Editor: Dave Gleason
January 2017


Can You Tell The Difference?

This month we introduce a new Waypoints -- but it's one that probably won't look different to you.  Almost all of the changes are "behind the scenes", making it easier to paste in the reports without knowing much of anything about web stuff.

This is the first of efforts we will be pursuing all year to make the Seafarers' website better and easier to maintain.  So keep your eyes peeled -- oh, and please let us know if anything breaks or doesn't look right on your computer!

To view the past 12 months' newsletters, click here (be sure pop-up blocker is off):
January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |

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Commodore's Report: by Mike Clark

It is amazing how this year has flown by.  It has been a true honor and privilege to have been able to serve this club as its Commodore this past year.  What an enjoyable year it has been.  The latter part however, without our boat, but we have been able to land yacht or catch a ride with someone to participate in most of our activities and cruises.

Obviously, the culmination of the year was our Christmas Party combined with the Change of Watch, held December the 9th at the Isles Yacht Club.  Always one of the most well attended events of the year.

Harry Ensley now assumes the mantle of Commodore and I am confident he will do a magnificent job!!  I, along with everyone, will stand beside and behind him, as you all have done for me, this coming year.

Thank you for the honor and confidence in allowing me this opportunity to serve the PGI Seafarers.  It is something I will always remember.  I also intend to stay very active in this very active, friendly and fun club Ė the best boating club in PGI!     

Continue the fun, welcome back and we will see you on the water AND on the land!

Mike

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Membership Report: by Gayle Clark, Director

With the addition of new members

Robin Dowd of Des Moines, Washington

and Alan Hitchcock of Caribou, Maine

 

Our membership is at 299.

To those of you who have already paid your 2017 dues, thank you. For those of you who have yet to do so, the 2017 Seafarer dues are due on or before January 1. You can mail a check made out to PGI Seafarers for $20 per person to me at the address below or drop off the check at the PGICA and they will place it in the Seafarer folder. If you are not planning to renew you membership, please let me know. Thanks.

Gayle

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Cruising Escapades: by Joe Preece, Director

Only one cruise in December and that was to the White Elephant and led by Mike Fauci. There was a great turnout, good weather and a lot of fun for all. Thanks to Mike for bringing back a Seafarers' favorite and hope that he will run it again next year.   You can see the rest of the photos here.

Our new Cruise Master Gary Cameron will start out the year with two cruises in January. Bob Dickson will lead a lunch cruise to Bertís Bar in Matlacha on January 11, 2017. Then Betty Bernz with Captain Laddie Kartes will lead an overnight trip to Legacy Harbour Marina on January 20th through the 22nd, 2017. Keep an eye on the web site for details.

I have really enjoyed serving as Seafarerís Cruise Leader and I appreciate all of the hard work from those of you who either lead cruses or provided insight on destinations for 2016. I would like to encourage everyone who has never led a cruise to give it a try. It is a great way to get to know your fellow boaters and enjoy the beautiful waters of SW Florida.  

Joe

TO SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS, CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CALENDAR (be sure pop-up blocker is off)

Bert's Bar Lunch Cruise
January 11

Legacy Harbour Marina Cruise
January 20 - 22

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Social Events: by Bev Riggs, Director

Happy New Year Seafarers!  After a hectic, WARM, and wonderful holiday season, we are ready to get busy in 2017!  Mike Slattery will be taking over the reins this year as your Social Director.  He is working on some exciting Seafarer socials and I am sure he will receive the same generous support and helpful attitudes that I experienced.  I look forward to another fun year in the Seafarers.  Thank you all for your ideas, participation, food and volunteerism -- it's what makes the Seafarers the best boating club!

We will be back at St Andrews on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays beginning in January.  And don't miss the Trivia Night at the Ice House on January 23!

See you around!

Bev

TO SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING EVENTS, CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CALENDAR (be sure pop-up blocker is off)

Trivia Night at the Ice House
January 23

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Events at a Glance

January

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20-22
23
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Lunch Cruise to Bert's
Social at St. Andrews Country Club 5-7 pm
Legacy Harbour Marina Cruise
Trivia Night at the Ice House
General Membership Meeting PGICA 5:30 pm
Social at St. Andrews Country Club 5-7 pm

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The Sunshine Lady - Marsha Rutherford

For the second year, Marsha Rutherford has graciously stepped up to fill the Sunshine position.

If you hear of anyone who is ill or hospitalized, or of anyone who has lost a family member, please contact Marsha at marsharutherford@yahoo.com.
 

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