Dues News by Roger Newby.

Ok, everyone, the election is over and the Holidays are soon upon us.  Take this opportunity to get your annual dues paid NOW.  Deadline is December 15, with a late fee for anyone who renews after this date.  PLEASE, make a commitment to yourself to get this done now.  For most of us, it’s $70 – hardly a budget-buster.

Reminder of specifics:

  1. Please get your annual dues (typically $70) paid prior to December 15th
  2. The ways to pay DO NOT include the peer-to-peer online banking method, which is unfortunate.  Because this peer-to-peer method can (in our case) end up with some confusion and errors, we’ve had to eliminate this one method for now. So, your payment options include:
  • Mailing a check, payable to SBYC, to our address in Ballard
  • Paying by check or credit card at the upcoming Dinner Meeting (November 20)

The other important thing we do each Fall, along with collecting the annual dues, is to update all members’ contact info (the usual name/address/phone/email items plus info about your boat). Historically the process has been a little cumbersome. You’d print a form fill it in and get it to a board member via mail or hand delivery. However, we now have a form on the website, which you can simply fill in. Here’s the link right to that online form:


Commodore’s Corner.

Well, it’s fall now and the leaves are turning, and the holidays will soon be upon us. Thanksgiving, college bowl games, parties and everything leading up to the New Year! It’s an exciting time of the year and I hope everyone is getting their shopping done in preparation for the holidays.

Most of you will (and all of you should) be checking your boats, making sure they are secure for the winter. Probably not too many of you will be going out in your boats unless you want to tag along with the Christmas ships. A few of you might be going racing in the Snowbird series. This year’s Christmas dinner/meeting/party/gift exchange will again be at Ivar’s with both banquet rooms open for us. I look forward to seeing a large crowd with everyone there with rings on their fingers and bells on their toes! Well, maybe bells around their necks instead.

Roger again has a great speaker lined up for November’s meeting. Get your dinner choice to him in time to attend the event. The dinner meeting is on the 20th!

Cheers, Ken

Slate of Officers Elections by Rubie Johnson.

2019 Slate of Officers –Elections Will Be Held At November Dinner Meeting

Nominating Committee, formed in May:  Chair, Rubie Johnson, Director At Large, Joe Bozick, Anne Girvin, Patricia Shannon-Garvey

My thanks go to the Nominating Committee for working to fill positions on the Board for next year.

Election is to be held at the dinner meeting. Nominations from the floor, are allowed. Nominees must be  members in good standing, and present at the dinner meeting to give us a short description of what they would like to contribute to club operations for 2019. In case of multiple candidates for an office, we will vote by written ballot for that office.


Candidates for your officers for 2019 are:

Commodore                           Roger Newby

Vice Commodore                  AJ Mallory

Rear Commodore                 Ben Lobaugh

Secretary                               Jewels Mellon

Treasurer                               LB Day

Race Chair                             Ben Lobaugh

Cruise Chair                           Patricia Shannon-Garvey

Director at Large 2019-20  Anne Girvin


The Board of Directors includes the Immediate Past Commodore, Ken McKenzie, and the Director at Large for 2018-2019, Dick Eagle.


Per Bylaws, POSITIONS APPOINTED BY THE 2019 Board are:

Fleet Captain & PHRF Measurer              Tom Madden

PHRF Director                                             OPEN

Quarter Master                                            Barbara Mallory

Rudderpost Editor                                      Pauline Bruce

Social Media Director                                OPEN

Webmaster AJ Mallory until filled          OPEN


Time Frame for Nominating Committee:

May Board Meeting             – Board member appointed to form Nominating Committee

October Dinner Meeting     – Slate presented to the membership

November Dinner Meeting – Elections

December Holiday Dinner – Installation of new officers

January Dinner Meeting    – Distribution of new Roster


I invite you to consider how you might serve the club next year. The duties of the elected officers are described in the Roster under By Laws.  To learn more, talk to your elected board members, and the past directors.

Volunteer to help for individual events.  It’s a good way to mix and mingle with other club members.  You are very welcome!

Director At Large, Rubie Johnson

2019 sailing calendar

SBYC Calendar Project by Roger Newby.

SBYC Calendar Project

My wife, Julie, and I enjoy going to the Husky football games on a 27′ sailboat with some close friends.  A few years ago, Julie had the great idea to use some of our best photos from that fall’s games to make a calendar for the upcoming year.  I would like to make such a calendar for 2019 (and hopefully in years beyond) for our club, with the goal of recording some of the fun get-togethers of 2018 and the people who were there to make it happen and show in the Calendar the key dates for 2019 Dinner Meetings and SBYC Cruises.  Thus, it helps our planning month-to-month of all of our activities, as we can be reminded of when the Club get-togethers are happening.

We might also put a few dollars in the club’s general fund through the sale of  these. We use the Costco offering to make the calendars, at a cost of roughly $10 per calendar.  I’d like to suggest a sale price of $15 per calendar, so that we can put a few bucks in the club’s coffers while enjoying a useful product.


I ask your help in two ways:

(1) Please email me ( if you like this idea and would like to order a calendar (or even if you’re leaning towards wanting one)

(2) Please forward to the same email address any good photos you’ve taken while at Club events.  For this first calendar, any good photos from the past few years would be useful.

What we’ve noticed in our Husky football crew group with this is that everyone has begun to take and submit very good photos throughout the football season, eager to see their “calendar-worthy” efforts rewarded by making the cut and becoming the lead photo for one of the 12 months in the next year’s calendar.  I have kept our copy of each year’s calendar as they have become quite a scrapbook-style item for us in remembering our experiences with the Husky games.  I can see that same thing happening here.

Let me know your thoughts!

Dinner Meeting by Roger Newby.