Diana Bliss – Interim Commodore
2023 Annual Report
Assumed duties from April to October, because the elected person had to step down due to family issues. I led SDSC meetings, contacted board members about upcoming newsletter articles, assisted and coordinated various sails, investigated another winter meeting place to start in Sept, and general coordination of all Salty Dog activities, events, and sailing coordinators.
2023 Board of Directors 2024 Board of Directors
Interim Commodore – Diana Bliss Commodore – Marilyn Allen
Vice Commodore – Mark Graas Vice Commodore – Q Summer
Membership – Ron Vasquez Membership – Liane C
Secretary – Cliff Randall Secretary – Nisha Atchley
On the Water Coordinator – Diana Bliss Same
Dry Land Coordinator – Doris Ferry Dry Land Coordinator – Mychelle Smith
Newsletter – Cindie Sandlin Same
Web Master – Jeremy Frett Same
Mark Graas – Vice Commodore
2023 Annual Report
I assisted in the AWARDS Ceremony. I made the Anchor award and purchased/updated the old award plaques. Coordinated this, 2023, years presentations. Assisted Diana, Interim Commodore, with meetings and finding a new meeting place. Ran October meeting and presented Cliff Randal’s SD card presentation. Run Annual election day meeting. Diana Bliss has been instrumental acting in my absence doing Catastrophe adjusting in 2023.
Previous Meeting Presentations
October 12th – Cliff Randall
Sky High Sailing
Thanks to Cliff for the Helicopter Flight!
September 14th – Jeremy Frett
Sailing with Hank Schmidt of Sail OPO on a Swan 48’ from St. Martin to Bermuda, to Newport, RI
***Big Thanks to Jeremy for the presentation
May 11th – Marilyn Allen and John Venema
“Sailing a big ‘Cat’ around the Grenadines islands”
April 13th – Marylyn Allen
“Experiencing Bali and Singapore… The people, the waters, and the land”
February 9 – Carol Kolesnikoff guest speaker Norm Brown
“Navigating the E/S shores of Newfoundland”
Exploring Newfoundland: Holyrood to Ramea
March 9th – Mark Graas and Neisha Atchley
Landlubbers Award Ceremony and Sailing Jeopardy
We have a new meeting space! The Salty Dogs will welcome 2024 with a new spot in Denver, centrally located with a nice big menu (with booze). We’ll meet on January 11, 6 pm, at Reiver’s Bar and Grill (https://reiversbarandgrill.com/), in the lovely backroom. Their happy hour ends at 6 so show up early for some HH revelry!
Melissa Stiener – Treasurer
2023 Annual Report
Club’s 2023 financials beginning 12/01/2022 (my first day as Treasurer) through 11/08/23. The Profit & Loss report does not break down our Sailing Events with the detail on each sail – it only shows the total by category (i.e. Day sails, Meeting sails, and Multi-day), so I have attached a supplemental report “Sales by Item,” which is a detailed listing of all the Club’s income-generating events.
The Profit & Loss report I received from Brooke for calendar year 2022 included data from 1/01/22 through 11/30/22 (Brooke’s last day as Treasurer). It showed a profit of $376.69.
- Our checking account balance as of today is $2899.91.
- $2200 will disappear in March 2024 when our insurance policy is renewed.
- The current balance does not reflect any 2024 renewal dues payments, with the exception of 1 single’s early renewal payment I received at our October monthly meeting.
NO MORE VOUCHERS WILL BE GIVEN
If a sail is cancelled for whatever reason, the participants who have already paid will receive a check from SDSC treasurer. Thank you for your cooperation.
Ron Vasquez – Membership Coordinator
2023 Annual Report
We ended up with a membership of 58, down 2 from last year. I kept a roster with 3 different categories: a general membership list of names, addresses and other contact information, a list of boat owners with information about their boats, and a list of each member’s emergency contact info in case of accidents while boating. Those later 2 lists should be given to the On the Water chairman, so they can be made available to the various outing coordinators. The first list, with its updates, needs to go to the Newsletter (Dog Tales) editor. The Webmaster had set it up that I got a copy of all payments made through the website which made it easy for me to know when people’s dues were paid online. I contacted all new members as well as a few people whom other members referred to me for possible membership. As in previous years, we’re offering a $5 per person discount for those who pay their 2024 dues before the new year.
Please remember to renew your membership.
Application forms and credit card payments can be found on www.saltydog.org. The application needs to be filled out completely with signatures on BOTH pages. Contact Ron at Membership@saltydog.org before the end of the year.
Reminder about Early Renewal dues for 2024 (deadline=12/31) to receive a Couple’s discount of $10 ($85 vs $95) and a Single’s discount of $5 ($50 vs $55).
Diana Bliss – On the water Coordinator
2023 Annual Report
Even though we only had five Denver boat owners, we still managed to run 10-day sails and three weekend sails. We had to two canceled sails one cause July 1st was close to holiday, and scavenger hunt had only two crew. I think adding Granby weekend sail to the schedule was exciting and something new for members. A couple of sails needed to be re-scheduled because of bad weather. Because we only had five Denver boat owners, I changed the duties of the On the Water coordinator to be responsible for getting the boats for sails lined up way ahead of time. A BIG THANK YOU goes out to boat owners—Cindie Sandlin, Micheal Smith, Mike Cranna, Bob Brand, Cliff Randal, Brooke and Larry Moreland, Zeke Zebauer, and Jim Watson.
