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Volume 35 Number 11
November 2019 issue:
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The Next Potluck Meeting is Tuesday, December 10 at 6:00
Program: We are going to have the Show Stoppers from Bellingham High School. If you have not heard these talented singers you will be blown away. They will be singing Holiday Songs and Show Tunes, PLUS dancing. These students sing to different groups in our community to raise donations for them to go to state. They are truly amazing and are directed by Mrs. Short.
Don’t shoot the messenger!
Just a bit of a heads up for our November potluck.
Jon (our treasurer) will be there to present our proposed budget for 2020 for your comments and considerations. We will vote on the budget in December.
Now, some of you may have noticed certain irregularities in this process, like: The budget should have been presented in October! My sincerest apologies, it just wasn’t ready for prime time.
Just to complicate matters, it appears that your commodore won’t even be present at potluck to field your questions! What? Six months ago, I committed to doing a food and wine pairing class at WCC with Robert Fong on Nov. 12th….Must’ve been looking at wrong month…Now you have my “sincerest of apologies” really, truly!
I messed up big time this time!
As I re-read what I just wrote, I am more and more appalled! If I were you, I’d be “mad as He** and I’m not going to take it anymore!” You know, I cannot fathom how much longer this club can endure such gross incompetence from its commodore! I believe your path is clear.
I vote to Impeach the commodore!
The good news for Potluck is that the CYC’s longest serving past commodore, Steve Clevenger, will be there to host the affair along with Jon Martin.
So again, please don’t shoot the messengers, save your ire and bile for who truly deserves it. Moi.
Help put our past commodore out of his misery, VOTE TO IMPEACH THE COMMODORE! (I promise, I’ll go quietly).
I will see you all again in December…..perhaps?
Your Commy, Laurent
Newsletter: It’s time to say “Goodbye.”
After doing the newsletter for three years, it is time for me to pass the baton. The duties of the newsletter editor are to participate in board meetings and gather club news from our members and reports from our board. The news and reports are copied and pasted into a template which requires light editing. This is sent to our webmaster along with any photos for publication on our website and sent in an email to members. Ken Russel thoughtfully wrote up a detailed description of the newsletter editor’s tasks. I would be happy to do a tutorial on the process with the next volunteer. I have enjoyed contributing to our club. Let me and Laurent know if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Stepping Up – Stepping Down
It’s how the world goes round, and how CYC goes round.
I have thoroughly enjoyed being secretary of this august group, and it has given me the byproducts I had hoped for. I was a complete newbie when I offered to serve, and as a non-boat owner, I only knew the people who sponsored me in. I now know more many more of you, and I understand much more about the various functions the board members undertake and what it takes to make CYC run smoothly.
Now after two years, it is time for me to step down. The job of secretary is simple: attend the board meeting, take minutes, circulate the draft minutes to the board, get them approved at the following meeting, and circulate the approved minutes to the board.
Those of us rolling off the board have been tasked with helping find our replacements, so consider this to be my ask. Whether you step up for one year or several, you will no doubt find it interesting and rewarding to help CYC continue to function like the well-oiled machine that it is.
I will continue to help on committee boats, hopefully be on one or more race boats, help with the dance, and enjoy our wonderful potluck meetings.
Please call me if you have any questions or want to throw your hat in the ring.
Yours in boating, Roni Lenore (510-435-4747)