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

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

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.

Here is a proud report on the status of the Squadron's Standing Committees. 


Membership        Ken Nolan, Chair   Fran locke
                             Phyllis Nolan          Marcia Drury
                             John Drury             Kristin Ellison
                             Norm Sooy             Rob Menson
                             Margo Waite           Miriam Staveley


Racing                 Norm Sooy             Mike Kirk
  Instruction        Ben Rotteveel         Gerry Cashion
                             Rob Menson           Ken Nolan


Sailing                 Norm Sooy              Gerry Cashion
  Instruction        Ruth Goyne             Mike Kirk


Cruising              Neil Ware, Chair      Jeff Riddle
                             Debbie Rossi          Glenn Heydt
                             Lou Salhany            Bob Senn, Advisor


Publicity              John Drury, Chair   Steve Grossman
                             Liz Turk                    Jim Fenn


Events                  Vicki Solomon, Chair
                              Jamie Sooy
                              John Wasowski
                              Nancy McNally

Finance               Noreen Barrett
                             Fran Locke
                             

VYBA                    Jonathan Phillips

                                    John Winger

Advertising            Phyllis Nolan

Ship's Store           Gerry Cashio

A special thanks to the above members who are making the Squadron such a success.  As you can see from this list there are many members putting in a double, triple and quadruple level of effort.  We need your help to keep the Squadron moving--without burning out--these important volunteers.  If you do not see your name on the above list, please consider where your special talents could be most applied and contact a person in that committee to see how the Squadron would benefit from them.

At our April 13, 2016 Membership Meeting the Nominating Committee reported their slate for the 2016-2017 Watch Year.  Those nominations are:

 

              Commodore                                      Bill Gately

              Vice Commodore                             Ken Nolan

              Treasurer                                            Noreen Barrett

              Secretary                                             Jim Fenn

              Fleet Captain - Operations          Miriam Staveley

              Fleet Captain - Racing                    Norm Sooy

              Fleet Captain - Cruising                 Neil Ware

              Director                                            John Drury

Continuing their two year term as directors will be Jonathan Phillips, Ken Nolan, Vicki Solomon and Fran Locke.

The proposed re-election of Bill Gately and Noreen Barrett beyond the one and two years' terms called for in amending the Squadron's By-Laws.  At the Board Meeting an amendment was unanimously passed to henceforth allow additional one year terms to officers and directors.

The View Forward

 

Later in the month we will have our End of Season Regatta and, finally. our Change of Watch Annual Meeting to be held at Maxine Barritt Park in Venice this year where we will, among other things, accept additional nominations for officers and directors and vote on their election. 

Due to popular demand, Ken Nolan is working on a summer schedule of events which you will learn about this program in the Membership Chair's report below.

Have a great summer!

That is all.

Bill Gately     

commodore@venicesailingsquadron.org