A special expression of thanks to all of the volunteers and attending members who came out to the North Jetty to attend the 43rd VSS Change of Watch. I appreciate the passion and seriousnessdemonstrated by the members and look forward to working both some familiar and new faces on the board. The board is actvely looking for enthusiastic members to fil the vacancies for the Ssocial Activities Director and Cruising Captain. If you have the inclination please feel free to contact the board members with ideas or questi
Change of Watch
Sunday May 21, 2017
Please join us on Sunday, May 21st from 4-8 PM for
the annual Change of Watch being held at the pavilion at the North Jetty.
This is my last communication with you as Commodore. It is amazing at how fast the past year has gone by! It was a year that saw significant achievements, including written procedures for the Membership Committee, an improved racing program, enhanced financial reporting and the development of all the summer programs.
It is important to remember that the squadron has a blend of objectives from pure racing to pure social and our survival depends on creating a balance between the two. In any case our members must be able to participate in what they feel is appropriate for them.
Starting this month the Secretary, Jim Fenn will publish summary Board Minutes in the Tell Tale. Our goal is to keep members as informed as possible about the workings of the Board and the issues and solutions the Board deals with. Knowing the facts will help everyone work together.
In the following months we will provide summary Treasurer's reports in the Tell Tale. Again we want you to understand how the Squadron is being run.
Hello from Cape Cod, Massachusetts! It is very difficult to believe that the summer has passed so quickly. Noreen and I are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the beginning of October!
I hope all of our members had a great summer season. I know that the Squadron's new summer program activities helped in that regard. A special thanks to Ken Nolan, Vice Commodore, Miriam Staveley, Fleet Captain-Operations, and our directors Jonathan Phillips and John Drury for their creativity and efforts to make this new initiative successful.
Hello from the frozen north (Bass River, Massachusetts)! Cape Cod Bay and Nantucket Sound are still cold from the wintertime so there is an evening chill in the air. Noreen is freezing but the ice in my veins helps me. We have a needed fire in the fireplace as I write this brief message.
The View Astern
The April 10, 2016 Shark's Tooth Regatta was very well received with great sailing and events afterwards. See more concerning this annual event in the Fleet Captain - Sail report below.
We are completing our First Watch under the Standing Committee concept and I am very pleased to report the concept and its practice has been quite successful. Our first committee, the Membership Committee, under the able leadership of Ken Nolan, has been a great success as evidenced by our new membership total of 110! Further, these able volunteers have been a wealth of talent which we have been mining quite extensively, much to the chagrin of Ken who has the formidable task of replacing these valuable contributors