Commodores' Words of Wisdom

Commodore Robert's January Article


Wishing you all a...

“Happy New Year!”

I would like to start off by thanking the membership for the honor of being the 2018 Commodore of the Sportsmen Yacht Club. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with many exciting events and with our Club being the host for the 4S games.  I would also like to give a big “Thank You” to outgoing Commodore Matt Tate for an excellent job in 2017.

The Lighted Boat Parade was a lot of fun and the dinner was fantastic.    Thank you, Darlene Dawson, for chairing the whole event and to Winky Scannell for preparing an excellent dinner!

I would also like to thank everyone who volunteered and participated at Santa Night.  There were a lot of happy children and it was an exciting time had by all. I want to thank Jimmy & Darlene Dawson, Kathie Hammer, Diane Essary, Logan Brown, Sara Macey, Freda Lucido (with her amazing photos) and, of course, Ron & Liz Allen.   Ho-Ho-Ho!

Denice and I would like to remind everyone that Installation Diner is right around the corner. If you have not been to this very special event in a while or if you are a new member, this is truly a Gala Event that you must attend!  Please see the details on Page 6 or go to our website, then please make your reservations right away either online or with Ann.

Last, I want to reach out to all of you in regards to the Work Parties.  We will need everyone who can help. We have seven official Work Parties and will probably need some extra days squeezed in when we can. So as I said in the past, even if you come down and help with lunch or whatever you can do will be appreciated.

Anchors Aweigh!


Vice Commodore Bobby's January Article

Happy New Year Sportsmen! I hope your Holidays were filled with friends and family, the kids caused all kinds of ruckus, and coal was no where to be found. 

This year is already shaping up to be a productive, fun, and joyous year. At the time of this printing, our New Year’s Eve Party is expected to be fantastic. Let’s not forget, WE are hosting this year’s 4S. Every Work Party here on out is vital to show  Sportsmen pride for our Club. Here’s to the new year!

I would like to congratulate Yong Garner on her poker win in December’s Poker Championship game. This game is tough. You have to play conservative, you have to play lose, know when to fold, and know when to raise. Yong has that skill. Congratulations to Dan Lively for a solid 2nd and to Ferris Anthony for a respectable 3rd. Thank you, Don Wilson, for dealing all year and for putting together a fun script for these fellow competitors. I’m planning to win the 2018 championship! Better watch out, I’m coming. Be afraid!




Rear Commodore Neal's January Article

Happy New Year Fellow Sportsmen!  I would like to thank the members for allowing me to serve as your Rear Commodore for 2018.  Being a member of Sportsmen YC has been a fun and rewarding experience for both Elena and me.  I hope to be able to make a positive contribution to the Club for the upcoming year.

Keeping the yacht club functioning takes the combined talents and abilities of many members, and much was accomplished during 2017.  However, with Sportsmen hosting the 4S games this year, there is a lot of work that still needs to be done.  I’m confident the members will step up and make the Club look better than it ever has looked. 

Besides the 4S games, we have many cruise-ins, cruise-outs, and other special events planned for 2018.  I would like to encourage all Sportsmen members and their families to attend as many monthly meetings and scheduled events as they can.  The members of Sportsmen YC are the primary asset of the Club and I firmly believe the members are what make this Club truly great.