Commodores' Words of Wisdom

Commodore Matt's November Article


Well, November is upon us and, as is usual around our club, it looks like another busy month at the Club. First and foremost will be the Club meeting and the elections of our 2018 Board of Officers and Directors.  Please plan on attending so your choice in who will help in running the Club for 2018 will be heard.

Break out the ol’ fishing rods and tackle and wet some lines for our Club’s Annual Weekend Fishing Derby. 

On Wednesday, November 1st,  we will have the Pre-Derby Dinner and Seminar.  We will have the same guest speaker as last year, Captain Zack Medinas, who is both a very informative and enjoyable speaker.  Zack will be bringing with him Virginia Salvador who  works with him and I’m sure you will enjoy what they have to offer.  Last, but not least, Bill Wells from the Bay & Delta Yachtsman will be our guest and will give us some timely updates regarding the Delta! 

At the conclusion of the Weekend Derby, on November 11th, we will announce the winners of the Derby and also have a Veteran’s Day Celebration honoring those who have served our country; it promises to be a very special event.

(See Page 8 for details on both of these events.)

Our Monday Night Football dinners have been pretty well attended so far this year and the meals have been fantastic!  If you haven’t had the chance to come down and enjoy the Club on one of these Monday nights, you’ve been missing some of the best weather and dinners on the Delta.

We had a great cruise-in last month with the Discovery Bay YC and I would be remiss in not thanking all who help get the place ready, prepare and serve all of the meals, and then helped with the clean-up.  Thanks to you all.  We have already heard from several of the DBYC that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and really appreciated the all the hospitality and kindness shown to them by the our Club and its members.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Club or out on the Delta!!!


Vice Commodore Roberts's November Article

I would like to thank our Fleet Captain Rick Barton for getting everyone together for our Cruise-Out to Rio Vista. The afternoon started with some great appetizers and refreshments, then rolled right into the Scavenger Hunt that had people digging deep in their boats and RVs to find the items on the list.

Congratulations to Debbie Bauer & Heather Newton for finding the most items on the list and winning. The Clam Chowder was great and thank you to those who participated.  Congratulations to Joe & Carol Frey for taking home the Gold!

I would also like to remind everyone that our Club elections will be held on Meeting Night, November 3rd. I would encourage all eligible members to come down and vote!

The Club’s Annual Weekend Fishing Derby will start as soon as the November meeting is over and goes through the 11th.

There is still ample opportunity to get in and catch the “Big One” for our year-long Fishing Derby.  The most current information for that derby is on Page 5 of this Newsletter.  You will want to make sure you are signed up and paid up before you go out fishing!  See Jim Dawson now to make sure you’re in by the deadlines for each derby!

We also have our Veteran’s Day Meatloaf Cook-Off & Potluck on Saturday, November 11th.  Get Grandma’s recipe out and see if you can earn some bragging rights! This is also a great night to pay our respects to the fine men & women of our Armed Forces.  God Bless our Troops!

See you at the Club.



Rear Commodore Bobby's November Article

The month of October has proven to be the most difficult month this year. I want to take this time to give my condolences to the fire victims of Sonoma County and the people who lost their lives in Las Vegas.  My heart goes out to the families who have lost so much, including loved ones. Now is a time more than ever to stick together and support those who need it through these difficult times.  It's also the time to be strong and resilient.  November is sure to be a brighter month.

We appreciate everyone coming out and showing their support for the Breast Cancer Luncheon. Thank you, Becky Wilson and all who helped make this event successful. Although I did not attend, I had heard it was a huge success and the ladies had a wonderful time.  Thank you to all who came out and showed support for this great cause. 

November is, as some would say, "the most important month."  New Officers are elected. As a reminder, mark your calendars for November 3rd which is the night we vote for 2018 Officers and Directors.  November is also packed with activities such as the our Weekend Fishing Derby, four MNFs, Game Night (and dinner), a Christmas tree decorating contest, and don't forget our famous Work Party!

I would like to thank Gary Fields, John Plumos, Gary Abeyta, and Mike Minick for dumping our trailer and hacking away at some overgrowth on our grounds.  I encourage all Sportsmen to make an effort and try to improve our Club grounds in some way, shape, or form at a time that works best for you. See you all soon!