View from the Bridge
Greetings from your officers of the Bridge,
One of our goals for updates in this space is to bring each of you current news about what the Club is up to - as well as what those entrusted with charting its direction may be planning. For those of you who attended our annual meeting, you got a snapshot of some of the things coming up for this year. And if you were there, you know that we are focusing on three primary areas in addition to the annual activities we’ve all come to expect and appreciate. In my opinion, the most important of these areas is volunteerism – so let me spend the next paragraph preaching just a bit – then I’ll move on to the update.
We are all aware that the Blue Water Sailing Club is a 100% volunteer organization. As a result, we count on, and hope, that pretty much everyone will take a “turn in the barrel.” We want each member to not just attend our events and cruises, which is important in its own right, but to try serving on a committee, give a presentation, run a cruise, or join us on the Board of Governors. We didn’t get selected because we had some divine insight on the club, we just raised our hands. There are all sorts of roles from a minor commitment of time, to those that are a heavier lift. But what they all have in common is that you’ll get to know more members of your club; you’ll form deeper friendships; and you’ll probably find out that completing a job well done with people you enjoy can actually be a lot of fun. If you want to help out, please keep an eye on the Beacon where we post notices of those areas needing volunteers. Any of us on the bridge will be happy to help you match your available time and bandwidth to the needs of the club. As your incoming commodore, I’m really grateful for the terrific group of volunteers we have on the Board this year, and I look forward to continuing our work together.
Updates are in a a separate document