Our January meeting hosted Cathy Marine from Mote Marine Labrotories lecturing on Dolphins and Manatees. Our February meeting is "Soup Night". Everyone brings their favorite soup and or bread and butter to go with the soup. A "SOUPER TECHNIQUE" has been developed over the years to allow you to sample several different choices. Take a six part muffin pan and fill with disposable coffee cups and you are all set. Don't miss this fun evening
It is membership renewal season for VSS members. If you haven’t done so already please renew you VSS membership. The VSS renewal process can be done simply online with a dues payment done through PayPal. If you are new to the VSS and are interested in a new membership, the VSS new member signup page is available for your convenience.
As always the VSS post office box is available to reiceve dues payments by check.
Please make check’s payable to:
Venice Sailling Squadron
Box 1124 Venice, Fl 34284
Everyone must be aware of the Red Tide that has affected our shoreline. Accordingly, your committee has decided to shift the up coming Crab Fest to an event at Snook Haven. …
There are two more events planed for this Summer. The next event will be a kayak, small boat trip from Blackburn Point to Mid Night Pass on Saturday July 28. If you don't have a small craft, you can rent one onsight. The plan is to meet at Blackburn Point, launch by 9.30am as a group and head out towards the pass just up the ICW. Information about the event is located on the VSS Calendar. The group will return before 1 pm for lunch at the Casey Key Fish House. If you can't kayak, consider joining us for lunch at the CK Fish House. Please RSVP by July 23 to the VSS Summer Operations email your intention to join us for boating and or lunch.
This is the third time within a year that a VSS event scheduled for Lido Key was cancelled do to conditions. We will continue to plan events there in the hopes that we will eventually get a break. The consensus is this is a good day sailing destination with good picnic facilities and access for members with out boats. None the less we made the right call to cancel this time as there was a lightening strike fatality on Siesta Key yesterday afternoon. Great to see everyone that came out to the alternate "pool" party in Nokomis.
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
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 .
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".
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.
The VSS is supporting the efforts of our local youth boaters at the VYBA to oppose restrictions that would make illegal their current Gulf training programs. Please lend your signature to the online petition against it.
If you missed the Steak 'n Sail you missed a fabulous party. The food was good (Thanks, Lou!) and the comradery was fun. Don't miss next year.
December 3 - Venice Boat Parade
December 14 - VSS Holiday Party at Pelican Pointe. This is the event of the season! You know you want to be with the in-crowd. People are still talking about the good time we had last year. We had such a blast people forgot to go home. Holiday attire please.
January 22, 2017 - Cruise to No Where (Details to be announced in December.)
May 21 = Change of Watch (Details to be announced.)
All of these events need volunteers to help. So PLEASE CONTACT ME: Vicki Solomon 941-492-5043 or firstname.lastname@example.org ***
The VSS sailing class is accepting students for the Oct 4,2016 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 .
The training curriculum is guided by the US Sailing/American Red Cross Start Sailing Right , which is the national standard for quality sailing instructions.
This course will prepare you for sailing/racing and to become a qualified crew member with the Venice Sailing Squadron.
The summer has flown by and it is time to plan where to sail as the temperature cools and hurricane season ends. My first job is to ask for your assistance in making this a great cruising season for our members and, hopefully, some new faces.
I want to go to Cuba this season! How do we get there?
The 2016 VSS events calendar is now online. The new calendar includes the traditional club favorites as well as a new summer season of programming. We encourage your feedback and will continue to develop programming based on member input.
Any questions regarding the summer programs can be addressed to the VSS summer operations email.
Thanks and hope to see you out on the water!
VSS membership committee
I just wanted make sure you got the correct details about the membership meeting this week. The meeting will be held at the Venice Community Center on Tuesday night, 8 November, at 6:30pm and not Wednesday night which is our usual meeting night.