Commodores Commands and Comments by Commodore
Bob Graves, aka ISUC - February 2015
Bob Graves, SPSC Commodore,
Early on in my
new term as Commodore, I will be proposing name changes
to the various facets of our organization to better
reflect my management style. People who have paid up
dues used to be known as ‘members’ but from
this point forward will be my minions. The group of
folks that you thought you had voted onto the board
will be known as your Overlords. I of course am the
Imperial Supreme Ultimate Commodore aka ISUC, but you
can call me Your Highness, Your Majesty, Your Excellency,
or anything that reflects my great importance and your
level of servitude. We have our minister of propaganda,
Bill Olson, our Money Mogul, Wright Finney, who carefully
places our money in the Bank of Barain, and the heir
apparent to the throne, Prince Chris Graves.
There are people outside the reining party that are
sometimes listened to who are known as the Ancients.
They aren’t elders because they are too old to
be called elders. They know who they are. An example
of one of our Ancients is also the leader of a Windsurf
Band. These Ancients bring wisdom to the club, which
explains a lot. One other group of people is referred
to as the untouchables. These people are…..well,
I don’t want to touch that subject.
Come one come all to the annual Wind
Ceremony at beautiful Shell Point Beach on March 21st,
2015! WE NEED WIND for this coming year, so get ready
for some cosmic fun lead by Swami and his misfit band
of Festoons! The band this year has lots of new songs
and of course the classics that will get you off your
butt and moving your feet, or at least tapping a toe,
except for Rick.
The main event, "the music",
starts around 7:30pm in order to get in 2+ hours of foot
stompin’ music before 10pm rolls around. Registration
for this event is just $20 which gets you one great Swami
designed long sleeve shirt, and, if you brought a food
dish, a meal ticket as well. If you don’t bring
food, you cannot participate in the feast . The pot luck
will begin sometime around 5:30. There is no theme for
this year’s dishes, so bring what you make best.
Registration on the beach starts at 3pm. If all you want
to do is listen to the greatest wind surfing band perform,
you are welcome to come and listen to the music, no fee
Registration Begins: 3:00 PM
Potluck Dinner: 5:30 PM (only if you bring a dish)
Music: 7:30 PM
Commodore: Bob Graves
Vice Commodore: Chris Graves
Scribe: Bill Olson
Purser: Wright Finney
At Large Members:
Past Commodore: Mark Powell
Board is also known as the Guardians of the Windy
Club Meeting January 2015
Meeting called to order at promptly at 7:30 (actually
7:34 but Our Commodore has decreed that all meetings
will start on time, therefore the clocks were reset)..
We started with 19 members present, minus the purser
who will probably be ousted by a palace coup if he doesn’t
arrive on time. Miniature hard copy agendas were provided
to all present to provide a reminder of the benevolent
wisdom of The Commodore.
Members were reminded to hop onto the SPSC2 list, just
a click to join.
Minutes were approved as there had not been a general
meeting in December, and no one wants a permanent record
of the Xmas Party.
A Fiesta Keys trip update followed, with information
regarding martini time and a big discussion of who was
The upcoming Wind Ceremony, hosted by Swami and the
Festoons and chaired by Laurie Levine, was discussed
and the date of March 21st was selected.
Festivus on December 20th.
At 7:48 (which we are calling 7:44 in New Bob Time,
or NBT), the Purser arrived. We have money in our checking
account, previous expenses for XMAS party/ESSC awards/sales
tax plus costs for the new teaching gear we have ordered.
The new gear includes 2 Kona Hula boards and 3.5 and
4.2 m rigs. The boards will arrive in March, the rigs
Our memberships for 2015 now stand at 52, half single
and half household, with some scofflaws to be pursued.
Training – New gear YAY! We have excess boards
under the mobile crack house that will be dispositioned.
Lessons will be limited to 12 in a class, current members
are always invited to assist. Schedule may be out before
A brief, open ended discussion ensued of the Smith Regatta,
Keys Trip and midwinters at Calema. Dates for the Atlanta
event will be checked.
The next meeting will be March 10th at Beef O Bradys.
At 08:05 NBT, Tina Mazaneck made the motion to adjourn,
which was seconded by acclamation and a mad dash for