Commodores' Words of Wisdom

Commodore Neal's March Article


If you missed the Crab Feed on February 22nd, you missed an amazing dinner put on by Robert and Denice Babo. We ate some of the best tasting fresh Crab, some of the best homemade Clam Chowder and some of the best Pasta I think I have ever eaten.  This is the third year Robert and Denice have put on the Crab Feed and I have to say they have gotten better each year.  There were an amazing amount of raffle prizes to be won also. 

The annual Crab Feed is our largest event at Sportsmen Yacht Club and takes an incredible amount of help to pull off.  It all starts with hours of planning and organization by Robert and Denice.  Then Lonnie Gibson picks up the crab, something he has been doing for as long as I can remember.

I would like to personally thank the following folks for their help with this event:

Bobby and Angel Brown, Nick and Anne Macey, Bob and Janet Buckley, Mike and Jana Minick, Don & Becky Wilson, John and Janene Francisco, Dale and Debbie Bauer, Matt and Marianne Tate, Freda Lucido, Ann English, Roger Lund, Melissa Kettler, Cynthia Perez, Jenny Comages, Dan Gorman, Sean Boyd, Terri Barton and Elena Draper.

Special thanks also go to our servers:  Logan and Alaina Brown, Sara Macey and Hanna Underwood.

Even after all the hard work putting on the event and the clean-up that was done Saturday night after the event, Mike and Jana Minick and Elena Draper removed all the trash and recyclables, cleaned and mopped the bar and boxed up all the decorations and stored them downstairs.  I cannot express my gratitude enough for all the hard work that the members contribute to our Club.

Although Ebony Boat Club did not cruise-in to Sportsmen in February, nine of their members did join us for the Crab Feed.  This is a great club that we are always happy to come and join us.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events this month.  We will be having our St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 14th.  This year Dr. Dan Lively will be helping Bobby and Angel Brown put on this dinner.  There is still time to make a reservation, so get on the Club’s web site and get those reservations in to Ann English.

I want to remind everyone that “Boys’ Night Out” is now a regular Club event every Wednesday.  Dan Gorman is now coordinating the BNO dinner.  If you would like to prepare a dinner, or help out in any way, please get a hold of Dan.

You can see March is going to be a busy month. Take advantage of the upcoming events and get down to Sportsmen Yacht Club. Remember, you get out of our Club what you put into it.


Vice Commodore Mike's March Article



February was a busy month! First off was the Super Bowl Party with a very good turnout and lots of great food!

We also had quite a few members enter the Super Bowl Sturgeon Derby. Unfortunately the only things hitting were the sand bars! (For me anyways.) It was very reassuring to know there were many Sportsmen friends nearby, ready and willing to give a helping hand. And I thank all of you!

Then, we had our famous Crab Feed with some of the Ebony Boat Club members attending.   Robert & Denice Babo headed up this event and, by all accounts,  “it  was spectacular!” Just one more of the many benefits of being a member of such an awesome Club!

The February work party was one of the best we have had in awhile and many projects were worked on and are closer to completion. Thanks to 25+ members who showed up and helped. The lunch whipped up by Dr. Dan and crew was fantastic!

As for March, we are looking forward to our Saint Patrick’s Day dinner on the 14th and Game Night on the 27th. If you haven't placed your reservations for the Saint Patrick’s dinner yet, please do so as soon as possible so you don't miss out on this event.

Thanks to everyone for their continuous support to make this Club a better place! See you around the Club!


Rear Commodore Heather's March Article

Well, we are into our third month of the year. The Crab Feed was a very successful event and every one had a great time. I would like to thank the Babos, Browns, Maceys, and everyone else who chipped in.  The time and energy they all put into it made it a success.   We also had a great raffle that everyone enjoyed.

Congratulations to Rhonda for winning the wheel spin at the February meeting.

This month, we are all looking forward to the famous Saint Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage meal.  This event is one of my favorites. We will also have our famous drinking contest.  Come out and join in the fun!

Don’t forget Boys Night Out every Wednesday. The menu is posted on the Sportsmen website by Monday every week.

I wanted to remind everyone that we depend on our members to volunteer to keep our Club running.  You could say it takes a village, so if you have any time, we have plenty of projects that need to be done.

See you all at the Club.