We are into another year and are continuing to work to improve the club’s infrastructure. This year, the board has pledged to address an important issue with the club – Communications. To that end, a new communications committee has been formed. Chairing that committee is Matt Martell, who with the help of several other people (Jim Manishim, Jennifer Neumann, Mark Liddell, Patrick Sweeney, Gary Edwards, and others), we will attempt to improve the communications by reviewing and revising all of our different modes of communications, including the Blast, the Coyote’s Bay, the web site, and even the bulletin board.
It appears to us that the most important mode of communication currently in use by the club is the Blast. Immediate steps have being taken to make sure that all of our department chairs have the ability to send blasts to all members of the club that have provided accurate email addresses about areas under their control. Additionally, we are currently improving our membership databases in order to make sure that, as much as possible, everyone receives the Blast. If you do not want to receive the Blast, that is OK. The information will also be published on the web site and published in the Coyote’s Bay.
We will also be returning to a published version of the Coyote’s Bay, which will appear now on a quarterly basis. Patrick Sweeney will continue as our editor and will be coordinating publication of the Coyote’s Bay as well as maintaining our associated Blog. Articles will still appear in on the Blog, which is accessible through the web site, and then republished in the Coyote’s Bay every quarter. We invite everyone to submit articles on your adventures in boating. Lets make the Coyote’s Bay the best published newsletter out there. Submit articles to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. In accordance with a vote of the board, the Coyote’s Bay will be emailed to every member in PDF format for printing and several printed copies will be available in the Regatta Room. Members who want a printed copy mailed to their home can make special arrangements for that to occur.
Currently, Rosemary Rayburn and Lucile Yu are updating our membership databases to make those databases are as accurate as possible. As soon as they are finished with that project, we will be publishing a new membership directory. That directory will appear in March and will be emailed to all members of the club. An on-line membership database is available to every member. Please contact us if you do not know your access codes.
On a personal note, I am looking forward to all of the events of the club, and especially the cruise outs. Our cruise chair, Ross Bowling, has arranged a number of new and exciting destinations for the year. Our Port Captain, Gill McCoy, has a lot of visiting clubs coming to our guest dock. Chuck Johnson is working very hard to insure that everyone’s experience when visiting the club is top notch. Tom Fedyna, our house chair, is working very hard to make sure that the clubhouse is maintained and spruced up.
Here wishing you a great 2012, with calms seas and “fish in the box”!
Gary and Matt