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Editor:  Doug Jones

December 2016
 

   

 
 

In this issue:
 
 
 
No Snow Needed
Commodore's Report
Membership Report
Cruising News
Social Events
Events at a Glance
Sunshine Lady
Meeting Minutes


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Ok, Ok, I know that Santa traditionally comes in a sleigh ... but you can pull a sleigh across sand, can't you?  Yes, you'd probably have to replace the runners more often, and Santa could get a heck of a sunburn (with that fair skin of his, you know).   But he could save a fortune on ermine and fancy boots...

Well, anyway, as we all know, PGI is a wonderful place in the holiday season.  There are lights and ornaments everywhere, parties practically daily, and the spirit of our wonderful town is even more joyful than usual.  And of course the best party of all  is the Seafarers' Change of Watch on December 9.  What more could you ask for?!

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Commodore's Report: by Mike Clark

November turned out to be very busy for the Seafarers.  Vice-Commodore and his lovely lady, Peggy, lead a great Annual Regatta at Burnt Store Marina and the Seafarers “Let the Good Times Roll!” Always a highlight of the year.

        

If you think it looked like fun, it was a great time!!!

November also brought us a great cruise to Tween Waters lead by Monica Savage.  Always a popular cruise, another good time on the water with friends.

December will be relatively quiet except for our biggest event of the year!!!  The annual Christmas Party and Change of Watch.  Always well attended and about the only formal event on the calendar with even a few tuxedos showing up.  Hope to see everyone there!!

So, 11 months gone, and it has been a great year so far with some exciting times and events yet to happen.

We are still searching for someone to be our communications director.  If you or someone you know is considering or would consider this position, I have it on very good authority the “Nag-O-Grams”* will be supplied by our ever creative, almost Past Communication Director, Doug Jones.  Please consider serving your Seafarer’s Club in this important capacity.

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

Mike

*Editor’s note:  “Nag-O-Grams” are the monthly reminders the Communications Director sends to the folks who write the articles for the Way Points.  

 
 
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Membership Report: by Gayle Clark, Director

Thank you to all of you who have already paid your dues. To the rest of you, this is just a friendly reminder that your 2017 dues should be paid by January 1. They are $20 per person. Please either leave a check made out to SEAFARERS in an envelope at the PGICA or you can mail it to me.

 

Happy holidays to all!

Gayle

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Cruising Escapades: by Joe Preece, Director

The Capt’n Con’s lunch tour lead by Jack Gardner was held on October 26th. Jack called off the boating portion of the event due to severe weather conditions; however, attendees had a great time with good food and company.

Our overnight cruise for November was of course the Regatta. After watching the arrival and docking of the fleet on Friday November 4, unfortunately I have nothing “Sea Flailer” worthy to report. A great cruise with perfect weather, food, entertainment and of course Betty’s jokes.

As we wind down the year November will also have seen the Tween Waters cruise lead by Monica Savage on November 18th through the 20th.  As I write this report there are 42 members and 15 boats planning to attend. On December 7th Mike Fauci is leading a lunch cruise to the White Elephant, a Seafarer favorite spot but one we have not been to for a while. This will probably be the last cruise of 2017 but Gary Cameron is already hard at work on our 2017 cruises. So keep an eye out on the web site and for the next Waypoints.

I have really enjoyed serving as Seafarer’s 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

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White Elephant Lunch Cruise
December 7
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Social Events: by Bev Riggs,  Director

Where has the year gone?  As I look back on 2016, the Seafarers managed to have many enjoyable experiences.  Whether you lead an event, helped and/or attended; thanks to all of you.

Marlene Hofer and Carol Nieberline again made our Thanksgiving celebration special.  Thank you Marlene and Carol and all the "pilgrims" who helped serve and clean up.

I hope everyone has a blessed holiday season.  See you at the Change of Watch on Friday, December 9!

Cheers,

Bev

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Holiday Party & Change of Watch

December 9
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 Events at a Glance
 

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White Elephant Pub Cruise
Social at St. Andrews Country Club 5-7 pm
Change of Watch - Holiday Party
Merry Christmas!
 
 
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 The Sunshine Lady -
Marsha Rutherford

While our own Cynthia Cowdrey is laid up, 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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