The Commodore's Comments - February
| by Mike Levine,
|Dear SPSC members:
Well here we are, it’s mid February already!
Mother Nature is teasing us with some warmer weather
but it is sure to get a little chilly before the
cold is gone for good and we can get back on the
water again. Valentine’s day is just around
the corner. Many members are enjoying the Last Annual
Fiesta Keys trip and the weather in the Keys is
February’s meeting is canceled but please
try to make it to the March meeting.
Until then keep safe and warm!
Shell Point Sailboard Club
Beware the Rebellion
Written by Trebor Sevarg
It has come to my attention there exists a dissident group
in the midst of the SPSC. The leader of this group is
a holy leader who goes by the name of Swami and the militant
group is known as the Festoons. As we know, these holy
groups are fanatical at times, ignoring "what has always
been thus" and marching to the Rico beat. This group knowingly
and willfully scheduled a band practice during one of
the clubs meetings, the first meeting of the year, with
our new Commodore in place. This group knew better than
to mess with the previous, very experienced and tyrannical
Commodore BAAAB, but apparently feel they can do as they
please with a new Commodore coming on board. No doubt
they want an agenda that frees them in their ideology,
which, from a shirt I read of theirs is "F%$k you, you
f%$king f%$k". Fortunately for the new Commodore, there
were others who came to show their support for his upcoming
administration. I noticed that this subversive group also
managed to split a household, with the wife of one of
the subversives attending the meeting.
How can we get this group back in line? Who is funding
them? Are their cracks in their rebellion? Do they all
have beards or just the men? We were thinking of trying
to capture one of them and water boarding them (putting
them on a board on the water, right?), but they would
probably enjoy that. This is the only picture we have
of their leader, this Swami creature. It’s a bit
fuzzy, kind of like a Big Foot sighting, and his face
is hidden. His style of dress is common for these parts
so they can’t be used to identify him, but I believe
the drumstick and mast may lead to his identity.
In the famous words of one of the great minds of our century,
Pogo, “We have met the Enemy and He is Us”.
There are only 10 meetings a year (no meetings February
or December), please join us on the second Tuesday of
the month at Beef O’ Brady’s on Thomasville
road in the same shopping center as Hobbytown USA and
Joann Fabrics. Meetings start at 7:30, but get there early
and get some grub. The SPSC can only exist through the
ACTIVE support of its members.
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The 2013 Wind Ceremony is set for March 23! Make sure
you reserve the date to come join us at Shell Point Beach!
We have a fun cooking contest for everyone this year.
While we are having a pot luck dinner, we (meaning all
the registrants) will be the judges. Just bring your
favorite "bean dish" for the pot luck and
it will be in the contest. If you want to join in on
dinner, you must bring a dish of some kind.
Registration or checkin on the beach will start around
3pm with "suppah" around 6pm. Swami and the
Festoons will arrive around 8pm or so to entertain us
with some oldie but goodies along with some new tunes
Swami has added to the music lineup. If you have any
questions regarding the Wind Ceremony or would like
to offer your help, send me an email at email@example.com.
Pack your coolers, bring your chairs and come toss
your wishes to the Wind Gods so we may be blessed with
another year of windy days at Shell Point Beach!!
Registration starts at 3:00pm
Dinner at 6:00pm
Swami & the Festoons around 8:00pm
If you have any questions, call Bob Andrews at (850)
556-5014 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club Meeting Minutes January 8th
Called to order by our new Commodore, Mike, at 7:39. 15
folks present. A nasty rumor went around that the band
was practicing that night, basically giving the club meeting
Briefly went over the calendar. The Wind Ceremony will
be on the 23rd of March.
Since there was no club meeting in December there were
no minutes to approve.
Purser reported a positive bank balance in the check book
which might have encourage the Purser to buy a round for
everyone there. Purser reported money went out for taxes,
US sailing membership, Marzuq rental for next year, and
some miscellaneous Christmas party expenses. Our insurance
bill is coming up. At the next board meeting we will discuss
the budget for the Wind Ceremony. We currently have 54
Wright purchased 3 new marks for course racing. Perry
and Wright are going to get anchors for them. Wright mentioned
if any Prodigy or Exocet Pacer boards comes up for sale
that are $500 or less to let him know so we can purchase
for training. Perry said the same thing goes for any AMC
Pacers found out there. Perry also mentioned, in one of
the very lucid moments he gets whilst soaking in his hot
tub, that there will be a brand new type race course this
In regards to the Key’s trip, Perry mentioned we
will be looking at other venues in the Keys or maybe elsewhere
for our annual sojourn since Fiesta Key is no longer giving
us a break.
Mike is going to cancel the February club meeting because
it will be held when many members are in the Keys.
Linda brought up a concern about people signing for our
events and insurance coverage. The concern is that all
attendees at our events do not sign the forms. They will
Next Board meeting is at Bob Andrew’s house.
Meeting adjourned at 8:12.