Commodores' Words of Wisdom

Commodore Robert's November Article


Well, Sportsmen, it is our annual election and once again it is time to come out and Vote!  Taking an active role in our Club can be fun and you will be part of the solution to the challenges we face. If you’re not running for a Board position or volunteering for a Committee Chair/Delegate position, I strongly encourage each member to come to our November General Meeting and   Vote.  Good Luck to all of those who are running and Thank You!

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the Discovery Bay cruise in. They were a fun group that had five RVs, eight boats, and 32 people in attendance. Our Friday night dinner was prepared by the Buckleys and the Bauers; Saturday night’s lasagna was made by Denice Babo and the salad by the Browns. The weekend finale on Sunday was the Tate breakfast! We also tried something a little different as we had a mini bocce ball tournament along with wine tasting and comradery. What a great cruise-in weekend!

I would like to give a special thank you to Becky Wilson for the Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon.  What a great turnout for an awesome event. I know she had a lot of people behind the scenes as we all do with these types of events and, during our November Meeting, she will be sure to thank all the individuals who helped.  

Our Veteran’s Day Meatloaf Cook-Off & Potluck will be held on Sunday,  November 11th. Please come out and pay your respects to our fine men and women of our Armed Forces. This also is the end of our annual November Fishing Derby.  If you haven’t signed up, just see Jim Dawson before 10 p.m. on meeting night. If you are participating in the meatloaf cook-off, please let Ann English know you are cooking so we can get a count on participants. Thank You & Good Luck!


Vice Commodore Bobby's November Article

November kicks off voting for 2019 Board of Directors nominees. As incoming Commodore, I know how important each and every vote matters. These nominees show great interest in keeping our Club moving in the right direction. Show your support and vote. All nominees are posted on the chalk board in front of the office on the south end of the Ferry.

Our Annual November Fishing Derby will begin immediately following the Club meeting, starting at 10 p.m. and will run until November 11th at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $5 per category. To cap off the week, Sportsmen wants to salute our Veterans by having a Meatloaf Cook-Off competition and Potluck Dinner. Come down and show your cooking skills by cooking a mouth watering meatloaf. All are welcome. If you do decide to attend, please bring a side dish. The winners of the Derby will be announced at this time also with a small raffle. Good luck to all! Thank you to all who served and are still serving. We love our freedom, and recognize it wouldn’t be possible without your sacrifice.

Game Night is November 16th. For those who like to play Texas Hold’em, this is your last chance to qualify for the Championship game in December. I feel like I’m talking to myself as I still have not qualified. I’ve come close but can’t seem to get in yet. Congratulations to Matt Tate for qualifying finally in October; he had gone all in on the most ridiculous hand and managed to pull it off. That’s what I love about Poker, you just never know!

We have a new Associate! Pete Quealy, welcome aboard! Pete’s sponsors are Serge Peluso and Ross Cooper. Let’s show Pete who we are and help him, along with his sponsors, to see how the gears of the Club run.

To-Do List for November: Vote, Fish, Cook, Play!



Rear Commodore Neal's November Article


It’s hard to believe it’s already November and Thanksgiving is almost here!

I would like to start by thanking Becky Wilson for once again making the Breast Cancer Luncheon a great success!
Also a huge thank you to everyone who helped and to everyone who participated in this great cause.

At the November Meeting you will be voting on your Officers and Directors for the coming year. This is an important meeting and I hope everybody makes it to the Club.

Our annual November Fishing Derby kicks off after the Meeting on Friday, November 2nd and goes through Sunday, November 11th.  November 11th will once again find us celebrating Veteran’s Day with the usual fishing awards and potluck dinner.  Come on down and honor our Veterans.

A reminder that the Christmas Tree Decorating Contest kicks off on November 24th.  And, of course we have Monday Night Football going on all month with some great burgers and baked potatoes and all the fixin’s thanks to Ann English and Darlene Moore.

There’s always something going on at Sportsmen, so come on down and have fun.

See you around the Club!