Commodores' Words of Wisdom

Commodore Bobby's April Article


St. Patty’s Day was a hit! Tables and poles were wrapped in green; the smell of corned beef in the air and the taste of cold beer was refreshing. I was happy to see so many faces smiling and enjoying the atmosphere. Congratulations to our Drinking Contest winners: Nick Macey and Tabitha LaChance. It was a packed house throughout the evening. Although I have thanked many of you who helped pull this event off, there are a few I failed to mention. Thank you, Denice Babo, for all your behind-the-scenes work including the table settings. Ann Marie and Janet did a wonderful job on desserts. They were delicious.  Thank you, Freda, for documenting this event with memorable photos. Thank you to the Sunday morning cleaning crew that took down all decorations and finished the galley duties. The team of Sportsmen are elite! I thank you all.

Thank you, Ken Carver; the north stairwell looks great. I would also like to mention, if you haven’t seen it already, our Club golf cart is running and looking like new. It’s clean, and all controls work smoothly also thanks to Ken. Please help in preserving this machine to last many more years by checking your back pockets before sitting so the seats won’t tear and be responsible when driving around the Club grounds. No kids should be horse playing with this valuable tool.

April brings its own special events. On the 7th, Audrey will be hosting a Spring Tea benefiting Save-A-Life-Sister. Please spread the word, bring a friend or family member and come down to show your support. Details are on Page 5. 

Easter Saturday will be April 20th.   This is always a fun day for the kids and the food is fantastic!  Look for details on Page 6.

The following weekend, we will have our first cruise-out of the year! We will be cruising to Oxbow Marina West Yacht Club. Our Fleet Captain Rick has details on Page 5. I will be attending and I hope to see Sportsmen there!


Vice Commodore Neal's April Article


March turned out to be a busy month at Sportsmen Yacht Club!  Again, a lot of progress was made at our Saturday Work Party.  On the weekend of March 15th-17th, we had a three day extravaganza that included Friday Game Night, our awesome St. Patrick’s Dinner on Saturday, and the requisite Commodore’s Breakfast on Sunday.

Bobby Brown and crew outdid themselves once again putting on the St. Patrick’s Dinner!  The desserts, made by Janet Buckley and Elena Draper topped off the dinner.  The DJ had the place rocking after dinner.  Many thanks to the galley crew and servers as well.   Nick Macy again won the beer drinking contest emceed by our own Past Commodore Don Wilson, with help from “Master Green Beer Server” Joe Fray.  This is an annual event that never ceases to entertain our members and guests.

Once again our Past Commodore Matt Tate & his wife Marianne, with help from Dale Bauer, prepared an excellent breakfast for our members and guests.  While breakfast was being served many members stepped up and cleaned up the Ferry after the dinner event.  Special thanks to the clean-up crew: Bill and Darlene Moore, Joe and Carol Fray, Bobby and Angel Brown, Ann Macey, Bob and Janet Buckley and Elena Draper.

On Saturday, March 2nd, Port Captain Dave Newton and several board members conducted an inspection of all the cabins on the lower deck.  Every cabin should have a smoke detector.  We will be installing several fire extinguishers on the lower deck hallways and every cabin holder is encouraged to install a fire extinguisher in their cabin as well. 

On April 6th, we will be participating in the Opening Day on the Delta which will be hosted this year by Bridge Marina Yacht Club.  See Page 4 and our web site for more information.

Commodore Brown has covered the other two main events in April.  In May, we will have our Cinco de Mayo Party on May 4th and on Memorial Day our own Cruise-In to our own Club, with a Bocce Tournament on May 25th!  Make sure to check details on the website as they become available.

Folks, if you are not coming down to Sportsmen to participate in the great events our members are putting on, well, you are missing out on some of the greatest opportunities to enjoy your Club.

See you around the Club!



Rear Commodore Mike's April Article

Well, this month has certainly been a busy month. Thank you to Commodore Brown and his lovely wife Angel for the awesome St. Patrick’s Dinner and decorations. There was an obvious amount of hard work and effort that goes into this event that was enjoyed by many. Thanks to everyone involved for all the hard work.

Remember, if you are planning to have an event at the Ferry,  remember to check the online calendar to see if the dates you want are available. Once determined that the date is available, fill out and submit the paperwork to me so we can get it approved at the next Board Meeting.

Spring has sprung with flowers and grass growing;  the Sportsmen property and Dry Storage Area are looking great. Unfortunately the weeds are growing at a rapid pace also.  Thanks to Clint for taking the time to break out the weed eater and mow them down. Thanks also to Matt Tate and Dale Bower for spraying the weeds to help keep them under control. Looking forward to the next Work Party to help with maintenance on the Ferry and the grounds. Remember, the more the merrier!!

Congratulations to Micheline Simpson for winning the wheel spin in March!

Congratulations also to Ann Marie Alcorn for rolling the highly evasive 50-50 numbers of 22225 and winning the 50-50 pot.

Thank you and have a enjoy April and May!!