Well, it’s fall now and the leaves are turning, and the holidays will soon be upon us. Thanksgiving, college bowl games, parties and everything leading up to the New Year! It’s an exciting time of the year and I hope everyone is getting their shopping done in preparation for the holidays.
Most of you will (and all of you should) be checking your boats, making sure they are secure for the winter. Probably not too many of you will be going out in your boats unless you want to tag along with the Christmas ships. A few of you might be going racing in the Snowbird series. This year’s Christmas dinner/meeting/party/gift exchange will again be at Ivar’s with both banquet rooms open for us. I look forward to seeing a large crowd with everyone there with rings on their fingers and bells on their toes! Well, maybe bells around their necks instead.
Roger again has a great speaker lined up for November’s meeting. Get your dinner choice to him in time to attend the event. The dinner meeting is on the 20th!
Next Dinner Meeting: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
IVAR’S Salmon House, 401 NE Northlake Way, Seattle
5:30pm – Meet and Greet
6:45pm – Dinner in the Banquet Room
Topic: “The Steamer Virginia V Foundation”
Speakers: Heron Scott, Executive Director
We have two NEW menu choices, thanks to the team at IVAR’s Salmon House (see below). As well as learning more about the Virginia V, we will be voting at this meeting on next year’s SBYC Board Members. REMEMBER: Please use the Comments box in your RSVP on Evite to advise how many people and which dinner menu choice each would like.
The Virginia V is a glorious and unique part of local history. In 1921 Anderson & Company of Maplewood, Washington, began construction on the Virginia V. The ship was built of local old-growth fir. She was launched March 9, 1922, and towed to downtown Seattle for the installation of her engine and steam plant. In Seattle the engine was removed from the Virginia IV and installed in the Virginia V. On June 11, 1922, the Virginia V made her maiden voyage from Elliott Bay in Seattle to Tacoma down the West Pass. She was a passenger ferry in this area until the late 1930’s. In the 1940’s she moved to the Columbia River for service, but that proved unsuccessful. After her return to this area, her history continued, including winning the Great Steamboat Race in 1948.
In 1976, supporters formed the Virginia V Foundation, a non-profit organization to preserve the vessel and celebrate her history.
Come hear the whole story and what’s going on today from Heron Scott, the Executive Director of the Virginia V Foundation. The upcoming centennial for this flagship vessel is in 2022, sure to be a big happening for all Puget Sound boaters!
~Tonight’s Featured Menu~
Mixed Greens Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Cedar Plank Roasted Sockeye Salmon
Local berry salsa, cornbread pudding, seasonal vegetable
Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad
Spicy rubbed Coho Salmon served our traditional Caesar Salad
Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables
Ivar’s World Famous Fish ‘n Chips
Original recipe since 1938!
Alaska True Cod, coleslaw
Potato gnocchi, sweet green peas, mirepoix vegetables, mushrooms, shallots, white wine, lemon cream sauce
Coffee, Decaf, Hot Tea
Special dietary needs can be accommodated; please let me know.
Main course selections are due by 9:00pm on Friday, November 16th. Look for your Evite invitation in your email, then hit reply and use the comments field to tell me how many in your party and their dinner selections. Cancellations must be made by 9:00pm November 16th.
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 (credit card), 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.
WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE EVITE INVITATION TO THE DINNER, PLEASE REPLY AND USE THE “COMMENTS” FIELD TO TELL US HOW MANY IN YOUR PARTY AND WHAT MEALS EACH OF YOU WOULD LIKE!
2019 Slate of Officers –Elections Will Be Held At November Dinner Meeting
Nominating Committee, formed in May: Chair, Rubie Johnson, Director At Large, Joe Bozick, Anne Girvin, Patricia Shannon-Garvey
My thanks go to the Nominating Committee for working to fill positions on the Board for next year.
Election is to be held at the dinner meeting. Nominations from the floor, are allowed. Nominees must be members in good standing, and present at the dinner meeting to give us a short description of what they would like to contribute to club operations for 2019. In case of multiple candidates for an office, we will vote by written ballot for that office.
Candidates for your officers for 2019 are:
Commodore Roger Newby
Vice Commodore AJ Mallory
Rear Commodore Ben Lobaugh
Secretary Jewels Mellon
Treasurer LB Day
Race Chair Ben Lobaugh
Cruise Chair Patricia Shannon-Garvey
Director at Large 2019-20 Anne Girvin
The Board of Directors includes the Immediate Past Commodore, Ken McKenzie, and the Director at Large for 2018-2019, Dick Eagle.
