Newsletter December 2022

6 Jan 2023 9:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Message from the Commodore

Amy and I have enjoyed serving this year and want to thank everyone that made this journey go smoothly. I would like to thank everyone that volunteered this year, the committees, the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, Entertainment Chair, and the Bridge for making this year a success. The club is what we make of it.  If you are not having fun at the club, you are just not trying. Get involved and participate. It makes you a part of a great group of people.  

Please try to make the final big event of the year, the New Year's Eve party.  This event will include a change of watch ceremony where the officers will pass the flag to the next in line.  Watch for the invitation coming out soon.  Dave and Jacque have a great band and food lined up.

To provide additional support for the Vice Commodore role, we implemented a few minor changes to the bylaws which will increase the involvement of the Executive Committee in house and ground issues.

Bill Counce held his last meeting as Chairman of the Executive Committee.  Bill provided great leadership and support during the past two years and I have enjoyed working with him.  Please join me in thanking Bill for his service.

The Board of Governors unanimously supported the election of Glenn Curenton to take over as the Executive Committee Chairman for 2023-2024 term.  I believe we are fortunate to have the talent and experience that Glenn brings to the position.  Please join me in congratulating Glenn on his new leadership role.

Curtis Combs has stepped down from his role on the Board.  The Bridge and Board would like to thank Curtis for providing great insight on committees and being a strong contributor to the board during his 2 years of service.  Randy Norman has been elected to fill the last year of this position.

The BOG approved the request of the 5 elected members who asked to become honorary members.  They have all earned the right to move to this position and we hope we will continue to see them at the club in the future.  They are Gerald Daniel, Randy Keefer, Myrna Ross, Ruthie Milam and Scott Smith.

As outgoing Past Commodore and on his move to Honorary status, I would like to extend a special thanks to Gerald and Gail Daniel for all they have done for the Club.  In addition to serving on the Board, Entertainment, Fleet, Secretary, Treasurer, Rear, Vice, Commodore and Past Commodore, Gerald has been hands on, doing so many different projects and repairs around the Club.  As Vice Commodore, I gave Gerald both the Arcs and Sparks award as well as the Brown Glove award.  Please congratulate Gerald on his honorary status and thank him for all he has done for the Club.  

We are continuing to keep an active YouTube TV account at the club for now.  If you would like to try it, please contact Chuck Wills for assistance.  TV streaming works well with either a newer smart tv or a streaming device.

Turtle Point Yacht Club put on a great event over the Halloween weekend.  Those that attended rocked with the 70's theme.  Food and comradery were great.  Photo below is on the return trip.  

Life on the lake is great, be safe.  I am here to serve, please call, text, email or flag me down on the dock any time you want to talk.

Chuck Wills, Commodore  willscharles@gmail.com   (256) 506 7773   POSITIVITY


Upcoming Events:

New Year's Eve - December 31 - 7:00 dinner followed by dancing to JedEye

MSD Stickers are now available.  Please contact James to set up your inspection.

You may have noticed some kittens at the Club.  Some are ferrel and some appear to be domesticated.  Bobby McManus and Kathryn Cockrell are on a mission to get them spayed/neutered and find homes.  If you are in the market for a pet, or know of someone who is, please let one of them know.


Diane Beck and Helen Fachet and their elves decorated the Clubhouse for Christmas and Santa (Murray Beck) showed up to wish all the ladies a Merry Christmas.  Sorry, Guys - maybe you should try to get on the "Nice" list next year!  We even had a special guest, Beth Sprouce, who is the Executive Director for the Marshall County Christmas Coalition.  

Once again you have come through with your generosity to provide Christmas for needy children in Marshall County.  We "adopted" 22 children this year, from 6 different families. A week or so before the turn-in date one of our families had two more children added to their household when DHR had to remove these children from their own home.  We agreed to sponsor these additional children so that their gifts would match the others in the household.  I shopped on faith, knowing y'all would continue to send me money.  In the end we were able to provide a very nice Christmas for all 24 of these children and even donate some money to the Coalition to help with those who had no sponsors.  Remember these families when you wake up Christmas morning and pat yourselves on the back, knowing you have put some JOY in their lives.  

Wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and hoping to see you New Year's Eve.

Sarah Grace, Newsletter Editor

sbeckgrace@aol.com   256-337-5677   SARAH G

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