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October 2018

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Commodore’s Comments

The Endless Summer Sailboard Classic as come and gone. Great weather, sailing, sponsors, music, food, friends, and, of course, the beer truck. My sincere thanks to all those that helped with the planning and execution, and those that participated in this terrific event! Let’s do it again!

Now we have Michael to deal with. There seems to be some doubt as to the viability of moving the training trailer off the beach. Thanks to a late night, last minute rescue by Bob & Sandy, Tina, Bob Andrews, and yours truly, our training equipment has been spirited away from the beach and resides in the safe confines of Bob’s windsurfing trailer. A round of applause, if you will.

Now to the trailer. To move, or not to move, that is the question. Or maybe, can we even move it? Seems like a daunting task. Stay tuned! It has always been thus.

Joe Sisson
SPSC Commodore

Swap Meet, September 23, 2018

From my point of view and the new students that came, the swap meet was a resounding success. I would like to thank all the SPSC members that came down with their wares, even though some didn’t sell anything; Mark Voigt, William Treichel, Jack May, Mike Levine, Lee Chapin, and Paul Hansard. Many of these members where very generous in their pricing, with some items going for free to the new club members.

I know that new members David and Renee Hanselman acquired a board and some rigs, Gus and Barbie Ray acquired a board, a compete rig, and an additional sail with mast. Training acquired a couple sails and I believe an old timer acquired a new fin from another old timer.

We had tried a swap meet last year that failed miserably. This year we had great representation by the club with people wanting to sell stuff but not enough people their browsing and buying. I am open to suggestions on how to make this a yearly event, when to do it, and how to get more people involved on both the giving/selling and receiving/buying sides.

American Heritage Girls Windsurfing by Elise McCall

Every year our American Heritage Girls Troop FL 1230 goes to Shell Point Beach to windsurf. It’s a great experience, and the instructors are very nice and knowledgeable. It may be hard at first, but once you get the hang of it you’re off into the ocean! Windsurfing is a great way to get off your phone and get some Vitamin D. It was fun seeing our troop go outside of their comfort zone to try new things. Even our moms came out and tried it!

Windsurfing is an amazing sport that everyone should try. We are very grateful to Shell Point Sailboard Club for making this possible for our troop. We look forward to this outdoor adventure every year. Can’t wait until next time!?

Club Meeting Minutes - September 11, 2018

Called to order at 7:34 with 19 in attendance. Purser came in later to make it 20. Minutes approved as incredibly erudite.

Officers Reports
Commodore – he was ecstatic that he only has 3 more articles to produce. Someone asked how his bike (motorcycle) was and he said he hadn’t gotten it back yet. Someone else observed that his HIGH holiness no longer had a brace on his foot.

Vice Commodore – Andrea healing quite nicely

Scribe - He thanked Rick and Adam for contributing articles to this month’s newsletter.

Purser – We have money in the bank! Rum ‘n’ Root Beer made money. $650 in upcoming expenses for new doors on training trailer already approved by club. Money for trailer fix up as written in the previous newsletter article about the workday expenses has not been deducted yet. We have 79 memberships, most we have had in 12 years.

Upcoming Events
Endless Summer - (October 6,7) – We already have generous cash donations and many donated gifts for door prizes. Bob G. mentioned Joe has a great letter to give to potential donors. Deadline for name on shirt is September 27th . Planning meeting for the ES is September 25th . Kona charters are available. Café Donaldo’s was in the house and will once again open the grill for Digger Dogs. Sharman spoke about the gumbo and wants entrants to let her know. The Wharf Express will be the food vendor.

Atlanta Fall Classic - (October 13,14) – Kona charters will be available.

Kona North Americans - (October 20,21) – In Pensacola run by Don Pace

Presnell - (over the holiday weekend of November 10)

Christmas Party - (December 14 th ) – for dues paying members

Festivus - (December 16 th ) – at Shell Point Beach around 2pm

Bob G thanked the club for getting new training equipment. Mentioned the last practice day is September 23 and that is when our SWAP meet will be held.

Election tabulations and results presented by the Shell Point Firm of Layne & Morris.

Elections Results for 2019 Board At large members:
Commodore – Adam Bennett Bob Andrews
Vice Commodore – Kristin Korinko Deb Berlinger
Scribe – Bob Graves Lee Chapin
Purser – Wright Finney Rose McCaffery

Kristin again thanked everyone for supporting the Rockitz and the Commodore was nominated for the lug nut award, again.

Meeting adjourned at 8:33.
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