Commodore’s Corner – January 2017
|Commodore Chris Ross
Mobile: 913 220 6634
The holidays are over, snow is on the ground and Branched Creek Harbor is frozen. It’s a great time to kick back by the fire with your favorite boat drink, digital devise and lap dog to watch some sailing like the Sydney to Hobart, Vendée Globe and our very own Bill McNally at J70 Winters in frosty Tampa Bay!
This is also the beginning of Boat Show Season so go and check out the latest models to fill PYC’s harbor. Our local KC Boat Show at Bartle Hall will be January 19-22 and PYC will be there signing up new members, sail camp attendees and promoting sailing with fellow sailors from around the metro. If you have any questions or want to help out contact our Vice Commodore and Membership Chair Steve Murphy.
Gary Templeton is busy with Property Management duties having recently completed our annual inventory for Jefferson County and starting negotiations with the Corps of Engineers to renew our 15 year lease.
You might find the count interesting:
- 193 boats on the property not counting dinghies and kayaks (10 of those have unknown or absentee ownership)
- 36 boats are in slips in the water (12 of them do not have deicers and might want to check out the icy harbor pics on Facebook)
- 126 boats on the hard not owned by PYC
- 23 boats owned by PYC
- 3 power boats owned by PYC
- 1 aluminum fishing boat, (owner unknown for the last 26 years)
- 2 jet skis privately owned for Youth Sailing
Thanks goes out to Rich Rockel who measured and updated the Branched Creek Harbor Depth Charts for all the slips. Rich’s attached chart shows that we appear to be in good shape with little silting based on historical data gathered back in the day by John Gall.
Check your mail boxes, Bill Rubin our Assistant Treasurer is sending out your Annual Membership Renewal Packets. As always those are due before March 1st so that we can maintain club operations in the coming year. Attached is the Welcome Letter from the Board of Governors that will be included in the mailing and outlines the process.
Your Board of Governors are busy preparing budgets and scheduling events for the upcoming season. I want to thank all them for their dedication, their countless volunteer hours and the work they are doing. There have been dozens of meetings since Club Closing and I am excited about what we will be rolling out for this coming year.
I encourage everyone to reach out to your Board Members and get involved in the committees that are important to you to shape your yacht club and plan for the upcoming year including activities for Social, Racing, Sail Education, Sailing Sister, Youth Sailing, Harbor Improvements, Buildings and Grounds Improvements and much more. As always the Perry Yacht Club website and Facebook pages are the best place to find all the latest info. We encourage you to get involved and let your voice be heard.
That’s the news from Lake Perry.….._/)_/)…_/)
Christopher D. Ross
Perry Yacht Club®
8369 Yacht Club Drive
Meriden, KS 66512 | USA
Main: +1 785 484 2523