As we move through these cold winter months, we do so with our focus on the spring that is coming and the promise of being back out on the water.
I send a huge “thank you” to all who attended our January Member Meeting, to those who filled out the questionnaire, to all who asked important questions about our finances and our special assessment, to those who had the courage to vote “yes” so that we can faithfully move forward, and especially to the 40 who have already paid their special assessment! You are making this club happen!
If you have not paid your share of the assessment yet, you can do so online or by sending a check to the club. Thanks for sharing together to be a part of our club experience.
The results of the questionnaire have been compiled and our main priorities for 2019 include: more boating opportunities including sailing, motoring and racing; more educational opportunities; more social events; more offerings for younger people and opportunities for camaraderie. The KYC Board will be intentional about finding ways to bring these requests about and we look to the membership to help and participate.
As you know, as members, we are all required to do 12 hours of volunteer time and we have many opportunities to do these hours including dock work and clean-up, helping with boat launchingand haul-outs, cleaning up the club inside and out, cleaning storage closets, gardening and watering throughout the summer months, volunteering for a committee, serving on the board, attending meetings and other club activities or perhaps you see something that needs to be done and you are willing to tackle it. Thanks to all who have done their share. If you are looking for the right volunteer opportunities for you, contact a board member to discuss options.
As we move through 2019, our biggest and most exciting event will be the Tall Ships Event, August 1 – 4, 2019. We will need everyone to volunteer in some way. If you have not signed up and listed your volunteer preference, you can do so by going to the “Members’ Only” section of our website and clicking on “Volunteering”. You can then add your name to our growing list of Tall Ship Volunteers. So sign up to be part of this amazing event, check out the article by Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Hill, in this Mainsheet, and watch for further information and training opportunities in the weeks ahead! Thanks to all who have already made the “Tall Ships Commitment!”
I look forward to seeing you all around the club and wish you a warm and safe winter!
Bob Rinehart, Commodore