Per Bylaws, POSITIONS APPOINTED BY THE 2019 Board are:
Fleet Captain & PHRF Measurer Tom Madden
PHRF Director OPEN
Quarter Master Barbara Mallory
Rudderpost Editor Pauline Bruce
Social Media Director OPEN
Webmaster AJ Mallory until filled OPEN
Time Frame for Nominating Committee:
May Board Meeting – Board member appointed to form Nominating Committee
October Dinner Meeting – Slate presented to the membership
November Dinner Meeting – Elections
December Holiday Dinner – Installation of new officers
January Dinner Meeting – Distribution of new Roster
I invite you to consider how you might serve the club next year. The duties of the elected officers are described in the Roster under By Laws. To learn more, talk to your elected board members, and the past directors.
Volunteer to help for individual events. It’s a good way to mix and mingle with other club members. You are very welcome!
Director At Large, Rubie Johnson
SBYC Cruises this year were The Best. Slow Dance took us to scenic harbors, where meeting with friends is a relaxing way to enjoy boating life in the Northwest. We discovered new anchorages, had terrific meals, and even followed the orcas for a while. We did regular hikes to exercise enough to keep in shape for the happy hours. We told old stories and new stories. We re-visited our local harbors and re-discovered how great it is to get out on the water. Thanks again to all who helped plan and facilitate the cruises, and whose creativity at our gatherings helped to make pleasant memories of the 2018 cruises.
The dates are mostly the same as last year, except for the June Dinner Dance, which is moved to the third weekend in June so as not to interfere with the Leukemia Cup race, sponsored by SBYC. Easter is early this year, another change.
February 8-10. Wenatchee Weekend. Mike and Bonnie are arranging it again this year. No worries if you are not into skiing; there are plenty of other fun activities. No boats at this event.
March 2. Bell Harbor Cruise. Eight slips have been reserved. Please call ahead to reserve your slip soon, 206-787-3952. Remember to mention if you moor at Shilshole, and they give you a break on the cost of the slip. Do not delay, because they release our reserved slips to the public two weeks prior if we have not confirmed by then. Saturday evening dinner is together at Anthony’s. Come by boat or by car.
April 20. Yellow Fest. Blake Island
May 18. Burger Burn. Brownsville Marina
June 15. Dinner Dance. Kingston Marina
July 3. July 4th Fireworks. Poulsbo
July 31 – August 1. Cruising rendezvous – maybe San Juans. To be determined; more information later.
August 31. Purple Passion. Quarter Master Harbor, Vashon Island.
September 28. Salmon Bake. Port Orchard Marina.
Save the dates, and join the fun,
Ok, everyone, the election is over and the Holidays are soon upon us. Take this opportunity to get your annual dues paid NOW. Deadline is December 15, with a late fee for anyone who renews after this date. PLEASE, make a commitment to yourself to get this done now. For most of us, it’s $70 – hardly a budget-buster.
Reminder of specifics:
- Please get your annual dues (typically $70) paid prior to December 15th
- The ways to pay DO NOT include the peer-to-peer online banking method, which is unfortunate. Because this peer-to-peer method can (in our case) end up with some confusion and errors, we’ve had to eliminate this one method for now. So, your payment options include:
- Mailing a check, payable to SBYC, to our address in Ballard
- Paying by check or credit card at the upcoming Dinner Meeting (November 20)
The other important thing we do each Fall, along with collecting the annual dues, is to update all members’ contact info (the usual name/address/phone/email items plus info about your boat). Historically the process has been a little cumbersome. You’d print a form fill it in and get it to a board member via mail or hand delivery. However, we now have a form on the website, which you can simply fill in. Here’s the link right to that online form: https://shilsholebayyachtclub.org/members/membership-renewal/
SBYC Calendar Project
My wife, Julie, and I enjoy going to the Husky football games on a 27′ sailboat with some close friends. A few years ago, Julie had the great idea to use some of our best photos from that fall’s games to make a calendar for the upcoming year. I would like to make such a calendar for 2019 (and hopefully in years beyond) for our club, with the goal of recording some of the fun get-togethers of 2018 and the people who were there to make it happen and show in the Calendar the key dates for 2019 Dinner Meetings and SBYC Cruises. Thus, it helps our planning month-to-month of all of our activities, as we can be reminded of when the Club get-togethers are happening.
We might also put a few dollars in the club’s general fund through the sale of these. We use the Costco offering to make the calendars, at a cost of roughly $10 per calendar. I’d like to suggest a sale price of $15 per calendar, so that we can put a few bucks in the club’s coffers while enjoying a useful product.
I ask your help in two ways:
(1) Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you like this idea and would like to order a calendar (or even if you’re leaning towards wanting one)
(2) Please forward to the same email address any good photos you’ve taken while at Club events. For this first calendar, any good photos from the past few years would be useful.
What we’ve noticed in our Husky football crew group with this is that everyone has begun to take and submit very good photos throughout the football season, eager to see their “calendar-worthy” efforts rewarded by making the cut and becoming the lead photo for one of the 12 months in the next year’s calendar. I have kept our copy of each year’s calendar as they have become quite a scrapbook-style item for us in remembering our experiences with the Husky games. I can see that same thing happening here.
Let me know your thoughts!