The Commodore's Comments - November 2013
again fellow SPSCers! Hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween.
It's been a little cool with a mostly north wind to sail lately.
A reminder that November is the last general meeting as there
is no general meeting in December. That would make November
my last meeting as your Commodore assuming of course that
my Vice, Mark Powell, can defeat me at the feats of strength
competition during the December Festivus celebration. Our
next event is the ever popular annual SPSC
Christmas Party December 14th. A reminder is that you
must be member in good standing (i.e., current with club dues)
to attend the Christmas party and please limit your guest
list to one guest per member. I would be remiss not to at
least mention our undefeated and second ranked FSU Seminoles!
They are playing my SU Orange next week and I will have the
privilege of attending the game and rooting at both ends of
the field! The FSU men’s basketball team is undefeated
(at 1-0) so enjoy it while it lasts!
Well that’s it for now. Hope to see as many as possible
for my last meeting and I’m looking forward to our Christmas
2013 SPSC Commodore (2014 ex-Commodore in waiting)
“From the Wood”,
authored by Tiki Mon
Greetings fellow windsurfing fans. It’s been a
season or two since I, a Tiki Mon, has written in the
newsletter. I see SPSC has many new members and I wanted
them, and anyone else who might be interested, to know
what I'm all about. I'm Tiki Mon VII (the 7th for those
who flunked roman numerals in school), descended from
a line of famous Tikis that have been auctioned off at
the Smith Regatta to support the American Cancer Society.
All were purchased by art collectors with good taste.
They know that a Tiki adds class and character to every
home, and sometimes a little mischief.
list of minions whom my ancestral Tiki’s rule over
are (1) Dan Burch; (2) Tina Mazanek aka Teensie; (3) Janice
and Wright Finney; (4) Bill Olson; (5) Lee and Leah Chapin;
and (6) Mary Rolling, a veritable who’s who of windsurfing
greatness!!! After reading about my refined ancestral
pedigree, I’m sure you want to know what I, Tiki
Mon VII, has been up to. I made my debut this year at
the Rum ‘n Root beer regatta but was forgotten by
my birth minions and left in the car (Chris and Donna
McMahon). Since it was a little damp out anyway I really
didn’t want to get warped..like they did.
I made my first grand appearance at NIMBY, at beautiful
Navarre Beach, by making my entrance on a fancy rolling
cart pushed by one of the many beautiful women of the
SPSC. Thankfully, I was just in time for happy hour, and
sadly, witnessed a martini etiquette faux pas.
The Endless Summer Sailboard Classic was a blast as always,
hangin’ out on stage and the dance floor all weekend!
Man that DJ BobbyG knows how to get the SPSC folk up and
dancin! Thanks, Adam, for letting me bunk with you since
my minions left me again!
The Atlanta fall classic truly was classic. My minions
and I really enjoyed the whole experience. The fall colors
and weather were so nice and there was plenty of wind
and flat water. I spent most of the event in the yacht
club. Friday night I stayed up late and talked old times
with Dan B, drinking the beer and enjoying seeing everyone.
Saturday I watched windsurfing races and college football
from the top of the bar, a safe place for a wooden Tiki
. They fired up the fireplace and commenced to sacrificing
unborn Tikis inside, a strange yet yearly tradition for
this Atlanta water tribe . Sunday was sunny with very
light wind. After everyone either hitched a ride in or
paddled their boards back to shore, they had the presentation
of trophies and door prizes. What a great event, thanks
to Chris Voith and the LLSC!
Tiki Mon will be seeing you at the Christmas Party, Festivus,
and Fiesta Key before he finds a better place to live
at the Stephen C. Smith regatta.
Check the SPSC Photo Gallery
for More Photos
Club Meeting –
Meeting called to order at 7:40, late again. We had
a record crowd of 27 people present. The Commodore
opened with two readings from the Book of Levineicus,
which to this point, has been good.
First reading, Levineicus 6:3-5:
"Mayday, Mayday, Mayday this is sailing yacht
Corporate Junket, Corporate Junket, Corporate Junket,
"Mayday this is Solenet Coast Guard. Can you
give me your position sir, over."
"Solent Coast Guard this is sailing yacht Corporate
Junket. I'm a director in a small engineering company,
Second reading was from Levineicus 9:1-2:
Q: What sits at the bottom of the sea and shivers?
A: A nervous wreck.
Needless to say, the scripture of Levineicus is getting
stranger. Might he be speaking to us in parables?
Methinks he is speaking in tongues and we have no
one to interpret his utterings.
Minutes approved even though a few people had actually
read them. YEAH!!!! Bob G. thanked folks for articles,
namely Tina and Lee for writing about the Endless
Much discussion on life rings to toss to people. Some
people wanted rings, others felt we were OK as is.
Purser announced we have money (not gold bars or doubloons)
in our checking account but it does not include a
lot of Endless Summer expenses and income. Estimate
is we made a net of $SFE from the Endless Summer.
Still need to pay sales tax for the Endless Summer.
Don wants Donaldo money to go for liquor at the beer
truck. Apparently people aren't getting drunk fast
enough for him since we all know "liquor's quicker".
Our memberships for 2013-2014 now stand at 43. Now
is the time to re-up!! Send us your dues via mail,
Paypal, or get your butt to a meeting and pay there!
If you have not paid by Christmas party time, you
will need to pay upon entrance.
Bob Andrews spoke about the training equipment. All
stuff is loaded in the trailer from under the trailer
but we still need to get sails de-rigged and are looking
at doing this over Festivus at the latest
Since he wasn’t present, Bob G. asked Chris
and Donna McMahon to ask Tiki Mon for an article on
the Endless Summer and Fall Classic. They said they
Bob G. asked Don and Sharman for an article on Café
Donaldo's where one day we had Scottie's dogs and
the next Digger Dogs. There seems to lots of turnover
in that operation. Hopefully they can write an article
to explain the employee exodus and what they are doing
to correct the working conditions. However, in case
they are not forthcoming, we will have our investigative
journalist, Gavin, get the lowdown on what is going
Meeting ended. Forgot what time but all the proper
motions were made, seconded, and carried. I could
make up a time, but then I wouldn’t be truthful,
and we all know that every word I have put on paper
is truthful, don’t we?