February 2014 Newsletter - Westmoreland Yachting Association

Westmorland Yachting Association Newsletter
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Volume 5, No 2, February 2015
Commodore’s Corner
Dear WYA Members:
Well, January has passed and we are in the
middle of winter. Remember, in about two
months, we will begin to open up our boats and
start a new boating season. By the time this
newsletter comes out, our planning meeting for
club events will be finalized for our 2015
boating season. I am excited about our events
for the coming year. So look for the published
events calendar in the newsletter and emails from the bridge. Think of warm
weather and longer day’s ahead of us!
All WYA members should be proud
2015 Bridge
of your club. We had a great turn out
Commodore – Bill Bukevicz
of club members at the PRYCA
Vice Commodore –Shannon Ritter
Change of Watch “COW” on
Commodore –George Cajigal
January 17, 2015. I want to
Secretary –Katherine Smith
congratulate Bob Blunt, Phil Rogers
Treasurer – Anita Elmore
and Carey Bolin as the 2015
Commodore, Vice Commodore and Immediate Past Commodore – Bob Blunt
South MAL, respectively. I know
they will represent our club well and
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do a fine job on the PRYCA Bridge.
Phil Bolin did a great job as MC of
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
the COW with Ruth Lovelace
swearing in the new Commodore
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and Bridge. My wife Donna sang the
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of the park. I want to thank
Shannon, Sue, George, Polly and
Katherine for helping in setting up and running the hospitality Suite at the COW. It
was a great success. Also, I want to thank the members who came to the COW for
the weekend. We ate, drank, danced and socialized the nights away!!! This is why
we have a GREAT CLUB!
Signing Off,
Bill Bukevicz, Commodore
Westmorland Yachting Association Newsletter
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Volume 5, No 2, February 2015
Plan Fest … from the Rear Commodore George Cajigal
The Plan Fest is 31 January 2015. Some of you will see this just after the event but
I hope many were able to attend. It was held at Bayside Marina in the Captain’s
Lounge, starting at 1 PM. Food, drinks and fun. And you get to plan the year’s
Boating Stories
You can watch Peggy and Diane’s adventures on their Facebook page. They are on
the west coast of Florida and headed to Key West then up the east coast. If you are
not Facebook friends, friend them now and see the rest of their adventures.
You can watch Carey and Phil’s travels to the Bahamas at their web site,
www.yachtapolonia.com. They are now at the West End of the Bahamas at Old
Bahama Bay Marina, Grand Bahama Island enjoying their first stop of the Bahama
trip. Gary and Nancy Vineyard are with them enjoying the adventure.
Quarter Master Items
Remember the WYA apparel web site. Many cool items for sale. Put it in your
favorites tool bar! Order now to get yours.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
We wish Steve Andrews Happy Birthday on 2/14. And on that day, 2/14, we wish
Bob and Norma Blunt a Happy Anniversary. That’s all for this month.
Westmorland Yachting Association Newsletter
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Volume 5, No 2, February 2015
Member’s Page
Remember that on the member’s page of our web site (www.wya-va.com) you can
view our bylaws and the membership roster. You can also get the WYA Group
account number (GA85097Y) that gives you 50% off your BOATUS membership
or renewal. If a password is asked for use phil my first name all lower case.
Boats for Sale … Just a quick look!!!
Fun to watch … an 81’ twin engine 800 hp engine boat for $892,000 dollars. Do I
wish I could buy this?
A 50 footer for $660,000. What next.
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Volume 5, No 2, February 2015
2003 80 footer for 3.3 million. I do like my boat just fine, don’t I?
Boaters Have Something To Do By the Fireside This Winter:
Improve Their Game
ANNAPOLIS, Md. January 13, 2015 -- When cold weather conspires to keep
boaters off the water, it’s time to move inside by the fire and take one of many
online boating safety courses offered by the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety
and Clean Water, US Power Squadrons and Offshore Sailing School partners.
Accessible by computer, tablet or smartphone, the series of no-cost and tuitionbased courses – now discounted for 2015 – give boating families time to brush up
on their boating knowledge, get more confident, meet their state’s boating safety
course requirements or even qualify them for a boat insurance discount. In addition
to 33 individual, no cost, state-approved boating safety courses, BoatUS offers:
Weather for Boaters: Have you ever had the weather ruin your weekend on the
water? What if you could anticipate the weather changes and understand what your
observations really mean? From learning to recognize the early signs of changing
weather to the basics of understanding storms, squalls, fog and wind shifts - the
newest course from the United States Power Squadrons will help you to make an
informed decision about weather to go or stay. Cost: $24.95 (formerly $35).
DSC-VHF Radio Tutorial: What is Digital Selective Calling VHF radio, how
does it work, and how can it save lives by working seamlessly with the new
nationwide rescue system, “Rescue 21”? This video tutorial, at BoatUS.org/dsc,
will show you how. Cost: $0.
It’s easy to start and stop any of courses at anytime, working well with today’s
busy schedules. To see the courses available, go to: BoatUS.org/courses.
Signing Off for another month!