Hello all, and Happy New Year to everyone!

2023 went out in style for the club, with a wonderful December dinner meeting at Elliott Bay Brewery.  Festive décor, and amazing speaker (Artist Iole Alessandrini) and, of course, all your smiling faces, made for a memorable holiday celebration and nice end to the year for club activities.

A matter of business at this dinner meeting was to thank the outgoing SBYC Board for their service in 2023, and to change the watch to the new 2024 board. A reminder here of your new 2024 Board – a.k.a. the people that make it all happen!

  • Commodore: Roger Newby
  • Vice Commodore: Patricia Hillis
  • Rear Commodore: Jason Breitling
  • Treasurer: Barbara M.
  • Secretary: Judy Tallman
  • Immediate Past Commodore: Thomas King
  • Director at Large: LB Day
  • Director at Large: Patricia Shannon-Garvey
  • Race Chair: Anne Girvin
  • Cruise Chairs: Julie Newby, David Rynning
  • Quartermaster: Katie Breitling
  • Webmaster: Carol Bianquis
  • Fleet Captains: Ben Loubaugh, Matt Fraser
  • Rudderpost Editor: Pauline Bruce
  • Rudderpost Proof Reader: Sally Rawlings

Now we move into 2024 and if you haven’t paid your dues for 2024 yet, you’re late. Club dues for 2024 were due on  December 15.  The Roster is in production now, so please go online or send a check ASAP to make sure that you are listed in this year’s edition of the SBYC Membership Roster.

You can pay by check, cash or card in person at the January dinner meeting, or you can mail the club a check with the memo listed as “renewal.” There is also a tab on the website that will lead you through a process that allows you to make any changes desired to your club roster listing, and it culminates with a “click to purchase” button.  Link here to the website location for renewal. Online renewal is a quick and easy way to check this item off your list!

Have a new boat? Or maybe just a new phone number? If so, please send me an email with any adjustments that you’d like made to your roster listing by January 5 if at all possible.  I’ll do my best to make sure the changes are made for the 2024 edition.

I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Jason Breitling

Rear Commodore