Greetings Yacht Club Members,

As this will be my last Commodores Corner, I wanted to extend my gratitude and sincere thanks to each board member for their support and expert guidance in helping me steer the ship of your club throughout the year.  This is a fantastic group of people that volunteer to keep your club running smoothly and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve alongside them and I am most of all thankful for their friendships.  

I’d also like to say a very special thank you to each of our members for your continued support during these last 3 years.  At times it was challenging but we all made it through. It is because of you that our club continues to thrive.  Reflecting on our many member dinners, the Opening Day Festivities, Clambake, Desolation Sound Cruise, Golf Event, Lopez Cup, Commodores Cruise and the Halloween Party we sure had a lot of fun thanks to all of your support and participation. 

We are ending this year with our Holiday Party which will be my last “Official Party” as your Commodore, so I hope to see you there!  In addition to the merriment, we will have the official changing of officers ceremony for 2023 and welcoming your new Commodore Jan Wagner and our newest board member Melissa Rohde as your Rear Commodore. 

We will need to provide a final dinner count to the Islander by tomorrow.  Please click >HERE< to sign up. Prime Rib and Salmon dinner with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and salad.  Feel free to bring your own wine if you prefer for a small corkage fee.  

With our second annual Toys Ahoy event we have partnered again this year with the Lopez Family Resource Center to help provide gifts for the families in need within our community.  If you would like to participate and want to pick up any toy, clothing, games at one of our local retailers on the Island, or go to our website and pick one of the toys on the kids “Wish List” and purchase them on-line. Instructions are on a link >HERE<  We will have drop off boxes at the Holiday Party and plan to deliver all the gifts to the Family Resource Center the next day on Sunday, Dec 11th.  

It’s been my pleasure to serve as your 2022 Commodore.  Our club is in very good hands and we have many exciting events planned already for the upcoming year.  I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our Holiday Party and at the upcoming events in 2023!

Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday and healthy new year! 



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