Commodores' Words of Wisdom

Commodore Neal's February Article


If you missed the Installation Dinner on January 18th, you missed a gala celebration that those who attended will be talking about for some time to come.  We had an incredible Filet Mignon dinner prepared by our caterer, the service was top-notch, and we couldn’t keep our members and guests off the dance floor with music provided by “Diamond Dave” Hosley.

Many members turned out in early January to get the Club looking amazing for this event.  Not only the Club looked amazing, but so did the attendees.  While the dress theme for the dinner was Roaring 20s attire optional, many members and guests got into the “swing of things” so to speak!   The decorating crew, led by Elena Draper and Jana Minick, worked extremely hard to make the Installation Dinner the Gala Affair we have come to expect.  Thank you to Elena, Jana and to all the Club members who constantly go above and beyond for Sportsmen Yacht Club!

Be sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events this month.  We will be having our Super Bowl party on February 2nd. Details for this event are on Page 4 of this Newsletter and on our web site. With the 49ers in the Super Bowl, we are expecting quite a crowd.

We will host Ebony Boat Club who will cruise in the weekend of February 21st through the 23rd.  They will be joining us for the Sportsmen Annual Dungeness Crab Feed on Saturday, February 22nd.  This event is already sold out, so be sure to get your reservations in early next year. 

I know most of our members have email & often get updates on events from our Secretary, Freda Lucido.  Whether you have email or not, I don’t know anyone in this day and age who does not have internet access.  Thanks to our Webmaster, Don Lucido, every event, along with a link to make a reservation as required, is on the Sportsmen Yacht Club web site.  I cannot thank Don and Freda enough for what they do for our Club.

You can see February 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 February Article



   Happy February Sportsmen!



January was a busy month. I would like to thank everyone who helped out at the January Work Party. We had 23 members show up and were able to get a number of items checked off the "To Do" list, including removing and replacing the sinks and other "behind the bar" work stations.

We had the Installation dinner which was fabulous! All the hard work and planning was very evident in the way the ferry looked inside and out and how smoothly everything went! Great job, Commodore Draper and Elena, and everyone else who helped out.

Please check the online calendar regularly for upcoming events and Club activities so you don't miss out on any of the fun! Looking forward to seeing you all around the Club!




Rear Commodore Heather's February Article

Well, our new Board has one month under our belts. It has been a busy one with a fantastic New Years Eve, as we rang in the new year and then the annual Installation Dinner.

Thank you to everyone who helped decorate. The Installation Dinner was a great time; a lot a people participated in dressing up in Roaring 20s attire to go with the theme of the event.

In February we have a Super Bowl Party and then our annual Crab Feed with some friends from Ebony Boat Club joining us.   I’m sure it will be a success. 

Don’t forget if you want to reserve the club for a Member Event, please turn in you paperwork as soon as possible.  Some dates have already been reserved and I don’ want anyone missing out on the date needed.

Congratulations to Keith Hammer for winning the January  Wheel Spin!  In February, I will start collecting for the Wheel Spin at 7 p.m. I know Mike used to get there earlier but the best I can commit to is 7 p.m. This should still give everyone time to eat and get in on the wheel spin before the meeting.

See you all at the Club.