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As holiday time approaches please remember that the club is available to host your events. From intimate Cocktail Receptions, Showers, Birthdays, Luncheons, Weddings, Sweet 16, Communions, Bat/Bah Mitzvahs. The staff at the club would be happy to serve you and your organizations at holiday time. Please call the office to arrange your event. Member and Non-Member pricing available

Swim Team & Children’s Program Finish up the Season in Style

The weather may have postponed the swim champs meet last weekend but our swimmers made a great showing on Sunday. Although the smallest swim team in the league they have the biggest spirit. They swam hard and finished very respectfully in the meet. We will celebrate our team’s accomplishments this Thursday at 7pm with the Annual Swim Team Awards Dinner. Please call the office to make reservations.

 

Anyone see a shark?? We did last Friday with our own Shark Night. Thanks Doug Oko for leaving the big screens up and setting us up to watch some Shark Week Specials and of course Jaws. Governor Jim Aikman even brought down an authentic piece of the ORKA he rescued from the beach on the Cape.

 

August is still a busy month at your club. Our programs are coming to an end and we have had a load of fun all summer. At the time of the penning of this email the kids in the Children’s Summer Program are having a cool time on a hot day on a huge water slide on the beach. We will celebrate later with popcorn and cotton candy. Thanks to the parents that contributed to the rental and the Schneider’s and Elite Rentals for the cotton candy and popcorn machines.

126th Commissioning Ceremony

We had a great time at our Commissioning Celebration last weekend. A brief ceremony was held expertly coordinated by Fleet Captain Claude Turner. Commodore Brad Dickson’s remarks left us all ready to leave the cold winter behind us and look forward to a great season at the Club. Once again we returned to the dining room and gathered at the bar to watch the Kentucky Derby and cheer on our picks. The remainder f the evening was filled with great food, good music and some rather wild moves on the dance floor. Thanks to all that made the evening so enjoyable.

 

Palm Sunday Family Brunch & Egg Hunt

Saturday evening, members and friends were treated to a fun filled Comedy Show, featuring Ryan Reiss who had many interesting observations about people in the crowd, including our Club Counsel’s bowl of wine, Kenney Josephs, and the headliner, Eric Lyden, who entertained the audience with terrific stories about his twenty years of working in comedy, his underachievement in community college, his short and not very successful employment in the Sear’s hardware department and his views on marriage, children and payback. It was great fun for all who attended.

We wrapped up the weekend on Palm Sunday with our Annual Palm Sunday/Easter Brunch. Another sold out crowed shared a meal, good company, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Sunday, April 8th is the April Fool’s Regatta. 1 PM start.

Due to snow last Wednesday a private party originally schedule for last week has been moved to this week, hence Chef Charlie is bumped again. See you in April Chef.

Join us tonight as we begin our Darts Tournament in the Regatta Room.

Please remember that the Club will be closed Easter Sunday, Happy Easter!!

Coming in April:

Saturday April 8th
April Fools Regatta rigging at noon

Saturday April 14th
Shooters Ball

Wednesday April 18th
Chef Charlie

Friday April 27th
Open house Wine Tasting 5 to 8
Bring friends interested in joining our great club

Saturday April 28th
Adult Trivia Season Finally

Commodore’s Corner

It’s been cold, no doubt about it, but we’re almost half way there. Spring springs in another forty-nine days and we just may make it.
So what’s there to do ‘til then? In addition to all of the winter activities – from frostbite sailing to Tea parties, Trivia to shooting trap – I would add one more suggestion. Join a committee.
General Manager Charlie Walsh does an extraordinary job of keeping our club shipshape, and the staff is uniformly excellent. But there is still a mountain of business that gets done every month by volunteers. We need people who are willing to commit to sharing ideas, writing invitations, fundraising for the ALIR, making telephone calls, bringing in new members, and a host of other duties that all need to get done. These volunteers are the true heart of this Club and we could not operate without them.

Volunteering is the easiest way to make the club your own in a very special way. You will meet new friends and find new strengths in old friends. There’s plenty of scientific evidence for the idea that social interaction is as, or more, important for a long and happy life than either diet or exercise — just the kind of thing that you get from working with a group of committed like-minded volunteers. So call the office, get the names of the committee heads, and get involved. Live forever! Why not?