It’s cold enough that I’m calling it WINTER! After subfreezing temps I’m glad to see the 40’s! Back to reality: it means it’s time for the Christmas dinner party for SBYC. It’s a busy time of year for most of us and I’m sure you have lots to do for Christmas and New Year. I do hope you have set aside time to come to the Christmas dinner party at Ivar’s on December 18, 2018. We will have both rooms at Ivar’s for the gathering. Roger will have his electric piano to play, while those of us who wish can sing Christmas carols with him.

We will also be installing our new officers for 2019. It has been my pleasure to serve the club as the Commodore this past year. I am disappointed that I couldn’t make the events; as all of you know, my boat has been totally out of commission for the past year. I hope to get that resolved this coming year. Both the boat, and event attendance.

Jesse has again offered to host the gift exchange, so all of you who wish to do so please bring a wrapped gift to be bartered about. I look forward to seeing everyone there! Don’t miss it if at all possible.

Please remember that your yearly club membership is due now. Normally there is a late fee after December 15, but the board voted to extend it to the 18th.  So, if you forget to send in your dues by the 15th you may pay them at the meeting with no penalty. Now there’s some Christmas spirit!

Looking forward to the 18th and seeing everyone’s smiling faces!

Ken McKenzie.