Minutes - January 2016 Club Meeting
January 12th, 2016
Meeting called to order by the New Commodore at 7:30 promptly.
The Commodore’s inability to rap his knuckles loudly enough
necessitated the ceremonial passing of the Official Ketchup
Bottle of the Office Of Commodore.
Commodore Graves II then regaled us, once again, with tails
of his sailing childhood in New York, and in a cautionary tone
reminded us that the local club membership in the days of Kennedy
and Nixon was well over $500, should anyone balk at paying current
dues in our club.
The New Minister of Propaganda, in lieu of last months minutes,
gave everyone the details from Charlie Yontz’ wife’s
upcoming memorial service.
Pursers Report included mention of the cost of Windy’s
phone line. Rick Knerr wondered why we didn’t just hook
Windy up to a Straight Talk cell phone. Upon being reminded
that we also use her landline for a credit card machine during
events, he said “So??” Stating that that also
could be done on a cell phone. This sounded very much like
he was volunteering for Registration for the next Stephen
C. Smith Memorial Regatta. It was agreed to look for alternatives
and discuss later.
Also reported was the purchase of the Festoon’s sound
board. As we were able to purchase from Musician’s Friend
as a Stupid Deal Of The Day, it was also a very time limited
deal. An email was sent out to the membership to vote on this
purchase. The results were as follows: 15 responses, all affirmative.
Zero responses in opposition, 33-some abstentions. You snooze,
Membership stands at 48, with the names of remaining scofflaws
read and mocked.
Discussion of needed repairs for the training trailer. Wright
and Stan will assess and report.
The Commodore asked for volunteers to coordinate lessons
for the summer to which one voice rose majestically above
the rest. Commodore Graves I, and Lessons Coordinator Extroardinaire,
will once again assume the mantle of Boss Of Orange Shirts,
and Provider of Beer. This was followed by discussion of requiring
all to wear PFD’s, and possible fees or memberships
Upcoming Events – Blah, blah, Keys Trip, blah, blah.
The only way your Scribe can attend is if he wins the billion
dollar Powerball, at which point he wouldn’t be able
to hang out with you leaches, anyway.
Wind Ceremony – Joe Sisson has been pressured to chair.
Midwinters, SCSMR, NIMBY, RnR, Xmas, and Festivus all discussed.
Date for the 2016 Christmas party discussed. It is likely
to be a Friday this year. Wright will discuss with Lee about
the Marzuq’s availability.
Also mentioned was the planned beach re-nourishment, and
the new boat ramp.
Teensie (no longer a scofflaw,) called a motion to adjourn.
Seconded, and voted on pretty damn quick.