Sunday, January 14, 2007

Greetings from the Commodore


Hello Sailors!
Well here we are kicking off another year for the Alaska Sailing Club. I'm looking forward to a good one. The Goulds decided to do a little snowshoeing this weekend and we found ourselves down at the club. The conditions were wonderful for a walk around Big Lake. We had our lunch in the clubhouse - all is well there. The clubhouse doesn't seem to mind the snow load so far. The walls looked straight and the doors worked fine.
I also looked at the boats a bit and saw mostly piles of snow. I cleared the snow off the Gould boats but they seemed to be holding up great.

We had a Board meeting last Wednesday and we covered a bunch of ground. One of our main topics was the much-discussed bathroom facility. Jeromy Reed, Vincent Browne, and Paul Button, and Tom Gould discussed their plans to date. Much of the discussion was related to the leachfield.
Another interesting topic was the need for a Nominating Committee. According to our bylaws this Nominating Committee will be responsible for setting up a "slate of candidates" that are willing to run for the open board positions. The slate of candidates is voted on by the membership at the annual meeting. It is my responsibility to appoint this Nominating Committee made up of 5 persons. If you are interested serving on the Nominating Committee this year, please contact me.
I'd like to remind folks that all members are invited to the Board meetings. Our next meeting will be February 7th at 6:30 pm in the conference room at CH2M HILL (301 West Northern Lights Blvd [Wells Fargo Bldg] 6th Floor). This meeting should be interesting as we will discuss setting dues for 2007, and discuss a number of projects planned by the various committees. I will get an agenda out to all the members prior to the meeting.

Thanks for your continued support of the Alaska Sailing Club. I'm looking forward to a great 2007 season.

Tim Gould

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