Well, here we are at the end of another great sailing season. It has been my pleasure to serve as your Commodore this past year. Nan Schulze will be your Commodore next year and I am confident she will do an excellent job.
Most of the boats have been hauled and stored either on site or off site. Winter storage is always a little tight at the club. We try our best to take care of everyone. If you need space, contact the Harbormaster. The pressure washer is still on, but once we get 3 hard freeze nights in a row, we will turn off the water.
Our last event of the year is our Final Bash on November 2, 2019. Rather than try to cram 60+ people into Rick’s Boatyard Café, we are moving the event to a banquet hall in Carmel. There will lots more room and parking. I hope you can come out for some good food, good company and maybe a little dancing.
Board Nominations and Voting
The Final Bash is also our annual meeting where we elect 8 board members to serve for a 3-year term. Nominations have been made and approved by the board. Rich Fox will send out electronic ballots and instructions for voting. You can also vote in person at the Final Bash.
Boat Ramp & Mast Hoist Update:
We are still waiting for approval of our plans from the City and other government organizations. We are still planning to replace the ramp in March 2020. We may have to move some boats around to clear workspace for the work crew. We’ll notify boat owners prior to moving boats.
The mast hoist ran into a problem. The vendor decided to double the price over the initial estimate, so we put the project on hold until we find a cheaper alternative.
Fall Work Party
Our fall work party is on Saturday Nov 2 starting at 9:00. Please bring your tools, shovels, rakes, leaf blowers, etc. Meet down at the Race shed. This is your final chance to get some valuable work credits to apply to next year’s dues.
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Well, today, Sunday, October 20th, was a yet another beautiful day at the club! It was warm and sunny and members were out getting their boats pulled and put away for the winter. I think it’s a sad time of year, but before we know it, spring will be here and we will get to do it all over again.
I want to thank Ron Anderson, our grounds person for all of his hard work this year to help keep our property maintained and taken care of. In the past month, the power washer was replaced and has gotten good reviews and our outbuildings got a coat of paint. The Ladies Sailing association did a great job getting our landscaping project off the ground and it was a pleasure to see the flowers blooming all summer. I look forward to seeing this group grow in the future and expand events such as the Dock Walks.
Next year we look forward to the replacement of the boat ramp and mast hoist, which should carry this club into the next 50 years with the infrastructure needed by a sailing club. And finally, I am looking forward to serving you next year as the Commodore of this club, the best kept secret in Indianapolis!