The Commodore's Crow's Nest - February, 2012
|On tuesday evening I received a call from Bob
Graves and other board members who seemed to be taking their
Fiesta Key libations seriously. There were concerns about
a missing agenda. Mike Levine offered that Im a peach of a
Commodore or that's how I heard it. Thanks, Mike. Then the
call was lost. Party on!
Recently there have been conversations and discussions
about offering more racing for our members. Currently our
annual calendar includes only three club competitions, the
Smith, the NIMBY and the Endless Summer. Since we also schedule
lessons on eight Saturdays during the summer, it has been
suggested that one or more races after lessons would get
more members out on the water. To get a sense of what the
membership wants, I ask that each of you who races or would
like to race (or even those of you who just like to share
your opinions) to take a few minutes to be heard. I hoped
to have survey form ready for you to complete. But alas
my hopes and dreams rarely keep up with reality. I will
get the survey out on our website soon. Your feedback will
help SPSC rejuvenate the beach scene and hopefully keep
our new members more involved in the club.
Submitted by Bob Andrews, Commodore
Club Meeting Minutes for January 2012
18 people present. Dave came late. We ended up with 19 people
Meeting called to order at 7:39 by a bugle blown by a man with
a wig and tri corner hat. Wait, that guy was our Commodore. Apparently
his head was too big for the hat. Happens to all new Commodores.
First order of business was to adjourn the meeting from December
that never occurred. The minutes from the meeting that didn’t
take place were also approved.
Purser’s report. Wright presented past Commodores trophy
to Bill. Everyone clapped. Bill gave a heart tugging, tearful
speech. If any of this ink is runny, I’m just remembering
We have money in the checkbook. Actually, it is in a bank, but
the check book is supposed to reflect how much is there. We have
some taxes and insurance coming up to cover and some outstanding
balances from the Christmas party. I personally thought the balances
We have 51 memberships.
Everything is set for the Keys trip. Perry mentioned the bike
ride this Sunday.
Kids lessons day showed some interest. Bob A. will send out a
survey to see who would attend.
Summer racing on training days was mentioned at Board meeting.
Bill made challenge to everyone that their collective butts will
be kicked. Bill has skills.
Talked about upgrading the training equipment and the need for
some more stable boards like the Prodigy.
Commodore was going over the calendar of events and indicated
lessons needs to get tide information for lessons and football
schedule to Endless Summer.
Mike Levine said if you are going to put a Jew in charge of the
Christmas party there will indeed be changes, with Hanukah being
mentioned. Dreidel tournaments loom in the future as does repeated
playing of the Hora.
Mark V. moved to adjourn, Perry seconded. No one opposed.