Commodore’s Log Marilyn Allen
Greetings Sailors –
Being on the water has really been appealing to many of us as we decompress from some very hot and smokey days. I can guarantee life is better on the water!
Thanks to Gary’s organizing skills and with help of some generous boat owners, we’ve had some fun events. Our Weds night sail went from howling gale to lovely evening sailing. While the TGIF sail was a great way to end the week, we had NO wind, but got a great chance to socialize.
There are still some sailing events planned through early October, so hope to see you there. The Dillon sail over Labor Day sold out quickly, but we’ll be sailing after our September meeting, plus other things are on the calendar. Take a look and sign up on line and pay early to guarantee your seat.
It’s not too early to begin thinking about who you’d like to have running your club next year. Elections of officers takes place at the November meeting. Many of us on the Board will be retiring and thinking it’s time to let some other folks have their chance to support the club. Being a board member does not require a huge amount of time – maybe 2-3 meetings a year and some on-line discussions.
Without a board, there will be no club.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a leadership type of person, please volunteer. Your skills are needed and appreciated.
Board members in the following positions are definitely retiring:
Commodore, Vice Commodore, Membership, Webmaster and Secretary/Newsletter Editor (these positions are being combined for 2021 – that year’s board can determine if that change is permanent ).
All positions are elected positions and everyone is welcome to submit themselves or a friend as a nominee.
A huge thank you to those who have served.
See you on the water.
Marilyn Allen, Commodore
Membership Report Ronni Willcox
It’s September already and the sailing season is coming to a close but the Salty Dog Sailing Club welcomes back two former members !
We say a hearty hello to Paul L and Steve D.
With our two newest members our club membership currently numbers 51 sailors.
Our Salty Dog Meetup Group is also still attracting members who are interested in sailing with us.
If you’ve joined, either now or in the past, and haven’t received a Salty Dog complementary tee shirt, please let me know and I’ll get one to you promptly. I don’t want to leave anyone out!
If you haven’t already joined or renewed, please do so soon at our On-Line Payment link: https://www.saltydog.org/membership/
Or, if you prefer, you can send a check to Ronni Willcox, Membership, 2955 Blue Sky Cir #6-206, Erie CO 80516.
Have any questions about membership? Send them to email@example.com.
On The Water Gary Kieft
Greetings from Gary Kieft, your sailing coordinator of 2020. Many active members of our club have kept this season booming with well populated club sails. Much has been going on this year, and we have gotten bunches of you to keep showing up at a lake. It has been an enjoyable role coordinating it all. Thanks for trusting … designating me this year.
Thanks to all for showing up with food, drink, vessels, good cheer; for making our club and our activities successful.
Thank you Michael Mason for spreading sailing lore and our love of reading, by your generous distribution in July of more Nautical, Mariner, Sailing-themed books and magazines! I am half-way through my first of many Sail magazines. I like the storehouse of adventure, history, and tips they have. One tip I am trying to remember, applying to lengthy journeys, was to have a knife sharpener along, for when you have big problems and lots of cutting to do! … I’ll let you know when I make some progress in Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean!
Our August 21st T.G.I.Friday Cool-Down Sail proved popular to ten sailors last week. Ken Sweet provided his unnamed boat to the club this evening for the first time in 2020. Thank you Ken!
Our nautical enthusiast Cliff has provided Valkyrie a few times at Chatfield, getting in his opportunity to sleep off-shore. Thanks Cliff for that dear boat. New member Mark Graas has enthusiastically brought one of his two boats to many sails also. Thankfully I have gone with him even more times, since twice this season we had breakage (a side-stay and a forestay) on our pre-meeting sail after which we couldn’t use the boat after the meeting. Good to meet you Mark. Thanks for offering the boat many times and conducting those never-ending repairs!
Fellow Dogs, I count five sails remaining on our schedule! Get out while the going is still hot. It is surprising that this summer will soon have concluded.
Thursday September 10th “Monthly Meeting Sail”, 5:30 p.m. dinner.
Sunday September 13th “A Sunday on the Water”, 4:30 p.m.
We always have dinner before the Monthly meetings.
Bag-lunch it, or enjoy seaside cuisine at Seagulls Restaurant Thursday evening.
Ordering at the to-go window has been the method.
For Sunday, bring food and hydration for yourself, or to share afloat.
BRING – Your usual provisions: Sunscreen, swimsuit, PFD, sailing book, food, hat and water.
Gary Kieft. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dry Land Activities Andrea Lewis
We are planning on going GoKart racing at K1 Speed, Littleton CO 80125
This activity is for novices, beginners and experts … all to be plenty of fun.
Please let me know if you are interested so we can nail down a date in October and get it on the official calendar.
We can’t hold a date with K1 Speed until we have numbers. Sign-ups will determine date and price.
Please respond to Andrea at email@example.com