I want to take this opportunity to touch on some year-end items and look ahead to the 2018 boating year. Without question this has been one of the most active boating seasons in recent memory. Our Club surpassed its goal for new members which resulted in a lot of extra activity for existing members. Our mooring field was expanded and our dinghy dock had to be extended to accommodate new tenders. The work did not stop after our successful haul-out. Moorings were made ready for winter, the fresh waterline to the Club House was winterized to prevent freeze up, a window was replaced, and a new cement base to the dinghy dock has been poured so the dock will be more perpendicular to the shore. Thanks to everyone who volunteered time and talent to these projects.
Our annual Christmas dinner and party is scheduled for Dec 9. This is a lobster or beef dinner followed by a visit from Santa and a gift exchange. Happy hour with munchies will be from 5:30 to 6:30. Each member and guest is asked to bring a corresponding gift marked for a male or female (max $20). Members can expect a call from Stan Prime to see who plans to attend and their preference for lobster or beef. Non-perishable food items will also be collected for donation to the local food bank.
The 2018 year begins with a New Year’s Levee on Jan 1 and the Annual General meeting on Jan 16. I am anticipating an eventful year and I want to be in all respects ready for the new season. At the November meeting I will be appointing a nominating committee. In addition to the Commodore and Past Commodore there are 12 positions of responsibility that range from the executive to chairs of various committees. When you joined you were informed that the RBC is a working club and everyone is expected to pitch in. One thing I have learned over these past 10 years is there is no shortage of help when members are asked to do something. Please consider your participation and contribution to the ongoing work of the Club when you are approached to take a leadership role. With that said I remind you of the Executive meeting on Nov 21 which is open to everyone.