From:                              William H. Seward Yacht Club <> on behalf of William H. Seward Yacht Club <>

Sent:                               Monday, October 19, 2015 1:46 PM


Subject:                          WHSYC Fall Newsletter 2015


William H. Seward Yacht Club

Seward, Alaska


 Dear WHSYC Members and Friends,


Thank you to everyone for another successful year of sailing, racing and friendship at the William H. Seward Yacht Club. Let's keep the momentum going!


The season is closing and we need your input! The next board meeting will be held this Wednesday, October 21, at the Jack White conference room at 6 pm. The address is 3801 Centerpoint Drive.  We will discuss the winter schedule, Christmas party and annual meeting, board elections, the clubhouse lease, social media--the whole enchilada. Our meetings are always open so, don't be shy, come and join us!


Thanks to all of you for your continued support of the WHSYC. I am proud of what we accomplished this season, especially renewing the clubhouse lease, stabilizing the budget and revising the membership structure. And on top of all that, we still had a fun and exciting racing/cruising season to share with one another and the Alaska Sailing Club!


We ran two board teams this season: back of the house, front of the house--thank you to our board members and volunteers for making it happen.

  • Deb Perala: here's to all our early morning budget meetings and key drops in the UAA parking lot before work. Marty: for your previous work in tackling the AKRR issues.
  • Gary Fung: a giant toast for working with Tougas on the lease terms and for exploring other rental and remodel options in Seward--all the way from SF! Thanks also for your racing expertise and workshop participation.
  • Sam Steele: for your huge support, those peppy newsletters and running the show in Seward. And for getting married.
  • Marcy Baker: event calendar, logisitics and Rumdoodle-you rocked it!
  • Beautiful Bill and Conni Baby: for long distance website and content management, technical assistance, workshops, common sense and friendship.
  • Mike and Deb LaMagdeleine: for a great finished product with the membership roster.
  • Mark and Laurence: for jumping in and helping with just about everything (racing, workshops, board needs, entertainment, translating...)
  • Joe: for loving this club, stepping up to the plate every time and finally getting out of here.
  • To Rick Smeriglio (good Lord, I hope I spelled it right): for keeping a watchful eye on the clubhouse. We could not do it without you.
  • To Dave and Sally: For doing it. And doing it well.
  • And to S/V Sherpa, Williwaw and Balthazar: for heading out, coming home and passing through.

With that said, there is still work to do. We are still in a season-to-season lease scenario regarding the clubhouse and we are constantly on the look out for a realistic, alternative club space in Seward. Sam and I reached out to Tom Tougas and Major Marine last week to get the conversation started about 2016. 


Again, great job everyone! Please join us this Wednesday if you're free. 


Commodore, back to 16.





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