
meeting since that amount only needs board approval.
We have 62 memberships now with the addition of a new
Windy is almost ready to go. Equipment is in trailer,
conduit is run, I mean pipe was laid, and time is being
sought to get down there and run the wires. Apparently
some people in the club work.
That was it for business, ON to the presentation, and
what a wonderful presentation it was. Dr. Paul Hansard
did a presentation on the NIMBY which started 18 years
ago when a bored Paul and Wright were sitting on the beach
in the sweltering heat in August thinking “We gotta
get outta this place”. Before delving into the subject,
Paul, our presenter, wondered aloud how the event got
moved from August to June, why have Roman numerals replaced
good old regular numbers, and why does the punch only
have trace amounts of alcohol? Great questions that cannot
be answered, though I know there are those in the club
who will attest that the punch still packs a punch.
All in all, there have been 5 events at Panama City and
the club has travelled to Okaloosa Island, Pensacola beach,
Alligator Point, Mexico Beach, Cedar Key, Port St. Joe,
St. George, Fernandina Beach, Gulf Breeze, Fort Walton,
St. Augustine, and Navarre Beach. One event had to deal
with Tropical Storm Arlene and another had a grand rendition
of Bohemian Rhapsody Karaoke style. The editor for Windsurfing
magazine participated in one event, and comments about
the goings on of Bobby Boucher and Dave Denmark were made.
For those that have been to most of them, it was great
reminiscing, and for those that have only been to a few,
it was good to learn the history. Paul did a great job
showing the maps and the animated nature in which we went
from one place to another.
Those folks who can’t make it to the club meetings
are missing a lot. The presentations thus far this year
have been wonderful and they punctuate the wonderful nature
of the Shell Point Sailboard club. I urge you to make
the time to come to the next one, thus putting pressure
on our Commodore to once again come up with something
Meeting was adjourned when it was over. All were in favor.