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Change of Watch RSVP Deadline Saturday

Change of Watch RSVP Deadline Saturday

The deadline to sign up for the Change of Watch is tomorrow Saturday May 12. Come join us in welcoming in the new watch. We'll be passing out trophies, swapping sailing stories and eating BBQ under the big pavilion at Maxine Barrett Park

From the Nominating Committee

From the Nominating Committee

We the nominating committee recommend the following candidates to the membership for consideration as qualified persons for the open VSS director and officer positions.

Commodore :     Jonathan Phillips
Fleet Captain Racing : John Lynch
Fleet Captain Operations : Annette Dwyer
Fleet Captain Cruising : Gene Miller
Secretary : Janet Knudsen
Treasurer : Brian O'Neil
Events Director : Ed Johnson
Membership: Cheryl Crimu
Publicity:  John Drury
Ship's Store: Gerry Cashion

We are currently looking for a member to fill the vacant vice commodore position.

Sincerely the Nominating Committee,

Patti DeLano
Stephen Broadstock
Brian O'Neil
Jonathan Phillips

      Valentines Day is on Wednesday, February 14th and here's an opportunity to dine your best girl without spending a fortune.  Our pot luck/membership meeting will be at the Venice Community Center on Nokomis Ave at 6:30 pm.  Please bring food to share, drink of choice, and lots of Chocolate!  Our special guest speaker will be Jim Martin, who will present a program and share stories about his recent sail to Cuba. Hope you all can make it.  Miriam Staveley  Fleet Ops

Our next VSS Membership meeting is on. . .VALENTINES DAY!   When is Valentines Day you ask?  Well, Valentines Day is on Wednesday, February 14th and here's an opportunity to dine your best girl without spending a fortune.  Our pot luck/membership meeting will be at the Venice Community Center on Nokomis Ave at 6:30 pm.  Please bring food to share, drink of choice, and lots of Chocolate!

Our special guest speaker will be Jim Martin, who will present a program and share stories about his recent sail to Cuba. Hope you all can make it.

Miriam Staveley

Fleet Ops

VSS Holiday  Party Next Friday January 5

VSS Holiday Party Next Friday January 5

We are getting excited about the upcoming VSS party at the Hotel Venezia. There is still room for more members to join in on the evenings festivities. If you would like to come out let us know

VSS Holiday Party Friday Jan 5

VSS Holiday Party Friday Jan 5

Please join the VSS for the annual Holiday Party. This year's event is at the Hotel Venezia on Friday, the 5th of January at 7pm for a special evening of food, music and dancing. The cost is $40 for members and $51..00 for VSS guests. This is an evening event cocktail attire requested.

VSS Sailing Class

VSS Sailing Class

The VSS sailing class is accepting students for the Nov. 7, 2017

class.  The safe sailing classes are scheduled every Tues from 1:00

pm to 3:00 pm within the month. Space is limited so each month the

class will consist of 5 students .

Memorial Service for Jim Liston

Memorial Service for Jim Liston

is Saturday October 28 at 11AM at Trinity Presbyterian Church 4365 State Road 776 with lunch to follow at Jacaranda Country Club 1205 Jacaranda Blvd in Venice.  Pre-service music starts at 10:40AM.  The service will conclude about noon.  I've guaranteed the Country Club 150 people for lunch so hope to have a big turnout.  Music at Jim's service will include bagpipe (Amazing Grace), brass quintet and organ, concluding with "When the Saints Go Marching In".

Thanks

Judy Liston

13 September Meeting Caceled

13 September Meeting Caceled

Do to the current state of our community the membership meeting on Wednesday, 13 September is canceled. We hope for a quick clean up and the safety of our returning evacuees.

VSS North Jetty Picnic

VSS North Jetty Picnic

On Saturday, June 10th, we begin the VSS summer programming with the second annualpicnic on Casey Key.

Please bring drinks, an entrée(s) and a shared dish for you and your friends. There are grills available, shelters and new rest rooms at the pavillion. Water activities to start at 3.00 pm picnic to start at 4.30 pm.

This year's event will have the added componentof small boats. Small boat owners are encouraged to bring their sailing dinghies and prams in the afternoon . Boats can access the kayak launch at back end of the jnorth jetty. Trailered boats will want to consider launching at Higel or other local ramp and sail to the event. Anchoring/beaching is possible just inside the ICW chanel marker behind the north Jetty Kayak launch. Contact us with any questions.

If you would like to go out on the water please bring the appropriate attire which includes, aqua shoes.  bathing suit, a hat and a pfd.

Please contact  the summer operations committee