It was a perfect fall day, not too hot and not too cold. Tim did a fantastic job cooking the pork, some of the best I’ve ever had. The side dishes were just as good. Desserts included Mike Wisdom’s homemade ice cream. Many expressed how great it was to be able to get together again and enjoy each others’ company as well as the good food.
It was a beautiful day for a sail on Lake Sinclair. Although the wind was light, it was mostly present at gentle 5-7 mph from the north, skies were partly cloudly/mostly sunny, and temperature was warm but not hot.
This past weekend the club hosted our annual Thistle regatta, dubbed the “Wild Turkey”. (Rumor has it, that was the prize back in the old days) Despite the truly daunting forecast (i.e. “hot, humid, and no wind”), six boats made the trek down to Lake Sinclair and managed to put in 3 races on Saturday and 2 more on Sunday morning. Yes, the wind was light but it was enough for Thistles and it held a relatively steady direction. Below are a few pictures for your enjoyment.
Robert & Jack Dekle, Dave Shultz, Mike Wisdom, Jimmy Harrell, Billy Allen, Tanner Schultz, Mark Sullivan, Tom Poth, Jennifer Blackwell, Dick Mueller, Jim Weadick, Dave & Harriett Morris, Seth & Kate Van Huss, Wayne Stone, Jay Harrell, and member-candidate Michael Conners made for an attendance record-breaking (at least, in our tenure as B&G co-chairs) work day, Saturday.
The lawn areas were all mowed and all of the grounds were trimmed by numerous people; limbs, pine cones and other debris was picked up; the beach was raked, grass was pulled and shoveled up; the former swim dock lines were retrieved for cleanup and eventual replacement; the committee boat was given a maintenance run; the fence at the end of Yacht Club Rd. was straightened as much as possible; ‘E’ dock was patched creatively and cost effectively; the concrete areas below the clubhouse were pressure washed; the clubhouse was cleaned; and an enjoyable lunch was provided for the attendees.
It was an incredible beehive of activity all around the club. Barbara and I cannot thank folks enough for their energy and enthusiasm Saturday. The club continues to look better, and it’s the teamwork of our workday crew that makes the difference.
We will do it again, but owing to the July 4th weekend, the next work day will be one week later than usual: July 10th.
We had a wonderful work day on Saturday and a lot got done. New ceiling fans were installed in the covered area where the grill is located. Two benches got painted. The new swing is now up, swinging and tested by yours truly. Grass cut and raking done. A couple more dock boards replaced. Bathrooms cleaned and all floors swept and mopped. And I am sure there were other things done that I did not see. Unfortunately the wind did not show up until Sunday so we had no racing but you can always have it all. Thanks to all that showed up for the work day!
We had a great day at our club this past Saturday. The wind was blowing and four boats went to Hauk’s reef. What a beautiful day to be on the water. It was the first time our grandson had been in a race and he loved it. Cary did a wonderful job decorating the club with an April Showers, May Flowers theme. Thanks to her for time and effort spent; she has such talent! Everyone gathered in the evening to assemble some outstanding Shish Kebobs and the grill looked phenomenal when loaded up. If you could not make this year’s Shish Kebob, you have to be sure and make next year’s! Continue reading April 21 Racing and Shish Kebobs→
If you missed our Spring Meeting you missed some good stuff. I had wonderful fun where decorations were concerned so there was that. Thanks go out to Lynnrenee, Mike Barr and Mike Wisdom for all their help in setting up things. Ken put his cooking skills to use yet again providing corn beef and cabbage which was excellent and his Sheppard’s Pie was phenomenal. If you ate it that night you would know. Many asked for his recipe but as those close to Ken know it is a skill that cannot be contained on a piece of paper. Never the same always delicious. It is an artist thing. Hope to see you all at our next event which will be April 21st and is wide open for anyone to host so get in touch with Lynnrenee or me. Remember you can do as much or as little as you like when hosting an event. We will have your back! Continue reading Spring Meeting/St. Patrick’s Day Report→
We had a great turn out for the chili cook off this weekend with a total of 6 pots of chili. They were all very good and Susan Morris won the prize. Bill gets a mention since it was his recipe but he was too busy racing to cook. Good job Morrises! I believe we had around 26 people present. Everyone recited their recipes and it was very interesting to hear. Thanks to Lynnrenee for getting the ball rolling and for everyone else who pitched in to get things set up and cleaned up. Great fellowship. I have attached some photos. (click here)
We also had some awesome wind in which to race. We held two races with 5 boats. What a wonderful day at our club.