Diana Bliss – Interim Commodore
Elections are fast approaching at the November 9th meeting at 18:00. It’s important to have a quorum for our elections to count. So far here is the slate of people who volunteered to continue and/or try an open position. These are all elected positions, so if you also want to run you can nominate yourself or a friend (with their agreement). Your vote matters so be there in person or vote by absentee ballot. So far here’s the ballot:
Commodore— Marilyn Allen
Vice Commodore—Q Sumner
Secretary— Neisha Achley
Membership— Liana Cattalino
On the Water— Diana Bliss
Newsletter— Cindie Sandlin
Webmaster— Jeremy Frett
Dry Land coordinator—?? Write in
This is our official announcement of our Annual Meeting on November 9th at 18:00 for the election of officers for the 2023 sailing season. The articles from our by-laws which describe each office position, and their duties, were posted in last month’s newsletter. Please take a look at this and see if you would fit into one of these positions. It’s a great way to give back to the club or if new to get involved with the club and meet new people.
We will be meeting at the IHOP at 389 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood.
I will be signing off as Interim Commodore after this newsletter, but I will ask for your vote to continue as the On the Water Coordinator for 2024. I will be in New Zealand in
November touring and visiting my daughter. This year has had a lot of ups and downs for the club but working as a team, I managed through it. I want to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to the board, the sailing coordinators, and all the boat owners for your support throughout this season.
Mark Graas – Vice Commodore
Previous Meeting Presentations
October 12th – Cliff Randall
Sky High Sailing
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
Ron Vasquez – Membership Coordinator
Please remember to renew your membership.
Diana Bliss – On the water Coordinator
|Sailing Schedule 2023|
|May 13th – Saturday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Marilyn Allen|
|June 2nd – 4th
Friday to Sunday
|Pueblo Sail||Pueblo||Melissa (Mel) Steiner|
|June 8th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Mike Cranna|
|June 25th – Sunday||New Member Sail||Chatfield||Ron Vasquez|
|July 13th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Mike Cranna|
|July 16th Sunday||Ladies Sail||Chatfield||Andi O’Kuinghtton|
|July 28th -30th
Friday to Sunday
|Granby||Lake Granby||Diana Bliss|
|Aug 10th – Thursday||Meeting Sail||Chatfield||Andrea Lewis|
|Aug 20th – Sunday||Scavenger Hunt||Chatfield||Andrea Lewis|
|Aug 25th – Friday||Super Moon Sail||Chatfield||Cindie Sandlin|
|Sept 1st – 3rd
Friday to Monday
|Labor Day Sail||Dillon||Marilyn Allen|
Hosted by CSYC
|Sept 30th – Saturday||Full Harvest Moon Sail||Chatfield||Mailyn Allen|
****Don’t forget to contact Diana and fill in the coordinator slots.
****You do not have to have a boat to volunteer as coordinator.
Doris Oaks – Dry Land Coordinator
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 10th if you are going to make this awesome Christmas Party, don’t for get your gift for the exchange.
Octoberfest at Helga’s
Many Thanks to Doris for arranging such fun time at Octoberfest. Fifteen Salty Dog members attend this wonderful evening of Ump-pa music (with some other dancing tunes), great food, good friends and lots of smiles.
Doris and the Octoberfest Band
Doris and Loy Diana, Lianne, Loy and Doris
Our newest boat Doris and Mark
Carolyn and Cliff
Cindie Sandlin – Newsletter
If you have any 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.
Joke of the Month
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
Because of the situation of so many people signing up for the new member sail on June 25th and a few sign-up issues, a number of vouchers will be sent to new Members who paid ahead of time and could not get on a boat. When you get this voucher by email from the treasurer, you will have to print it out and when you want to sign up for another sail (equally priced sail) and use that voucher, you will have to call the coordinator of that sail to get signed up. You can either send the coordinator a photo or scan of the voucher, or hand it to them at a meeting. But remember you are not signed up until the date you show proof of the voucher. Handing out vouchers will not be the normal routine. Also, the voucher may NOT be applied toward any multi-day sail. You will need to sign up and pay online ahead of the deadline or early so you’ll get a spot. Since we have limited boats in the Denver area, and a lot of people who want to go sailing, it’s always been first come (date of payment) first served.
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.