Commodore’s Corner – October 2011
In a recent column, after G and I had been cruising for a couple of weeks on the Eastern Shore, I wrote about the Back “Creak” Yacht Club. This was a comment on my sore back which has slowly gotten better. Alas, one more sign of aging. Speaking of which . . . I have almost aged out of the commodore’s job. The proposed slate of officers and BoG members is now posted on our fabulous new web site. Steve Bacon and Mary have prepared some text to alert people to this change and to tutor them a bit on it. We aren’t Facebooking yet but we are doing a riff on Twitter with our own Bob Higginbotham sending Blasts that show up as “Toots.” We are all over this new technology!
You will get to see this demonstrated at the annual meeting -- November 6 at the Fleet Reserve in downtown Annapolis. Steve and Mary will do a “live” demo of the new web site. It will be informative and fun. This will also give us an opportunity to revisit some of the events from the 2011 boating and land event year. It has been a busy time and despite record heat followed by record rain and unseasonably cold weather (who will ever forget the crab feast in 40 degree temperatures?), it’s been a lot of fun.
More fun is on the way: October 22, Kranzer’s are hosting a Fall Festival sea/land event on Weems Creek. October 28 will be a Halloween happy hour at Soucy’s. November 6 the annual meeting. December 1 will be Midnight Madness in Annapolis. December 11, the first-ever holiday party, hosted by JJ and Juliana at an event room on the Kent Narrows. And we will ring in the New Year – albeit at the end of January – with the Commodore’s Ball being held at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis. This is shaping up to be an extraordinary event so go ahead NOW and book a room.
Plenty of opportunities ahead to be a BakYakker! It’s all about the people – whether they are “up the creek” or not!