We had a wonderful turnout for the Commodore’s Ball on Saturday, January 21. Many of our past Commodores joined us for a delicious dinner and to witness the swearing in of the Board of Directors for 2017.
Among our past Commodore’s who attended were the following:
Terry Owens 1984 Jan Miller (wife of Richard) 1986
Richard Sponholtz 1994 Lloyd Boldeman 1998
Kay O’Brien (wife of James) 1995 Joe Pennese 2001
John Watson (husband of Lois) 2005 Wayne Weathers 2007
Steve Basuino 2010 Jack Verducci 2011 Mark Liddell 2012
Chuck Johnson 2013 Joe Pratt 2014 Laurel Reid 2015
Gary Edwards 2016
The 2017 Board of Directors was introduced and the Oath of Office was administered by Admiral Gerry McKay
Our new Commodore, Andy Smith, then introduced himself to the gathering and gave us a very interesting description of his background – he is a very accomplished guy!
After all of our “business” was concluded, the evening was turned over to the dancers who danced to the one-man band of Dave Badilla. Everyone enjoyed the music!
Here are just a couple of our dancers:
For one night only, the CPYC bar was renamed The Salty Sea Dog to host a dinner party between the elite governor and his family and and the notorious pirates of the area, headed by Captain Redbeard.
Everyone dressed the part and stayed in character all night, including Carly, Dave, Lisa, and Lynda who played the staff of The Salty Sea Dog. The drama unfolded. according to scripted instructions from a master of ceremonies, played by Collin, and according to each individual character, to the enjoyment of all.
And, of course, during the night a murder happened.
At the end, the murderer was caught and prizes where provided to the one who played the part the best — Mark Bettis.
A great time was had by all. Thanks to Bill and Emily for setting this up. As a side note, the planners of this event are already scheming out a repeat event for sometime next spring. So if you missed out on this one, keep an eye out for the next one.
The proposed slate for the 2017 Board of Directors and Committee Chairs is as follows. Please join us at the General Membership Meeting on November 15th to vote!
Staff Commodore – Gary Edwards
Commodore – Andy Smith
Vice Commodore – Yvette Yong
Rear Commodore – Noah Sundance
Treasurer – Jim Manishin
Secretary – Jan Mendez
Port Captain – Mark Malcolm
Director – Mike Haddock
Director – Brad Jones
Director – Lee Stevens
House Chair – Nick Sternberg
Membership Chair – Catherine Miskow
Regatta Chair – Tom Fedyna
Cruise Chair – Mark Bettis
Youth Sailing – Emily Kimmel
Rabbit Races – Bill Hoyt
Don’t forget that our “Committee Chairs” need committee members! You can make a difference by volunteering, and it only takes a few hours a month to make a positive impact on our club. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out!
Hope to see you this Friday night, 9/23, at CPYC for a catered dinner & live music by Dave Badilla! Please RSVP HERE!
Racers – there’s still time to sign up at: https://www.jibeset.net/CPYC000.php?RG=T001101473
Cruisers – join us Saturday night, 9/24, in Redwood City! Email Sequoia YC’s Port Captain HERE.
We’re looking forward to a great turnout!!!
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C Mark was found during an environmental survey by employees of the Oakland
International Airport who took the time to both contact us and to load
recover it from the rocks off the main runway. Seems that homeland security
had a problem with a small boat approaching bayside onto an active runway (
hmmm I wonder why? ). It all worked out for the best because they picked “C”
off the rocks and told us where to pick it up.
Jack Verducci volunteered the use of his truck then he, John Hernandez and
Jim Manishin liberated “Kilroy” from the East Bay. Some fiberglass and new
bottom paint and he’ll be good to go the next time a mark breaks loose!
Foggy weekend cruise out to St Francis Yacht Club…