The dog days of summer are here and the weather reflects it. Too hot for
outdoor work, the varnish would just bubble up as soon as it is applied, the
metal too hot to handle. What is a boater to do? Inside work of course,
checking the fluid levels, watering batteries, polishing fuel, checking fuel
lines etc, etc, etc….. The joys of owning a boat!
Now would also be a good time to take stock of that inventory sitting around
in the lazarette. Making sure everything is in date, replacing those that
aren’t. Items like flares, fire extinguishers, impellers, fuel filters etc.
Now you and your boat will be ready for your next outing on the water.
Speaking of the water. Our next club meeting will be out at Pickwick! It will
be a beautiful time of year to take in the sights of the state park at Pickwick
Landing, enjoy a meal at the Inn with friends and meet up for a picnic at
Pavilion 5. Check out the details in the newsletter! Mark your calendars and
plan on joining us.
Wishing you fair winds and following seas,
Goals for 2017:
Provide: Education Promote: Fellowship Prosper: (increase membership)
It is hard to believe that we are entering the last quarter of 2017! It seems like just yesterday that we were enjoying the cookout and our record breaking auction at the Blackburns, cruising to Florence AL for the WC Handy Music Festival and sharing in the once in our lifetime Solar Eclipse event at the Land Between the Lakes, Grand Junction, KY. Our September 23rd raft-up on Pickwick Lake will bring our summer events to a close.
In October we will resume our 2nd Tuesday of the month dinner meetings, so mark your calendar for October 10th, 6:30 PM at the Butcher Shop. Our guest speaker, Lanny Oakes, will be talking on his vacation/trip to Cuba. A timely topic for those interested in visiting this island.
John White and I will be representing our squadron at the District 17 Fall Conference, Johnson City, TN and reporting back to you at the October meeting. We were given a heads up that there will be a lot of news/changes from the Annual Governors Meeting in Dallas.
Speaking of news and changes, check out the new tagline that will be used (more details at the October meeting). “WE ARE AMERICA’S BOATING CLUB”
Looking forward to seeing you all i October!
It has been an interesting year for many of us and I look forward to spending more time on the water this summer. I just completed my second and hopefully last surgery last week, this time to repair a bad disc in my neck and so far so good. The recovery time should not be too long and I am already getting Spring fever. Continue reading
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