Spring has finally sprung, although it seems to have been temporary. None the less we got a few good days of sailing in 70 degree weather, and even had time to wash and wax part of the boat. Since we dock starboard tie I always clean that side first. I have to admit there have been years the port side never gets done. Hopefully everything will be presentable by the Port Ludlow club cruise.

We had a productive May board meeting with one of the most important items being the initiation of the nominating committee for the 2024 Board. LB Day day has volunteered, and I have agreed to chair the nominating committee this time around. We need one more member, so if interested please let one of us know. More importantly, this means we will need to start offering members the opportunity to sit on next year’s Board. We are lucky to have a strong board this year that has been a lot of fun to work with. Many of us are staying on for 2024, but there are still a few positions to fill. If interested let the committee, or anyone on the board, know. If you get a call from one of us asking you to join I ask that you strongly consider doing so. As has been pointed out many times in the past, your club can not operate without the dedicated work of our volunteer leadership. I have enjoyed my two years on the board; it has been more fun and less work than I had anticipated.

Finally, over the next few weeks you will be hearing about some changes in the club. We are working on improving our databases, switching to a new messaging system for casual communication and coordinating logistics during our cruises, and starting some new events with an eye toward both member participation and recruiting. Stay tuned, and I look forward to seeing you for our last of the season Ivar’s dinner and the summer cruise events.