Commodore’s Message 2013 Annual Meeting


Welcome to Spring 2013! Our annual membership meeting was held on 7 April at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville. It was attended by over 30 members.

After feasting on cold-cuts, side dishes and deserts, the business meeting was called to order by outgoing Commodore Julie Turner, Running On MT. Julie discussed the club’s goal of reaching out to Sabre owners who are not members in attempt to recruit new blood into the club. She distributed a handout that we can give to candidates that we may encounter on the bay or in the bars.

The preliminary 2013 event schedule was reviewed. The first event will by the Memorial Day gathering at the Cully’s on the Wye River. Details to follow. Following is a link to the schedule reviewed at the meeting:
(note: the date of the bay Bridge Marina rendezvous to be hosted by Noel and John Dickson, Serendipity, has been changed to 3 August. In addition, Audrey and Gerry Lazarus, Finally, have agreed to host a land and sea event on 5 October. Details to follow. Finally, the mid-winter dinner will likely be Saturday 8 February 2014. An updated version of the schedule should be published within the next several weeks as things solidify.)

Eva Hill, Calypso, then immediate past Commodore and Chairperson of the nominating committee, presented nominees for the Club officers for 2013-2015:
Commodore: Michael Turner, Running On MT
Vice Commodore: Diane DiGiovanni, Stryker
Treasurer: Greg Whalen, Sailin’ Whalen

The nominations were accepted and voted into office via voice vote.

Eva thanked Julie Turner for her service as Commodore for the past two years.

Harriett and Skip Hardy, Moondance, longtime active CBSA members, are moving to the land of state income tax free living and will remain members in absentia. The Club thanked them for their years of service to The Club.

Jeff Weingarten, Talisman, volunteered to take on responsibility for the Club website from Skip Hardy.

Greg Whalen gave the Treasurer’s report. The Club remains in good financial condition but we need to be sure to collect dues from all members to remain so. If you have not paid your 2013 dues of $20 please complete the linked application and send to acting Membership Chairperson Rick Hill at the address specified on the application.
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After the business meeting our guest speaker, Matt Rutherford, give an incredible talk about his solo sailing adventure. Matt sailed single-handed, non-stop around the America’s in 309 days in a 36 year old 27′ Albin-Vega. His enthusiasm and attitude towards dealing with challenges was inspiring. Here is a link to an article in Cruising World about Matt’s adventure:

The meeting was followed by we gathering hosted by Susan and Greg Whalen at there home in Galesville.


Michael Turner
Running On MT


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