Commodore's Corner - December 2011
Commodores Corner by his Excellency Commodore Bill
Ah! December. My tenure as Commoodory winds down and
I have one last chance in a lame-duck (yes, DUCK) Commodore’s
corner to reflect upon the year that has passed and
dispense the pearls of wisdom I have gleaned…
It was indeed an eye-opening experience to be involved
at a deeper level in the many activities of the SPSC.
The Keys trip, The Wind Ceremony, Stephen C. Smith Regatta,
teaching lessons, Nimby, Rum ‘n’ Rootbeer,
Endless Summer, the Christmas Party, Festivus. Now I
know why windsurfing at Shell Point is so special –
The Club! As I have travelled a bit and seen a little
more of the windsurfing world, I recognize the unique,
even odd and disturbing way that things are done in
the SPSC and I think that I wouldn’t have it any
other way. It has been a privilege to follow in the
foot-steps of the people that have kept this club going
for so many years and I think we have what it takes
to keep the SPSC going for many more.
On with the holidays – The Christmas
Party is at the Marzuq Shrine Temple again this
year – please bring a covered dish and a non-perishable,
non-expired food item for the 2nd harvest food bank.
I already have a couple of full boxes of food that I
conned out of people at work (like I won’t take
all the credit). This year Festivus
falls right on the heels of the XMAS soiree, so join
us at the beach when Bob Andrews attempts to rest from
me the mighty gavel in a as yet undefined feat of strength.
Airing of grievances and festivus miracles are sure
to occur around the Festivus pole, kindly installed
Finally in the spirit of the season thanks to all in
the SPSC who made being Commoodor an awesome experience.
Finally submitted, W.D. Olson,
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The New Windy
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Club Meeting Minutes, November 8, 2011
The meeting was opened by Commodore Bill Olson. This is
Bill’s last club meeting and there was much gnashing
of teeth, wailing, and beating of chests. About 20 people
were in attendance.
Guests Robert, Christin and Kelly were introduced. Welcome!
The calendar of events was reviewed by Bill and he reminded
everyone of the Club Christmas party
on December 17th with Bob Andrews as Chair, and that the
Festivus celebration was the
next day, December 18th. The Commodores last request to
his minions is to attend both events.
The minutes of the last meeting were motioned by Perry to
approve, all agreed.
The commodore thanked those who submitted articles and asked
others to do the same. Yes, please do.
Bob Andrews thanked all those that helped with sailboard
lessons. Through the lessons, we gained new members and
additional participation in the Club events this year. Since
Bob A. will be Commodore next year and was the lessons coordinator
this year, we need a volunteer to coordinate next year’s
The Purser reported a bank balance of $s,nts.zt. We still
need to pay our sales tax, trophies and insurance. Windy
costs $45 a month. We have a total of 49 memberships (69
bodies, some nice, some needing work). We have one recent
new member, John Mascaro.
Windy is back in operation.
We need to de-rig the training gear, do an inventory and
develop a wish list for training. See web site for details
pertaining to de-rigging.
Don Franklin reported that the Fall Classic in Atlanta at
Lake Lanier was a great party with good food and good sailing.
Appreciation awards for assistance at Endless Summer were
given out by Bill to Linda, Tina, Mark, Perry, Don &
Sharman and Ann (Ann’s need to go to Kathy Quinn and
Sandy Layne who took care of everything in Ann’s absence.
The Perry Williams award was awarded to Sharman Franklin
at the Endless Summer Sailboard Classic and Bill Olson was
recognized for being chairman of the event. Was he in disguise?
Perry reported on the 2012 Keys
trip. We are reserved for the 7th annual last Keys trip
February 2 thru the 13th. The site this year is better and
Perry explained some of the changes that will make it so.
Anticipating 30 people, always a great time, Windsurfing,
Kayaks, Martini’s (bring a GOOD bottle of Gin. Though
the plastic bottles are nice, the good stuff doesn’t
come in them.), bicycles, there may be a hot tub and heated
swimming pool. Cost $30 for the week plus $9 per head per
Bob Andrews proposed a $2,000 budget for the Christmas party,
Linda made a motion to approve, the budget was approved.
Christmas party: bring food, dress up, any suggestions for
responsible bartenders? Lee asked that everyone bring a
donation of a can good etc., for the shelter. Any questions
about the Christmas party please e-mail our man in charge
of all things Vice, Bob Andrews, at firstname.lastname@example.org