Commodore’s Log Marilyn Allen
Believing that we can’t get where we’re going if we don’t know where it is, our Vice Commodore Blair (with a little help from yours truly), created the Salty Dog Mission Statement and Goals and Objectives. These were shared at the March meeting and as Commodore, I’m pleased we have in writing a solid definition of our club and our goals for the future.
Salty Dog Sailing Club Goals and Objectives
During the 2019 sailing year: Increase total membership by 10%, increase members with boats to share by 5%, Increase overall participation in events by 10%.
Partner with at least 2 other sailing organizations, such as Colorado Sail and Yacht Club and BVPS, for fun events with the goal of stimulating interest in sailing and
increasing membership in all organizations.
Help and encourage members and guests to increase and improve their sailing skills
Provide a Social Network both on and off the water to encourage social activities.
The annual Boat Wash will be held on Sat. May 4 at Chatfield. All our owners, and especially those who were so active last year, are invited to bring their boats for a complimentary scrub. This event is coordinated by Rear Commodore Becky with hard labor provided by SD members. It’s just one way we say thank you to our wonderful boat owners. See details in ’Announcements’ in this newsletter.
As a result of meetings with Board members of Colo Sail and Yacht Club, Salty Dog members have been invited to CSYC’s Wine and Cheese get together on April 6. This will be a great chance for us to co-mingle with their club, which primarily is a racing club, while we introduce them to the more mellow aspects of sailing. See full invitation in Announcements section of this newsletter.
We’ll also be doing 1-2 joint sails with CSYC’s cruising arm. Check the calendar for updates. I’ve also been in touch with the Commodore of Boulder Valley Power Squadron and we’re discussing joint events with them as well. All 3 of our
organizations offer different sailing opportunities, so I see a great potential benefit for each club.
DISCOUNTS AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES!!!
Tibor Van den Wildenbergh, the co-owner of Victoria Sailing School and Colorado Watersports, spoke to us at the March meeting about the timing of Chatfield Reservoir opening, opportunities for fun events with their Dinghy program and best of all, he’s giving Salty Dog members a 5% discount on classes and rentals. This would be a great opportunity for our newer or less experienced members to up their sailing skills and the more experienced members to get great discounts on the ASA advanced programs. Go to their website: https://www.coloradowatersports.com/ and check out all the great opportunities they have available.
Continue Reading the April 2019 Newsletter here.