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Commodore’s Corner by Ken McKenzie.

Hooray Hooray it’s the fifth of May and boating season officially begins today!

I was out sailing with Footloose Sailing on the fifth.  Were you out on your boat?  You should have been, as it was beautiful out for boating.  It was a very enjoyable day and I got my first sunburn of the year.  Yeah!

Ben Lobaugh still has his boat engine in the back of his car and, besides, he was out sailing with Footloose also.  Hopefully he can get his engine back in for the season.  Now is a good time to finish those projects you need to get done before you actually get your boat in motion.

There are lots of things planned for the months of May and June.  Check your emails for evites and notices from Patricia, our cruise chair. Ben Lobaugh and I will be manning a booth at Shilshole Bay on June 9 for “Boatfest.”  We’ll being doing our best to promote our club membership to all who come near our booth.  We have about 500 printed tri-fold brochures to hand out. There should be some left over if you would like a couple to hand out to friends. This next week’s dinner meeting will be the last one until September so come one and all, please.  Hope to see all of you there.  Sure Marine will be giving the presentation for this meeting.  Don’t miss it!  Until September…Happy Boating!

Ken McKenzie, Commodore

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Cruise Report by Patricia Shannon-Garvey.

May Event.  Burger Burn at Kingston Marina

May 18 and 19, 2018.

This event is accessible by car as well as by boat.

Saturday – the main event is Happy Hour followed by Potluck Dinner, which will take place on the docks.  Everyone brings a main dish, a side to share, their own beverages and utensils.  Larry and Sharon Clark organize a fierce game of croquet in the afternoon, so practice your putting.

A spontaneous happy hour on Friday is optional.

Seven 40’ slips have been reserved, call and make your reservations early. , for more information.


ALERT:  Change of Venue:

June Event.  June Dinner Dance, Kingston Yacht Club & Marina

June 8 – 10, 2018  

The venue has been changed from Port of Brownsville to Port of Kingston.  This event is accessible by car as well as by boat.

Havana Nights, Harry Castro and His Cuban Band.  Mark your calendars; it will be fun.

Dinner, Drinks, and Dancing, $40 per person.

Ten 40’ slips have been reserved at the Port of Kingston Marina, so call soon to make your reservation.

RSVP is required for this event., for more information.


July Event.  Watch July Fireworks in RAFT UP-Liberty Bay, Poulsbo

July 3, 2018

Boats only, raft-up anchoring in the bay.  Look for the SBYC burgees!  Consideration of sailboat’s draft is included in the selection of the depth of anchorage.

Questions: feel free to contact Patricia:

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Dinner Meeting by Roger Newby,Vice Commodore.

This will be our last dinner meeting before September, so be sure to join us.  We’ll celebrate the onset of the summer season and our great cruise itinerary coming up for the Summer.

Our guest speaker for May is Mr. Eric Hinze, a longtime mainstay at Sure Marine.  Sure Marine are the go-to folks for all important marine systems – refrigeration, heat, galley appliances and systems, and more.  Technology continues to evolve, offering new and improved capabilities in these areas that make our life afloat easier and more comfortable.  Come get the update, the scoop, from one of the people most familiar with this important element of boating.




Mixed Greens Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

~Entrée Selections~

Washington Dungeness Crab and Bay Shrimp Louie
Roma tomatoes, sliced hard boiled egg, sweet pepper, cucumbers, Thousand Island dressing

Chicken Marsala
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables

Ivar’s Halibut ‘n Chips
Alaska Halibut, panko herb bread crumbs, beer batter, coleslaw

Alder Grilled Portobello Mushroom
Fingerling potatoes, sautéed spinach, balsamic syrup


Seasonal Vegetables with the Protein Entrees

Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea


Special dietary needs can be accommodated; please let me know.

Main course selections are due by 9:00pm on Friday May 11. Cancellations must be made by 9:00pm the same day.

Note that the deadline for reservations is also the deadline for cancelling a previous reservation; otherwise you will be charged for the meal.

Dinner is $35 per person. If you charge your meal, we will add $1 per meal. Please purchase your drinks from the staff in the banquet room. The receipts count towards our room rental minimums.


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Board Members – Nominating Committee by Rubie Johnson, Director at Large.

Nominating Committee for 2019 Officers

Beginning this year, the Nominating Committee for next year’s club officers will be formed in May.  Traditionally, one member of the Board of Directors is appointed to serve on the committee, and two additional members are appointed from the general membership.  Director at Large, Rubie Johnson, was appointed to the Nominating Committee at the May 1, 2018 Board Meeting.

If you are interested in serving on the nominating committee please contact Rubie.

Job descriptions of all five elected officers and seven appointed positions are found on pages 30-31 of your By Laws at the back of the 2018 Membership Roster.

Elections are held at the meeting in November, and the new board is installed at the December Holiday dinner. Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday evening of every month except June, July and August.

Contact Rubie Johnson, Director at Large, with any questions about volunteering to serve your club on our fun board, the nominating committee, or in other capacities on cruises or on the sailboat race committee.

Quartermaster Report by Nancy Merson.

I have resigned from the office of Quartermaster effective on the first of May.  I will be replaced by Barbara Mallory who has been approved and appointed to the position and will do an excellent job.  My main objective in the past five years has been to get a “Zazzle” account going that would benefit our club and not anyone else.  I felt that we would be most successful if we had a copyright on our burgee and had a way to prevent anyone else from using it.  The copyright is in the process of being completed and we can, hopefully, get the other two sites that are using it to be closed.  If they decide to remain open, their items cannot display our logo on them.  When our new site is operable, you will be notified and have a direct link to the site to do your ordering of individual items.