So far this year our first meeting, the first race and first event were canceled. We even had a rain issue over the summer with an event as well. This is proving to be an eventful - noneventful watch year with two hurricanes interfering with our schedule. It was good to finally have a VSS event and come together as a club at the community center last week. I am excited to get the season underway and past all this storm damage.
Greetings from Venice. Our community is still cleaning up and emerging from a visit with hurricane Irma. Even though we were spared the worst of the winds and the tidal surge never materialized, the area did not weather the event entirely unscathed. The VSS September meeting was one minor casualty of the storm, some the VSS offshore buoy's are scattered and the VYBA lost half of their 420 fleet due to a tree limb crashing the trailer parked under it. None the less we consider ourselves lucky as we look to the devastated communities in the wake of this year's ongoing storm season and consider ourselves thankful for what we still have.
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.