Doris Oaks – Dry Land Coordinator
2023 Annual Report
January Event – Make your own pizza at Keith and Cindie’s House.
In Attendance: 20
February Event – Wings over the Rockies Museum tour organized by Marilyn Allen
In Attendance: 9
March Event – Music and lunch at Perfect Landing at the Piano bar with Ron Krenton, Musician
In Attendance: 16
October Event – Octoberfest at Helga’s German Restaurant with German band
In Attendance: 15
Salty Dogs Annual Christmas Party
Thursday, December 14th at 18:00
Casa Vallarta Restaurant
4002 S Parker Road
We have a private room and live Christmas music to accompany our dinner. Drinks are half price and there is a wide variety of menu items!! If you want to partake in a crazy gift exchange, bring a wrapped gift under $20 and see what you get with the music playing! So come dressed up in your holiday best and enjoy!
Please TEXT Doris at 508-776-1503, by December 12th if you are going to make this awesome Christmas Party (there is probably going to be plenty of room, but please text Doris with the number of people in your party).
Don’t forget your crazy gift for the gift exchange and your checkbook to renew membership at a discounted price.
Octoberfest—Come join us!
When was the last time you attended an Octoberfest! A great German
restaurant, umpa band, good food and beer. Be at Helga’s at 14197 East
Exposition ave., Aurora 80012. We will join the festivities on Friday, October
27th, at 17:30 pm to get seats. There is a $3.00 cover charge, which is
added to your bill and you can order off the menu. Doris will need a
headcount by October 15th, Sunday to save seats as it really gets filled up
fast! So call her to RSVP Doris 508-776-1503 (can text). Let her know if
you will be little late cause of work
Cindie Sandlin – Newsletter
2023 Annual Report – Newsletter
Created a Newsletter members spreadsheet
Assisted with Membership Coordinator when needed
Edited and produced monthly “Dog Tales” newsletter
e-mailed Newsletter to all club members
Continued Joke of the Month section to lighten things up
Posted several items for club members in the Classified ads
Spiffed up the SDSC logo on the newsletter
Posted lots of pictures and articles in the newsletter
If you have any articles, suggestions, information, stories, jokes, fun facts, pictures, etc. and would like for it to be included in the next newsletter, please email me no later than the 25th of the month at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!
Joke of the Month
Below are links to several Colorado resources for sailors!
- csyc.org – Colorado Sail and Yacht Club.
- victoriasailingschool.com– Sailing instruction.
- westmarine.com– Everything you need for the mariner and the boat.
- abc-co.org– As a unit of U.S. Power Squadrons, The Boulder Valley Sail and Power Squadron is now doing business as America’s Boating Club-Colorado (ABC-CO). It serves everyone interested in all things boating, whether it be paddling, sailing, or power boating. ABC-CO offers a wide variety of boating courses and seminars via Zoom.
- For more information, email us at email@example.com
Last Board Meeting
After the election of the New Board of Directors, Mark led us in Pictionary. Try to guess the answers. (Answers at the end of the newsletter)
Mark, Ronni and Cindie
Just a reminder that Salty Dog members can list items for sale in the newsletter for free. If you have anything sailing related that you want to sell, please let Cindie know and she will add it to the Classified section.
Pricing for SDSC Sails
Day Sail Rates Meeting Sail Rates
2 hours or longer 2 hours or less
Members $20 Members $10
Non-Members $30 Non-Members $15
Salty Dog Cancellation policy
Here is our cancellation policy, as per our financial guidelines:
All persons attending a sailing event are expected to pay the full amount of the trip donation prior to departure. The cancellation deadline for multi-day events will be determined by venue. Participants cancelling prior to the deadline will be charged a 20% cancellation fee and refunded 80% of the deposit. Cancellation after the deadline will lose their deposit, except in the case of hardship. Cancellations must be dated, in writing and received by coordinator either e-mail, text or letter prior to deadline. For day sails, no refund will be given for cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the event.
Salty Dog Sailing Club Details
The Salty Dog Sailing Club, Inc. is a Colorado nonprofit organization composed of couples and singles interested in sailing and socializing with others who share their love for the sport. Boat owners and non-owners are welcome!
The Club plans about a dozen sails each season, including day and weekend sails at nearby lakes. Special three-day holiday trips often include Lake Granby or Pueblo Reservoir in Colorado, Lake McConaughy in Nebraska, or Glendo Reservoir in Wyoming.
Salty Dog members have also organized charter sails in the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Greece, and France. Aside from sailing, we have a variety of fun dry land activities throughout the year.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, except for November, and December when there are banquets and special parties. Beginning in May, regular club meetings resume at the Chatfield Marina. Rendezvous at the Seagull (Chatfield Marina) Restaurant around 17:30 – 18:00 for socializing with other members and to order dinner. A brief meeting will follow with the goal of being on the water by 19:00.
|Salty Dog Sailing Club Officers
|Diana Bliss – Interim
|Dry Land Coordinator
|On the Water Coordinator
|Melissa (Mel) Steiner