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.
Happy Spring to all! As a native of the Frozen North I am now getting accustomed to fine weather all winter long. No longer do I get as excited about the arrival of the Spring season as I did years ago. That is, years ago when the rising strength of the sun warmed my pale face while shoveling the driveway for the umpteenth time. Or was that warmth from the exertion of shoveling? Well, whatever, let us count our blessings!
Although it has never stopped me, I normally have nothing of interest to say each month. This month is an exception. We have had, and will continue to have, a lot of sailing activities going on so let me summarize:
Happy New Year Sailors! The year 2016 is indeed a happy year for the Venice Sailing Squadron! Vicki Solomon’s Holiday Party starting the season was an overwhelming, success as evidenced by the many toe-tapping fools still up dancing and laughing at 10:00 PM closing time (your Commodore included). Further, the impact the extraordinary work of Ken Nolan and his Membership Committee is having a major positive impact on new member enrollments and new member initiatives. We are now up to 96 members and rising. Vice Commodore Lou Salhany has really stepped up to the Acting Fleet Captain-Cruising function with new cruising initiatives and alternatives that will make this winter and spring exciting for our cruising sailors
Happy Autumn sailors! We should be thankful that we can enjoy the start of yet another sailing season at this time of year. While soon to return, Noreen and I are still in the frozen north, where the sailing outlook becomes as grey and gloomy as these New England's skies can turn.
Summer is fast coming to a close and we have now started the Squadron’s 2015-2016 Watch. Welcome Aboard! I have to look at the calendar to believe the time has passed so quickly - please get ready to attend our first Membership Meeting at the Venice Community Center on September 9, 2015.