Saturday, April 1, 2000
Full Spring 2000 Archived Issue
Commodore’s Report By John Pyles
I hope everyone had a good winter. Spring is now close at hand and that means it’s time to start sailing again! I’ve been having a lot of fun serving as your Commodore thus far and look forward to having a great spring quarter.
Our club is doing well. The majority of our boats are in working order and all the fleets are active and sailing. A lot of people have been working hard in the club to keep things going. Special thanks to those people who have put in the time to keep up the club: my other officers, fleet captains, committee chairs, instructors and those of you who came to work parties. It is your dedication that keeps this club strong.
But, of course we can always make things better. This spring will be an important time for the club as we prepare for two years of disruptions during summer and fall quarters. As many of you know the Seahawks will be moving into Husky Stadium for a two year stay in August. This means that almost all weekends in late summer and fall will be occupied by footballs games. Of course this will have a significant effect on our weekend classes and membership. This challenge is a great opportunity for us to improve our club and make it more fun for both you the current members and our new members.
I’d like to accomplish two things this spring: bring in 150 new members, and increase the activity of the club to make things more fun for current members. These are reachable goals. As I said before we have 40 good boats, a beautiful lake, a strong base of active members and a lot of potential. To make things happen we simply need the help of you, the members.
We already have a lot of things going on this spring including Snooze ‘n Cruise, the Annual Opening Day Party, specialty classes, a racing clinic and laser racing. I’d also like to try some new things like dingy day trips to Kirkland, afternoon mini-clinics and organized group open houses. The idea is to provide more opportunities for wyc members to sail with each other and have fun. The officers and program director are also working on ways to make the nuts and bolts of the club run more smoothly. The new wyc database will be up and running soon to simplify record keeping, and improvements will also be made to the sail locker.
As you can see there is a lot going on! If you would like to help with anything, have an idea you’d like to run with, or see a way in which the club could be improved please speak up! With the support and enthusiasm of members this spring should be a lot of fun and a lot of good sailing. What we need most right now is more instructors and help with publicity! New posters and flyers will be available next week in the office. Come by, grab some posters and help spread the word about the club!
Thanks again to all members who helped out last quarter! I look forward to seeing you all soon!